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Moodle plugin of the month – Link crawler robot

Find and fix all those links easily!

A plugin for Moodle administrators this month, but one that will benefit all the teachers and learners on your Moodle site.

Link crawler robot plugin is an administrator tool with a Moodle cron task, that reaches into your Moodle site via curl (effectively from outside Moodle) and scrapes each page, parses it, and follows links.

Because it comes in from outside it needs to authenticate and has a dependancy on the moodle-auth_basic plugin. It is recommended that you setup a dedicated ‘robot’ user that has readonly access to all the site pages you wish to crawl.

Link crawler robot Moodle plugin

This plugin is well maintained and documented by our friends at Catalyst in New Zealand – https://github.com/catalyst/moodle-tool_crawler

Stuart Mealor
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Stuart Mealor

Stuart is interested in all things e-learning, with specific interests in Moodle, e-learning strategy, and business development. His experience in education over 30 years, MBA in International Business, and knowledge of e-learning systems implementation, together with graphic design background, give him a unique skill set for e-learning projects.

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