WordPress 404 Page Competition

Ever click on a link (maybe on a Georgetown website, oops) that takes you to a “page not found”? Of course you have. Despite an editor’s best efforts to keep site content fresh and accurate, broken links happen, which is why the design of a 404 page is so important.

We have Legacy-theme 404 pages and Whitehaven-theme 404 pages, but since we have to build new page templates for WordPress anyway, we thought we’d start fresh. Can you help us with ideas for redesigning the 404 page? Share your design ideas with us and win a Georgetown drawstring backpack, plus the glory of seeing your idea on the Georgetown shared WordPress theme.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Anyone who currently has editing rights to a Georgetown website is eligible.
  • Submit your idea as a drawing, PowerPoint slide, Photoshop file, text only, interpretive dance…whatever gets your creative juices flowing.
  • Submissions go to webservices@georgetown.edu with the subject line “WordPress 404 page idea”.
  • The deadline for submissions is 11 pm on Tuesday, June 26. We have three project managers on our team, so we’re serious about deadlines.
  • Entries will be judged based on creativity, adherence to Georgetown visual identity standards, and the feasibility of technical implementation. The winner will be selected by the Web Services team.
  • The winner’s idea may not be adopted wholesale. Because we’re part of a larger, complex, and amazing GU community, we’re tied to some things like Georgetown’s Visual Identity Guidelines and our WordPress technical requirements. But don’t worry! We can be creative and live up to our high-quality brand standards.