Day 14: Use WordPress to Find and Fix Broken Links

Use WordPress to Find and Fix Broken Links

Finding broken links can be a monotonous, but necessary, chore for website admins. However, for WordPress admins, those days are over thanks to the Broken Link Checker for WordPress. This fantastic WordPress Plugin does the boring stuff for you and scans your WordPress website and finds broken links.

How does fixing broken links help?

Broken links are a problem for websites on two fronts – users and SEO. Not only do users dislike finding broken links, Google frowns upon broken links and they could hurt your rankings in the search engines.

Using WordPress to find broken links

I was absolutely blown away when I tried out the Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin. I figured it’d be kinda useful but was shocked with how comprehensive and easy to use this plugin is. Not only does it provide a list of broken links to internal and external sites, but it also provides a list of redirected links, and working links. The Broken Link Checker plugin will also let you go straight to the page editor of the page with the broken link. Furthermore, Broken Link Checker continuously checks for broken links and will email you when it finds one.

Using WordPress to Fix Broken Links
Broken Link Checker in action

Broken Link Checker Settings Page
Broken Link Checker Settings Page

Don’t know how to install WordPress plugins? Check out our video tutorial showing how to use WordPress plugins.

Conclusion

Fixing broken links is a very important thing for site owners to do, both for the sake of the users and their rankings in the search engines. Thanks to the Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin, finding and fixing broken links is quick and easy to do.

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