Checking site for dead links on Mac
I use Drupal for creating websites, and till recently hadn't found a way to check for dead links.
- Though since writing this article, started with Link Checker module, and finding it great.
The free broken link checker at dead-links [itself dead now?!] not working for me: trying domain (which should lead to home page), simply gave up and reported 404 error - not found.
Firefox allows link checking, but seems to be page by page: you visit a page, then check links. Could take a very long time w some of my sites.
I read of software called Xenu, but for Windows.
Happily, discovered Integrity - this is a broken link checker for Mac. (Donationware)
I find this does a grand job with my sites.
Can run it, and opt to show only bad links. It then seems to assume you have Dreamweaver created site; so you can edit a page with a bad link.
Initially, this meant I found it tough to visit each page with a bad link - in order to correct/delete link, via web browser. But, I then saved Integrity file as html; could then open the file in browser, and links then clickable: so, I can click on a link to page with bad link, opening it in a new tab, and then edit link in Drupal.
Takes some time if many links, but effective.