This means you can improve on the ugly standard error page and generate an error page that's user friendly, navigational and even include a search box to help direct the user to the page they are looking for.
Return the correct HTTP error (many other extensions do not do this and it's important for SEO!)
Detect errors (eg 404 Page not found) and display a custom page in your own template
Custom error page can include modules!
Bonus result of this app is you can see the broken links and spot malicious attack attempts on your site.
The only problem I can see is that I had to buy it on faith, it wouldn't display properly on my template, and I couldn't figure out why, reporting a bug to them didn't help, and they insist on not giving help out if you're not registered. So on a leap of faith I registered thinking that they must be able to solve this.
After registration I opened a ticket, which they responded to immediatey, and they solved my problem within two updates to it.
Just too bad that this leap of faith had to be taken, if they had helped me without registration, this would have been an 'excellent' rating.
At the beginning I was thinking that probably the problem was on my side so what I did is I installed another template from Joomla24.com.
This time I was using Jooroos Template and what I found was that the error was gone but for some reason the Extension was breaking my CSS Files.
By this time I was checking the Website Help Support from this Qlue Extension because I was lost. I did not found any helpful information in there for Joomla 1.6 and when I contacted the owners they answer me that they not provide help to this Extension unless you buy the pro Version and pay for that.
After that what I did, I totally installed Joomla 1.6.3 from scratch with the normal Sample Data to test the Extension in a normal Joomla 1.6 Website without using any other extension or personal Data. This time I found that the Extension was working only with one template.
If an extension does not even work with the Sample Data and the standard Joomla Templates plus there is no help for this extension in Joomla 1.6, this is a not to go extension.
This extension only worked with Beez5 - Default-Fruit Shop.
Regarding Beez2–Default and Beez2-Parks Site, it just kept breaking the CSS Files.
This is my Rating
Extension for Joomla 1.5 = 5 Starts
Extension for Joomla 1.6 = 1 Start
Support = There is no support for the FREE Version unless you buy the Pro Version.
Overall Rating 5+1 = 6
Which makes 6/2 = 3
I hope with this review the owners see after this problem because so far they offer me no help while contacting them and it seems like a promising extension.
Then I tried this extension. I got things set up quickly and the only thing I couldn't figure out was how to get it to work for top level domain errors. Then I saw the handy (in bold face)instructions on the module page telling me exactly how to edit my .htaccess to get it to work and everything is now working perfectly.
My 404 error page is BEAUTIFUL and just looks like another nice template article. I am am so happy with this extension. :) :)
There has been an update to my component which will allow you to assign templates or modules just to custom error pages.
Click on the documentation link to see how to achieve this.
This is not a problem with our component. It is a problem with core Joomla. For Qlue Custom 404 to work fully, SEF URLs must be enabled.
We have now added a bold note on the overview to point users to the FAQs where this problem is described.
With SEF URLs disabled it is not possible to detect all page errors without hacking core Joomla. We prefer to suggest the far better solution of enabling SEF URLs.
Please read all documentation before reviewing - this is an exceptional, free extension that solves a long-standing problem in Joomla and knee-jerk reviews like this don't help other users.
I'm glad to see installation and set up were quick and easy.
The component works perfectly in J1.5 and J1.6.
The answer to your problem is in our FAQs. You just need to check the Template Manager : Edit Style options.
We're happy to help, you just need to ask instead of writing misleading reviews.
1) Create a hidden menu (Google it!)
2) Create a link to the Qlue 404 component in this hidden menu.
3) Within the basic parameters of this link, choose your custom 404 page.
4) Set your modules not to show on this menu link and make sure that on Module Assignment, you have "Include no Itemid" set to "Yes".
Bingo. Thanks guys!