I want my error_404.php to show up in my site template views. I have extended the CI_Exceptions class (MY_Exceptions) and overridden the show_404() and show_error() methods. Now what I want to do is be able to load a view file in there. Optimally, I would like to load the _header() and _footer() methods in MY_Controller class. Is this possible somehow?

class MY_Exceptions extends CI_Exceptions {

  public function __construct(){

  function show_404($page = '')
        $heading = "404 Page Not Found";
        $message = "The page you requested was not found for some strange reason...";

        log_message('error', '404 Page Not Found --> '.$page);

        $CI =& get_instance();
        echo $this->show_error($heading, $message, 'error_404', 404);

    function show_error($message, $status_code = 500)
        $error =& load_class('Exceptions');
        echo $error->show_error('An Error Was Encountered', $message, 'error_general', $status_code);

But I cannot do this. Any suggestions?


parent::__construct(); should be parent::CI_Exceptions;

Written by shin

@shin - not in PHP5, I think.

Written by Adam Kiss

Accepted Answer

Use this in your controller.

$data['main'] = 'my404';

And in the maintemplate view.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

what ever here.

<div id="wrapper">
  <div id="header">
  <?php $this->load->view('admin_header');?>

  <div id="main">
  <?php $this->load->view($main);?>

  <div id="footer"> 
  <?php $this->load->view('admin_footer');?>


And create your my404 view.

Written by shin
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