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How to Add Attractive Custom Error Page (404) in Blogger?

Last Updated on: 2019-10-25T16:55:20Z   /   Read
When an user visits a page in your domain that is no longer available, either because the page no longer exists or the address mismatched, then he/she is redirected to a page named an Error Page or simply a 404 page.

For bloggers' default templates, there is a generic message "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist" for error pages. The error page design is lame, a grey box with above message, that definitely do not encourage users to navigate other areas of your site or help them to find what they are looking for.

In this tutorial, I'll be guiding you on how to customize bloggers' error pages or 404 pages and make them attractive. Let's check some cool features of our customized error pages.

Features of attractive custom error page for blogger

  • Highly animated.
  • Stylish Design.
  • Surprised Animated Cartoon with Pure CSS.
  • 404 animated counter with javascript.
  • A button that redirects users to homepage.
  • Full-width Error page.
  • Catchy Page Title

So, what motivated me to share this amazing error page?

I already mentioned error pages for blogger are lame, so I was searching for some light-weight animation effects to implement in error pages for my blog to give it a fresh look. Luck me, I found a cool error page with animation. I used the available code and played with CSS.
custom error page design for blogger

Later on, I implemented that design in my blog, and I feel in love with it. There was a thought going through my neurons that you guys will be more than happy to implement in your blog too. Therefore, I shared it with you all. Have a look to this attractive custom error page or 404 page design.


An information on what you should include in your custom error pages:

At minimum, you should include navigation links that redirect to homepage or some static page or any popular article or even contact page.

An embedded search box can help users to find the targeted article. Social Profile Links can help them reach to you and inform about the error page.  Also, a greeting message or image can add value. Here are some Google webmaster guidelines and suggestions on custom 404 error pages

How to add custom error page or a 404 page in blogger?

I will make the task of installing custom error page in blogger with ease by breaking it into smaller ones. All the steps are straight-forward: stay firmly. Make a habit of taking blogger complete backup.

Step 1: Adding a catchy title for error page.

In this step, we will be adding a title tag for error pages. By default, Page Not Found title tag is appended with these pages. Let's modify it.

Go to Blogger > Edit HTML > Search for <head> and add following code below it. Don't forget to hit the save button.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;error_page&quot;'> <title>You've ripped a hole in the fabric of the internet.</title> </b:if>

Step 2: Adding CSS Code for custom Error Page.

I've divided the task of adding CSS, HTML and Javascript code into two steps. Let's play safe and keep CSS code in the top and calling functions in the bottom.

