Have you found a link (or more) on your WordPress website that leads to the infamous “404” error? Try not to panic. This is actually very common – you’ve simply discovered a link that isn’t going where it’s supposed to.
Broken links – otherwise known as “dead” links – are as common as dandelions and can occur twice as frequently. The 404 error is your browser’s way of saying “Hey, this link is trying to take us somewhere… But there’s nothing here.”
Considering that the usability of your links is a large factor in your site’s credibility, keeping them valid is critical. You’ll also be happy to know that broken links are incredibly easy to fix. In fact, after reading this article, you’ll know what a broken link is, be familiar with some of the best link-checking tools out there, and know how to quickly fix or delete broken links with the Broken Link Checker plugin.