External Links

External Links

External Links

  • A hyperlink on a Web page that points to a page on a different Web site
  • References to external sites can occur in several Sitecore fields
    • Link fields contain a single link
    • Rich Text fields can contain any number of links
    • Fields that contain Html markup can contain any number of links

Broken External Links

Sitecore External Link Checker Module

  • Sitecore shared source module distributed as a standard Sitecore package
  • Adds a command to the top of All Applications in the Sitecore Start Menu
  • Displays a window on the Sitecore desktop similar to the Broken Links Report
  • Designed for Sitecore 6.2  but also runs on Sitecore 6.5
  • Supports multiple protocols
    • http
    • https
    • ftp
    • telnet
    • news
    • gopher

External Link Checker Guidelines

  • Copy the post installation steps displayed in the Installation Wizard to Notepad
  • Implement the post installation steps once the External Link Checker package is installed
  • Be patient while the External Link Checker loads

External Link Checker Configuration

  • Make a backup copy of your web.config file
  • Add <source mode="on" namespace="Sitecore.Web.UI.XmlControls" folder="/sitecore modules/ExternalLinkChecker/Pages/" deep="true" /> under configuration/sitecore/controlSources
  • Add <handler type="Sitecore.Modules.ExternalLinkChecker.Business.ItemEventHandler, Sitecore.ExternalLinkChecker" method="OnItemSaving" /> under configuration/events/event name="item:saving"
  • Add <handler type="Sitecore.Modules.ExternalLinkChecker.Business.ItemEventHandler, Sitecore.ExternalLinkChecker" method="OnItemSaved" /> under configuration/events/event name="item:saved"