In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a custom 404 page for your Wix website using Editor X. Creating a custom 404 Error page means that when a visitor mispells or lands on a page that no longer exists for your website - they will have a better chance of staying on your website. As a business owner, you want your visitor to quickly and easily find their way back to your services, gallery, home or contact information and not become frustrated and leave.
Follow the steps below to create your own custom 404 error page. Keep in mind, you must have a Premium Wix Plan (not free bare bones website) to accomplish this.
1. First, open your Wix website in Editor X.
2. Click the Pages icon at the top left of the Editor.
3. Click the Add New Page icon next to Main Pages.
4. Name your new page "error404". Your page URL should look similar to this example: https://www.myawesomesite.com/error404
5. Hide the page from search engines:
- Click the Show More icon next to the relevant page.
- Click Page SEO.
- Click the Show the page in search results toggle to disable it.
6. Design the page to your liking. Below are some ideas:
- You can search for Wix vector illustrations by typing, "error 404" in the search field of your Media Manager.
- Add links, buttons or a menu to help visitors navigate back to important areas of your site. - Don't make the page too heavy, bulky or chaotic. Keep it simple.
7. Be sure to publish your changes.
8. Check out your handiwork. You can test your new 404 page by typing your website address and adding a page name at the end that you know doesn't exist. My go to fun word is, "banana." So it would look similar to this but of course, use your own website address: https://www.myawesomesite.com/banana
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