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Broken link checker

8 years 9 months ago #51487 by johngray
Broken link checker was created by johngray
Hi there,
Does Joomla have a broken link checker? We're moving some menus around and I want to make sure we don't mess everything up. Is there a standard protocol for doing this sort of thing? Or is there a good extension out there?
Thanks!

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8 years 9 months ago #51488 by Nick
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Hi Rachel,

What Joomla version are you using? The only Joomla utility that I know of is Qlue Broken Link Checker, but it's only available for 1.5:
extensions.joomla.org/extensions/structu...ion/site-links/12815

The Link Checker is similar, but not quite the same:
extensions.joomla.org/extensions/structu...ion/site-links/16078

Alternatively, you can use a website scanner similar to:
www.brokenlinkcheck.com/

or if you're using Joomla 2.5 you can check within the "Redirect" component for any 404s which would help you to find many broken links.

I hope this helps!

Kind regards,
Nick

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8 years 9 months ago #51489 by johngray
Replied by johngray on topic Broken link checker
Thanks. I'm using 2.5. Do you have a page on how the redirect manager works? Will that perhaps tell me if I have any broken links? Thanks!

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8 years 9 months ago #51491 by Nick
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Hi Rachel,

You're welcome!

Yes, we do. Please see:
www.ostraining.com/courses/session/jooml...er/extend/redirects/

Yes, it will help you find the broken links that resulted in 404 pages for users. So basically, it will help after one user has found the broken link rather than before any users have found the broken link. Does that make sense?

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8 years 9 months ago #51493 by johngray
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Yes, it does. Thanks!

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8 years 9 months ago #51499 by Nick
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Great! You're welcome, Rachel! :)

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Nick

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