Go to Blogger > Edit HTML > Search for </head> and paste following code above it. Hit the save button.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;error_page&quot;'> <style type='text/css'> /* Error 404 Page By TwistBlogg.com*/ body { background: #2e2e2e } #footer-wrapper, #header-wrapper, #email-wrapper, .menu, .back-to-top { display: none } .error .clip .shadow { height: 180px } .error .clip:nth-of-type(1) .shadow, .error .clip:nth-of-type(3) .shadow { width: 250px } .error .container-error-404 { margin: 20px auto; position: relative; height: 250px; padding-top: 40px; text-align: center; animation: fadeInDown 1s } .error .container-error-404 .clip { display: inline-block } .error .clip .shadow { overflow: hidden } .error .digit { background: #F36753; color: #FFf; width: 150px; height: 150px; line-height: 150px; font-size: 5rem; font-weight: 500; position: relative; top: 8%; border-radius: 50%; display: inline-block; text-align: center; transition: all .2s; } .error .clip:nth-of-type(1) .digit { right: -10% } .error .clip:nth-of-type(3) .digit { left: -10% } .error h2 { margin: 60px auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; display: table; cursor: pointer; letter-spacing: 0; text-align: center; background: #F36753; color: #fff; font-size: 14px; font-weight: 400; padding: 8px 18px; border-radius: 3px; border: 1px solid #F36753; transition: all .3s; animation: rubberBand 1s } .error h2 a { color: #fff } .error h2:hover { background: #fff; color: #F36753 } .error h2:hover a { color: #F36753 } .error .msg { position: absolute; display: block; background: #f39c12; color: #fff; border-radius: 99em; top: 0; left: 7%; width: 50px; height: 50px; line-height: 50px; animation: rubberBand infinite 1s } .error .triangle { position: absolute; z-index: 999; transform: rotate(45deg); content: &quot;&quot;; width: 0; height: 0; top: 80%; right: 0%; border-left: 10px solid #f39c12; border-top: 5px solid transparent; border-bottom: 5px solid transparent } .emoji { width: 120px; height: 120px; margin: 20px auto; background: #FFDA6A; display: table; border-radius: 99em; position: relative; text-align: center; animation: fadeInDown 1s } .emoji__face, .emoji__eyebrows, .emoji__eyes, .emoji__mouth, .emoji__tongue, .emoji__heart, .emoji__hand, .emoji__thumb { position: absolute } .emoji__face:before, .emoji__face:after, .emoji__eyebrows:before, .emoji__eyebrows:after, .emoji__eyes:before, .emoji__eyes:after, .emoji__mouth:before, .emoji__mouth:after, .emoji__tongue:before, .emoji__tongue:after, .emoji__heart:before, .emoji__heart:after, .emoji__hand:before, .emoji__hand:after, .emoji__thumb:before, .emoji__thumb:after { content: &#39;&#39;; position: absolute } .emoji__face { width: inherit; height: inherit } .emoji--wow .emoji__face { animation: wow-face 3s linear infinite } .emoji--wow .emoji__eyebrows { left: calc(50% - 3px); height: 6px; width: 6px; border-radius: 50%; background: transparent; box-shadow: -18px 0 0 0 #000000, -33px 0 0 0 #000000, 18px 0 0 0 #000000, 33px 0 0 0 #000000; animation: wow-brow 3s linear infinite } .emoji--wow .emoji__eyebrows:before, .emoji--wow .emoji__eyebrows:after { width: 24px; height: 20px; border: 6px solid #000000; box-sizing: border-box; border-radius: 50%; border-bottom-color: transparent; border-left-color: transparent; border-right-color: transparent; top: -3px; left: calc(50% - 12px) } .emoji--wow .emoji__eyebrows:before { margin-left: -25px } .emoji--wow .emoji__eyebrows:after { margin-left: 25px } .emoji--wow .emoji__eyes { width: 16px; height: 24px; left: calc(50% - 8px); top: 35px; border-radius: 50%; background: transparent; box-shadow: 25px 0 0 0 #000000, -25px 0 0 0 #000000 } .emoji--wow .emoji__mouth { width: 30px; height: 45px; left: calc(50% - 15px); top: 50%; border-radius: 50%; background: #000000; animation: wow-mouth 3s linear infinite } .text { text-align: center; text-transform: uppercase; color: #fff; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.4em; font-size: 50px; margin-top: -55px!important; } @keyframes wow-face { 15%, 25% { transform: rotate(20deg) translateX(-25px) } 45%, 65% { transform: rotate(-20deg) translateX(25px) } 75%, 100% { transform: rotate(0deg) translateX(0) } } @keyframes wow-brow { 15%, 65% { top: 25px } 75%, 100%, 0% { top: 15px } } @keyframes wow-mouth { 10%, 30% { width: 20px; height: 20px; left: calc(50% - 10px) } 50%, 70% { width: 30px; height: 40px; left: calc(50% - 15px) } 75%, 100% { height: 50px } } @media(max-width:768px){.error .clip:nth-of-type(1) .shadow, .error .clip:nth-of-type(3) .shadow { width: auto } .error .clip:nth-of-type(1) .digit { right: initial } .error .clip:nth-of-type(3) .digit { left: initial } .error .clip .shadow { height: 100px } .error .digit { width: 80px; height: 80px; line-height: 80px; font-size: 2rem } .error h2 { font-size: 24px } .error .container-error-404 { height: 150px } } </style> </b:if>

Change the Red highlighted part with your blogger wrapper. In case, you are having issues figuring out wrapper codes for your blog, leave a comment or contact us.

Step 3: Adding HTML and JavaScript code for custom 404 page.

Panic with the javascript part? Do not worry, it is super light weight and we added <b:if> conditions, so they won't impact on your web performance.

Go to Blogger > Edit HTML > Search for <footer or </body> and paste following code above it. Hit the save button once done.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;error_page&quot;'> <div class='error'> <div class='container-floud'> <div class='container-error-404'> <div class='clip'> <div class='shadow'><span class='digit thirdDigit'/></div> </div> <div class='clip'> <div class='shadow'><span class='digit secondDigit'/></div> </div> <div class='clip'> <div class='shadow'><span class='digit firstDigit'/></div> </div> </div> <div class='text'>Page Not Found :(</div> <div class='emoji emoji--wow'> <div class='emoji__face'> <div class='emoji__eyebrows'/> <div class='emoji__eyes'/> <div class='emoji__mouth'/> </div> </div> <h2 class='h1'><a href='https://www.twistblogg.com/' title='Back to Home page'>Go to Homepage</a></h2> </div> </div> <script type='text/javascript'> //<![CDATA[ // Error 404 function randomNum(){"use strict";return Math.floor(9*Math.random())+1} var loop1,loop2,loop3,number,time=30,i=0,selector3=document.querySelector(".thirdDigit"), selector2=document.querySelector(".secondDigit"),selector1=document.querySelector(".firstDigit");loop3=setInterval(function(){"use strict";i>40?(clearInterval(loop3),selector3.textContent=4):(selector3.textContent=randomNum(),i++)},time),loop2=setInterval(function(){"use strict";i>80?(clearInterval(loop2),selector2.textContent=0):(selector2.textContent=randomNum(),i++)},time),loop1=setInterval(function(){"use strict";i>100?(clearInterval(loop1),selector1.textContent=4):(selector1.textContent=randomNum(),i++)},time); //]]> </script> </b:if>

Change https://www.twistblogg.com/ with your web address.

What's next?
TwistBlogg aims to make blogging easier and ignite premium feeling with blogger. Stay tuned for more custom error pages designs in near future. Happy Blogging 🙌😎

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