Running the Link checker
About the link checker
The link checker is a powerful administration tool that allows site administrators to check an entire Jahia site for "dead" or broken external links. An external link is a link pointing to pages outside the platform, therefore outside of Jahia’s control. You open the link checker from jContent>Additional>Link checker.
Typically, an external link is prone to become "broken": the author may have mistyped the link (e.g. goggle.com instead of google.com) or the target page may simply disappear, change name or location after some time.
The link checker will browse all Jahia pages for external links submitted by authors, including content entered through the rich text editor. Then it will display a report that will help the site administrator to fix broken links. The tool will scan all pages in the selected mode, for all languages.
To launch the scan, just click on the "Start checking" button, then on the "Display progress" button to view the results. The page will refresh automatically every 5 seconds. The "Clean stored results" button will clear older results before launching a new scan.
Launching a website analysis
To audit the links and be able to repair "broken" links, in from jContent>Additional>Link checker, click Start Checking.
The time taken to check links depends on the volume of data to be analyzed.
As soon as the administrator launches the link checker, activity status details will be available in the lower part of the panel when clicking on the Display progress button.
Note that only broken links are displayed. Valid links do not appear in the report.
Description of the Link checker report
There are five columns in the link checker report:
Path of the node containing the broken link
Property in the affected node that contains the broken link
Link that generates the error
Description of the problem
The HTTP error code