Brightspot CMS User Guide

Error page


Visitors see an error page when they click on a link to a page that Brightspot cannot deliver. Common sources of errors are a broken link (error 404) or the site is temporarily unavailable (error 503). For a comprehensive list of error codes, see Client error responses and Server error responses.

You can design a customized error page for all error codes, or design a single page for all errors. Some publishers use error pages to enhance branding. For example, the error 404 page at brightspot prominently displays the company logo.

To create an error page:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Page. A content edit page appears.
  3. In the Display Name field, enter the page’s title.
  4. In the Internal Name field, enter a label Brightspot uses for the page in widgets (or retain the default).
  5. In the Description field, enter the page’s description.
  6. Under Lead, select Page Heading (or retain the default None value). For more information, see Page headings.
  7. Under Content, click into the selection field and choose one of the following (or retain the default Inherit value):
  8. From the Section selection field, do the following:
    1. Click search. A content picker appears.
    2. Select an existing section, or create a new one. You return to the content edit form.
  9. Complete your site’s workflow and publish the page.
  10. Once published, configure error responses that will apply to this page. See Error responses for more information.
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