Here’s how to make a custom database error page for WordPress.
If your site’s all set up and you see “Error establishing a database connection,” that’s an immediate “oh crap” situation.
Hostgator.com, the company that hosts this website, has had some issues recently, and I’ve seen that screen a little too often.
If you want to define a custom “Error establishing a database connection” screen, add a file to your
/wp-content/ folder named
db-error.php. That will be loaded instead of that stupid message. Check out SEODenver.com’s
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If you want to prevent search engines from indexing your site while it’s down, add
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow" /> to your page’s `<head>`. You sure don’t want Google caching your error! Continue reading “Create a Custom Error Page for "Error establishing a database connection"”