If you've been following us for awhile, you know we work with many web hosting companies, including Wix.Com
Most 404 pages are automatically included with your web hosting, but if you are using Wix, you will want to create your own. And it's a good idea to create one for any web host, as the branding and menu links will be more readily available to your visitors. We'll cover the creation of HTML 404 pages in another post. For now, let's look at making a 404 page for Wix.Com hosted websites.
What is a 404 page?
When your customers find an obsolete or broken link, you want to redirect them. Use the 404 page to accomplish this.
Customize the "404 Error" page your visitors see when trying to access a page that doesn’t exist on your site. Make the design your own, add the site's menu and include links to popular pages/blog posts to make sure visitors keep exploring your site. Note: You must have a paid hosting plan to create a custom 404 error page. A custom 404 page includes limited design options from the Editor.
To create a customized 404 error page:
1. Click Menus & Pages on the left side of the Editor.
2. Click Add Page at the bottom of the panel.
3. Name the page "error404".
4. Click Done.
5. Hide this page from the menu.
Tip: Enhance your visitors' user experience by adding the site's menu, as well as links to popular sections they might be looking for. This minimizes the chances of your visitors leaving the site after getting the 404 error message.
I've been programming, designing, writing and publishing professionally online since 1995. I've worn many hats throughout my life, but the common core of my career has always been media. Besides theportfolio you see on TNW Creations, my internet presence has been substantial for over 2 decades. In 1995, while still in college, I founded TNW Creations and became part of the grassroots development for teaching the Lakhota language online. By 2004, my bilingual work was listed on many sites, including National Geographic , Encarta and Touchstone Pictures Hidalgo. When I'm not developing and writing, you'll find me managing MagicStoryLand.Com, creating kid-friendly game & video content, investigating and initating hostile website takedowns, posting salty articles about cyber threats, moderating UnifyLife.Org and enjoying my community, church & family.