Link check

Link check 1.8

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2

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.

(Example of email)


(Example of Options page)


  • All phrases start with linkcheck_ for your convenience.
Questions and Answers:

Q: How often does the Cron entry run?
A: Once a day at 16:00 UTC.

Q: Are links checked in other areas of the forum?
A: No. Links are only checked in post messages.

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.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Link check v1.8 changes: Fixed link information showing in email.
  2. See description

    Link check v1.7 changes: Now using finder for performing database queries.
  3. See description

    Link check v1.6 changes: Now works with XF v2.0 and v2.1.
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