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.


206 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Kills wp-admin/plugins.php
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I don't recommend to use.

Thank you
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Works like a charm. Got an email about the broken link and was able to notify the site owner before she even knew.

This plugin broke my website
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After an SEO review I discovered I have hundreds of broken links. I thought this plugin would save me time. First thing after installing the plugin, I had a database error. I called my trusty web host who thankfully has telephone support, and they said that mysteriously the site had been pointed from the subdirectory where WP lives to the main directory. We fixed that. Subsequently the formatting of the page went crazy, and then I was unable to log into the site at all.

I assume that there was some sort of incompatibility problem with other plugins I have running, but use this at your own risk. It cost me several hours of productivity.

Excellent tool
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Does exactly what is says it does. A bit of a server resource hog, we use it (turn it on/off) once a month to check overall site links, both internal and external.

Also a simple tool for finding and updating internal site links after you move a site from one server to a new server.

Gotta Have
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This plug is pretty close to a gotta have, once your site gets sufficiently large. Link rot is a constant fight and Broken Link Checker is your weapon to combat it. Thanks.

Installed and Immediately Had Issues
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Want to be bare bones honest in this review. I installed it and immediately my servers were giving me some 500 errors (meaning pages physically would not load), and my website slowed down massively. Not only that, but when I went to the wordpress dashboard to see if it had scanned the site thoroughly, it simply said "loading" and didn't display anything.
Stick with tested, proven web-site crawlers like screaming frog.

good job
By , for WP 3.9.1

working fine

Very happy with this plugin
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Works great and keeps me covered. Very handy!

broken link checker is the best plugin thanks to mr. janis elsts from latvia !
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Thank you very much, dear Mr.Janis Elsts from Latvia !!! You are an excelent web developer and we all the WordPress.org bloggers are very thankful and would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your excelent BROKEN LINK CHECKER PLUGIN which is very useful. You have done a great job !

Since some weeks ago, I didn't know about this plugin and I had more of 130 broken links on my respectable personal blog (Google page rank 3). So, I have installed your BROKEN LINK CHECKER and I was very surprised !!! I've never thought that I could have so many broken links on my website ! With your plugin, I have finally fixed this technical problem and now I have ZERO BROKEN LINKS thanks to you ! I will give you FIVE STARS rating right now !

May God bless you, Mr.Janis Elsts ! May God bless Latvia !

By , for WP 3.9.1

remove html codes INSIDE my articles!! "target="_blank">" became "target=>" ....seriously?! what a waste of time for me now!

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