CQ5 “disable” linkcheker

Linkcheker it’s a very useful functionality that highlight to the author eventual broken links within, for example, a RichText widget. However when integrating already existent web application behind apache, there’s the need to “disable” completely it.

We won’t go to disable it properly but configuring it in a way that for him all links are not to be checked.

In CQ5.4, go into the Felix console and click con components (http://$server:$port/system/console/components) and search for: com.day.cq.rewriter.linkchecker.impl.LinkCheckerImpl. Click on the wrench (settings) and in the link check override patterns add the following regex (using the “+” button):


Save and refresh the page in the author.

This will save the settings into the file crx-quickstart/launchpad/config/com/day/cq/rewriter/linkchecker/impl/LinkCheckerImpl.config.

This will work, but it will disable the Apache Sling JCR Resource Resolver as well, as it uses the LinkChecker service behind the scenes to transform the links.

A more intelligent approach is to use a negative RegEx saying to LinkChecker to ignore everything that is not in our /content/sitename. Use this regular expression:


Replacing sitename with your correct path.

If you want to set the config into the CRX repository (so it can be exported/imported via package manager)  go to /libs/cq/linkchecker/config/com.day.cq.rewriter.linkchecker.impl.LinkCheckerImpl using Content Explorer and edit the property service.check_override_patterns adding the regex previously mentioned.

Easy peasy! 🙂


Internet Explorer 8, connection settings disabled

In the far 2007 I wrote a post about the connection tab disabled in IE6. Now after some years even here at the customer everything is migrated up-to IE8. The result is that the Connections Tab is enabled but not the “LAN Settings” button and its items in child window (Automatic Configuration and Proxy server) are disabled.

Easy as drinking a glass of water once you know which registry key to edit.

  • Take the content from the PDF and copy-paste into a .reg file.
  • Close all instances of IE.
  • Double click on it.
  • Reopen IE