Support » Plugin: Broken Link Checker » Awesome for those who can tweak it

  • Great plugin, thank you! We had recently merged our old custom CMS into a WordPress install and took awhile to get around to checking broken links, due to fact we have 17 years of content (we only imported content from Jan 2005 onward). However with a popular newswire service, a lot of content had outbound links to companies, startups, authors, musicians, etc. and we had a lot of dead links, in random places. Impossible to do by hand.

    This plugin did the trick (again THANK YOU). Took a second try to configure the timeout setting, turn off email setting, and raise system usage a bit. Turn off some stuff, turn on others. First attempt did crash itself and auto-disable. Second try, we got it going and after about an hour found a ton of broken links…

    (still running…)
    23536 URLs in the work queue
    Detected 24663 unique URLs in 47601 links and still searching…

    Major major help in house cleaning.

    Saved the day 🙂

    I’m using it as a one-off scan project, and not an “always on” setup.
    PHP 5.6 with opcache. Dedicated server. Appropriate timeout settings and memory allocated to both PHP and to WP.

    FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T RUN IT:
    make sure you increase default memory in your wp-config.php file, and increase the timeout/runtime settings for php processes in your hosting panel. For cheap hosting accounts, you might not be able to use something like this, nor should you.

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  neotrope.
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