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    Redirect 404 page in Joomla

    Updated 16 February 2011

    Redirect 404 page in Joomla to cutom pages : 404 redirection is very common problem with joomla . 404 errors are also very bad for SEO (search engine optimization). The very basic solution to fix this out is

    1) Copy the file templates/system/error.php to your default template location templates/<template-name>/error.php using either your hosts file manager or with a FTP client such as FileZilla.

    2) Open error.php for edit

    Change this original code near the top of the file

    // no direct access
    defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );

    To this (add the stuff in red). Don’t forget to change <your-url> to your web site name!

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    // no direct access
    defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );
    if (($this->error->code) == '404') {
     echo file_get_contents('');
    } else {

    Finally at the very bottom of the file add the following


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