Configuring Custom Error Pages in Nginx: Custom 404 page

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There are certain cases when we want to avoid showing 404 Error pages , or want to show some custom Error pages. So this can be achieved using nginx rule.

Upon searching for a while, I found many ways to do the trick. But the following method did worked for me. My requirement was to redirect all 404 pages of a wordpress website to its homepage. The same way you can redirect any errors/ error pages using the following rules.

There are many more ways to define the custom error page, but none of them including above didn’t worked until i added,

This was doing the background work.
It allows nginx to intercept or deal with the request when the fastCGI server repond to the particular response with any error code (ie: http response codes > 300).

From Nginx Documentation:
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