Link Check

Link Check allows you to test all links on a page, both internal and external, and provides information and status codes for these links. Link Check can be run from both Page Check and Final Check.

Performing a Link Check 

There are several ways to perform a link check:

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting Content > Pages from the global navigation bar.
  2. Hover on the target page's row and select Page Check from the Review menu to display the Page Check modal. Additionally, selecting Publish from the Publish menu to display the Final Check modal will also provide the ability to perform a Link Check.
  3. Click the Links button to run the check. If desired, click Show Results once the check has completed to view results of the check.

Users can also perform a LInk Check from the Page Actions bar:

  1. Navigate to the Pages list view by selecting Content > Pages from the global navigation bar and select the page to be edited.
  2. Click the Page Check button in the Page Actions toolbar to display the Page Check modal or by clicking the Publish button displays the Final Check modal.
    Page check icon
  3. Click the Links button to run the check. If desired, click Show Results once the check has completed to view results of the check.
    Page Check modal Links

Link Check Results

When you click the Link Check button, it will attempt to validate all on-page links for the selected page, including mailto: links. Both staging and production links are spidered. 

There are three different indicators that can display after a Link Check has been performed:

  1. If there are no warnings or errors during the Link Check report, the button is shaded green and the message "OK" displays. This indicates that links are either valid or skipped (by design). 
    Links OK
  2. The Link Check button is shaded gold and the message "Warning" with a numerical value indicating the number of potential errors. The system flags a warning for a link when the result of a request for a resource is indeterminate; that is, it did not receive either a positive 202 that the link was OK or a 404 indicating that the file was missing.
    Links Warning
  3. If the result of a request for a resource there are any errors confirmed by the Link Check report; that is, the result of the request for a file is a client or server error; such as a 404, not found, the Link Check button is shaded red and the number of errors is listed underneath the button.
    Links Error

Note: You can safely bypass mailto: links in the report as Link Check cannot verify a mailto: email address link.