How to Create Custom 404 Error Page in Laravel

Do you want to create a custom 404 error page in Laravel? If for some reason your users landed on a URL that does not exist, you should have a well-designed 404 page so visitors can easily navigate to the other pages. On this 404 error page, you can display the site logo, search form, other page links, etc.

404 error is a message displayed by a browser to indicate that an Internet address cannot be found. Basically, this page will show if the link is broken or not exists.

If you set up this 404 page with a nice look and feel, your visitors can easily navigate to the homepage or to some other useful pages.

In this article, I show you how to create a custom 404 error page in Laravel. It will help you keep your visitors engaged on the website.

There are 2 ways of creating a 404 error page in Laravel. In the first option, you need to create your own page. While in the second approach, you may use the default error page template of Laravel.

Create Custom 404 Error Page in Laravel

Laravel provides a much easier way for creating 404 error pages. You just need to create a resources/views/errors/404.blade.php. In this file, you should add a design and make this page better.

As an example, I am adding some basic HTML to the 404 blade file. The user must add other elements like logo, page links, search form, etc.

resources/views/errors/404.blade.php

@extends('layouts.app')
 
@section('content')
    <div class="container">
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-md-8">
                <h1>OOPS, Page not found!</h1>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
@endsection

Another way of doing the same task is using the default Laravel error pages. And then customize it as per your requirement. You can publish default error pages in Laravel using the command:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=laravel-errors

The above command would create several error pages for different status codes like 404, 401, 403, etc. inside the resources/views/errors directory. All these default Laravel error pages have a basic design which you should customize later.

I hope you understand how to create a custom 404 error page in Laravel. Please share your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below.

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