If you’re using WordPress to manage your website or blog, you might have come across the ‘Broken Link Checker’ plugin. It helps you find broken links on your site and warns users not to click on them. But sometimes, it mistakenly shows valid links as broken, making them look like they have a line through them (strikethrough). This can be confusing for visitors and cause frustration. In this article, we’ll show you how to solve this problem and make your links appear clear and clickable.
Step 1: Log in to Your WordPress Dashboard
Go to your WordPress website and log in to your admin dashboard using your username and password. This is where you can make changes to your site settings.
Step 2: Find the Broken Link Checker Settings
In the left-hand menu of your dashboard, look for the ‘Settings’ option and click on it. Then, find and click on ‘Link Checker’ from the submenu that appears.
Step 3: Adjust the Broken Link Formatting
You’ll be taken to the Broken Link Checker settings page. Here, you can change how broken links are displayed on your site.
Step 4: Turn off Strikethrough Formatting
Access the “Edit CSS” Option: Once you have disabled the strikethrough formatting, you can further enhance the appearance of broken links. In the Broken Link Checker settings page, you may find an option labeled “Edit CSS” or “Custom CSS.” Click on this option to access the CSS editor.
Apply Custom Styling: The CSS editor will allow you to add your own styles to broken links. For instance, you can change the color, and font size, or add an underline to broken links. Here’s an example of CSS code to underline broken links:
The Broken Link Checker plugin is a handy tool for finding broken links on your WordPress site. However, the default setting of displaying broken links with a strikethrough might cause confusion for users. By following the easy steps in this article, you can fix this issue and make your links appear clear and clickable. Remember to adjust the plugin settings to your preferences, and your website will have a better user experience, free from unnecessary formatting troubles.