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Does Dreamweaver do a good job of  showing broken links?

Mar 17, 2013 6:40 PM

I running a broken link check and DW says I have 700 broken, and 300 orphan. But I then check and nothing is wrong with most of those pages.

 

What is the difference orphan/ broken?

 

Anyway, I'm flustered. Should I try to find a 3rd party software that does this better in a clear interface? thanks.

 

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    Mar 17, 2013 11:02 PM   in reply to kevin4545

    Hi Kevin,

     

    Copying content from How to resolve link errors in Dreamweaver CS6. Click the link for more info.

     

    Orphaned files are pages or images that are not in use or linked to from any place within your site. Although having orphaned files isn’t necessarily a problem, to ensure that you don’t have important files that are orphaned, choose Orphaned Files from the Show menu under the Link Checker section of the Results panel.

     

    Thanks,

    Preran

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 6:52 AM   in reply to kevin4545

    Show us one of these pages, please.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 7:25 AM   in reply to MurraySummers

    Kevin, I would recommend 3rd party software and testing this after your page is on the internet.  If you are trying to find broken links Google Webmaster Tools will provide you with a basic listing, but tools like Raventools ( http://raventools.com/ ) or SEOMoz ( http://www.seomoz.org/ ) have crawling bots that can perform the specific task of crawling your site and finding the 404 links.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 8:12 AM   in reply to SnakEyez02

    Xenu is particularly good at doing this, too, but only on PC.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to kevin4545

    No PM please. Can you post a link to one of the live pages?

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 10:42 AM   in reply to kevin4545

    Kevin, for Raven and SEOMoz you need to pay for an account.  The tools are available when you log in.  They are both about $100/month.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 11:09 AM   in reply to kevin4545

    Can you paste the code into a reply?

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 11:37 AM   in reply to kevin4545

    This page has more site link checkers and crawlers:

    http://alt-web.com/Articles/Remove-unused-site-files.shtml

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Mar 18, 2013 12:09 PM   in reply to kevin4545

    Look closer. Some work on the server, some on win, some on mac.

     
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