It might not be a surprised movement when you click on a link and ends up with nothing but a “404 page not found” error. This is not a onetime thing when one experienced broken links, but it is quite often that one has to experienced them – sometimes even with their own faults either. Not only it is bad for your website’s SEO, but also it makes a bad impact on your site’s visitors.
Well, let’s work together to fix the issue. In this article, I will be sharing you the perfect plugin which on using will help you get rid of this issue. You need to install and activate the plugin name Broken Link Checker plugin. Once activated, move to the plugin settings page, where you will notice that it will look onto the broken links on your website or blog.
Depends how big your website is, the plugin will accordingly take time to analyze the broken links on posts and will display the results. Once it completed its analysis, you will see a list containing the number of broken links found. To observe yourself, you need to either click on that particular link or have to go on Tools > Broken Links where it will display all the broken links.
In order to fix it, you can either edit the post they actually belong to or edit a URL right from broken link page. It totally depends the way you like it. Moreover the plugin also gives you freedom to perform bulk actions, including fix redirects, marks as not broken etc. Once you are done, it would be better to deactivate the plugin and delete all its files and you are done.
Plugin In Use: Broken Link Checker
The plugin monitors your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
- 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.
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