{Tech Tuesday} Broken Links

by Lysha Stanford on February 18, 2014

Not long ago, I was looking at an old post on my blog and realized that many of links in that post were no longer working. If you’re anything like me, knowing that something on your blog doesn’t work, it will drive you crazy until you get it fixed. Here are 3 great tools to help pinpoint your broken links. All of them are great depending on the method you want to use to attack this project.

Broken Link Check would be the best tool for you if you don’t think you will have too many broken links. Just type in your URL address and after a few minutes a list of links no longer working will appear. From there you can go into each post and fix the old links.
brokenlinkcheck

If you’re a WordPress user, there’s an awesome plugin. You can set how often you would like for it to search for broken links. Since I’ve been blogging for nearly 10 years and enjoy linking to other places for informational purposes, I have a ton of broken links. I plan to go through and correct a few links each day. Another really helpful feature is that you can click a button and it will automatically delete the link.


wordpressbrokenlinksplugin

Lastly, I found a Firefox Add-on. This is a good option if you have one particular post or page that you want to check. As the link checker goes through and checks each link, it will highlight in either Green (good link), Yellow (possible issue), or Pink (bad link).
firefoxaddon

Lysha Stanford

Lysha Stanford

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