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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.

27 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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GoDaddy Won't Allow It
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin is not allowed on GoDaddy due to performance, security or compatibility. Try using the website brokenlinkcheck.com instead. I've had good success with it!

Kept crashing one of my sites
By , for WP 4.2.2

I use few plugins and the ones I use are all well-known, well-supported and popular. I keep the software updated and I also use a very popular and extremely well-coded theme. For a while I repeatedly had connectivity issues (website pages took over a minute to load) and 503 errors. The culprit of the problems turned out to be Broken Link Checker. In my case, this plugin was more accurately called "Broken Website Maker." I just can't take a chance on using it again.

Slows down site SEVERELY
By , for WP 4.1

This plugin does a link check on the fly when you load a page and adds strikethroughs to your links if they are broken. If your site doesn't allow https PHP connections, ALL https links show up as broken.

On top of all of this, it does this check on the frontend when you load a page. This can increase load times in the upwards of 7+ seconds. Absolutely unaccepatable.

Kills wp-admin/plugins.php
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I don't recommend to use.

This plugin broke my website
By , for WP 3.9.1

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.

Installed and Immediately Had Issues
By , for WP 3.9.1


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.

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!

Page load time endless
By , for WP 3.8.1

It increases my page load time to endless. I had to disable it.

doesn't work with multisite
By , for WP 3.8.1

the plugin doesn't work with multisite and the author doesn't seem to want to fix this.

Resourse hungry
By , for WP 3.8.1

tried to install it few times, but id brings site down eating on all resources. Completely useless

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