Allows you to add a Google 404 widget to your missing 'page not found' pages which allows you to do a Google search of the site.
|Author:||Dave McHale (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.4|
|WordPress version tested:||5.3.3|
|Added to WordPress repository:||01-11-2008|
|Total downloads:||11 487|
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– This plugin has been adopted! Please review the description below. –
A 404 page is what a user sees when they try to reach a non-existent page on your site (because they’ve clicked on a broken link, the page has been deleted or they’ve mistyped a URL).
While the standard 404 page can vary depending on your web host, it doesn’t usually provide the user with much useful information and users may just surf away from your site. Therefore, Google recommend creating a custom 404 page that provides the user with more information about your site and its content.
The Google 404 widget is a quick and easy way to embed a search box on your custom 404 page and provide users with useful information designed to help them find the information they need. Where it can, the Google widget will also suggest other ways for the user to find the information they need, thus increasing the likelihood that they’ll continue to explore your site.
For best results, you should set up a Google webmaster account and submit an XML sitemap of your blog to ensure the Google 404 widget works effectively.
Find out more here…
Currently the plugin outputs the Google 404 widget in US English by default, or tries to use the current WordPress language.
You can use the
google_404_language filter to specify a different language code.
Also looking to add the possibility to change the appearance of the widget.
The Google 404 widget plugin is NOT a WordPress widget.
It is simply the term Google use to describe their enhanced 404 page script.
The ability to customize the CSS from an options page within the WordPress Admin area, attempt to dynamically inject the Google search box without needing to modify your template files, and more!
Currently no FAQs.
- Changing plugin name to avoid trademark violation
- General code QoL updates
- Added minimum PHP & WP requirements (5.3 & 4.4 respectively). CAUTION: Both of these will be updated in a future release, likely to 5.6 and 4.9
- Initial release after adoption.
- Updated docblock and readme file to remove adopt-me tag and reflect new ownership.
- Added blank index.php
- Added plugin icons for 4.0 support
- Added ‘google_404_language’ filter.
- Added ‘google_404_styles’ filter.
- Added GPL License info.
- Try to use current WordPress language before defaulting to English.
- Moved all functionality into class.
- Update styles.
- Added documentation to read me file.
- First release.