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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.


177 reviews
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Only reason keeping me away from WPEngine
By , for WP 4.1

This is the only reason that I am not using [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ] You see, WPE says that BLC is a resource hog and yes it is. If you use the plugin P3 to check the performance of your plugins, you will probably be surprised to see that this plugin seems to take the most resources of any of them. When you consider what it does, it makes sense, but being so useful and such a drag on performance is tough.

The other option of course is to get rid of it. I don't want to run desktop apps. I want to be fully in the cloud. How weird is it that we think we need desktop apps to do cloud applications? There are third-party websites that will check links for you and email you a report, so that is likely what I will do but they cost a monthly fee. I had hope that another plugin might work, but it costs $18 and when I tried to use it gave me an error. The developer says he is working to fix that, but who knows if that will work.

If this plugin could just be less of a resource hog that would be the best of all possible worlds. Since WPE doesn't allow this plugin, I have to find a solution to this problem before I switch to them. Or perhaps this will be the reason I never switch.

Vital to my sites - excellent
By , for WP 4.1

I think that you don't realize how helpful this plugin is until you try it.

My site(s), some of them, are very link heavy. So keeping up with dead and broken links was something I didn't do - until a user lets me know. Bad form! I have over 50 pages in one site - now I don't have to search and test.

Info on the admin home screen is ideal.

I especially like that the broken links are crossed out and readable - not left as is, mysteriously marked or hidden. Some links I intentionally leave that way.

Love this plugin for many reasons. Thanks!!

Works as advertised
By , for WP 4.1

Works really well, and I do like that it emails you right when it detects a broken link. I personally hate when I'm reading blog posts and half of the references are gone. The plug-in also makes it super easy to add in the latest Archive.org copy of the site, which many times is all you need.

By , for WP 4.0.1

Thank you! This saves me time!

By , for WP 3.6.1

This plugin saved me tons of hours, it works like a charm!

Nützlicher Wächter
By ,

Die E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen durch das Plugin erleichtern die redaktionelle Pflege von Websites enorm.

Very useful
By , for WP 4.0.1

A great plugin !

It just works...
By , for WP 4.0.1

I use the Broken Link Checker on every WordPress site I build, manage and maintain. This plugin is an absolute gem and a mandatory plugin for all new installs.

Works fine
By , for WP 4.0.1

No issues

Use it more and more
By , for WP 4.0.1

I would recommend this plugin for all users that have at least few extern links on its website. Even those "HTML static" look alike WP websites use to have "Links", "Friends" or something like this. That can be checked with this plugin and not bother about them.

It surprized me that this plugin doesnt slow down website (Admin) as i first thought it may do. Put in settings some reasonable time and it is all.

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