404 Page Editor


404 Page Editor is a convenient way to use custom text for the default 404 page for your WordPress website. We will add more custom designed, seasonal or industry-related 404 pages and please feel free to use any of those and change the text as you please.

This is the very first release and we will be adding more templates and features as we go.

How does it work?

  1. 404 Page Editor duplicates your current 404.php page to wp-content/uploads/404-page-editor/
  2. Then copies your current 404 page to 404_backup.php in that same wp-content/uploads/404-page-editor/ folder.
  3. You are then free to change the text of a default WordPress 404 page.

Word of warning

  1. Should you delete the 404 Page Editor plugin, links to any custom 404 page designs will be removed and you will still be able to use the default 404 page that existed before installing 404 Page Editor.


Features available:

  1. Backup your current 404 page.
  2. Restore the backed up 404 page at any time.
  3. Change the default text on the custom designed 404 page
  4. Change the default text on the default 404 pages.
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Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ Plugin Dashboard
  2. Click on ‘Upload Plugin’
  3. Select ‘404-Page-Editor.zip’ from your computer
  4. Click Install Now
  5. After Installation, click on Activate, to activate the plugin
  6. You will now find ‘404 Page Editor’ in your Settings Menu.


Will I be able to select whether I want to header, footer or any other WP content on my 404 page?

Not at the moment, but we’ll add those features soon, in order to make the 404 page useful for your site visitors.

Can I change the text of a default WordPress 404?

Yes, you can change the text by selecting a default 404 and entering a new title and intro text and clicking save. This will save a custom 404 to uploads/404-page-editor/

Can I change the text of the custom designed 404 pages?

Although our custom 404 pages does contain custom text, you are welcome to change the text to suit your industry or local dialect.

Do I need a translation plugin to change the text?

No, you wouldn’t need to install another plugin to use 404 Page Editor.


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13 Dec 2020
1. Added Santa 404 Page
2. Updated Version Compatibility


12 Nov 2020
1. Fixing an array bug


  • This is a first release.