• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

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

CTXMedia

Formerly CyclingTribe
#1
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" ?

Cheers,
Shaun :D
 

Dean

Well-known member
#2
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 :)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
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" />
 

ArnyVee

Well-known member
#5
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?
 
F

Floris

Guest
#6
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" ?

Cheers,
Shaun :D
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.
 

Floren

Well-known member
#10
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" />
Personally I would use:
The requested page could not be found ... <img src="styles/default/xenforo/smilies/smile.gif" alt="" />
to make the image cacheable in browser.