- Compatible XF Versions 2.x
- 2.0, 2.1
This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $25.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:
Note: all my XF1 add-ons are still 100% free and are supported by donations.
Verifies links in posts are valid and will email admin if HTTP status code 404 is found. Email are sent daily by Cron entry.
(Example of email)
(Example of Options page)
- All phrases start with linkcheck_ for your convenience.
- Download Andy-LinkCheck-1.3.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.