How to change the 404 error page? (5 posts)

  1. knutbli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I recently got hacked, and the hackers added some files that clearly is used for spam in some way. I deleted the files and think I have cleaned up the site, but there is at least one problem left.

    One of the files I deleted, "wp-cache.php" still gets an enourmous number of visits. Since the file is not there, it produces a 404 page. The 404 page is using my template, and also shows everything I have in my sidebars, so it generates a whole load of traffic to the server, since the number of visits is so huge to this file. My 200GB bandwidth limit has exceeded and I fear that it will cost me lots of money if I don't find a sollution quickly. So...

    I want a plain text saying only "the file you're looking for is not here" + probably a link to my site, but no images or other elements at all.

    How can I do this, and where will I find the original 404 files?



  2. VelvetBlues.com
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Easy. Just edit your theme files...

    You can do this by going to Design->Theme Editor.
    Once there, you will see a list of files contained in your template. Select 404 Template (404.php)

    And then edit it. If you just want a plain text file, then delete everything and create a simple error message. Or you can selectively delete things, such as just your sidebar.

  3. knutbli
    Posted 7 years ago #


  4. VelvetBlues.com
    Posted 7 years ago #

    .... see above ....

  5. knutbli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Velvetblues. Fixed it now!

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