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Useful 404’s


Create more useful 404 error pages, including email notifications for bad links. See for the inspiration behind this plugin.

NEW Now able to ignore specific keywords from sending notification emails.


  1. Upload the useful404s directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Set the options in the Settings Panel
  4. Put the function call useful404s(); in your 404.php template file below the title.

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“Useful 404’s” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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