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WordPress Wednesday Tip #14 – Fixing Link Text Appearing with a Strikethrough
Have you ever been scrolling through the front end of your site and noticed a link with a strikethrough? You know that you didn’t add it, so what’s going on? If you have a broken link plugin installed on your site, this is telling visitors that the link is broken.
But what if you know that the link isn’t broken, like in the example below? The URL for Theresa’s LinkedIn profile is correct.
Not to worry! Today’s WordPress Wednesday Tip is going to show you how to fix an active link that’s showing as broken.
WordPress Wednesday Tip #14: Fixing Link Text Appearing with a Strikethrough
1. First, make sure that the link is actually correct. Then, from your dashboard, hover over ‘Plugins’ and click on ‘Installed Plugins’. You will be taken to your Plugin Page. ***NOTE: If you use ‘Broken Link Checker’ plugin, you can hover over ‘Tools’ and click on ‘Broken Links’.
2. Hover over the ‘Broken Link Checker’ and click ‘Settings’. You will be taken to Broken Link Checker Options page.
3. Click on ‘Found [#] Broken Links’. You will be redirected to a page with a list of all broken links.
4. Scroll through the list and find the one that’s showing as broken but isn’t. **NOTE: Make sure the link works! Hover over the link and click ‘Not Broken’. The link will disappear from the list.
So there you have it. You just fixed a broken link that wasn’t actually broken. Easy, huh?
Check out some other helpful WordPress Wednesday Tips!
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #13 – Editing a Published Post
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #12 – Adding Alt Tags to Images
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #11 – Creating a New Post
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #10 – Managing Your Media Gallery
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #9 – How To Add A Page
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #8 – Using Screen Options
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #7 – How to Edit a Page
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #6 – Managing Comments
#WordPressWednesday Tip #5 – How to Edit Permalinks
#WordPressWednesday Tip #4 – How to Add Featured Images
#WordPressWednesday Tip #3: How to schedule posts
#WordPressWednesday Tip #2: How to add links in any post or page
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