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XF Default Error Page - Add a link back to the homepage?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by CyclingTribe, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I know the default error page has the navigation tabs on the top, but it sort of feels like an empty page with no real direction as to what to do next (from an end-user perspective).

    I wonder if it would be useful to add a short sentence and a link back to the home page to direct people back to the start if something goes wrong or they click on a dead link?

    Something like: "To return to the home page please click here" ?

    Shaun :D
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  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    AdminCP -> Styles -> Appearance -> Languages -> English (US)

    Edit Phrase: requested_page_not_found

    I changed mine to this (of course the : ) did not parse):

    The requested page could not be found... Please click the large banner at the top to get to ______.com :)
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  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure whether you wanted the :) to parse or not, but if you did, you can always use html to show the smiley, like so:

    The requested page could not be found... Please click the large banner at the top to get to ______.com <img src="http://mydomain/install-path/styles/style-path/xenforo/smilies/smile.gif" />
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  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    You are good Brogan, no doubt about that. (y)

    I did not know html could be used in a phrase..
  5. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Noticed this old thread about the error page.

    Has anyone done anything cool on their error pages? Added certain images or created a special page to use?
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  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    That's my thought as well, and I resolved it with this plugin that I made: http://xenfans.com/threads/whats-new.1514/ If you want it let me know if you have a XenFans account or not, if not, I can create one for you.
  7. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Floris, that is for the "What's new" page and not an error page, right?
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

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  9. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    This looks great! Too bad the site is in archive mode, would definitely find it useful :(
  10. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Personally I would use:
    to make the image cacheable in browser.

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