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2 WordPress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

We already know how 404 errors ruin your SEO and usability. And long ago I shared some ways to keep track of 404 pages that may occur on the site. Today I am adding two tools to your arsenal: for those who use WordPress to run their sites.

So here you go: two WordPress plugin that alert you once your blog visitor lands on an error page:

404 Notifier

This plugin sends email alerts once the visitor of your blog comes across a 404 page.

After you install it, go to the plugin settings and provide your email for alerts:

404 notifier 01 2 Wordpress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

The email alert looks as follows:

404 notifier 02 2 Wordpress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

The plugin also offers an RSS feed (if you don’t want to clutter your email inbox) tracking all 404 logs:

404 notifier 04 2 Wordpress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

JH 404 Logger

This plugin adds a Dashboard Widget showing recent 404 urls. The widget is easy to use and Ajax powered.

404 notifier 03 2 Wordpress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

Feel free to try any of the plugins. I’ve run both of them on my blog and then chose to go with 404 Notifier RSS option: the other options (email alerts and dashboard widget) triggered too much clutter.

 2 Wordpress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 2 Wordpress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

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4 thoughts on “2 WordPress Plugins to Keep Track of 404 Errors

  1. Usually, i track 404 errors through Google Webmaster Tool which points to all the errors clearly. Tracking inside the dashboard is quite handy, will try to use 404 Notifier with RSS option !

    Thanks.

  2. I think the biggest issue in blogs are outdated outgoing links. Either links that end up on 404 pages or worse on sites that have been discontinued and now only serve ads. I'd love to see plugins that check these links and checks whether their landing pages are still intact and contain the content they did when they got first linked.

  3. mostly hosting services provide you to post only 5000 posts …if u have hosted a blog on your purchased hosting…
    if this limit exceeds …your pages sometimes doesnt show up..and here come the ERROR “404”
    good to track such things

  4. mostly hosting services provide you to post only 5000 posts …if u have hosted a blog on your purchased hosting…
    if this limit exceeds …your pages sometimes doesnt show up..and here come the ERROR “404”
    good to track such things