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Monsido Starter Quality Assurance

How to use the Quality Assurance module in Monsido Starter

Updated over a week ago

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Introduction

The Monsido Starter Quality Assurance module allows users to quickly identify and repair broken links and broken images.


Instructions

This section gives instructions on how to access the Quality Assurance module in Monsido Starter.

  1. Open Monsido Starter.
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  2. Click to select Quality Assurance (checkbox icon) on the top menu bar.

    The location of the Quality Assurance button, below the main page toolbar.

  3. The Monsido Starter Quality Assurance page opens.

    The Quality Assurance landing page.

  4. The dashboard has the sections:

    Click the links above to skip to that section of this document.

  5. The menu on the left has the options:

    Click the links above to skip to that section of this document.


Dashboard Sections

This section gives information about the data on the Monsido Starter Quality Assurance dashboard.


Quality Assurance Check

The Quality Assurance Check section on the dashboard gives an overview of QA issues.

The Quality Assurance Check section on the QA Dashboard.

See details about the following issues that were detected by the scan:

  1. Broken Links

    • Number of unique broken links

    • Pages affected: Number of pages containing broken links.

    • Click on the number to navigate to the Broken Links page, where you can identify the location of the broken links.

      For instructions on how to find and repair broken links, skip to the section:

  2. Broken Images

    • Number of broken images

    • Pages affected: Number of pages containing broken images.

    • Click on the number to navigate to the Broken Images page, where you can identify the location of the broken images.

      For instructions on how to find and repair broken images skip to the section:

  3. Potential Misspellings

    • Number of potential misspellings

    • Pages affected: Number of pages containing potential misspellings.

  4. Misspellings

    • Number of misspellings

    • Pages affected: Number of pages containing misspellings.


Quality Assurance Diagnostics

The Quality Assurance Diagnostics section on the dashboard gives an overview of QA issues.

The Quality Assurance Diagnostics section on the QA landing page.

The circle graph shows the percentage of pages that are compliant with all QA checks.

  • Total QA Issues

    This section shows the total number of QA issues and the percentage of the site that is affected. The following issues are included:

    • Confirmed Misspellings

    • Broken Links

    • Broken Images.

  • Content with Issues

    This section shows the total number of content (including documents) with QA issues and the percentage of the site that is affected.

  • Graph showing the number of issues and the date of the scan. Under the graph is a key. Select or deselect to view the following graph data:

    • Broken Links

    • Broken Images

    • Misspellings

    • Content with Issues

    • Scanned Content.

  • Show History: Click the link to view the Quality Assurance History Center.

    For more information, see the Monsido Starter Guide:
    โ€‹Monsido Starter History Center.


Menu Items

This section gives information about the menu items on the left side of the Quality Assurance page.

The menu on the left side of the Quality Assurance page.

The menu on the left side of the page gives the following options:

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Summary

Click to select Summary from the menu on the left side of the page to return to the Quality Assurance Dashboard.


Links

Click to select Links in the menu on the left side of the page.

The expanded Links menu on the QA page.

The menu expands with the following options:

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Content with Broken Links

Click to select Content with Broken Links in the Links submenu on the left side of the page. The Content with Broken Links page opens.

The location of the Content with Broken Links button, on the left menu below Links.

Above the list are the following options:

  • All: Click this tab to show all content with broken links.

  • Pages: Click this tab to show all pages with broken links.

  • Filter (filter icon): Click and select from the options:

    • Labels: Select the label to filter for.

    • Languages: Select the language to filter for.

    • Contains: Select the content that contains: Broken Links.

  • Search: Begin typing in the Search box to search the page for specific content.

The table list has the columns:

  • Title and URL: Click the link to navigate to the Broken Links page view, instructions below.

  • Notifications: Hover for a quick overview of how many broken links are found on the page and how many broken images are found on the page.

  • Priority: The categories here indicate priority from high to low as determined by the number of times the error occurs and the number of page views on the page that is affected.

    • High

    • Medium

    • Low.

Each row in the list gives the additional option to Inspect Page with Browser Extension (magnifying glass icon). Click the icon to view the page in the Monsido Web Browser Extension (requires download).

The Content with Broken Links landing page.
  1. Click a link in the list to open the Broken Links pane in Monsido Starter and see the issues found on that page.

    Broken Links pane.

    • Above the list are the following options:

      • Tabs: Select the tab to sort the list for the status of the issue:

        • All: See all issues.

        • Ignored: See issues with the status Ignored.

        • Marked as Fixed: See issues with the status Fixed.

          Note: The difference between issues that Fixed and Ignored is that issues marked as Fixed are still included in future scans and can be flagged again if the error persists. Issues that are set to Ignore are permanently omitted from future scans and compliance scores.

    • The list is arranged with the following columns:

      • Broken Link: This is the link that is broken. Click the URL to continue to the Broken Links pane, where you can see more details about this issue.

      • Response code: This column shows the error code that is received for the link.

      • Type: This column lists the type of error that is detected.

    • Each row has the option to:

      • Link: See the link where the issue appears.

      • Open Issue Page (information icon): