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Main 404

This guide describes setting up the Main 404 section.

Use the section to provide a message that's displayed whenever a visitor follows a link to a store page that cannot be found. The following image shows an example of a Main 404 section on a store's 404 page.

An example main 404 section on a store's 404 page.


To edit the text displayed on a default 404 page:

  • On your Shopify admin home page, select Themes > Edit default theme content.
  • On the Theme content page, select the General tab.
  • In the 404 area, enter the details you require for Title and Subtext html.

Refer to Shopify partners blog: How to craft the best 404 pages for your clients.

For general guidance with modifying sections, refer to Sections overview, and Shopify help: Sections and blocks.

Set up a main 404 section

To set up a Main 404 section:

  1. Go to Customize theme.

    In Theme editor, at the top of the page, use the dropdown to select Others > 404 page.


    The section is available only on the Others > 404 page template.

  2. From the side menu, select Main 404.

    The main 404 section selected in Theme editor.

  3. Select a setting described in the following table.

Setting nameDescription
Custom CSSSelect Custom CSS. In the box, enter custom CSS styles to apply only to the current section. Refer to Shopify help: Add custom CSS. To apply custom styles to your entire online store, refer to Theme settings > Custom CSS.