Broken Link Checker is blacklisted or disallowed at several hosting companies. When you move your blog to a new hosting provider that has banned this plugin, Broken Link Checker will be automatically deactivated. You will then need to remove it.
Why Is Broken Link Checker Blacklisted
The hosting provider WPEngine lists the plugin among plugins that trash their servers and SQL databases. They say that it
overwhelms even our robust caching layer with an inordinate amount of HTTP requests.
GoDaddy is another large hosting provider for WordPress blogs that has the plugin blacklisted. They simply state there are performance issues related to the plugin.
The plugin simply eats up too many server resources and also considerably slows down your hosted site.
Remove the Plugin
Removing the plugin is very straightforward. Go to
Or click on the
Once you found the plugin, click on the red
Next, click on the
Remove Database Tables Created by the Plugin
However, not all data is removed by the above action.
You will have to log into your SQL database and remove some remnants of the plugin directly.
Specifically, you can completely remove (or drop, as it is called in phpMyAdmin) Broken Link Checker’s tables from your WordPress database. The tables to remove are the following:
The Manual Way
Click on the database name in the left pane of phpMyAdmin, then select the above mentioned four tables with the
Then, scroll down to the bottom of all the tables and select the
In some cases, you won’t need to scroll down as there will be a red
The SQL Query Way
You can also drop these plugin tables in one swoop using a simple SQL query.
To do so, click on your database name in the left pane of phpMyAdmin. Then click on the
Copy and paste the following query in the
DROP TABLE `wp_blc_filters`
DROP TABLE `wp_blc_instances`
DROP TABLE `wp_blc_links`
DROP TABLE `wp_blc_synch`
And, finally, click on the
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