How to Fix Posts giving 404 Error in Blogger

Blogger is a robust CMS and Blogging platform, but sometime a slight bug might make your website inaccessible for everyone. What would happen if a certain URL of your site stops responding in a middle of a night, when you are asleep while another part of the world tries to access it? To tackle such errors you can monitor Server UP time of your site, so that you can receive notifications whenever a certain URL or the content of your site goes down. However, the main problem is fixing the 404 Errors! In this article, we will show you How to Fix Blogger Posts giving 404 Error?

When a certain URL or blog post is returning 404 Error in Blogger then, it means that they are entirely deleted, moved to a new URL or someone reported your content.  As a result, blogger team reverted it to draft. First of all don’t panic, most of the times you can still recover your deleted posts. You can recover them through easily though this tutorial

However, if you are still unable to recover your deleted posts then, there is only one way to remove the 404 Error and that is to redirect it your Homepage. Sometime, your posts are indexed in search engine but due to some mistake or lapses it starts giving 404 errors. Not to keep your visitors away from 404 errors, it is essential to redirect them safely to your home page. 

Go to >> Your Site >> Search Preference >> Custom Redirects >> Edit >> New Redirect.
In the first text box, add the URL of a post which is returning 404 error while keep the second box empty. One everything is done Press “Save” and then “Save Changes” buttons to finish the process. 
Congratulations: You have successfully fixed Blogger post returning 404 errors by redirecting it to the homepage. You can open the URL and instead of showing not found error it would take you to your homepage.

If you have a lot of 404 Errors on your site, then Instead of moving all not found URLs one-by-one to homepage it would be better to use our 404 to Home Plugin that automatically redirects visitors to the home when they access a not found page. We hope that this article would help you with resolving posts returning 404 errors in Blogger. Did this process work for you? Do you have a better suggestion for us? Please, feel free to leave your suggestions below.

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May 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Hi, Nice tut bro,
Actualyl one of my blog have more then 500 404's, Any solution for that?

Editorial Team MOD
May 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Yes You can Easily redirect your All 404 Errors to Home using this Plugin.

June 27, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I am trying to follow the directions however I keep getting the following error- the source and destination values can not be empty or more then 256 characters and must start with a /- can someone please help me. I can be contacted at

Editorial Team MOD
June 27, 2013 at 12:01 PM

You are adding Too long URLs. That might be the reason. Keep in mind you don't need to include your Full URL. For Example If your URL is and you want to redirect:


Then you will just type "/p/about_20.html" Instead of the Full URL. Hope that answers your question.

July 5, 2013 at 1:16 AM

hey after i save the Redirect function, in other day the redirection is none or reseted. i don't delete the "Redirect" why ?

Editorial Team MOD
July 6, 2013 at 4:01 AM

That might be a bug. Reset it again! cheers!

July 24, 2013 at 4:53 AM

how to remove Error 400 and Error 503 please tell me


Editorial Team MOD
July 24, 2013 at 4:22 PM is quite robust service and it doesn't catch a lot of 500 or 400 errors. And on other hand, we cannot control it since the main control is into the hands of


February 25, 2015 at 9:22 PM

thanks sir it is very good post for me.

January 28, 2016 at 4:56 PM

I am getting this error 404 at the place of adds and I want to know why in my system adds are not shown

June 4, 2016 at 3:48 AM

In webmaster console under sitemap I get a warning 'When we tested a sample of the URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs were not accessible to Googlebot due to an HTTP status error. All accessible URLs will still be submitted.'Then under example I get the following warning 'HTTP Error 404'. How will I fix this issue.

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