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genius 404

Description

Save your visitors from unhelpful 404 errors!

Instead of quickly giving up when a visitor reaches content that doesn’t exist, make an effort to guess what they were
after in the first place. This plugin will perform a search of your posts, pages, tags and categories, using keywords from the requested
URL. If there’s a match, redirect to that content instead of showing the error. If there’s more than one match, the
404 template can use some template tags to provide a list of suggestions to the visitor.

Template tags

genius404_has_suggestions

Returns true if there are some suggestions, false otherwise

genius404_get_suggestions

Retrieve an array of post objects for rendering manually.

genius404_suggestions

Draw a list of suggested posts.

Pass the parameter “list” to render suggestions as a list.

genius404_loop

Query posts for use in a Loop. Eg:

<?php genius404_loop(); ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>

Note that the loop will not display pages correctly, as it is not built to support them. It is recommended that if you use
a loop like that above, do not enable searching of pages.

genius404_get_search_terms

Retrieve an array of search terms used to populate the suggestions list, for use with contextual highlighting, etc.

Installation

  1. Unzip the package, and upload genius404 to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php genius404_suggestions() ?> in your 404 template to list suggested posts, or see ‘Template tags’ for more information.

Reviews

شتنبر 3, 2016
I went ahead and enabled the plugin as I did not want to write rewrite rules for all my removed posts. Luckily it worked for one of the more important posts I had. But for the other 3/4 of my posts, it did not work. Took me to the 404 page I was trying to avoid. I would recommend something I feel is a simple task, for such a plugin: if it doesn't not have any similar matches under the categories, posts, or pages, to run a search based off the URI simply running like: mydomain.com/?s=<uri> Just an idea I feel can make a huge improvement where the plugin lacks and make it a more widely used plugin.
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Contributors & Developers

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