When my Website was http, this plugin worked like a charm. I loved it. However, once I made the site secure - https, this program started producing nothing but false positives, particularly related to images. The links weren't broken even though the program flagged them as broken. I went to the Support Forum and saw several other people reporting the same issue. If it gets fixed, I will change my rating to five stars.
If you run an http Website, I highly recommend this program. If you run a https Website then avoid it at all costs.
This plugin is a real workhorse, slow but steady, and works well. However, some hosting companies do now allow it, saying it takes up too much bandwidth. We no longer use it as a permanent install -- just on launch, and then remove it.
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.
But "Dismiss" seems not clear.
When I disable and then enable plugin, all dismissed links are missed and should be dismissed again.
It might be possible that other scenario should be used, but it is not obvious for me.
El plugin arroja 700 y pico caracteres, cuando se activa el plugin.Igual parece que funciona...Pero da desconfianza
Good tool for keeping track of those broken links. Especially when using multiple users. Would like to see better dashboard notifications. And the information sent can be incorrect.
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