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404 to Start

Send 404 page not found error directly to start page (or any other page/site) to overcome problems with search engines. With optional email alert.

22 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Works well, tested. can be better
By , for WP 4.4.2

Plugin works great, it would be greater if after a few seconds it apply the redirect. so google and other users and bots see the 404 page which is a must for SEO. so it needs to redirect to home page after a few seconds.

Great!
By ,

Works very well, just as the name says!

Easy & quick to set up
By , for WP 4.2.3

Thank you - simple plugin perfect for quick setup.

Awesome plugin, works perfectly!
By , for WP 4.2.2

This is a great plugin to use for new sites that have old indexed pages, commonly misspelled domain/website names or for any other website. One of my essential plugins!

Very good!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Very good!

Creates Soft 404 Errors
By ,

This is the incorrect way to handle a 404. You can specify a custom 404 page right in your .htaccess file. It's nice that there is a plugin for those that don't want to or don't know how to manage a .htaccess file, but this plugin does it in the wrong way.

The problem is it forwards the visitor to your "404" page, but the status code it gives is 200. So if old pages are indexed in Google, even though you are taking them to your custom 404 page, you're telling Google that the original page actually exists. It's inconsistent. It needs to give a 404 status.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2409443/?ctx=MCE&ctx=S4&hl=en&authuser=1

Doesn't work with https pages
By , for WP 4.1

The plugin does not work if you want to redirect to an https page, only http.

Simple and easy
By , for WP 4.1

I would have liked it to cache the 404 redirects, so that it would be faster each time.

Works Beautifully for 404's
By , for WP 4.1

Love this plugin and have it installed on all my sites. You can define a specific page for all 404 errors to be directed to or just use the homepage. Awesome!

nice and helpful.
By , for WP 4.0

Works at it should.

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