Support » Plugin: WP Broken Link Status Checker » So Far So Good :-)

  • I’ve tested several similar plugins. All were rubbish. Either they did not work, or the UI was not useful for my needs.

    It seems to do a great job of finding links.
    I really like the ability to Filter results.
    Also Settings allow you to check only certain post types, or “status codes”, if you like. It’s a great group of settings.

    It’s also nice to be able to change settings and save the results under a different name.
    You can then go back and look at results from past “runs”, or delete any “run” that you no longer need to reference. That is a useful touch.

    There is no text file output that I saw, though perhaps looking in the database could yield the same, or one could copy/paste the results from any search into a text file, I presume. However, given the results format, and the fact that past “runs” are always accessible, I do not find a text file to necessary.

    The only feature that some other plugins offer, that is not available in this plugin, is the ability to edit the “bad url” directly from the list. Clicking on the listed broken url will not allow one to edit it, and have it saved directly inside the page that the url was listed.
    However, the page containing the url is listed next to the page, alongside links to edit that page or simpy view that page. Since the full “broken” url is visible in the list, it’s easy to Copy the bad url, then FIND it inside the source page. This is makes it easy enough to update links! Given the overall design of this plugin, this feature thatt’s offered elsewhere is not really missed.

    So Far, I am really enjoying this plugin. It’s well designed, and works well.

    Even though this plugin hasn’t been updated in 6months, and is not certified to work with recent versions of WordPress, I’ve run into no issues. I’m not yet tested it on WP 5.2.3 – this particular dev server is a couple versions out of date, yet it works well so far.

    Thanks Devs!

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