Discussion on WP Link Validator - Detect Broken Links

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Hey, I liked. This is a powerful and missed Wordpress option. Congratulations for this work. Maybe I will buy for a next project.

Thanks, glad you liked it !

How can I get list of post where links are broken so I could delete them or change them?

Can I do this with this plugin?

THX for your respons. I will buy plugin when you updated it as you said (I would be doing it in the updates to follow in which the admin can see the broken links from the dashboard.) – even if price goes up.

I have more than 3000 post and I need that feature.

My regards, Zokolus

Great ! I will let you know once the update is ready…

Hey, you might consider the below project while there is an update for this plugin

Website Diagnosis

Website Diagnosis is a cool tool for detecting broken & invalid links through out your website. Complete website check for broken or invalid links. It also has the ability to detect Link Redirects & track the Redirected URL and also capable of Parked Domain detection.

can we chose to only check for broken links only in posts? not comments and etc. I Only want it to check for broken links in article content of posts and article/text content of pages but not else where! is that possible to choose what only to test?

Yes you can, you can choose the test section to be either all or any particular selection from the following

  1. Comments
  2. Post Title
  3. Post Content
  4. Post Excerpt
  5. Content Editor

Check the screen shot here: http://codecanyon.net/theme_previews/2049931-wp-link-validator-detect-broken-links?index=0

any roadmap available, where you support default settings for wordpress network setups?

it would be a great value

WP Multisite support included, Available for download now !!!

nice! I’ll buy the plugin today

Thanks, looking forward to it !!

There’s a free version of this identical plugin at the WordPress gallery called Broken Link Checker and it works flawlessly. What features does this plugin have that the other doesn’t?

First of all its real time and the links are checked asynchronously on-the-fly while the page is loading – There is no need for a schedule which periodically needs to run to check for links.

Secondly, this plugin can check for Parked Domains – It is possible that even though a link is valid, it might logically not be a meaning full site; Have it something like someone has bought a domain but hasn’t made a website on it – So the site is basically parked with Ads.

Your plugin seems really interesting, yet it does not offer a feature such as broken link checker where we could fix the link – and not automatically remove it as you do in your plugin.

Yes, it doesn’t offer that feature! It’s on the TODO but never got to work on it.

@Danielhaim3, I was using Broken Link Checker, but I’m having issues (and others) with https links. @Smart_techie, are general https link checks supported and more specifically, if it the WP is https behind a proxy, will it not show all links as “broken?” Thanks.

As long as the links are accessible via the hosted machine, this plugin will work. It uses browser emulation, so if the links you are talking about are accessible via your server’s browser it will work for this plugin too.

Hi smart_techie

This looks like awesome tool. Can you please help me with a few pre-purchase questions. I have website with close to 20,000 links. Therefore I want to avoid pre-processing from database – and looks like this plugin is perfect for it. I am just not clear on how this actually works:

- After detecting broken link (404) this plugin will remove link – is this correct?

- Plugin will check ALL links on my posts and remove any broken link – even if this is link to external image?

- Can I set in plugin that if link is broken – link is replaced with another URL?

- Can I set that if link is broken – the whole post need to be removed/deleted?

This would be great help and totally awesome if it can do as above. Please let me know. Thank

Dean

Hi hotpot,

Please check the answers below, you are partially correct about the working of the plugin. I noticed that the demo site is down, I will try my best to get it up again.

- After detecting broken link (404) this plugin will remove link – is this correct? It disables the link, the link won’t be clickable anymore.

- Plugin will check ALL links on my posts and remove any broken link – even if this is link to external image? It disables all links, regardless of being internal / external

- Can I set in plugin that if link is broken – link is replaced with another URL? – Nope, not out of the box, but you can tweak the plugin code to make it do.

- Can I set that if link is broken – the whole post need to be removed/deleted? Nope, doesn’t cater to this need.

I hope I helped

Thank you

Thanks a lot for reply, smart_techie. Just sent you pm re this. Do you roadmap for this plugin? Great work, Cheer

Sure, I will reply back to the PM..

Pre sales question: Just changed the domain and now I’m getting huge issue with broken images.

1) I need to remove all broken images from my site or redirect the link. Does your plugin can disable, remove or link search and replace the domain?

Hello Daniel. It can search & disable, but not replace. It prevents users from clicking on a dead link by proactively disabling it.

Hope this helped.

Regards

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