Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links

Scan for broken links button on the SharePoint RibbonHyperlinks are a great feature of web publishing. Using hyperlinks you can easily link from one page to another providing the reader with information from different, and often also independent, sources. However as soon as you include a hyperlink in your content, the external content becomes a part of your page: not physically, but virtually. People reading your page expect your links to work because they assume that you wanted to provide them some additional information relevant to the page they reading. So knowing that, there is nothing bad as broken links in your content. In some situations you might get to hear from your visitors that some links don’t work, but wouldn’t it be better if you could find out about it first? Doing it manually can get very time consuming, but why bother if you can do it automatically using Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links?

Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links is a SharePoint 2010 Solution that allows you to scan the contents of a Publishing Page for broken links. Due to the limitation of the SharePoint 2010 Sandbox in terms of reaching out to external resources, Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links is a Farm Solution.

Upon the deployment of the Solution the Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links Site Collection Feature is installed. After you activate it a new button called Scan for broken links is added to the Ribbon in the Page Actions section:

The Scan for broken links button added to the Ribbon in the Page Actions group.

After clicking the button, the contents of the Publishing Page are being scanned for broken links.

Scanning for broken links

If any broken links have been found, an error message is being displayed. Each broken link is marked what makes it easy to find all invalid links on the current page:

Results of a scan for broken links with broken links found.

The Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links Solution can be used in the Edit Mode as well what makes it easy to find broken links during the page editing process and fix them before publishing the page.

Using the Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links in the Edit Mode.

If no broken links have been found during the scan, an information message is being displayed in the Status Bar:

Results of a scan for broken links with no broken links found.

The Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links Solution fully integrates with the SharePoint 2010 Fluent UI what makes the Solution very intuitive. It makes scanning page contents for broken links even on large pages with many links a very easy job.

Download: Mavention Scan Page for Broken Links (6,65KB, WSP)

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