Link Check Gadget


Authority Level: All user levels by default; administrators may restrict access through access settings.

Link Check Sidebar Gadget

The Link Check Gadget is a sidebar gadget provides users a quick and easy way of running a link check on the page they are currently viewing, seeing all of its broken links, then repairing them easily and/or sending the report to someone who can. For more information about Link Check, visit the Link Check page.

When editing a page, a user can click the Find Broken Links button in the gadget to scan the page for broken links. When the search is completed, either a "no broken links" message will display, or a list of broken links will be shown.

List of Broken Links on the Page

By default, all broken links will be highlighted on the page, showing the user which links need to be fixed. Hovering over a link in the gadget will only highlight that link on the page. Users have the option to disable this feature by clicking on the Remove Highlight button, and can re-enable the feature by clicking Highlight All.

Broken Links Highlighted on a Page

Clicking on a broken link in the gadget will reveal detailed information about the link, including the URL, the status code, and the status of the page on staging or production (for internal links managed by OU Campus). Users can click Back to List to return to the list of broken links.

Details of a Broken External Link

After fixing the broken links, saving, and then publishing the page, the link check can be performed again by clicking the Refresh icon at the top of the gadget.

Sending a Link Check Report

A report can also be sent to another user containing the page's broken link information and a custom message. To send this report, click the Send Report (mail) icon. Select a user to which to send the report in the To drop-down menu, fill in a Message, and then choose whether to send a copy of the message to the user's email address.

Send Broken Links Report

When the message is sent, it will appear in the user's inbox with "Link Check Gadget Results" as the subject and information about the page and all broken links in the message field.