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WordPress Broken Link Checker Plugins report, provides information on the following plugins Broken Link Checker, Link Checker and more.

Last Updated: February 2, 2024

Latest News: Updated the version number.

The following list of plugins will help you find out about your broken links in your website or blog.

When you build websites, you add links, hyperlinks, images and other information which connect to an external link, website or connect internally. These links become broken from time to time. This happens because you either removed the image, changed the page or post URL and or the link is now pointing to a website that is no longer available.

If you don’t monitor your website for broken links after a period of time your broken links can grow very rapidly especially if your website generates a lot of traffic, you have a blog or a membership site, you sell products, you have many subscribers and more. All of these create links, which will change from time to time.

Broken links on your site can cause SEO issues with search engines like Google and Bing. Search engines don’t like websites with broken links it kind of sends a negative message.

If you are selling products and these links end up in a 404 error page not found or other messages then your customers will not come back. It also takes extra time and resources for your server to workout what to do with the broken link.

I am sure the above information helps you understand how important it is to monitor your website for broken links.

You might like to read my tutorial Google Webmaster Tools Broken Links Tutorial.

Information: Always remember to try and not have too many plugins added to your website or blog. The more plugins you add the more request and processing resources it requires to use from your server!!!

Please read the following link Help Support WordPress Plugins And Themes Developers to help support the developers.

WordPress Broken Link Checker Plugins



Broken Link Checker

This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.

You might like to check the following URL First Time Blogging WordPress Maintenance which provides more broken link checking tools including online services.

Important: This plugin has now reached more than 6 million downloads. This plugin is actively installed in more than 600,000 websites.

Note: You might like to read the following tutorial WordPress Broken Links.

Version 2.2.4 | By ManageWP, WPMU DEV – Your All-in-One WordPress Platform | Last Updated: December 29, 2023 | Compatible up to WordPress 6.4.3



Link Checker

The Link Checker for WordPress uses an external service to crawl your website and find broken links and images on your website.

In contrast to search engine tools like the Google Search Console, which only show if a URL on your website is not reachable, it does not matter for the Link Checker if the links leads to an internal or external URL. The Link Checker will find all dead links.

Version 1.18.7 | By Marco Beierer | Last Updated: December 30, 2022 | Compatible up to WordPress 6.0.3



Velvet Blues Update URLs

This plugin updates all urls in your website by replacing old urls with new urls. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, and 2) Go to your Update URLs page to use it.

Note: There is a fork version because this plugin has not been updated for a while. Click the following link if you want to use the fork version

Important: This plugin has been downloaded more than 1 million times. This plugin is actively installed in more than 300,000 websites.

Important: Only activate the plugin when you need to setup and check your website for the first time. Then simple deactivate or remove the plugin. You always want to have less plugins installed in your site to improve your website speed and performance.

Version 3.2.10 | By | Last Updated: October 19, 2020 | Compatible up to WordPress 5.5.1


This list will change from time to time and it will grow with more plugins added. Please keep coming back to review the changes and additions.

If you have a questions please let me know


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