How does a website reserve all pages whether it exists or not?

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how does a website reserve all pages whether it exists or not?

For example: if I type in a wikipedia url that does not exist... http : // wikipedia . org / pagedoesnotexist ... it will take you to the wikipedia website that says page does not exist ON THE WIKIPEDIA WEBSITE.

If you type in my website... http : // youcanneverbetoosmart . synthasite . com / pagedoesnotexist you'll get a 404 message indicating page does not exist.
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A 404 redirect page is something that is set up server side and is not available with Yola.

I remeber it was requested (by myself) as a feature over 6 months ago.

Perhaps its to hard to set up on multiple accounts on the same server.

Lee.
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Hello Donald,
Custom 404 pages is not a feature at this time. When someone goes to a page that does not exist, they will be taken to a 404 page, but will remain on your site, meaning that your domain will remain in the browser window.

There have been some requests for this and it is on the list of feature requests to be considered for future releases.

Emmy
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oh, so then the 404 page IS on my site (in a sense)... the only difference is, other sites, like wikipedia, if a page does not exist, their layout is still there (their menu, their search bar, their logo, their everything) but instead of taking them to a page that exists, it says "page not found" or "page does not exist" ... if you click on this link, you'll notice that wikipedia was even able to customize the not found page... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1342gmno
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wiki's is really quite advanced - they include a search result for similar pages - normal 'custom' 404 pages look like this http://www.yola.com/helllek or like this https://www.youtube.com/wdkheofgceougcpe
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yea, if you search their search box and the exact or close to exact search does exist INSTEAD of pulling up a list of ALL pages with those search terms like my search box does, it takes you directly to the page. I'd like to be able to do that... any ideas? I've typed in search terms in my box and often come up with a list of 60 different pages for that one search term. The good thing is that if the search term is in the page title, generally it'll pull up on the first three searches but it's a pain for the visitors to have to look through searches.