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WEBFI-WordPress-How to Fix Broken Links in WordPress with Broken Link Checker



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Trying to fix 404 errors on your WordPress site? Broken links are annoying for your site visitors and can ruin the experience of your site but are difficult to notice when they happen. We’ve helped thousands of users fix these links and in this video, we will show you how to fix broken links in WordPress with the Broken Link Checker plugin.

For this video we will be using the Broken Link Checker plugin found here:
http://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/

Install and activate the plugin then visit the Settings area where you will find a new Link Checker section. The plugin will automatically check your site in the background for any broken links and add them to a link on this page.

Once the search is done you will be able to click the link for a full listing with multiple options on how to handle the link. If you don’t see the link you can also go under your tools and there will be a new Broken Links item.

You can edit the URL, remove the link, tell the plugin it is not broken, dismiss the notice or tell the plugin to check the link again if you are not seeing the 404. If you hover over the post/page title you will also have the option to edit, trash, or view it. When you edit where the link is located you will need to manually find it in your content.

Text version of this tutorial
https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-fix-broken-links-in-wordpress-with-broken-link-checker/

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20 Comments

  • Maria Jackson on August 20, 2018

    This plugin is only compatible up to WP 4.8.7. Can you recommend any others that are compatible up to the current version of WP 4.9.8?

  • Jansher Khan on August 25, 2018

    how to hide my wordpress website instaled plugins and theme. i dont want to show my plugins and theme from visitors so what should i do

  • GB Eximp, Pakistan. on March 6, 2019

    Thanks for the support. It worked.

  • clint malcome on April 6, 2019

    does "broken link checker" work on "all" wordpress designs?

  • clint malcome on April 9, 2019

    will try it. thanks!

  • Tales of a Messy Mom on April 14, 2019

    Most of my broken links are from commenters on my blog. Should I worry about unlinking those or should I just dismiss them? I would like the comments to remain.

  • Ablecoach .com on May 1, 2019

    Great tips… thank you !

  • Hi, Can you help me or make a suggestion on how to fix it? Probably to you it is a very simple but to me, the NOOB, it is frustration and Greek to this English only speaking person.

    So, I received this email from Google.

    You requested that Google validate your fix of Coverage issues on site https://dougsdogtraininganddaycare.com/. The fix requested was for the following issue: 'Submitted URL has crawl issue'.

    However, we found that some pages are still affected by this issue.

    To examine full details on the validation progress, and to learn how to fix remaining pages, please follow this link.

    I followed your instructions with the plugin. Afte I installed the plugin I got this message:

    Status
    Show debug info
    No broken links found.

    No URLs in the work queue.
    No links detected.

  • Parker Photography & Video on July 21, 2019

    This is such a useful Video. Thank you

  • Bachchar Yassine on August 30, 2019

    awesome you're doing great keep it up

  • Itsmelissajayn on October 23, 2019

    Thankyou needed this

  • Yogesh Jain on February 8, 2020

    Can. Delete this plugin after using it?

  • Rashedul Islam on February 19, 2020

    This tuts is Very Helpful and it works.

  • Manville Burger on February 21, 2020

    this plugin crashed my site

  • Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial, it worked with me.

  • Risarch Koirala on August 5, 2020

    There is srike through in text having links , how can we remove strike through?

  • Christine Bowes on January 5, 2021

    I’ve had my word press site for a couple of years. ITs not really working for sales for me. A customer called me to say she placed an order but she received an email saying her order didn’t go through. However I received the pay pal dollar amount but my site doesn’t show her order. Can you direct me to uncover a likely issue? Thankyou

  • Sadaf Khan on February 28, 2021

    informative video

  • Trevor Lonewolf on May 30, 2021

    How to FIX not CHECK idiot !!

  • Raw Vegan Food For Thought on November 2, 2021

    I've watched several of your videos, but none of them told me how to actually fix the broken link. I can find them, but I don't know how to fix them. They are all links to images on my site. Images that I have downloaded and no longer have on my hard drive.I cannot replace them. The link to the image is there – but the image shows a broken link.

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