How to Fix Broken Links in WordPress with Broken Link Checker


How to Find and Fix Broken Links in WordPress (5 Methods)
Alyssa Osborne

Google Search Console is a helpful tool from Google that helps you “monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot your site’s presence in Google Search results”. In order to get started, you’ll need to verify your site with Google Search Console. Then, you can start benefiting from its features, including broken link detection.

WordPress.org
Malinda Lumpkin

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.

How to Automatically Find and Fix Broken Links in WordPress
Opal Curry

Technically, you could fix the broken links on your site manually. You can go through each page and post on your site, checking every link contained within. However, this is an incredibly time-consuming process on all but the tiniest of sites. Plus, approaching the task this way means you’d have to keep repeating it periodically, taking your attention away from more important work.

How to Find and Fix Broken Links in WordPress
Antoinette Robinson

Finally, you have the Advanced tab. One of the most important setting options. By default, the Broken Link Checker marks links as broken if it takes more than 30 seconds to load them. This value can be changed here. Another useful feature is Re-check all pages. If you press this button, the plugin will re-check all the links you currently have. Other options such as bulk link editing and unlinking are found here as well.

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