WordPress Broken Link Checker – a must-have plugin

On 10 January, 2013 by Carol

Broken Link Checker is a simple  WordPress plugin to check broken links on your pages, posts, comments and missing images.
You will be getting a report via e-mail and a full report on your dashboard with all your links, split by status and the option to bulk edit/check/fix/unlink  them.

As you see in the screenshot below, the report is quite clear and the cleaning up process couldn’t be easier.
broken links bulk edit

The settings are straight forward . Check what you need to and save your settings, then let the Link Checker do its work.
broken link settings

Features:

  • Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional).
  • Detects links that don’t work, missing images and redirects.
  • Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email.
  • Makes broken links display differently in posts (optional).
  • Prevents search engines from following broken links (optional).
  • You can search and filter links by URL, anchor text and so on.
  • Links can be edited directly from the plugin’s page, without manually updating each post.
  • Highly configurable.

The ability to choose which links should be checked is a big plus.

broken link setting page

As you can see, this plugin is a must-have utility and can help you improve your relation with Google and also have your blog clean and dead-link-free.
Download it from WordPress or from the developer’s website.

 

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