Broken Link Checker
All my links were identified as broken (5 posts)

  1. darylmonte
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My client keeps on complaining that he keeps on receiving notifications of broken links but when he checks them they are good.

    So what I did was to increase the timeout. However after a day, almost all of his links (1030 out of 1031) in his site were identified as broken. Before that no broken links were identified. Here is a screenshot of the current setting: http://screencast.com/t/nEsWU7FqsEMw

    Do we need to change anything or would you happen to know why is this happening?

    Thank you.


  2. mjjojo (mjassen)
    Posted 3 years ago #


    For one of the links that the Broken Link Checker is reporting as broken even though your client knows is not broken, can you go into the WordPress Dashboard under "Tools->Broken Links..." and expand the error message log for that link and copy the full error log details and paste them back here?

    This log message details will point us in the right direction where to look next to see what is going wrong. For example if in the log one sees this line:
    " Log : Could not resolve host: suchandsuch.com [Error #6]"
    the text and the "Error #__" number will tell us which curl error message is being generated which would tell us where to look next.
    ( by referencing this curl error list )

    (sample output here -- please post corresponding/similar info. copied from one of the false positive reported broken links on your client's site)

    URL	Status	Link Text	Source
    Server Not Found
    	bonfjfjkdjdfkj.com	hello testing the link to bonfjfjkdjdfkj.com to see if it is broken
        Link last checked : July 30, 2013
        HTTP code : 0
        Response time : 0.003 seconds
        Final URL : http://bonfjfjkdjdfkj.com/
        Redirect count : 0
        Instance count : 1
        This link has failed 2 times.
        This link has been broken for 45 minutes.
        Log : Could not resolve host: bonfjfjkdjdfkj.com [Error #6]
        === (No response) ===
        Link is broken.



  3. darylmonte
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Here is one example of a link with false positive report.

    URL: http://www.thehartcenter.com/family-intervention-specialist-drug-counselor/therapist-seattle-psychotherapy/
    Status: Unknown Error

    Link last checked : July 30, 2013
        HTTP code : 0
        Response time : 0.000 seconds
        Final URL : http://www.thehartcenter.com/family-intervention-specialist-drug-counselor/therapist-seattle-psychotherapy/
        Redirect count : 0
        Instance count : 1
        This link has failed 2 times.
        This link has been broken for 1 hour.
        Log : [Error #0]
        === (No response) ===
        Link is broken.

    I get this in all of them.

  4. cerics
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Same here. Wish this could be fixed, I really want to use this plugin.

  5. Jo Landers
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yep, last update seems to have completely broken this. All my internal links are being flagged as broken, with a "404 Not Found" message.

    Log: === HTTP code : 404 ===
    HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
    Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:31:25 GMT
    Server: Apache
    Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
    Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
    Pragma: no-cache
    X-Pingback: http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/xmlrpc.php
    Link: ; rel=shortlink
    Set-Cookie: PHPSESSID=adc9a2a2a10ba892e3baff73e19014b1; path=/
    Set-Cookie: dgxdonate=adc9a2a2a10ba892e3baff73e19014b1; expires=Wed, 19-Feb-2014 15:31:26 GMT; path=/; domain=www.hilltown-land-trust.org
    Vary: Accept-Encoding
    Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

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