18 votes

TheFARM Media Link Checker


Ever been trying to work out if a media item is used within your site? And if it is, where are all the places that it’s being used?

Here at TheFARM we had this problem and we set about solving it, and once solved we thought it’d be a great idea to share it with the community.
To this extent we’ve put together a handy little Umbraco Data Type which you can attach to any media type and then find out its usages.

It’ll look up based on:

  • Media Pickers (or DataTypes which store the media node ID)
  • Usage within the WYSIWYG editor (based on the file-system path)

Version 1.0 of the package (released today) supports Umbraco 4.0.x.

So what can you do with it?

  • When the Data Type locates an instance of the media item attached to a media picker you have the option to directly disconnect it!
    • This will modify the document, but leave it in a unpublished state, so you can go review your change before putting it live
  • When the Data Type locates an instance of the media item in a WYSIWYG field it will allow you to view the full path to the document in the content tree, so you can navigate there and address it


The package icons are from the beautiful FamFamFam Icon package - http://our.umbraco.org/projects/famfamfam-icons

Archived files


Source code

Package owner

Aaron Powell

Aaron Powell

Aaron has 3046 karma points

Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

You must login before you can report on package compatibility.

Previously reported to work on versions:

Package Information

  • Package owner: Aaron Powell
  • Created: 03/03/2010
  • Current version 1.0
  • License MS-PL
  • Downloads on Our: 1.6K

External resources