Support » Plugin: Broken Link Checker » Last updated on feature?

  • Hi, I noticed that whenever I fix a broken link or a redirect within the BLC tools menu, it automatically changes the “last updated on date” within the WP meta info, which displays on the front end of our site and to Google. Is there a way to change this so that it won’t update that date since it’s only fixing a link and not making any major content changes?

    Thanks so much!

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  • Plugin Support Predrag Dubajic WPMU DEV Support


    Hi @seth17,

    This is a default WP behavior, it doesn’t matter how big or small the change is WP will see that as an update made to that page.
    It would be the same thing if you would go into the page, edit the broken link and put in the working one, once you save the page it will show last update as the time when that change was done.
    That’s what BLC does as well, it updates your page content and if you go to Revisions you would see the change that BLC made, same as you would by making the change manually.


    Hi Predrag,

    We’re using Bill Erickson’s Limit Modified Date plugin to keep that from happening. Is there a way to integrate with that so the date doesn’t change?

    Plugin Support Adam – WPMU DEV Support


    Hi @seth17

    It’s not really a Broken Link Checker plugin that’s changing/setting these dates but WordPress itself upon post/page update.

    The Broken Link Checker plugin uses core WordPress functions to update content with those fixed links and the plugin that you are using (I checked its source code) also does that but just “overwriting” the date with a previously fetched one.

    There’s not really anything to integrate between those two as it’s a matter of how WordPress works.

    What could possibly be done would be to try to implement similar feature in a Broken Link Checker as the Limit Modified Date does (just for those repaired/edited links). I can’t make promises at the moment but it seems like it might be doable and certainly sounds like a good idea 🙂

    I’ve already suggested it to our developers.

    Kind regards,

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the feedback. That would be a super helpful feature, as it would be better for SEO and user experience, and save time for site owners too. Thanks!

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