Broken Link Checker – WordPress plugin Free download

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Broken Link Checker

Description

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

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.

Basic Usage

Once installed, the plugin will begin parsing your posts, bookmarks (AKA blogroll) and other content and looking for links. Depending on the size of your site this can take from a few minutes up to an hour or more. When parsing is complete, the plugin will start checking each link to see if it works. Again, how long this takes depends on how big your site is and how many links there are. You can monitor the progress and tweak various link checking options in Settings -> Link Checker.

The broken links, if any are found, will show up in a new tab of the WP admin panel – Tools -> Broken Links. A notification will also appear in the “Broken Link Checker” widget on the Dashboard. To save display space, you can keep the widget closed and configure it to expand automatically when problematic links are detected. E-mail notifications need to be enabled separately (in Settings -> Link Checker).

The “Broken Links” tab will by default display a list of broken links that have been detected so far. However, you can use the links on that page to view redirects or see a listing of all links – working or not – instead. You can also create new link filters by performing a search and clicking the “Create Custom Filter” button. For example, this can be used to create a filter that only shows comment links.

There are several actions associated with each link. They show up when you move your mouse over to one of the links listed the aforementioned tab –

“Edit URL” lets you 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” lets you 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 strike-through effect for broken links), but won’t be reported again unless its status changes. Useful if you want to acknowledge a link as broken/redirected and just leave as it is.

You can also click on the contents of the “Status” or “Link Text” columns to get more info about the status of each link.

Translations

Arabic – Yaser Maadan
Belorussian – M. Comfi
Chinese Simplified – Kaijia Feng
Chinese Traditional – YILIN
Czech – Lelkoun
Danish – Georg S. Adamsen
Dutch – Robin Roelofsen
Finnish – Jani Alha
French – Whiler, Luc Capronnier, Guillaume Boda
German – Ivan Graf
Hebrew – Ahrale, Eitan Caspi
Hindi – Outshine Solutions
Hungarian – Language Connect
Irish – Ray Gren
Italian – Gianni Diurno and Giacomo Ross (alternative)
Japanese – Shohei Tanak
Korean – MinHyeong Lim
Persian – Omid Sheerkavand
Polish – http://positionmaker.pl
Portuguese – mowster
Brazilian Portuguese – Paulino Michelazzo
Romanian – Ovidiu
Russian – Anna Ozeritskaya
Serbo-Croatian – Borisa Djuraskovic
Slovakian – Patrik Žec
Spanish – Neoshinji
Swedish – mepmepmep
Turkish – Murat Durgun
Ukrainian – Stas Mykhajlyuk
Vietnamese – Biz.O

Note: Some translations are not entirely up to date with the latest release, so parts of the interface may appear untranslated.

Other Credits

This plugin uses some icons from the Font Awesome icon font. Font Awesome is licensed under SIL OFL 1.1.

Contribute

Broken Link Checker is now on GitHub. Pull Requests welcome.

Installation

To do a new installation of the plugin, please follow these steps

Click to Download the broken-link-checker.zip file to your computer.
Unzip the file
Upload broken-link-checker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

To enable/disable various features and tweak the plugin’s configuration go to Settings -> Link Checker.

To upgrade your installation

Deactivate the plugin
Retrieve and upload the new files (do steps 1. – 3. from “new installation” instructions)
Reactivate the plugin. Your settings will be retained from the previous version.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

To do a new installation of the plugin, please follow these steps

Click to Download the broken-link-checker.zip file to your computer.
Unzip the file
Upload broken-link-checker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

To enable/disable various features and tweak the plugin’s configuration go to Settings -> Link Checker.

To upgrade your installation

Deactivate the plugin
Retrieve and upload the new files (do steps 1. – 3. from “new installation” instructions)
Reactivate the plugin. Your settings will be retained from the previous version.

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