Manage Links

The MainWP Broken Links Checker Extension allows you to manage links on your child sites directly from your Dashboard.

The Broken Links tab will by default display a list of broken links from your child sites that have been detected so far. However, you can use the links on that page to view redirects or see a listing of all links (working or not) instead.

There are several actions associated with each link. They show up when you move your mouse over to one of the links listed the Broken Links tab.

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Available Actions

  • Edit URL – lets you change the URL of that link. If the link is present in more than one place (e.g. both in a post and in the blogroll), all occurrences of that URL will be changed.
  • Unlink – removes the link but leaves the link text intact.
  • Not Broken – lets you manually mark a “broken” link as working. This is useful if you know it was incorrectly detected as broken due to a network glitch or a bug. The marked link will still be checked periodically, but the plugin won’t consider it broken unless it gets a new result.
  • Dismiss – hides the link from the “Broken Links” and “Redirects” views. It will still be checked as normal and get the normal link styles (e.g. a strike-through effect for broken links), but won’t be reported again unless its status changes. Useful if you want to acknowledge a link as broken/redirected and just leave as it is.

You can also click on the contents of the Status or Link Text columns to get more info about the status of each link.

Important Notes

If your extension doesn’t display links from your child sites, however, you have checked and saw that the plugin shows links in your Child sites, try to use the provided Sync Links Data button.