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Question: How do I replace the broken link?


I went to the status page for broken links. If say that I were to find a link that can be used to replace the broken link...

- How do I find the page that contains the broken link?

- If I have to use a template, how do I actually do that?

I'm still very green when it comes to wiki coding.

--Imamy (talk) 02:38, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for offering to help. The status page is Special:RottenLinks. The third column is headed "Page Usage" and contains a number, which is the number of times the link appears on the wiki. If you click on the number it'll take you to a page listing the relevant wiki pages. You can click on any of those pages, and from there make your edits. If you have to use a template you'd have to request template editor rights, but it would make sense to get a feel for editing normal pages first (or just ask here for the change to be made). Jonathan (talk) 23:13, 5 December 2022 (UTC)
I realise now that you were probably asking how to use Template:Link. It explains itself (click on the link) and is useful when adding Internet Archive links, or marking a link as dead, but isn't compulsory. You could just use normal links, which would just involve replacing [https://www.old-link.com Website name] with [https://www.new-link.com Website name]. Jonathan (talk) 09:06, 6 December 2022 (UTC)