Every once in a while someone goes looking for something on your website that doesn’t exist. Maybe they typed something wrong or you moved the page and didn’t 301 redirect the old URL, or maybe something else went wrong. In that case, Wix shows this standard page:
Question is will your average web user know that 404 means? ....and will they understand that "Go Back Home" means that this takes them to your website's home page?
Wix now has a new feature, you can make a custom 404 page for your site! How do you that? .....it's very simple:
Create a page in the editor and name it "error404";
Make sure to hide the page from the menu;
Make sure your site is UPGRADED. This is a premium feature ONLY;
Add to text, a link to your home page, and your logo or anything else that you like.
Example 404 Page
This is the example of the 404 Page we have on our WixCreate website:
What Should be on a Good 404 Error Page?
Make it clear that the visitor is still on your site. Add your company logo and use the same page design as the rest of your site.
Tell them what went wrong – “We couldn’t find the page you were looking for” or something similar.
Make sure this is written as such that they can understand.
Keep it short!
Help them find what they were looking for, give them some navigation options to get to other parts of your site.
If you have an e-commerce site you can use your 404 page as an opportunity to show a few products.
If it fits with your brand image, you can use some humor.
Would you like us to design a beautiful, functional, and relevant Wix website for you? Contact WixCreate, we will create an online presence that works for you.