Are some of the links on your WordPress site showing up with strikethrough text link in the image below?
The reason for this is a WordPress plugin called ‘Broken Link Checker’. Whenever this plugin classifies a link as broken, it displays the link as a strikethrough to warn users about not clicking on this link. Unfortunately, this plugin does tend to incorrectly classify links as broken – especially affiliate links or redirection links (generated when using a plugin like ThirstyAffiliates).
How to solve the problem of strikethrough links in WordPress?
- Go to your WordPress Dashboard
- Click on Settings->Link Checker
- Unselect the checkbox stating “Apply custom formatting to broken links”
- Save Changes
If you still want broken links to show up in different ways, you can change the styling to show the links in a different color, instead of showing as strikethrough.
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