Plugin Reviews

Broken Link Checker

This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.


202 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Found broken links on my site dating back to 2005 ... easy fix/update
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Thanks for making my web site maintenance easier ...

Security hole for our site
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Our site kept getting hacked, even after extensive cleanup. Our hosting company finally got involved and said that a malicious IP was "accessing a file in the broken link finder plugin."

I'm not saying this plugin was the security hole. But in our case it looks like it was more useful to the hackers than to us.

BEWARE can corrupt plugins and cause them to be removed somehow
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Upon installation (via FTP) returned

The plugin does not have a valid header

and all my existing plugins, gave messages such as:

The plugin apocalypse-meow/index.php has been deactivated due to an error: Plugin file does not exist.

Staggeringly useful.
By , for WP 3.6.1

Having wasted many hours (on a previous non-WP site) manually updating links, I almost cried when I found this plugin. It works really, really well, too, immediately notifying you of broken internal or external links and, better yet, letting you fix those links directly from the plugin menu. It takes what had always been a time-consuming and frustrating chore and makes it a quick, simple job.

If you have a site with any number of either internal or external links, this plugin is a must.

Effective proactive link checking
By , for WP 3.6

This plugin is fairly simple to use, and does just what it advertises. It notifies me as soon as a link (whether internal or external) is broken, and lets me quickly fix the link before my visitors find it. It is one of my most actively used plugins, and makes me feel that I'm caring well for the cleanliness of my site!

Good plugin, but now get error 500 on all my site.
By , for WP 3.6

Good plugin, but now get error 500 on all my site, I must rename the folder to go to my blog's admin page :-(

Huge help for huge sites
By , for WP 3.6

I'm finishing up the launch of a re-design, with literally thousands of inline and navigation links to confirm. Between that and, looking forward, having many authors -- who won't necessarily catch their own link errors -- Broken Link Checker is pretty indispensable.

By , for WP 3.6

I love this plugin. It should be part of the core ASAP! So much easier than updating links manually... a real time saver. Many thanks!

Killed three of my sites
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin was great until it stopped working and brought down my sites (error 500). I needed to rename the plugins directory to even visit the wp-admin page. I updated to the latest and then things were back up and running for a day. Then it was down again. I can afford to leave this plugin on. Looking for replacement...

Doesnt work with 3.6
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Error message asking about table missing and to deactivate and reactivate.

Doesnt work.

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