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byeszter, March 22, 2011
Qlue Broken Link Checker
It is full of bugs, and does not do what they advertise it for.
- it does not identify broken links that give error500 on front end (the last reply from the support was: you have to fix the link before the link-checker can see that it is broken ???!!!!)
- lists a lot of random 'host not found' errors, that the support didn't know what they meant. Each time I run a check, an other set of links were listed in this category
- does not even try to check links in modules
- doesn't support articles in joomfish

the only good thing it did found some 400 errors. Anyway, as they are not all, we had to click trough to check everything. So it was just a waste of time to try to get it working.

It is not a 'broken link checker' it is just broken.
Owner's reply

This is the first and only bad review we have received and it is factually incorrect. We attempted to help Eszter through a list of questions and issues with the configuration of her site including the fact that the site was password protected.

The link checker extension does exactly what it says it does and has no reported bugs at all. Initially we requested access to the administrator controls but were refused so we tried to help without being able to see what was being setup. We examined a report from the BLC that Eszter sent against a sitemap page and saw that all errors/warnings were reported correctly. There were certainly no "random" errors nor any non-existent errors.

It currently does not check links in modules nor does it support Joomfish (which, in conjunction with the site being password protected may be the cause of many of Eszter's problems), however, we do not advertise that it does. That said, we are developing a major upgrade that will allow it to work with many other third party extensions, including Joomfish.