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June
03

Bing404 plugin for WordPress

Announcing the Bing404 plugin for WordPress -- a great new plugin that returns a page of intelligent search results in place of the unhelpful WordPress 404 error page by using keywords extracted from the dead URL that otherwise would have resulted in a dreaded "Page Not Found" error. The plugin is part of the Bing Search Library for PHP project and was created in conjunction with PHP guru Cal Evans, who has posted a tutorial and details about the plugin on php | architect.

Simply brilliant! And installation is a breeze:

  1. Download the Bing404 plugin from WordPress
  2. Upload the plugin to your blog
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Insert your AppID*

 

Additional information:

 

Thank you for your continued support.

-- George Thomas Jr., Bing Developer Center

 

Comments

  • Thanks, I will try it out to see if I will like it.

  • Hi!

    I've tried the plugin in my Wordpress blog but I'm getting this message

    Warning: include(Msft/Exception.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /www/htdocs/w00ad78b/windows7/wp-content/plugins/bing-404/bing-404.php  on line 96

    Warning: include(Msft/Exception.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /www/htdocs/w00ad78b/windows7/wp-content/plugins/bing-404/bing-404.php on line 96

    Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'Msft/Exception.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:..') in /www/htdocs/w00ad78b/windows7/wp-content/plugins/bing-404/bing-404.php on line 96

    Warning: include(Msft/Bing/Exception.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /www/htdocs/w00ad78b/windows7/wp-content/plugins/bing-404/bing-404.php on line 97

    Warning: include(Msft/Bing/Exception.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /www/htdocs/w00ad78b/windows7/wp-content/plugins/bing-404/bing-404.php on line 97

    Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'Msft/Bing/Exception.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:..') in /www/htdocs/w00ad78b/windows7/wp-content/plugins/bing-404/bing-404.php on line 97

  • Receive the same error. Looks like someone forget to package the Exception handling libary from Bing Search Library for PHP. If you want to fix it, just go grab the Exception php files and place it in the exact folder you see there. Msft/Bing/

  • On second glance, there file is there, just comment out the one not there.

    function bing404_searchBing()

    {

       /**include 'Msft/Exception.php';

       include 'Msft/Bing/Exception.php';*/

       include 'Msft/Bing/Search/Exception.php';

       include 'Msft/Bing/Search.php';

  • This seems better with plugin for wordpress.

  • The team at G3 love Wordpress thank you for the tip although I see some of the guys are getting errors.

  • thanks a lot for this plugin.

  • I will add this to my worpress blog also.

  • I just added the plugin. seemed easy enough.

  • It is good

  • Any updates on the errors?

  • I can't see the actual page after installing the plugin.

  • cool plugin.

  • I don't understand. Help me.

  • I've included the plug-in in my site www.thearticleuniverse.net and follow all the steps, but the 404 page looks the same no change. What's the matter help me.

    Thanks in advance.