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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.


188 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
You need to turn it off
By , for WP 4.0

If you want your site up and avoid this message:

"connection Lost. Saving has been disabled until reconnected. We're backing up this post in your browser, just in case"

Make sure to turn it off because it make conflicts with the deskboard, inside WP. I made me crazy until I finally discovered the issue!

By , for WP 3.9.2

It provides a nice report of your links.
I feel a little nervous about it, as I'm not quite sure how it works. It appears to make a set of tables within your database named "wp_blc_links" (blc_ prefix) and then it fills them up with links that appear in your site. That's great, but if it is running all the time adding information to the database and checking links, then it might be a performance drag. So I'm just running it on occasion, then disabling the plugin until the next time I need it.

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Fonctionne merveilleusement bien sur mon site, il me trouve tous les liens morts y compris les vidéos youtube supprimées. On peut paramétrer la vérification des liens pour éviter la surcharge du serveur. Tip top :-)

Absoulutly the handiest tool in the linking industry
By , for WP 3.9.2

After importing tons of content from HTML static pages, this is a must have tool to tweak the final content version

Better Google ranking and visitor experience without broken and redirected links
By , for WP 3.9.2

Great plugin, great support. Notifies me via e-mail on broken or redirected links on my blog.

I have thousands of links and don't like to surprise visitors with broken link. It's also easy to fix redirects which saves my visitors some time but also allows me to keep an eye or where the redirect leads my visitors. You might be in for a surprise there if the domain switched owners ;)

I wrote a Dutch post on Broken Link Checker, hope that will get you even more users!

Best link cheker
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Thanks for quick find broken pages

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Easy to use. Nothing wrong with this plugin

Love it
By , for WP 3.9

All my sites depend on this product to check all the links daily. It can run in the background constantly OR it can work once a day. You will love it.

The best way to manage links!
By , for WP 3.9.2

The best way to manage links!

Careful with Use
By , for WP 3.9.2

Broken Links Checker is very useful if you have an older blog with a lot of links. It will find bad links and makes it easy to correct them, including comment links. If you link to a key old article that had gone off-line, it will even point to the same at archive.org. Very handy feature.

However, BLC will also often find links bad that were simply slow loading. So you have to rechack the links it suggests before removing them. Many will be fine.

Also, once installed, it will recheck your links at the set interval. Several sites warn that the plugin causes resource thrashing. If you have a heavy volume site, you don't want this one running in the background when under heavy load. One host said its a plugin they'll uninstall to keep the server responsive. Hostgator and WPMU recommend against using it.

I'd suggest you deactivate it after use and just use it periodically as required. Alternately, you can use a web links checking service but these are not as easy to update.

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