This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
It's a very useful plugin when your site becomes old and you have to check all these dead links. But it can slow your site and it creates a hudge database table you have to clean after use. As it's not a "every day usage plugin", it's not really a problem.
This plug is pretty close to a gotta have, once your site gets sufficiently large. Link rot is a constant fight and Broken Link Checker is your weapon to combat it. Thanks.
Good plugin! I just tried this on a blog and am pleasantly suprised at how many dead links it found. Very cool. I like the fact that it let me "unlink them" instead of deleting the posts or just putting a line through the link.
The plugin makes all my admin pages go blank as soon as it is activated, and the only solution I've found so far is to manually delete it (using FTP). Also, there is apparently no support in the forum.
I have the feeling that the plugin (probably) places too much stress on the server, at least in my particular case.
I want to be fair and correct my previous comment:
After my bad previous experience I decided to give it another try, and installed the last version (1.9.2). This version works correctly in my site - or, at least, does not give me the problems that a previous one did, and that I mentioned in my other message.
I have used this plugin for years and it has always worked great. However in the last few weeks this plugin finds hundreds of supposedly broken links which are working just fine. The message is always the same 503 error. Anyone know what is causing that? I hope it's just a temporary glitch that will be fixed soon.
False positives on ā, ņ, ū etc. characters in the links.
It's works simply perfect, the plugin is really effective and it's a nice work, but you might know that this plugin is heavy, really heavy.
So look for your hosting, and only active it once a month, because it can increase your load time a lot!
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Overall, this plugin has worked great! Have noticed where sometimes it will mark a link as broken (even when it is not). Though, it is correct more times than not. Been very helpful!
Thank for this plugin. Really helpful
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