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NOTE: TinyMCE 5 reached End of Support in April 2023. No more bug fixes, security updates, or new features will be introduced to TinyMCE 5. We recommend you upgrade to TinyMCE 6 or consider TinyMCE 5 Long Term Support (LTS) if you need more time.

Checking links as-you-type

Check for valid hyperlinks inside the editor

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The Link Checker plugin provides a link checking service right within the TinyMCE editor.

Think of Link Checker as “spell-checking for URLs”. But instead of checking spelling, it will let you know if a URL in the editor is valid, invalid or questionable. This is a huge time-saver for anyone who creates content — no more having to double-check URLs, especially in imported content. Not to mention the benefit of no longer frustrating readers with broken hyperlinks.

Your have two deployment options. One is super easy with Tiny Cloud, the other is to go the more traditional Self-hosted route, requiring an additional server-side component to be installed and configured.

Link Checker self-hosted setup

Once you have the server-side component installed, additional configuration to your application.conf file is required. (Don’t forget to restart the Java application server after updating the configuration.)

For information on configuring the server-side component, see: Configure server-side components.

You will also find more Self-hosted setup information on the Link Checker plugin page.

Link Checker cloud setup

Tiny Cloud makes setting up Link Checker a breeze. Simply include the linkchecker parameter in your tinymce.init and have the Tiny Cloud services do the work for you.

Getting started with TinyMCE Link Checker

Creating an account

Try the Link Checker plugin and the Tiny Cloud with a free Tiny Account. New accounts receive a 14-day trial of the Tiny premium plugins, skins, and icon packs; with no credit card information or commitment required.

Get TinyMCE Link Checker

The Link Checker plugin is included in the following Tiny Cloud plans:

A 14-day free trial is also available for the Tiny Cloud Essential Plan and the Tiny Cloud Professional Plan.

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