So you have started a blog and maintaining it for a long time, right? Adding external links and internal links will help you to get more page views, traffic and also reducing bounce rate. But sometime, some internal and external link will show a 404 a.k.a page not found. These links are called broken links. Having too many broken links on your WordPress blog? Definitely, it will hurt your SEO very badly. In this post, we will show you that how can you find and fix broken links in WordPress.
How To Find And Fix Broken Links In WordPress
We are doing it with a plugin called Broken Link Checker. First of all, you need to log in to your WordPress admin and go to the add new plugins section.
Now, search for the Broken Link Checker plugin.
Install the plugin on the blog.
Activate the plugin then.
If you are using any caching plugin, simply clear the cache.
Now, you are good to go. You can find the plugin settings under the tools menu.
You can see all available, broken and redirected links there.
If you wish to see the plugin settings, you can get it from under settings.
You can specify the locations that you need to search for broken links.
Don’t forget to save the settings then. When the plugin finds a new broken link, it will inform you.
Hover the link and you will see a couple of options. Simply unlink or edit the URL to fix the issue. We recommend you editing the URL.
Simply add the new URL there and update it.
This is how you can find and fix broken links in WordPress.
Some web hosting like WPEngine are blocked this plugin on their server. Because, this plugin will increase the server load and HTTP requests on the website. If you are a shared hosting with good physical memory, you can try it. If you are hosted your WordPress website on any managed hosting provider, you may want to reach the hosting support.
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