How important is Broken Link Checker plugin for our WordPress blog?
When we submit our WordPress site to Google Webmaster Tool, one of the advantage is checking some errors in our site.
Including page not found errors. However for example, one of our commenters site is down or gone, Webmaster Tools won’t notify us.
But Broken Link Checker will do. It will notify us all of broken links, including, image links, site links of our commenters and many more.
This way, we don’t have to check manually on those links. Imagine you have hundreds of commenters and you have to check one by one of their site links, it would be a pain.
I installed it a few months after i started this blog, and i am very satisfied with this plugin, so you can try it too.
When missing link is identified, you can have many options, to check this link again, edit the links, or even “unlink” it.
You can have this plugin by installing from your dashboad, appearance → Plugins → Add New, search for “broken link checker” it is from Janis Elsts.
Once you got it installed, it’s optional to change the general settings, which can be found in “Settings” → Link Checker.
I left all options by default.
Quick link to plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/broken-link-checker/
It is compatible with WordPress 3.0.1