AskApache Google 404 is a must-have WordPress plugin that uses some ajax and a couple tricks to display a very helpful and SEO Error Page. The default displays Google Search Results for images, news, blogs, videos, web, custom search engine, and your own site.
Install Time: 10 seconds to 5 minutes
Install Difficulty: Super Easy
Heads Up: I've been thinking about ways to improve this plugin for awhile now, and I'm going to be releasing an upgrade in the coming weeks! Any specific feature requests let me know~
zip/tar.gzfile to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory and unzip.
- Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
- Go to your Options Panel and open the "AA Google 404" submenu.
- Enter in your Google Search API Key and hit the "Update Key" Button. (Get One)
- Add the code to your 404.php template page by including
<?php if(function_exists('aa_google_404'))aa_google_404();?>in your main content area.
Do I need a Google Account?
Do I need a 404.php template file?
Only if you want to use this for your error page.
My 404.php page isn't being served for 404 Not Found errors!?
ErrorDocument 404 /index.php?error=404 to your .htaccess file.
What is a Google API Key?
How do I get a Google API Key?
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July 1st, 2008