A Django app that will analyze and report on links in any model that you register with it.
A fairly flexible app that will analyze and report on links in any model that you register with it.
Links can be bare (urls or image and file fields) or embedded in HTML (linkcheck handles the parsing). It’s fairly easy to override methods of the Linkcheck object should you need to do anything more complicated (like generate URLs from slug fields etc).
You should run its management command via cron or similar to check external links regularly to see if their status changes. All links are checked automatically when objects are saved. This is handled by signals.
django-linkchecks requires Python 2.7 and Django 1.8. It is Python 3 compatible.
Install app to somewhere on your Python path (e.g. pip install django-linkcheck).
Add 'linkcheck' to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS.
Add a file named linklists.py to every app (see an example in examples/linklists.py) that either:
Run ./manage.py migrate.
Add to your root url config:
View /admin/linkcheck/ from your browser.
The file notifications.py is completely optional. It works with django-admin-blocks to display a notification about broken links as shown in the screenshot above.
We are aware that this documentation is on the brief side of things so any suggestions for elaboration or clarification would be gratefully accepted.
If django-filebrowser is present on your path then linkcheck will listen to the post-upload, delete and rename signals and update itself according
If you want to run linkcheck tests in the context of your project, you should include ‘linkcheck.tests.sampleapp’ in your INSTALLED_APPS setting.