Support » Plugin: Broken Link Checker » Differences between “check each link” and “link monitor”

  • Resolved nonobio

    (@nonobio)


    Hi πŸ™‚

    Thanks for this plugin.

    I’m not sure to understand the difference between the setting \General\Check each link every x hour and the two options of Advanced options\Link monitor.

    I would like the plugin doesn’t take too much ressources so i set it to “check each link” every 720 hours and i also unchecked the two options of “link monitor”.

    But with these settings i didn’t have any broken link detected.

    For testing i checked the two “link monitor” options and forced a new checking (last advanced option) : broken links found.

    Can you explain me the difference between these settings : why if i only enable the “check each link” every “720” hours”, it doesn’t seem to work.

    What’s your recommandation if i don’t need a check “too often” and/or i don’t want to use too much ressources ?

    Thanks πŸ™‚

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  • Plugin Support Kasia – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support2)

    Hello @nonobio ,

    720 hours is 30 day – so with this enabled plugin would be checking your site’s links every 30 days. Please note that in order to do so it needs WP Cron. WP Cron, to work seamlessly needs regular traffic to your site.
    https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/cron/ – so if there are low traffic and difference is 30 days it is possible that it won’t be able to check.

    “Run continuously while the Dashboard is open ” – means that whenever you will have wp-admin open, like for editing or adding new posts, then link checker will work. So if for example, you check your wp-admin daily, it will run daily.

    ” Run hourly in the background ” – it means it will try to run every hour, no matter if you are logged in or not. But this option also depends on WP Cron. But it can take a lot of resources.

    If links on your site don’t change that often, I would suggest changing the first option to less than 720 hours. 48-72 hours should be fine and shouldn’t take up many resources.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

    Hello πŸ™‚

    Thanks a lot for your explanations.

    So i changed the first option to 72 hours and unchecked the “Run hourly in the background”.

    But should i leave enabled the “Run continuously while the Dashbaord is open” ? Is it necessary to make the first option (72 hours) working ?

    I hope my others settings are good :
    Maximal execution time : 420 seconds
    Server limit load : 4.00
    Resources use level : 25 %

    Plugin Support Dimitris – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support6)

    Hello @nonobio

    But should i leave enabled the β€œRun continuously while the Dashbaord is open” ? Is it necessary to make the first option (72 hours) working ?

    This option is not needed for the 72hrs cycle, it will only trigger the checks to start happening whenever you’re in the WP admin area.

    Thank you,
    Dimitris

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    Plugin Support Jonathan – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support9)

    Hi @nonobio,

    Maximal execution time : 420 seconds
    Server limit load : 4.00
    Resources use level : 25 %

    These look good. Let us know in case you have any additional questions, and we will more than glad to assist you with them.

    Best,
    Jonathan S

    Thank you. Have a nice day πŸ™‚

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