Posts Tagged page not found

What is a 404 Error?

Every time a customer visits your online store they are making requests via their browser to your web server.  One of the first ‘replies’ from the web server is the http status code.  The http status code of a successful page is 200, but you don’t actually see this because your browser simply proceeds to […]

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Display a Search Box on ‘Page Not Found’ page in Zen Cart

It’s important to use the ‘Page Not Found’ page in Zen Cart as another selling page in Zen Cart.  It is much more than just an error message.  A Search Box is another option in your toolkit that can help increase the effectiveness of the ‘Page Not Found’ page. To add the search box on […]

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Display Advanced Search on ‘Page Not Found’ page in Zen Cart

Providing the ability to seach your store directly from the ‘Page Not Found’ page can encourage your visitor to stick around and try again, rather than click the back button and go straight to another store.  Any steps you can take to assist in mitigating the effect of a ‘Page Not Found’ page helps both […]

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Display Featured Products on ‘Page Not Found’ page in Zen Cart

Showcasing a representation of your store’s products on the ‘Page Not Found’ page can save a visitor from doing a quick u-turn away from your site, instead inviting them into your store to explore further. To display your featured products on the ‘Page Not Found’ page: Open the tpl_page_not_found_default.php file located in the includes/templates/template_default/templates/ directory. […]

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What makes a great ‘Page Not Found’ 404 Error page for Ecommerce stores?

You’ve been searching online for what seems like hours for the perfect gift for your loved one.  Finally you’ve struck gold with the right search terms and you click on a link for an online store that looks promising… A dead end!  What do you do? Most Internet users would simply hit the back button […]

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How does Zen Cart handle a ‘Page Not Found’?

You may have noticed a couple of settings in your Zen Cart Admin that can lead you to believe that Zen Cart will handle all instances of a ‘page not found’ error by either redirecting the visitor to your store home page or to the Page Not Found define page. However, it’s important to note […]

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