WordPress Plugin: Broken Link Checker

WordPress Plugin: Broken Link Checker

Want to clean-up your blog from unwanted broken links? Well, introducing a plug-in that will do it for you.

Let’s face it, broken links are bad. They are bad for your blog because it’s like having a cluttered blog and it is bad for your visitors are you will be giving them an ugly “404 NOT FOUND” page. I believe Google doesn’t like it also so what do you do to something nobody likes?

Remove them from the face of the planet!

How to detect and remove broken links?

I can give you two ways to do it.

1.) Manual checking of every link in every post and see if they work or not. For a blog with 10 posts, this is very easy but for a blog that has been up for two years, good luck. I tried to do this before when I was changing permalinks but I never finished it. I gave up eventually.

2.) The second option is the main reason for this blog post. Luckily that there’s a plug-in that will do #1 for you automatically. All you have to do is to rest, blog about other things while it scours your blog for any bad broken link and reports it to you.

See this sample report.

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Gosh! I have 175 broken links… this is going to be a long night repairing them. Well, this plug-in not only reports to you the broken links, it also gives you an option to fix them.

You can do the following:

  1. View Broken Link details – shows you how many times the plug-in tried, what result it got..blah blah blah
  2. Unlink – remove the broken link.. basically it will remove the anchor tag
  3. Exclude – I don’t know why you would do this but it will exclude this link from its search
  4. Edit URL – Use this if you want to replace the link.

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(Click the picture because I was too lazy to resize it. LoL)

Now doesn’t it look good for your blog? I don’t know about you guys but I’m going to spend some time now to fix my blog and clean-up these broken links.

Ahhh yes, download links. Before I forget, this is where you can download the “broken link checker“. [WordPress Plug-in link]

WordPress Plugin: Broken Link Checker

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