Broken Link Checker | Finder


You can check dead links present on your WordPress website using this FREE, Simple & very easy-to-setup plugin.

The plugin is designed to find and verify links that are posted anywhere on your website. Each link is checked to find if it works as intended or not. It allows you to find broken image links as well.

Dead links across your website may cause your SEO rankings to decrease, as Google and other search engine crawlers find them and mark them as harmful. These links can be posted anywhere on your forums as comments or posts.

Broken Link Checker monitors and tests all internal links & external links on your site. It helps you in SEO optimization and user experience.

The plugin allows you to check all comments and posts through a single pass and generates a report about comments, posts and links that may need to be removed or modified.

The plugin also generates report for the links which are getting redirected to other url. Report also shows wherer it is getting redirected to.
This plugin also provides one more button in report tab which redirects to parent page of Broken Link.

FREE Plugin Feature

  • Manual Scan: Scans dead links present on your WordPress site’s published pages.
  • Report: You can see the report during the scan too.
  • Edit page: Provides an link to edit the parent page of broken link.
  • Download report in CSV format: You can download the report in CSV format.


  • Manual scan UI

  • Report


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New from your WP Admin dashboard.

  2. Search for Broken Link Finder.

  3. Install Broken Link Finder and Activate the plugin.


  1. Search for Broken Link Checker/Finder and download it.

  2. Unzip and upload the Broken Link Finder directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  3. Activate Broken Link Finder from the Plugins tab of your admin dashboard.


Once Activated

  1. Select Broken Link Checker from the left menu and follow the instructions.

  2. You can start scanning.


September 2, 2023
This plugin will damage your website. Please do not install it. My website went down, I had to quickly roll back the website. Please do not use this plugin.
April 23, 2023
scanning stuck and got your website deindex by google.
April 26, 2022 1 reply
I have tried this plugin for the first time today. Both the direct scan and the cloud-based scan make no progress beyond 3%. The only troubleshooting information requires installing a separate plugin. That’s not good enough. I’ll look elsewhere.
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  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Compatibility with WordPress 6.3


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • BLC Service compatibility
  • UI fixes in report


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Filters for broken links
  • migration handling


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Cloud disabled by default on activation
  • Added wp_mail in feedback mail
  • Added prepare statements for database query


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Cloud Service version 2
  • Recheck Broken Links/Pages
  • Marking Links as non-broken
  • Filtering links on the basis of status codes
  • Updated the pricing page


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Scanning through service
  • Edit broken links
  • Unlink broken links


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Added debug logs
  • Added troubleshooting steps


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Updated checks for trial of Premium


  • Broken Link Checker/Finder:
  • Added account section
  • Added pricing page
  • Updated user interface of the plugin


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Added edit page functionality regarding any broken link in the plugin.


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Improved scan – Detects links from iframe and link tags, also added seperate report for redirected links


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Improved scan – Detects broken images


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Removed status code and post type limitations from a scan


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Changed in the upgrade pricing and features


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Added post scanning for broken links


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Resolved conflict with other plugins


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Made scan a little faster


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Added feature to detect youtube broken links and UI changes


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Fixed scan stuck issue and reduced database load


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Added Feedback Form


Broken Link Checker/Finder: Bug Fix


The first version of WordPress Broken Link Checker/Finder Plugin with basic WordPress broken link scanning.