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 you guys create a button called "Replace broken links by the follow structure:". It will be a kind of a small editor with 2 buttons: "Link URL" and "Text URL" (or even "Title Attribute"). Then I will type what follows and click in this buttons:
<del><%%TextURL%%><del> (The url "<%%LinkURL%%>" used here as example, is no more available).
In my broken link list I will select all links I want and click in the button: "Replace all selected broken links by the structure".
Today I spent hours doing this job using "Broken Link Checker" plugin. With this feature I could do the same in just 1 minute.
I'd love this feature! I have 1000s of bad outbound links. I'd love to just replace them all with a link to a "sorry this outbound link is no good" page...
I am using video links via plugin and their structure is: "httpv" instead of "http" . Because of this structure your plugin can not detect YouTube videos on my site. In the future, maybe you can skip "http" check or allow us to choose URL structure. Thanx
Clever. More than once a broken link lead me to te right content.
Edson Junior commented
Help me install it it in my personal website!