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13 Best WordPress 404 Error Page Design Examples

Are you looking for the best WordPress 404 error page design examples?

Most users who visit the default 404 error page will leave your website quickly. It increases the bounce rate that can negatively impact your website. You can optimize your website’s 404 error page to reduce the bounce rate and increase pageviews.

In this article, we’ll share some of the best WordPress 404 error page design examples that you can see as inspiration.

Best WordPress 404 Error Page Design Examples

Optimizing Your 404 Error Page in WordPress

A 404 error can occur for several reasons, and the user will quickly switch to another website, which isn’t good for your site’s search rankings.

While you’re fixing the issue, you can customize your WordPress 404 error page to engage users. This includes a call-to-action button to redirect users to your homepage, social media icons to increase your following, an email newsletter subscription form to get new leads, and more.

The easiest way to create a custom 404 page design is to use the SeedProd plugin. It is the most popular landing page builder with drag and drop functionality to customize your error pages without editing any code.

It offers over a dozen built-in 404 error page templates that you can select and display on your website’s error page. You can also create custom templates as well.

SeedProd Page Builder

These error page templates have eye-catching colors and stunning fonts that grab your users’ attention in the first look.

That being said, let’s take a look at some of the best 404 error page designs to engage your users.

SeedProd’s 404 Page Templates

Below, you’ll find the top paid and free SeedProd templates for your 404 error page. Select a template and optimize your error page easily.

1. Empty Cup 404 Page

Empty cup error page

2. Spotlight 404 Page

Spotlight error page

3. Free 404 Page

Free error page template

4. Desert 404 Page

Desert error page

5. Horizon Coming Soon Page

Horizon coming soon page

6. Stars 404 Page

Stars error page

7. Color Dark 404 Page

Color dark error page

8. Color Light 404 Page

Color light error page

9. Ecommerce 404 Page

Ecommerce error page

10. Oh No 404 Page

Oh no error page

11. Lost 404 Page

Lost error page

12. Under Water 404 Page

Underwater error page

13. Broken Egg 404 Page

Broken egg error page

By default, these templates look great and ready to use on your error page. However, you can fully customize an error page template with SeedProd landing page builder to match it with your brand and engage users on your website.

We hope this article has helped you find the best 404 error page design examples. You may also want to check out our guide on the best WordPress page builder plugins and our comparison of best email marketing services to turn potential leads into paying customers.

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  1. Instead of configuring a 404 error page, I prefered set up a full sitemap page, better for our visitors.

  2. Wow, you have really expanded my concept of the 404 page alternatives. Thank you for sharing very creative examples that will assist me in reducing my bounce rate. BTW – I have tweeted this article to my peeps.
    Gail

  3. Thanks for the showcase! I always find a lot of inspiration in 404 pages – basically, a good 404 page will have to appease the possibly frustrated user as well as make a good impression so that the visitor will continue probing the site instead of navigating away almost immediately.

    Oh, and thanks for the tutorial too! I find it very useful and detailed for those who are still new to WordPress and PHP :) awesome job!

    p/s: Some shameless self-promotion here: http://www.teddy-o-ted.com/wp-admins (to trigger a 404 page) and http://www.teddy-o-ted.com/demo/ (not strictly a 404 page but I’m thinking).

  4. B3ta once ran a competition a long time ago for 404 images and they blew all these out of the water. One featured a map of the internet and an arrow and you are here to 404, it also had porn and the rantings of nerds among other areas.
    It’s going a long time back so I don’t know if many of the images are still hosted

  5. techkultura from Polish:

    404 The Way of the Samurai Codex

    “If the searched page doesn’t exist,
    Immediately fulfill Seppuku.”

      • My WordPress theme uses standard templates, so the 404 page simply has a small adsense block at the top, as most of the pages of my blog have it, too. I wouldn’t worry about it, nor do I care much if this page shows (or not) adsense at all. I was showing the design of the page, not the adsense block — looks like you were looking elsewhere;-)

      • Plus, if there’s content on the 404 page, Google allows to show ads on it — this is not against their TOS (this info could be useful to others, too) :)

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