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

Casey Bisson casey.bisson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 22:55:39 GMT 2009

You have yet to explain what exactly is wrong (or user un-friendly)   
with a 404 response.

Though I can see a possible argument fot a 300, multiple choices,  
response, I agree with the many people on the list that a 404 is  
really the best possible response.

The user friendly-ness of of a 404 is related to the content you put  
on the page (which by default is minimal, I admit, but you could  
easily add more). And if, as you suggested previously, such a page  
were to include content from Twitter and other services, then you  
could easily change the 404 behavior with a plugin.


On Mar 9, 2009, at 6:31 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> what is currently presented (404 Not Found) is decidedly NOT a user  
> friendly response.

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