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GitHub allows you to create a custom 404 page but there is a caveat. The 404 will be displayed only if you use a custom domain or for user pages. Custom 404s only work when they are served from the root of a Pages domain, for example a project using a custom domain or a user pages repository. A custom 404 page on project pages that are not using a custom ...


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According to the GitHub documentation on custom 404s you are out of luck: Custom 404s only work when they are served from the root of a Pages domain, for example a project using a custom domain or a user pages repository. It looks like sub-folders are not supported. Only the root folder.


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You should be fine if you use 301 redirects and update all the internal links. Several years ago, I moved my most popular page to its own sub-domain and then expanded it into an entire mini-site on that sub-domain. During that process, it continued to receive search engine referrals uninterrupted.



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