[wp-hackers] Should Monthly Archive Pages ever return 404?

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Mon Mar 9 18:04:22 GMT 2009

> I've just noticed something that surprised me, that if I go to an  
> archive page for which there are no posts for a given month that I  
> get a 404 error which doesn't exactly provide a great user  
> experience for people hacking URLs.

I agree with Casey. 404 is the most semantic response. And if they are  
hacking URLs then what user experience are they expecting? Just design  
a helpful 404 and you'll go a long way to getting them where they want  
to go.

- Eric Marden

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