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Keep getting 403 errors when I'm trying to run my broken link checker in Wordpress. Anyone know how to get round this? It worked fine last month!
 

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which broken link checker are you using?

Are you saying it can't actually scan your site?
 

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I think it's something to do with the transfer over from Kloudhost as it's all working today!
 

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I think it's something to do with the transfer over from Kloudhost as it's all working today!
ah yeah that would make sense!!!
 

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ah yeah that would make sense!!!
Couldn't get into my webmail yesterday either but can today. It'll be interesting to see what the new host is like.
 

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Couldn't get into my webmail yesterday either but can today. It'll be interesting to see what the new host is like.
Well at 6:30am this morning I had no websites but everything was fixed within the hour.

I think migrating ALL the sites from Kloudhost to the new provider there were bound to be a few hiccups but they communicated to me throughout and were talking to me at 7am this morning!!!

What I can't stand and what I used to get from Vidahost/TSOhost was NO COMMUNICATION when my sites would go down with database errors or whatever it was that day. Moving a site like this compared to a regular blog is far more of a headache for them lol
 
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Well after @katykicker advice on yet another 'background' task I should be doing I ran a broken link checker on the blog today (god help me when I do it on the forum!!) and everyone that has shut down their old blogs is causing me a headache now lol

Got 70 of the sodding things I need to now remove or re-link
 

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Well after @katykicker advice on yet another 'background' task I should be doing I ran a broken link checker on the blog today (god help me when I do it on the forum!!) and everyone that has shut down their old blogs is causing me a headache now lol

Got 70 of the sodding things I need to now remove or re-link
Google will love you!
 

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Well that's all the broken links removed from my blog.

The one thing I will say (and that leapforce has taught us) is that Google sees a difference in a link that goes to a white page with a 'this site no longer exists' type error very differently to a link that goes to somewhere and it has a 'oops this page is no longer here!' which is fully branded and gives other links people could use

I'm not sure brokenlinkcheckers differentiate between the two
 

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