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Broken Link Checker

This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.

4 reviews
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4 stars
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3 stars
Careful with Use
By , for WP 3.9.2

Broken Links Checker is very useful if you have an older blog with a lot of links. It will find bad links and makes it easy to correct them, including comment links. If you link to a key old article that had gone off-line, it will even point to the same at archive.org. Very handy feature.

However, BLC will also often find links bad that were simply slow loading. So you have to rechack the links it suggests before removing them. Many will be fine.

Also, once installed, it will recheck your links at the set interval. Several sites warn that the plugin causes resource thrashing. If you have a heavy volume site, you don't want this one running in the background when under heavy load. One host said its a plugin they'll uninstall to keep the server responsive. Hostgator and WPMU recommend against using it.

I'd suggest you deactivate it after use and just use it periodically as required. Alternately, you can use a web links checking service but these are not as easy to update.

3 stars
Works, but dismiss are missed
By , for WP 3.7.1

Plugin works.

But "Dismiss" seems not clear.
When I disable and then enable plugin, all dismissed links are missed and should be dismissed again.

It might be possible that other scenario should be used, but it is not obvious for me.

3 stars
704 character when activate!
By , for WP 3.7.1

El plugin arroja 700 y pico caracteres, cuando se activa el plugin.Igual parece que funciona...Pero da desconfianza

3 stars
I use it
By , for WP 3.5.1

Good tool for keeping track of those broken links. Especially when using multiple users. Would like to see better dashboard notifications. And the information sent can be incorrect.

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