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  • Ask Sejsbo 11 posts 81 karma points
    Nov 13, 2023 @ 21:47
    Ask Sejsbo
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    Best choice for broken link checker?

    Hi

    I have a 8.15.1 installation running.

    We recently had some issues with a page being unpublished, and the site breaking because of it.

    For that reason, I would like to look into broken link checkers.

    The first one I looked at was nexu, but it seems to only work for umbraco 8, and I might need to upgrade my site at some point. Also, I could'nt get it to work, the "Related links" button does'nt show up when I try to install it locally.

    The I looked at broken link checker, but this also just seems to only work for umbraco 8, I may want to update to 10 at some point. And also it seems unclear to me how well maintained it is.

    But is there any good options that I can take? What would be the recommended course of action?

  • Søren Kottal 702 posts 4497 karma points MVP 5x c-trib
    Nov 14, 2023 @ 13:10
    Søren Kottal
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    Hi Ask

    The functionality of Nexu has more or less been part of core since 8.6.

    It's not a broken link checker though (neither is Nexu), but it tracks references to different entities in Umbraco, and warns you if you try to delete an already referenced entity (like a node, or a media item).

  • Ask Sejsbo 11 posts 81 karma points
    Nov 14, 2023 @ 18:51
    Ask Sejsbo
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    Ah, yeah okay

    When It's been a part of umbraco core since 8.6, how does that work. Would there then be a way for me to check broken links without installing a package?

    Also, I tried installing it (nexu) locally, and it works quite nicely, even though it only works when I install it via zip, and also sometimes I need to install it a few times before it does anything.

    But I noticed that if I stop the project from running and start it again, then sometimes all my content is gone. Does anyone know if the other package is more reliable?

  • Mustik 1 post 20 karma points
    Mar 24, 2024 @ 12:38
    Mustik
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    Such plugins are usually slow and can overload your server. For such tasks, it's better to use cloud solutions like: dead broken link checker

  • Marc Goodson 2148 posts 14353 karma points MVP 8x c-trib
    Mar 24, 2024 @ 14:55
    Marc Goodson
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    Hi Ask

    It's not part of Umbraco but I tend to run this external tool against my sites at regular intervals...

    https://xenus-link-sleuth.en.softonic.com/

    It's very good at finding broken links...

    Ironically Xenu is an anagram of Nexu, but they are different things!

    Regards

    Marc

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