[Resolved] redirect 404 to a gb created page – possible?

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    Hi there,

    i found a code that is said to make it possible to redirect 404page to home.

    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
    header("Location: ".get_bloginfo('url'));

    Which makes me wonder – and is my questions:
    is it possible to redirect 404 page/errors to a specific page (lets say a page called “error”)?
    So you can create this page with gb – and have it a bit more shiny then the normal ones.

    just tried a little:

      header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
      header("Location: http://www.example.com/error");

    I created a 404.php in my child theme directory and added the text – and opening a non-existing page on my website redirect to the url entered above.

    So this seems to work. Do you see any (security) problems with that code? I just grabbed it from a tutorial – and can’t code myself.


    Hi there.

    There is a WordPress Plugin that does exactly this. It doesn’t require any coding, redirects, child theme templates, or additional server requests.

    Just create a page and assign it as your custom 404 error page. Works very well.

    Hope this helps!


    well – there is probably a plugin for everything. But personally i prefer a little code over that as in my experience a lot of plugins aren’t supported in the long run. I currently have to recreate a whole page because of this reason.

    so – if it is as easy as creating a small 404.php with a little code in it – i’d prefer this a lot over.

    Also – it seems the plugin doesn’t use gutenberg – while with the redirect code you can simple create a page with gutenberg.

    But still – thx for your post – it’s always good to have options.

    So the question still is if there may be any problems with that code when its used with gp? Or if there is a better solution for this theme.

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    Hi there,

    That plugin is what we usually suggest actually.

    GP doesn’t do anything special for 404 page so if the code works for you then I don’t see any issues.

    Can’t say about security though – this is something you’d need to check with the code author


    thx for the inport leo.

    I actually just found that there is also i wp function for that.

    So i replaced the former code with the customized example from wordpress.org.

    <?php wp_redirect( 'http://www.example.com', 301 ); exit; ?>

    Result is the same – but guess if there is a wp function i might as well use it.

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