Verifies links in posts are valid and will email admin if HTTP status code 404 is found. Email are sent daily by Cron entry.
The purpose of the Link check add-on is fix recently added links to posts to ensure they are valid links. If not the admin can fix these links which help make threads remain active.
- All phrases start with linkcheck_ for your convenience.
- Download Andy-LinkCheck-1.5.zip and unzip it.
- Copy the src/addons/Andy/LinkCheck directory to your server.
- From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Limit: This required switch will determine how many posts will be checked. Only posts with links will be selected, so if you set the limit switch to 200, the first 200 posts with links will be checked.
Offset: This optional switch allows searching not from the latest post, but from the offset number entered here. Posts are always searched descending order.
Questions and Answers:
Q: Are links checked in other areas of the forum?
A: No. Links are only checked in post messages.
Q: Is it normal for this add-on to take a long time?
A: Yes. On average it takes about a second a post.
Q: Will this also check image links?
A: No. Only links using the [ URL ] BB Code are checked.
Q: Are false positives possible?
A: Yes. Always double check the link, sometimes the server is down when the add-on was checking the link.
Q: I'm getting a server error when trying to use this add-on.
A: Lower the Limit in the Options or increase the PHP max_execution_time to at least 90 seconds.