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    Broken link checker plugin checks for posts, comments and other contents for broken links.


    • General options:  scheduled link check, email notifications, link tweaks, suggestions.
    • Look for links: Look links in for blogroll items, comments, custom fields, pages, and posts.
    • Which links to check: Link types – HTML links, images, plaintext URLs, embedded YouTube videos, GoogleVideo videos, megavideo videos, DailyMotion videos, Vimeo videos. Exclusion List (Don't check links where the URL contains any of specified words, one per line)
    • Protocols & APIs: Check links using Basic HTTP, FileServe API, MediaFire API, MegaUpload API, YouTube API, RapidShare API.
    • Advance options: Link monitor, execution time limit, forced recheck, server load limit.


    0.08% CPU USAGE
    0.0201 sec LOAD TIME


    0 of 9 support threads in the last two months have been resolved so support is poor for this plugin. Proper guideline is missing as there is no documentation for this plugin.

    Plugin ver- 1.9.2       WordPress ver- 3.8.1       Tested on 24 March 2014
    System configuration: 1 core processsor, Memory - 512mb, 20gb SSD Disk

    Is your site being penalized because of old broken links? Broken Link Checker scans every link on your website and tells you if the link has changed, is broken or no longer exists so you can fix it.

    Broken links cause users to leave your site faster, slow down search bots, lead to lowering where you show on search pages and can hurt your Google ranking.

    With +700,000 active installs, Broken Link Checker is the most popular free link monitor for WordPress. If you are searching for an easy way to find and fix broken links in WordPress, Broken Link Checker will scan your site, notify you when a broken link is found and make suggestions for fixing your links. Simple and powerful.


    • Monitor – Set automated scans for your posts, pages, comments, blogroll and custom fields.
    • Detect – Find links that don’t work, missing images and redirects.
    • Report – Get notified when links are broken in the built-in Dashboard widget and through email.
    • Highlight – Configure posts to display broken links with a custom style.
    • Prevention – Stop search engines from following broken links.
    • Filter – search and filter links by URL, anchor text and more.
    • Quick Edit – Save time by editing links directly from the settings page, no need to manually visit each post.
    • Schedule – Set how often links are scanned and limit resource usage with highly customizable settings.

    Find Broken Links Anywhere

    Your site collects thousands of links quickly from pages and posts to images, comments and custom fields. It’s great for ranking and navigation, but things get moved which leads to 404s, dead links and “page not found” messages. How do you stay on top of it all? Broken Link Checker crawls your site and notifies you when a broken link is found. Save hundreds of hours with automation.

    Fix All Your Links in One Place

    Fix links right from inside the Broken Link Checker fully filterable link list. No need to jump from page to post, editing and repeating. Sort by link text, URL, status and where links are located. Think of all the time you’ll save maintaining a clean blog. Update, edit, or remove the link, quickly recheck and move on. It’s that fast.

    Options include:
    – Edit URL – change the URL of that link. If the link is present in more than one place (e.g. both in a post and in the blogroll), all occurrences of that URL will be changed.
    – Unlink – removes the link but leaves the link text intact.
    – Not broken – manually mark a “broken” link as working. This is useful if you know it was incorrectly detected as broken due to a network glitch or a bug. The marked link will still be checked periodically, but the plugin won’t consider it broken unless it gets a new result.
    – Dismiss – hides the link from the “Broken Links” and “Redirects” views. It will still be checked as normal and get the normal link styles (e.g. a strikethrough effect for broken links), but won’t be reported again unless the status changes. Useful if you want to acknowledge a link as broken/redirected and just leave as it is.

    Email and Dashboard Notifications

    Get notifications when a dead link is found in the dashboard, have them emailed to your inbox or notify your authors when a link is broken. Broken Link Checker monitors your site in the background with scheduled scans automating link maintenance.

    Link Tweaks and Custom Styling

    Visually communicate with users when a link is broken or if a link has been removed. Add a strikethrough, use a different font or change the color. Plus, use the “Stop search engines from following broken links” option to help protect your site from getting penalized.

    Integrates With Your Favorite WordPress Plugins

    Not only does Broken Link Checker work with the Gutenberg, the new default block editor in WordPress, but it’s also built to detect custom fields, blocks, and plugins including:

    What Do People Say About Broken Link Checker?

    Excellent, very accurate detection. Great for editing bulk links after a server migration. Highly recommended utility for devs. – dmac

    Huge time saver! I can’t imagine trying to do a regular link audit without a tool like this. One of my must-have plugins on the websites I manage. – Andrew Ledwith

    Not only did it find all the errors (and redirects), but it also allowed me to repair the errors from the plugin directly. Really, really efficient! – haayman

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