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To install this plugin you need to locate the wp-link-status-pro.zip file at the root of your downloaded files.
Next, visit the Plugins page from your WordPress main menu, and select the Add New link:
Now click on Upload plugin:
Select the Browse button, choose the wp-link-status-pro.zip file from your computer, and press Install now:
Once uploaded comes the last step, click on Activate Plugin:
And that's all, you can see a new menu WP Link Status:
This plugin can be deactived in the usual way via the WordPress Plugin page.
Once deactivated, it can be uninstalled in the same plugin page with the Delete link provided by WordPress.
This operation removes the plugin files. To remove it completely, including options, user data, and this plugin specific MySQL database tables, before uninstall you need to go to the plugin “Settings” section, select the “Advanced” tab, and mark Data on uninstall field.
The plugin activity is organized through entities called scans, each one containing its own configuration and results.
To create a new scan and configure it you have a link located at the top of the plugin page:
Another link is located in the plugin submenu:
It is recommended to assign a description in the Scan name field to identify later the current scan.
You need to check at least one type of content, whether posts types, comments or blogroll links.
These filters allows you to constrain the results and, in certain cases, accelerate the crawling process because discarded links not will be checked.
This section allows you to select the status codes for the final report. You can do it by generic level or specific status codes.
This section allows you to set advanced settings, you can leave blank to use default values.
The main plugin page shows the scans list with details of the scan status, indicating if the crawler is running, stopped, or just not started:
To edit a scan, you can access to its configuration screen from the actions row.
Editing the scan configuration only is possible when the crawler has never been started.
In the same way, to remove a scan you have another option from the action links:
After the scan is configured, you can run the crawler directly from the edit page through the Save and run crawler button:
Or you can save the scan and run the crawler later. In this case, from the scans list you have a handy link:
In any case, for scans where the crawler is not running, you have an action link to start it:
The crawler works in unattended mode, so you do not need to keep the browser opened or a WordPress session active.
A running crawler can be stopped at anytime through the Stop crawler option from the row actions links:
Once started, you can visit the crawler results page inmediately without having to wait for the scan to be completed.
You can access the crawler results section doing a click in the scan name, or clicking the Show results link from the scan actions row:
The crawler results page displays all links found and several filters to organize and search the detected links:
The advanced filters area allows you to apply complex criteria:
Also you can search by URL or anchor text through several matching methods.
If needed, there is a button to reset these fields to the original values:
If you do not need the advanced filters showing all the time, it is possible to hide it clicking the close button:
To return and show the advanced filters area there is a button to go back:
You can edit posts directly from the results, modifying the content without entering in the post content editor:
The actions you can perform:
The same operations can be performed from the bulk actions selector:
This is a tool to perform quick changes to your content from a set of defined URLs.
The URL Tools page displays a single form where you can enter a set of complete URLs to work with them:
You can do the following operations:
Another option allows you to execute in test mode or update database mode.
The results shows your entered links with the posts matching the URLs and a description of changes:
You can access to the plugin settings through the last submenu: