Broken Link Checker Extension (bring it back!)

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Denny Basham

9 months ago

Bring back the Broken Link Checker Extension that was supported in Main WP until 2020. This is a key feature to centralize link checking for Word Press sites and all major competitors have this feature built in. There have been a few discussions about this in the Support Forums for Main WP and they are here:
https://meta.mainwp.com/t/bring-back-broken-link-checker/2036

https://meta.mainwp.com/t/broken-links-checker/2093

https://meta.mainwp.com/t/broken-links-extension/439

There is a non-supported version on GitHub based on the 2020 code base (https://github.com/7thcirclegit/mainwp-broken-links-checker-extension) but it has a major issue where a list of URLs is not properly returned. I am currently having a PHP Developer look at fixing this so it might be super easy to include this in the code code base.


Here is what the 2020 version looks like within MainWP currently (keeping in mind that a list of URLs is NOT returned).
Main Overview Screen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/NQuxyv9G

Extension Overview Dash Screen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/llu6P4ek

Site Overview Screen: https://share.getcloudapp.com/WnuqQEnE

URLs Screen (not populated b/c data missing): https://share.getcloudapp.com/kpu4XmqP


So, in short - this is KEY functionality that any Web dashboard should have. I want it badly enough that I am paying a Dev to see if we can get the 2020 version fully functional but ideally this should be included in the main paid code base (Pro) and maybe even part of the free version that is supported long-term. If the Dev I am paying gets this working again I will provide the fixed version to the community so we really just need someone to take over/work with this on a more permanent basis. FYI - on the child site side it relies on the very popular broken link checker plugin from WPMUDEV (700K+ active installs) that is well supported here - https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/.

Please up-vote this request and let's get a great/enhanced broken link checker extension back on the Main WP dashboard.

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Marleen

5 months ago

I would upload this 31 times if I could, once for each of the websites I check manually every week

Maria Largo

3 months ago

It is a really useful extension and really valuable for my client reports too.

Please bring this back! I am currently using the unsupported version from Denny, thanks!


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