Working with LinkValidator¶
This page handles how to work with LinkValidator as editor. It is intended for a non-technical audience.
Access the module Check Links.
Select the page you want to work on in the page tree
You will now see the Report with the list of broken links. In order to get results, select the checkboxes ("Internal Links", etc.) and choose the appropriate depth under Show this level. This will determine the page level, for example for depth This page, LinkValidator will only show broken links for the page that is currently selected in the page tree. The deeper you go, the more broken links may possibly be shown. After you change the settings, you must click Refresh display.
When you jump to a different page in the page tree, the Report will be refreshed.
Listing of broken links¶
The list shows the following, from left to right:
Element: The title of the field which contains the broken link
Path: The title of the page and its parents
Link: The anchor text of the link
URL / Link target: The link target, where the link points to.
Error message: Information about the error. Often, this will be a 404 error, which means the link target simply does not exist.
Last check: When the broken link was detected
The pencil icon can be used to edit the field where the broken link exists.
You can now fix the broken links one after another, by clicking on the pencil icon.
The corresponding form will open. The broken link will be marked in a special style to make it visually stand out.
You can now double-click on it to open the Link Browser and fix the link. When you are done, click on save and close in order to return to the Report.