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Finding Broken Links on Your WordPress Site

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Broken links can be a major issue for websites. Not only do they make your site look unprofessional and make it difficult for users to find the information they need, but broken links can also have an impact on your SEO rankings. Fortunately, there are several easy ways to identify and fix broken links on your WordPress website.

Checking Your Pages Manually

The simplest way to check for broken links is to visit each page of your website and click through all the internal links manually. While this process can be time-consuming depending on the size of your website, it’s still an effective method if you’re just getting started with identifying broken links. As you go through the pages, keep an eye out for any missing images or 404 errors that indicate a link is broken.

Using a Plugin

If you don’t want to spend time manually checking all your pages, you can use a plugin like Broken Link Checker instead. This plugin scans all the posts and pages on your site and identifies any broken or bad links in one place. To use Broken Link Checker, simply install the plugin from the WordPress repository then navigate to Settings > Link Checker in your dashboard to view a list of all detected links. From there, you can view more details about each link as well as choose which ones you want to repair or delete from your content.

Using Search Engine Tools

You should also take advantage of search engine tools such as Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools when looking for broken links. These tools crawl websites to detect problems like broken images, redirects, and other types of errors that could affect SEO rankings or usability. If any issues are identified during the scan, these tools will provide instructions on how to fix them so you can maintain quality control over your website’s content and ensure everything works properly for visitors.


Keeping track of all the internal and external links on your WordPress site can be challenging but it’s very important if you want maintain high quality content and rankings in search engines like Google and Bing. Fortunately, there are several methods available including manual checks, plugins, and search engine tools that help make finding and fixing broken links easier than ever before. By taking advantage of these tools, you’ll be able to quickly identify any issues with your content so that visitors have a better experience navigating through your site – no matter what device they’re using!

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