GoodForNothing Four Oh! Four

Unmaintained GoodForNothing Four Oh! Four 1.1.2 Beta 1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.3
  2. 1.4
Additional requirements
PHP 5.3.7 or later.
MIT License
Visible branding
This add-on handles all the 404 error responses made in the public section of your site. Yes, it supports all the add-ons for XenForo (unless they don't follow XenForo's implementation :p )

Like the title says, this add-on changes XenForo's default 404 error page to a slim good-looking one. You can change the error page as your liking just by editing the 'gfn404_error' template.

I've also added a back button and a 'Return Home' button for added functionality.

Added logging and redirection mechanism.
Has a cron entry to rebuild the log records once a month to remove records that do not have a redirect rule. And those that have will be reset to 0. So your know which URLs you need to take care of.

This is how XenForo's default error page looks like:
XenForo default.webp

And this is the new design:
New design.webp

To view 404 logs go to: AdminCP -> Tools -> Logs -> 404 Error Log
404 logs.webp

  1. Download & extract archive.
  2. Upload everything from the 'upload' directory.
  3. Import the add-on XML file from admin control panel.
Install the add-on with Chris D's or Waindigo's add-on installer​

I created this add-on just for fun, so no bashing please :p

P.S. If you want to support my free developments with a small (or big :rolleyes:) donation, please visit this link :)
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
First release
Last update


4.88 star(s) 8 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Fix for unidentified internal server error.

    This version contains a fix for an unidentified internal server error issued by Apache that may...
  2. Fixed error with database.

    If you are upgrading this add-on from 1.1.0 please clear your current logs by going to: AdminCP...
  3. Fixed issue with missing core files.

    Some of the core files were not being included during add-on compilation.

Latest reviews

Great tool works for V.1.5.8 too hassle free! I hope there comes and easier way to Edit the 404 page ;)
Great add-on. Easy to work with and it does the job! I'd like to thank the author for creating this. :)
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
And thank you for your support! :D
A must have addon that helped me a lot by seeing the 404 error pages people were accessing so I can add a permanent redirect for them.
Works like a charm.

Decent customisation option for the page by editing the template file.

Uses the default XenForo dynamic error phrase too.
The ability to see what 404 pages visitors are hitting is very important. We had an awful lot of hits to /threads/ which I can now redirect to the /forums/ path thanks to this addon. This is very useful.
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
Thanks for the review! :)
Simple, but a great add. Thanks for your work
Now I can rate this 4/5. It's not 5 yet because it doesn't work when third-party addons trigger 404 error.
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
So the latest version has the ability to catch 404 errors made by any third-party add-on that follows XenForo's implementations :D
Unfortunately, the add-on does bad things for website's ranking by search engines.
Search engines will consider missing pages okay as this add-on uses HTTP 301 redirect to get to nice error page (which returns HTTP 200 code).
This will clutter search index of the website with lots of different links leading to same 404 page that are considered valid by the search engine. This may lead to your website lowering in search results.
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
Mr. Goodie2Shoes
Thanks for the feedback... This is one of my early add-ons and thus lack loads of stuff... I'll come up with something. :)
cool ideia...
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