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Blogger brings in 404 pages, redirect services

One of the major disadvantages of using blogger was its lack of

customizability. To begin with, sin…

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One of the major disadvantages of using blogger was its lack of

customizability. To begin with, since your blog was hosted on the

servers of Google, with a sub domain, you werent even offered basic

functionalities, when compared to the freedom you get when you are using

self hosted WordPress on your own server.

To solve this problem, Blogger introduced a whole new set of amazing features, present in the Search Preferences option in settings.

The search preferences consists of three settings:

Meta tags  which can be used to provide search description when your website appears in search results

Errors and redirects

 which can be used to set a 404 page in case of page not found errors,

and also be used to redirect visitors from one URL in your site to

another.

Crawlers and Indexing  which lets you manually edit the robots.txt file and its header, for better indexing by search engines.

This

is probably the most exciting, much awaited feature blogger has

implemented. Earlier, if you visited a page that does not exist, you

would be greeted with Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist. error from blogger. But now, if you try to visit this , then you would be greeted with a custom 404 page that I have created for my blog.

However, when you try to create a 404 page, the message will be displayed in a gray box, without any formatting (unlike the ). To overcome this, you would have to use HTML, CSS and even JavaScript together.

Here is the code of my 404 page, which you can modify and use it with your blogger blog too.

Working: The JavaScript at the top changes the title

of the page to the red text. The green text is what would be displayed

as the body of the 404 page, which can be edited and replaced with your

blogs URL. The