You can now create a custom 404 error page instantly & automatically. It's fast, easy, and code free. In this post we'll show you how to get it done in minutes.
Creating a tailor-made 404 page has become an integral part of the web design process. With custom error pages, visitors won’t get frustrated by the standard server reply. Instead, they will land on a well-structured and potentially funny page that delivers a better user experience and navigates them back to the relevant pages.
Now, you can finally compose a clever and creative 404 page for your site quickly and without coding, using the power of Elementor.
When setting up your 404 page you no longer need to:
- Go to the Customizer
- Change theme settings
- Install a 404 plugin
- Edit code
The entire setup is handled automatically inside Elementor.
Meet the 404 Page Template
Using Elementor, you can setup your own custom 404 page in minutes, without having to go into code files and with the complete visual freedom to deliver any message you want.
Elementor’s Theme Builder gives you easy access to customize the different areas that until now were restricted by your theme. This includes 404 pages, that are hierarchically placed below the single post template.
If you want another kickstart to your creativity, here are nine templates you can use, all featuring stunning visuals and widgets that will help you produce compelling 404 pages.
With 404 pages, having the right page builder tool is just half the job. The greater challenge is constructing the right page that will turn your visitor’s frown into a smile.
It’s frustrating to land on a ‘page not found’. By finding the right message you can offer a better experience for your visitors, and possibly motivate them to continue browsing your site.
To help you come up with your own inventive 404 page ideas, here is a list of the funniest and most effective 404 pages we found online. We’ve also analyzed why each example works, to inspire you to create your own.
How it Works
A 404 page is what your visitors see when they follow a broken link or type in a website address that doesn’t exist.
To build this page in Elementor, simply follow these steps:
- Create a single template
- Choose the 404 page template
- Design the page
- Click ‘Publish’ and make sure the conditions are set to 404 page
Now, when visitors get lost, they will see the custom 404 page you designed.
Creating a tailor-made 404 page is a process that no longer needs the involvement of a developer. Just go to your templates dashboard, and you can complete and launch your own original 404 page in no time.
Upgrade to Elementor Pro and gain design control over ALL areas of your website, including your 404 error page.
Did you create a nice-looking 404 page? Send me the link in the comments below.