Can anyone tell me what is a broken link, and how do you fix it?
A link is something that leads the viewer to another page. It could be an in-text hyperlink (shows as blue text that when you hover your mouse over it, your mouse pointer turns into a hand with a finger pointing).
A link could also be a video in the hub.
If you have a broken link message, navigate to the hub in question, open in edit mode, and look for a link highlighted in yellow.
Then open the capsule it is in, highlight the word(s) and click on the break chain symbol. This should take the link away - quite a common occurrence is if you have linked to another hub which has since been unpublished.
If it is a video, go over to youtube and look for another to replace the broken one.
This question has been well answered, however, I would like to share what my "first" broken link warning was. I just received my first about three days ago. There were many links in the hub, but what I found the broken links, there were two, to be were links I had to other hubs here on HP. It appears the member and the hubs were no longer with us and the links went to a 404 page.
Another way to fix the link is go to my account, clink on broken links in the box on the left.. and it will fix itself.. if this does work edit the hub and fix the link manually as Izzy has explained.
Oh yea I should have said, sometimes the software is glitchy and shows a broken link that isn't broken. So as Sofs says, check that out first. If it still says link broken after checking, then click on the hub url in the broken links section as it will take you directly to edit mode.
by Mike Russo 3 years ago
"A potentially broken link has been detected in this Hub."Has anyone else had this flag and after checking the links, there was nothing wrong?
by Paul Deeds 9 years ago
We just made a small update to the site. The biggest change is the addition of the broken link report. It will show you broken links in your text and link capsules.We'll be trying to test all links about once a week, and re-test broken links every 24 hours or so. A link could be...
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
Today I have had several alerts for broken links in my hubs that turned out to be videos and all were actually working when I tried playing them,
by Natalie Frank 22 months ago
I have a hub that keeps getting flagged for two broken links which when I click on them go straight to where they are supposed to go. Although I keep asking for them to be retested they keep coming back as bad links. How can I fix this? Thanks.
by Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago
Matthew, I got a broken link icon for this hub. When I put it in edit mode, nothing is highlighted. I deleted one pic I thought it might be and two promotional comments with a website.com. It's still saying that the broken link is there but I can't find it. Please check,...
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 6 years ago
I keep seeing a broken link sign on a video hub that the video link is broken but when I click to play it , the video plays fine and is not broken at all.It is not the first time that this happens and wastes a lot of my time.What's going on?
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