Broken Link Checker

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  1. Replace broken links by the follow structure:

    Sometimes, in the process of remove the broken link, it is necessary to keep the information of the old URL for research consistency. The relevance of some pages for researchers of any kind, depends to keep this reference (URL). It`s a way to inform them that, even besides the link is not available anymore, I will know that the exactly URL was available in that page once. For example, look to this sentence:

    <p>The astronomer Carl Sagan <a href="http://example.com/speach.html">said once</a> that the probability of us, human beings, being alone in the universe is near "4”.</p>

    I`m sugesting that…

    165 votes
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    • Apply css selectively to broken links

      ...rather than applying to ALL broken links. What I'd really like to do is keep certain broken links, apply a css class, and remove those links from future broken link reports. Thanks!

      54 votes
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      • wordpress-mu

        Please consider the broken link checker to work with wordpress-mu (mulitsites). I use wordpress mu and when I install broken link checker, it only works for the mainsite. When I run the plugin with my wordpress mu, it just checks the mainsite again.

        46 votes
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        • Proxy Support

          Some of the picture/video sharing sites block IPs if there are many requests in short amount of time. So the BLC returns broken links even if they are not broken. This is a problem on bigger blogs and on shared hosts where multiple people share one IP. A box where we could input multiple proxy servers to use would be helpful to solve this problem.

          37 votes
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          • make it work for ms-wordpress again, please! "Installation failed" in all sub-blogs after update

            tried to de- and re-activate, de- and re-install it, nothing helps

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            • 18 votes
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              • List Links MISSING their 'TITLE' attibute

                Many agree that applying TITLE tags to links is good SEO practice, and certainly good usability. It would be EASY to add a list of links missing their TITLE attribute and allow it to be added.

                I suggest instead of creating a special title editor, you have a universal link editor that opens up, so that if, when correcting a broken link you notice it needs work on the title it can all be done in one place.

                18 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                • export the broken link report to excel or csv

                  export the broken link report and its details to excel or csv

                  17 votes
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                  • wikipedia

                    Im using auto search wikipedia function

                    example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyword Keyword

                    which keyword is celebrity name (post title). some celebrity name is not in Wikipedia, I wanna show user that link is broken, maybe highlighted with red text

                    example broken link:
                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No Name

                    Thank you

                    13 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                    • 13 votes
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                      • Why isn't this plugin implemented in WordPress core ? It shouldn't have to be a plugin.

                        I love WordPress, but why isn't this functionality in the core ?
                        In the past I made html with Dreamweaver. I absolutely don't want to return to those days, but there were very basic functions in Dreamweaver that I used daily, which are still missing in WordPress

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                        • Dummy links <a href="#">

                          In addition to broken links, a good value add would be to also find dummy links that are put as placeholders while a site in under development.

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                            1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • support of cyrillic url

                            F.e. http://i.imm.io/fBwt.jpeg
                            so, need the support of сyrillic URL

                            12 votes
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                            • Broken link when 404 by Self hosted images

                              I've tested it a few times and I think it's not included yet. I use WP 3.0.1 with the Suffusion Theme and when I deleted an image that is included in a page or post it won't show up in the broken list.

                              This probably is because it redirects to a 404 page not found. But I would really like to see it come up in my broken list. Is this possible?

                              12 votes
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                              • MegaVideo Support

                                Add MegaVideo embed video support and I'll buy it for sure :)

                                10 votes
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                                • Allow users to edit link text

                                  Editting the link is great, but sometimes the link text is also wrong.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Don't check links from certain categories

                                    Let me exclude specific categories from link checking.

                                    10 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a separate category for URL shoteners

                                      You should recognize short URLs from services such as bit.ly, and categorize these differently. I want to keep track of these, but they need to be handled differently from other redirects, as the author will likely want to keep them around permanently do to the preference for sharing them over their long ugly expanded forms, but will want to be notified if the redirect breaks.

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                                      • Sortable table in the Dashboard (not just by URL)

                                        Sounds quite simple, would really like to be able to 'sort by' Status Link, Text, and Source. Not JUST by URL, thanks.

                                        10 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set a propper UserAgent for BLC

                                          In http.php file (modules/checker - directory) is a useragent set. Please set it to a string that could be identified by statcounters. Seomthing like "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; BLC/Broken Link Checker; http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/broken-link-checker/)".

                                          The reason is very simple. I just wondering why my server crawles my site and identifies itself as IE7 on WinXP. First I thought I got hacked. It takes a time to find this in BLC.

                                          This change is a minor in http.php in two lines - 142 and 345 - but it will prevent confusing the admin :-)

                                          Cheers

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