What I am trying to do is redirecting users to a custom page, instead of showing the standard error message, when a 403 or 404 error happens.

I tried to use /error/404 on the Base site settings page and create a node with that path alias, but it didn’t work. When I try to access some random URL, it still shows a standard error message, not the /error/404 node.

Did I misunderstand how the feature work? Should I try another approach?

  • You need to specify the node path that will be displayed as error page. It's difficult to tell do you just want to display custom content on 403/404 or do you really want to redirect and if so, why? Then maybe just have a look at drupal.org/project/r4032login and how they did it.
    – leymannx
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 11:44
  • what error message does it show?
    – sonfd
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 14:09
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    You don't need an alias, because the custom 403/404 page won't be a redirect. It will be displayed under the same URL which caused the 403/404. So simply configure an existing node and it should work: /node/123
    – 4uk4
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 16:43
  • @sonfd It shows just "The requested page could not be found" when I enter some random incorrect url.
    – Sergey
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 6:09
  • @leymannx Thank you for the advice. I want to display custom content when 403 or 404 error occurs. I don't need redirect.
    – Sergey
    Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 6:13

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This is build in to Drupal and the simple way to do this is to create separate pages for both error codes and add your own wording as necessary.

Then go to the error pages section of site settings at /admin/config/system/site-information and add the path of your custom error pages.

  • OP is telling they did exactly that and it didn't work.
    – leymannx
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 11:47

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