Broken links Remover plugin has a newer version – 1.2 and you are going to love this version.This version of Broken links Remover plugin provides a variety of options and you would definitely need a detailed FAQ. Here it goes.
What does removal of broken links mean?
Broken links remover plugin removes (hides) the display of broken links from the visitors (either human visitor or a bot).But they remain intact in your post/page, as saved in your database.
Does Broken links remover plugin automatically correct the broken/bad links?
No, Broken links remover plugin does not correct them.They are listed in your management panel for your perusal and corrective action.
Time interval (in days) at which a post should be checked for broken links:
This option lets you set the Time interval (in days) at which a post/page should be checked for broken links.
Now, how does this work?
When a post/page is visited by a user (either human visitor or a bot), all links on the post/page are verified for their HTTP status.If one or more of them are broken/bad, they are logged (for your perusal and action).This post/page will again be verfied for broken links only after the expiry of this time interval.However, note that the post/page need to be visited by someone (either human visitor or a bot), for its links to be verified, upon the expiry of this time interval.
What happens until the expiry of this time interval?
The links’ status as captured during the last run are used to remove (hide) those links from the display of such post/page.Check out all the options in the image below.t
Do not hide any bad link:
On checking this option, all bad/broken link on your posts/pages will not be removed (hidden) from the display (for all the visitors including bots).
Hide 301 redirects, Hide 302 redirects, Hide broken image links:
All image links and text links with status 301 and 302 are not removed (hidden) by default. You can check these options, if you want to hide broken image links, hide 301 (permanently redirected links) or 302 (temporarily redirected links) on your posts/pages. However these links will be logged for your perusal and corrective action.You can see them on your management panel.
Timeout for pinging link (in seconds):
This option lets you set the timeout for pinging any link.If Broken links Remover plugin cannot detect any link’s status within this timeout period, it will treat the link as timedout.Default for this option is set as 2 seconds.It is however recommended to not set this beyond 30 seconds.
Log Timedout links:
You can avoid logging timedout links by turning off this option.If you turn this off, all timedout links will not be available in your management panel.This option is however turned on by default. Also note that links that have timed out will show custom status (http status) of 333 or 999 in your management panel.
Hide Timedout links:
All links that have timedout are not removed (hidden) by default. You can check this option if you want to hide timedout links on your posts/pages.Note that this option is turned off by default.
Do not hide link with HTTP status:
This option lets you specify a comma seperated list of HTTP status codes for which you do not want to remove(hide) the links. However note that these links will be logged and be available on your management panel.Also note that links with 301 and 302 status will not be hidden by default unless you choose them to hide by selecting the options described above.
Completely Ignore links with HTTP status:
This option lets you specify a comma seperated list of HTTP status codes for which you want to completely ignore the links i.e. neither hide nor log links with these HTTP status codes. This effectively means that Broken links remover plugin will not have any effect on these links and they will remain as it is on your post/page. They would not be available in the management panel for your perusal and corrective action.
Should the links be retained in the management panel after I had taken corrective action?
No, not necessary.Infact it would be better to clean up these links.You can clean them by selecting and deleting them in your management panel.
Is it possible to directly navigate to the post/page, from the management panel, for corecting the bad/broken links?
yes, it is possible.Just click on the Post ID and you will be taken to the post for correcting the reported bad/broken link.
To download this version, go to Broken links Remover Plugin’s wordpress repository, download, install and enjoy a newer greater broken links remover experience.