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Is there any option to check broken backlink using this plugin? I am not getting so. This is my desired thing for which I bought this plugin. If there is no such option, this plugin will of no use to me. In that regard, I like to return this plugin and want my money back.
Hi rummankhan, thanks for your message.
This plugin works crawling the content of your site, extracting links and images, looking for broken links, redirections, nofollow links, etc.
As the plugin description explains, and also show the plugin guides, this plugin works only with the editable content of your posts, pages or post types (the content you usually edit via the WP Editor for posts and pages).
There is not a feature to check broken backlinks from external websites, and there is not any description of this plugin indicating this feature. So if you bought this plugin looking for this kind of features, then I think you made a mistake, please request a refund if this is the case.
Yes, by mistake I bought this. Pls accept my apology to purchase it directly without trial version to check first.
Would you pls tell me how can Irequest for refund?
No problem, I will accept the refund request. I don’t know how to start the process from the customer perspective, please contact the customer support or check the help center for more information.
i had two issues with your awesome plugin.
The first, some url in comment is not scanned.
The second, not working with the fields ACF repeater
Hi, thanks for your message.
About the URL in comments, is it an URL from the comment author URL or it is an URL in the comment content? The scan will parse and check both URLs when you have the scan option comment approved or pending checked. If it fails, then it is possible a sort of malformed URLs. If not, please can you send me the content comment to this address?
Regarding ACF, this plugin support values in custom fields only if they are direct values, choosing in the scan configuration between URL or HTML values. In case of other structures, this plugin does not support links checking.
Please let me know if something is not clear or you need more information.
Hi, thanks to you.
So i check about the comments, its because the text in comment is only like that “www.exemple.com” and wordpress convert in front end in link url. (i tries Track malformed links check or uncheck)
So do you have option to check the url in format word ? (as broken link checker)
About ACF, i add the custom field HTML with the name of my field from ACF but your plugin will only get the field number 1 and no, the next field when its repeater.
No sorry, for comments it needs the URL into a link, it does not work with single URLs
About the custom fieds it only supports direct values (configured as HTML or URL). It does not support external structures (like the repeater you have mentioned).
Ok, thanks for the answer.
Do you think you will add this feature in the future (single url)
Ops, I did not notice this comment, sorry.
I have no plans for this feature, but I will consider it, because check single URLs not enclosed in “a” tags I think is an interesting feature.
Can one change with the plug in also urls from the http to https?
If so how and why I can not test with the demo version. Without successful test no purchase.
Hi, thanks for your interest.
You can change URLs individually or via bulk mode. But, if you are going to change all URLs for one specific domain, I think the best solution for you is to use a search and replace content plugin. This plugin is intended mainly to detect broken links.
Demo version shows the Pro capabilities without executing the Pro features, because in this case this is not a trial version with an expiration date, it is just a demo to see the features and check your hosting compatibility with this plugin.
The plugin is great that it found and help us replaced the links hosted over multiple (now dead) servers. Is this plugin supposed to detect images on pages that are 404 as well? It detected only a few images but not the 404 ones we’re hoping to find.
This plugin only works with the content of posts, custom post types, and pages. So to detect broken links in a 404 page, it needs to be associated to an existing page, because this plugin does not check links directly from theme templates.
Please let me know if something is not clear or need more information.
Ah, sorry for the confusion, I’m actually referring to image content inside of a page. We have images embedded on pages in this site that refers to a now defunct server.
From wpengine (account closed)
We know that there are images embedded in other pages on the site that are refering to the wpengine still, and want to scan and replace them with the proper link. I hope the plugin can help.
Ah, ok, I understand now.
You can detect 404 images through this plugin, but to replace the old URL’s for the new ones you need to use a Search & replace plugin, because this is a matter of string replacement more than broken link detection.
So from your example, to replace in the post content of your posts:
It is advisable to do a full database backup before to do that.
This plugin do bulk URL replacement in case of URL redirections because it knows the destination, but in this case although it detects the broken links, does not know what is the target URL.
I’m getting an error when I try to create a new scan – all it says is “something went wrong, try again”. I was getting this in the free version, and still getting it when I upgraded to pro. Any ideas?
It happens when the plugin is unable to add the scan record to its database table. The common reason is because the table does not exists. The cause could be the lack of permissions to create the tables, or network plugin activation (this plugin does not have multisite support and it does not create the custom tables from this type of activation).
Hi, I want to export scan result in to excel. Is it possible?
Hi, sorry, it is not possible, there is no export module yet.
I’ve purchased this item two days back, But realized that its not the one I was looking for. Is there any way I can get the refund.
I’m sorry to bother you.
Hi, of course, you can request a refund if you purchased this plugin by mistake. Please check the help center section or contact support to get information about how to request the refund.
Hi, my crawler doesn’t run at all.
I created a new scan. The status of the scan is saying Running. But it’s been there for 15 minutes or so and still no results, nothing.
RUNNING All Link Scan
50/5,614 entries 0/10,540 comments
Today from 13:09 — Running time 15 mins
It ran the first time. I had to make some changes, so deleted that scan and created a new one. This one is stuck in running status with no change.
Prompt help would be appreciated.
Not happy at all with your plugin. I somehow made it work by selecting sub-set of post types. After running for 2 hours, it stopped. It did about 408/1500 posts and just stopped working. What a mess. Would love to see a resolution for this. Does this plugin have any restriction on how much it can crawl or how continuous it can crawl? I have my multi thread to be 50. I have a large 32 GB box so wanted to fasten this. Would this have been an issue?
Hi, thanks to contact me.
It seems that something is blocking the crawler. Do you have any firewall or security plugin installed? Plugins like Wordfence or similar drops the crawler activity and disallow the requests. Please check the troubleshooting section in the plugin description.
Another question. Do you tried before the demo version? This demo version ensures that your hosting is compatible with this plugin and gives you an idea of how it works.
Threre are no limits for number of pages, links or images to check. It depends obviously of the capabilites of the server that host this plugin. For example, enough storage for the database tables, available memory or how fast are the processors to manage high volume of data.
About multithreading, 50 threads is a too big number and possibly the cause of this malfunction. We recommend start with just 1 thread, and if it is two slow, increase to 2, 3 or even 5 threads, checking at the same time that server resources (CPU, memory, etc.) do not increase too much.
If this is not enough speed, or the crawler get stuck due server overload, then this plugin is not for you and maybe you need an external service to do this kind of tasks. If this is the case, please request a refund.
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