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Broken Pages Report

Under Reports> Required Actions you will find the Broken Pages report. It shows a list of pages containing broken links.

reports drop down menu

A page gains dependency when it uses an external source for content, such as linking to another page. It then “depends” on the external content to exist. Therefore, it becomes an issue when the directory or page is deleted. The Dependency Manager will update the links should a directory or page be renamed or moved, but those that are deleted will still need to be repaired manually.

  • The list of broken pages is specific to the site in which the administrator is currently logged in.
  • The list only shows pages for which a user has access to.
  • The content can then be edited, or the source code viewed and edited, or the page previewed.
  • Once the page has been edited to address the dependency issue, it will be removed from the list in this area.

Broken Pages Report

View & Repair Broken Links

From the Broken Pages list view, click the linked file name to preview the page. The page preview with broken link information is shown in red text and enclosed in brackets. Click Edit and use the WYSIWYG editor to delete, change, or update the hyperlink to a new, available resource.

broken link in preview mode

 

Broken Links and Dependency Manager

The Dependency Manager is a feature that manages linking among internal files. Dependency Manager maintains the correct link association when files or directories are moved or renamed. All the files that link to a moved or renamed file or directory are automatically republished to maintain the correct link. It also tracks the deletion of content and creates a notification in the Broken Pages list view.

To insert a link and create a dependency tag:

  • Insert a link in the WYSIWYG editor.
  • Browse for the page using the file chooser button, instead of typing in the URL.
  • Once the appropriate page is selected and the link is inserted, the Link URL is shown as a dependency tag, which starts with a "d" or an "f."
    Example: Dependency Tag Shows {{f:XXXXX}} instead of URL http://gunewtest.oudemo.com/athletics/whyla_wren.html
  • The page path is shown below the field in the Insert/Edit Link dialog.
  • Click Update and Publish the page.

dependency manager link tag example

Learn more about the Dependency Manager and Binary Manager.

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