The DeadDelete Plugin for WordPress allows developers to make removing outdated content from their sites easy by allowing users to click a button that checks source URLs for 404 or 301 status codes. If the source returns a 404 the post is trashed. The same is true in cases of 301s if the final destination is known to be a destination for missing content.
DeadDelete is designed primarily for aggregators that copy content from other websites with source attribution links included. It is ideal for RSS based auto-blogs that include a large amount of content from other sources. With DeadDelete a user can click a button when they notice that an article is based on a source that no longer exists and remove your copy so that you don’t have to.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
deaddelete.zipby logging into your WordPress blog ‘/wp-admin/’ and selecting the add new plugin option ‘wp-admin/plugin-install.php’
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
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Contributors & Developers
“DeadDelete” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Added database logging of button clicks.
- Added header checking of 301 redirect destinations for pages that redirect to 404 errors.
- Added escape functions required by WordPress.org for securing output.