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