I’m checking a custom field for broken links. Each field causes a 404 in the report, even if there are no links in the custom field.
The custom field is an optional text field which can be filled out in addition to the main editing area on a page. (It stores text for a sidebar area.)
In the broken links report:
- The “Link Text” column shows the variable name for the custom field. (Not sure if that’s normal.)
- The URL column shows a malformed link. The link starts with the full address of the page that the custom field is associated with. The text of the custom field is then appended to the link.
For instance, let’s say the text “More turtle info” is stored in the custom field for the page at “http://myblog.com/turtles/”. This will cause the plugin to think there’s a broken link with the URL: “http://myblog.com/turtles/More turtle info”
The entry for the custom field in the database doesn’t look strange.
Has anyone seen this before? Any suggestions?