How do I create a custom 404 page?

Asked on November 12, 2015 in How To.

Have created a page with the slug 404, but since there’s a 404.php file in the theme files, it saves as 404-2.

Have searched but can’t locate an answer to how to do this. Please help!

Barbara Day Layers User
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    Answered on November 13, 2015.

    Hi there,

    404 pages are accessed dynamically, so you cannot just create a page called 404.

    To customize it, you need to create a child theme, copy in the 404.php and customize its HTML structure. There are also some plugins like this one that help you do this if you do not have the coding skills to do template modifications.

    Answered on November 22, 2015.


    May be the plugin “Easy 404 Redirect” will help you to redirect the 404 page to your custom layerswp page.