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Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404

Finally, use widgets to maintain and customize your 404 Error and Search Not Found pages in Genesis Framework and Child Themes.

New Flexibility plus Enhanced User Experience

We all know that sometimes 404 Errors happen on our sites. And sometimes users search but get no results. I believe it's better to serve users some highly customized and maintained pages/content areas for these cases. What better to do that with Widgets in WordPress? -- In my opinion Genesis Framework could improve here so that's why I just made this little plugin to FINALLY have these two cases maintainable EASILY via your widgets admin. Just place in a search widget, your last blog posts, an image widget, some explanation via text widget, some galleries... You got it. The possibilities are endless. Finally.

A great helper tool for Genesis Child Themes!

Please note: The plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework, a paid premium product released by StudioPress/ Copyblogger Media LLC (via studiopress.com).

Advantages & Benefits

  • Helps users stay longer on your site because you can give options like search form, recent posts, introductory text, image(s) etc.
  • Hugely improved user experience! (Helps decrease the "Oops, I broke the internet..." experiences...)
  • Easily customizeable for any webmaster!
  • Works across Genesis child themes - so you can switch your "skin" but not loosing this tool :-)
  • Provides extra Search Form Widget with more options than the default WordPress core widget.
  • Handy search form Shortcode!
  • Ideal for multilingual websites (for example with "WPML"): Much better handling of 404/Not found content for different languages. -- See bottom of FAQ section here for more info on that.

General Features

  • Small & lightweight plugin tool: Just activate plugin, place your widgets and you're done!
  • Adds a new widget area (Sidebar) for the "404 Error Page"
  • Adds a new widget area (Sidebar) for the "Search not found" page (if there no results on search)
  • Adds a new Search Form Widget - which gives you more options than the default WordPress "Search" widget! (Search text, Submit text etc.)
  • Adds 2 Shortcodes: a customizeable Search form to place anywhere Shortcodes are supported, plus Shortcode for this plugin's widget areas.
  • Special Bonus for bbPress 2.3+: make the forum search not found content/status widgetized - take full control!
  • Adds a few CSS styles for the content area to properly divide widgets with some more space (all other styling is recommended via your child theme)
  • Included are two handy helper functions (via child theme) for applying the Genesis 'Full-Width' layout option for one or both 'not found' cases! -- See the FAQ section for more info on that!
  • For developers & advanced users: plugin provides lots of filter and acton hooks throughout for easy customization if ever needed.
  • All markup is fully compatible with Genesis 2.0+, that means for HTML5 if the child theme supports it (is done all automatically & conditionally under the surface!).
  • Integrated default Genesis filters genesis_search_text and genesis_search_button_text for default strings :-).
  • Fully internationalized! Real-life tested and developed with international users in mind!
  • Fully WPML compatible!
  • Fully Multisite compatible, you can also network-enable it if ever needed (per site use is recommended).
  • Tested with WordPress versions 3.4 branch (plus former 3.3 branch) - also in debug mode (no stuff there, ok? :)

Localization

  • English (default) - always included
  • German (de_DE) - always included
  • Spanish (es_ES) - user-submitted - currently 37% complete for v1.5.0
  • .pot file (genesis-widgetized-notfound.pot) for translators is also always included :)
  • Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404"...
  • Your translation? - Just send it in

A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes

Feedback

  • I am open for your suggestions and feedback - Thank you for using or trying out one of my plugins!
  • Drop me a line @deckerweb on Twitter
  • Follow me on my Facebook page
  • Or follow me on +David Decker on Google Plus ;-)

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Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-5-29
Downloads: 11,566

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