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How to find and fix broken links in WordPress (easy method)

How to find and fix broken links in WordPress (easy method)

We all agree that broken links are bad for all user experiences. But did you know that broken links can seriously hurt your WordPress SEO rankings?

Yes, it is proven that broken internal links on your website negatively affect the SEO rankings.

Through this article, we will show you how to easily find and fix broken links in WordPress so that you can improve your user experience and SEO ranking.

What is a broken link?

A broken link, also known as a dead link, is a link that no longer works.

Broken links can occur for a number of reasons, but the most common is when a page or link is deleted or moved to a different location that causes the server to show a “404 page not found“.

Broken links are a problem on WordPress sites when transferring a site to a new domain, or deleting a post or page without proper redirection.

Sometimes broken links can also be caused by a wrong type, and if not fixed year after year they can be deleted for months.

This is why you should regularly monitor the broken links on your site and fix them so that you can prevent them from hitting your SEO rankings.

Through this article, we will share an easy way to find broken links in WordPress. Next, we’ll show you an easy way to fix those broken links.

Are you ready So let’s get started?

How to find broken links through the Broken Link Checker plugin.
For this method, we will use the Broken Link Checker plugin.

This plugin checks for broken links on your website, including internal and external links that cause 404 errors.

First, you need to install and activate the Broken Link Checker plugin. For more details, see the step-by-step tutorial on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once the plugin is activated, the plugin will start working in the background to find links from your posts, pages, and comments. You should now go to the Tools » Broken Links page to see the full report.

If you have been running your WordPress blog for a long time, this report will also include broken links to third-party websites.

You will need to manually sort the list to find the broken links on your website.

broken links

  • Edit URL: If you think the link to your website is correct then you can edit.
  • Unlink: You can delete the broken link.
  • Not Broken: If you think the link on your website is correct then you can select this option.
  • Dismiss: Leave here but the link will remain on the website.
  • Recheck: You can check whether the link is correct or incorrect.

Tips Note: You need to keep the Broken Link Checker plugin on your website until you fix the broken links.
Next, you can deactivate the plugin. Because it will keep checking for broken links, which will slow down your server.

 

What is a broken link?

A broken link, also known as a dead link, is a link that no longer works.
Broken links can occur for a number of reasons, but the most common is when a page or link is deleted or moved to a different location that causes the server to show a “404 page not found“.

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