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[Solved] Permalinks Buttons in Dashboard, How do they work?

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Hi guys, I am just wondering what happens when I press the "Soft FLush Permalinks" and " Hard Flush Permalinks"

Will this remove all links from forum posts? My forum is 5 years old now, I have a lot of posts with links that no doubt do not work any more.Β 

Broken links checkers do not work on the forum as far as I am aware, so I am kind of hoping these buttons will help me out on that lol.Β 

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The permalinks are for the Wordpress urls and have nothing to do with the body of topics/posts.

Like the Wordpress Permalinks Save option.

To check the validity of links, use some Windows software like Xenu.

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To check the validity of links, use some Windows software like Xenu.

Thanks man, would this be able to check forum post for broken links?Β 

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@percysgrowroom Yes, Xenu is what i use for that. Just be sure you set a low connection for the spider, like 2 connections per time, so it will not bring your site down. And be prepared to WAIT. At the end SAVE the report and then manually (within the report html) edit/delete what you want.

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@dimalifragis Legend! Thanks mate ill look into it now πŸ™‚

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@dimalifragis OK, so this is something I download onto my desktop, not a wordpress plugin?Β 

And it is essentially going to go through every single page of my site to find broken links?Β 

That seems like it would take forever lol. But still worth the wait to fix them πŸ™‚Β 

Any specific setting I should use other than the one you have mentioned?

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@percysgrowroom Yes, a windows program. Not related to Wordpress. And yes, it scans your WHOLE site. There no other way to do that, is it?

You many increase the rate of connections to 4 or maybe 6 max.

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@dimalifragis I appreciate your help mate, thanks, I have the software and will begin with the san now : )

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@percysgrowroom Xenu will also check non-forum links (on your pages/ blog posts if any) and that is also a good thing.

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@dimalifragis You mean change "current" to 6 or 9?Β 

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@percysgrowroom I mean the Parallel Threads. Use 2 or 4 or 6 max.

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@dimalifragis sorted, scanning now, thanks as always for your help mate

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@dimalifragis hmmmm, I got a lot of Timeouts lol. I assume I should bring it down and do 4 parallel threads to reduce the server load?

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I think i sorted it with this post:

https://www.mail-archive.com/xenu-usergroup@yahoogroups.com/msg00833.html

I hope its useful to anyone following this thread in the future:)Β 

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@dimalifragis

Took over three hours, found over 80k links, not many broken ones in comparison but its gonna take me a day or so to get rid of them lol.

Thanks for your help mateΒ 

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