This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
Once installed, the plugin will begin parsing your posts, bookmarks (AKA blogroll) and other content and looking for links. Depending on the size of your site this can take from a few minutes up to an hour or more. When parsing is complete, the plugin will start checking each link to see if it works. Again, how long this takes depends on how big your site is and how many links there are. You can monitor the progress and tweak various link checking options in Settings -> Link Checker.
The broken links, if any are found, will show up in a new tab of the WP admin panel - Tools -> Broken Links. A notification will also appear in the "Broken Link Checker" widget on the Dashboard. To save display space, you can keep the widget closed and configure it to expand automatically when problematic links are detected. E-mail notifications need to be enabled separately (in Settings -> Link Checker).
The "Broken Links" tab will by default display a list of broken links that have been detected so far. However, you can use the links on that page to view redirects or see a listing of all links - working or not - instead. You can also create new link filters by performing a search and clicking the "Create Custom Filter" button. For example, this can be used to create a filter that only shows comment links.
There are several actions associated with each link. They show up when you move your mouse over to one of the links listed the aforementioned tab -
You can also click on the contents of the "Status" or "Link Text" columns to get more info about the status of each link.
Note: Some translations are not entirely up to date with the latest release, so parts of the interface may appear untranslated.
This plugin uses some icons from the Font Awesome icon font. Font Awesome is licensed under SIL OFL 1.1.
Broken Link Checker is now on GitHub. Pull Requests welcome.
Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.4
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 400,000+
0 of 23 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.
Got something to say? Need help?