My blog is using Genesis Sample (a Genesis child theme).
I decided to edit the 404 page in Genesis Sample child theme to show more of the site’s content rather than “Not found, error 404” which is not a welcoming statement.
Here’s is what it looks like after editing the 404 Template (404.php) on the Genesis Sample Theme.
The Pages, Categories, and Recent Posts are the extra information. The reader can either use the search form or use the links to navigate their way on the blog.
I used WinSCP to copy 404.php to the Genesis Sample from the Genesis Framework.
Now it’s time to reveal the code.
Note: The codes between the comments are what you will have to add in the 404 Template.
You can change the number of recent posts by increasing the limit in wp_get_archives code.
How about you, what does your 404 page looks like?