< Previous Page
1. Before starting Link Checker, check "OLD PAGES" are all removed.
A. If not, check with E.F before beginning.
1) Links still register the old page as a valid linkable page.
2. Clear Cache
A. History > Clear Recent History > History only checked > ok
3. Open Xenu Link Checker installed on your computer.
4. Click 1st left Icon
A. Click arrow > select > URL = https://www.vintagewoodworks.com
B. Check box for external links > ok
C. Can run in background.
D. When done...want Report? Yes
E. "Abort" creating sitemap.
F. FTP Host > Cancel
G. Open with FireFox, if asked.
5. Copy "By Link" section to an email.
A. First line is the URL of page with broken link.
B. Second line is the URL that is broken.
C. Broken links from tel: 903-356-2158 are ok.
6. Correct URLs
A. Use CTRL + F to find multiple links on a given page.
B. Don’t put “.html” in the Find feature so it will also search R/P.
C. If a link appears as broken on every page:
1) Use View Source & CTRL F (both in IE and FF)
2) This will show things outside the page like the Left Nav.
EMAIL WITH NOTES FROM GRANT AT FP
From: Grant Henry [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 2:38 PM
To: Ellen Fowler
Cc: Gregory Tatsch; Rita Gonzales
Subject: Re: Broken Link in Left Nav
You may have changed the url, but did you change the ID of the page in all the pages where that page is linked?
In other words, this page is linked to by other pages. That means it lives in the contents field of those pages. If you change the url of the page, that doesn't change the id being listed in those parent pages.
I might recommend downloading your entire catalog and doing a search in excel for that old ID.
I don't believe you guys have the catalog manager correct? Because you're legacy? We probably built a way for you to download your entire catalog. I can't remember.