You’ve most likely gotten a 404 page while browsing a site, right? You probably just closed the page and started looking for an alternative.
Many people get such challenges and leave a site. For the website in question, it leads to lost traffic, abandoned carts, and a low conversion rate.
It is essential to minimize error pages on your site. But sometimes they may be inevitable, or you could have an error page and not know it.
This is why creating a custom 404 page is essential. Rather than have your visitors see the usual frustrating ‘404 Not Found’ page, you can help redirect them to navigate other pages on your site.
Elementor enables you to create a polished, professional, or funny 404 page, giving your visitors a better experience.
It is easy to use, fast, and requires no coding expertise. And you will not need to use a 404 plugin.
Wondering how to go about it? Here is a step by step guide.
So let’s dive in.
How to Create a 404 Web Page
Here in the Elementor library, a lot of 404 web page templates are available to help you create beautiful 404 pages for your website.
With the Elementor Pro subscription, the Elementor theme builder will give you access to install all of the templates.
Let me walk you through each of these steps with real-life examples of how you can create 404 pages by inserting the Elementor templates.
Here we will use the Elelmentor theme builder.
- First, log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to Saved templates under the Templates section.
- Click the Add New button.
A new popup will come up to help you determine some provisions.
- Select the type of template you want to work on – Single.
- Select Post type – 404 Page.
- Choose a name for your template- “WPCITY 404” (You can choose any name)
- Click the Create Template button.
From there, you will see the Elementor library, where all the templates are stored. You will find a total of 18+ beautiful 404-page templates. Many templates are made with attractive animations.
- Select “404 Page” from the search box in the left corner.
- Scroll down to see more templates.
- Choose a template that meets your requirements.
- Preview the templates by simply clicking on the “+” icon to see if you like how it looks. You will see the “+” icon for previewing when you move your mouse cursor on the template.
- Last, click on “insert” to activate the template on your website.
After this, the template that you have chosen will be added to your site.
- Make changes to the text of the template if you need to. You can also change the images or anything else.
- Notice that you must change the page link on the 404 Page if the template contains this feature. This is for helping users to return to your relevant web pages. You will find the options for changing links on the left side of the Elementor dashboard.
- After changing everything, click on the publish button.
Another popup will come up after clicking the publish button to help you set the conditions for the 404-page template. See the image above.
- Click on the Add Condition button.
- Remember to include “404 Page” as the condition from the middle bar.
- Then click on the Save & Close button to finish the configuration process.
Congratulations! You have successfully added a 404-page template to your website.
Have a look at our “404 Page” that we have chosen for our website. It is an animated template. It is a running typing hand. This animation made the template more beautiful and professional.
You will see a menu bar below on the 404 web page. It will help users to navigate to your relevant web pages.
Conclusion: How to Create a 404 Web Page
Creating a 404 page using the Elementor theme builder will improve your visitor’s interaction with your site. It gets rid of the standard server reply and prevents visitors from leaving the site.
The best part is it’s insanely easy to use. You don’t need to hire a developer.
You get a variety of templates to boost your creativity. Some offer animation options. With a little customization, you can create your own message and have the page match your brand.
Then redirect the visitors to the pages of your choice.
Give it a try. In case of any questions, our expert developers are ready to help.
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