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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.

Enjoy using Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404? Please consider making a small donation to support the project's continued development.


  • English - default, always included
  • German (de_DE): Deutsch - immer dabei! Download auch via deckerweb.de
  • Spanish (es_ES): EspaƱol - user-submitted, only a few strings yet...
  • For custom and update-secure language files please upload them to /wp-content/languages/genesis-widgetized-notfound/ (just create this folder) - This enables you to use fully custom translations that won't be overridden on plugin updates. Also, complete custom English wording is possible with that as well, just use a language file like genesis-widgetized-notfound-en_US.mo/.po to achieve that.

Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404"...

Note: All my plugins are internationalized/ translateable by default. This is very important for all users worldwide. So please contribute your language to the plugin to make it even more useful. For translating I recommend the awesome "Codestyling Localization" plugin and for validating the "Poedit Editor", which works fine on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Idea Behind / Philosophy

I always wanted the 404 and search not found content easily customizeable! The standard messages like "Sorry, no posts matched your criteria." are a shame and lame user experience. Widgets in WordPress are powerful and allow for adding really diverse and custom stuff. So, when building my "Autobahn" child theme for Genesis I really came across this idea and technique. I also implemented it in a lot of my client projects. Now I am really happy to represent this tool in form of a plugin to make more webmasters and especially users/visitors really happy - and help them stay longer on your site!


  • Thanks to Genesis User & Blogger Rick R. Duncan @RickRDuncan for mentioning and supporting this plugin - Thank you! :-)
  • Any other blog post or something cool about this plugin? - Just contact me :)

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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