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Dec 7th, 2012, 01:27 PM
404 Page in Wordpress
What's the most SEO friendly way of having a 404 Page in Wordpress?
I usually did a headerlocation: URL) in PHP, however I believe that's just a redirection. I'm guessing redirect is not the right way of doing it.
Does anyone know of a good 404 plugin then if I shouldn't hardcode it?
Dec 22nd, 2012, 05:24 PM
you should be able to create a 404.php in your theme directory and configure it like you would any other page
Jan 8th, 2013, 06:32 AM
Hi . I have problems like this and I solve it buy 301 redirect and it is SEO friendly , here is some recommendations seomoz.org/learn-seo/redirection .
Jan 8th, 2013, 07:41 AM
For the same case, Redirecting to home page would be good practice. I also suggest you to use plugin which automatically redirect 404 to home page.
Originally Posted by HiAdel
Jan 12th, 2013, 01:43 PM
I think its not a good way to redirect to home page, because you could leave the way what to do to your visitor, and if your page wast not found and there is 404 you need to tell that this page was not found and ... you could go to home page or may be go back, or visit anything from menu. Also search engines detects what pages was deleted by 404s, so I do not have good experience with such type of redirecting to home page ...
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:57 AM
301 redirect from page that gives 404 error don't harm to your SEO optimization , so you can use plugin wordpress.org/extend/plugins/404-simple-redirect for your pages redirection .
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