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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.

25 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
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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
By ,

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

Hello,

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.

NO
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

The Page Template is Invalid Erros
By , for WP 3.8.1

Plugin used to work great.

I don't think I used it much in the short time we were on 3.8, but now on 3.8.1 it's refusing to take actions on links.

Bulk processing actually says they've been changed but does not change them. Refreshing the page shows them still there.

Individually attempting to unlink or alter them gives "The plugin failed to remove the link. The following error(s) occurred: The page template is invalid."

Screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/ZFPn7NweUNi

There is another, similar, unanswered thread here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/edit-link-updates-page-but-not-list?replies=1

Doesn't work. Broken links are never flagged.
By , for WP 3.8

Used to work. Now it doesn't. Broken links are not flagged.

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