Error 404 pages are where servers direct browsers when a URL seeks a missing page. While it’s easy to think you won’t really need a 404 page with a WordPress install, you’d be surprised. Even though all the links to the article or page you deleted are removed automatically from within your site, someone else might have created a link on their site to your post, which will no longer work.
That is what happens to me. I have shifted my blog to a new server and it’s creating a lot of problems for my blog. Most of the time this new server is down and I have to redirect my blog to my previous server which doesn’t have the latest posts.
In order to create a custom 404 template file, follow these steps:
Total Time: 5 minutes
Copy the contents of your page.php template file into a new template filenamed 404.php template file.
You can remove the entire loop from the file.
Place in some encouraging text and the PHP code to include the search.php template file:
Sorry, but you are looking for something thatisn’t here.
Add the #sidebarLT XHTML div and PHP WordPress template tag back in under the content div: