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    When I get a 404 in a worpress (1.5) controlled page, WordPress gives the user the 404 template page, which is good, but it servers it as a 301 – moved permenetly.

    This means I can’t track 404s from the logs or with a auto-magical script (checkbot).

    Is there some php I can include in the 404 template that would send the correct http header?

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  • This still seems to affect WordPress 2, and it makes it more difficult to regerster with Google.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?


    Adding this to the top of the 404 template seems to work:
    <?php header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found"); ?>

    Are there any problems with this approach?

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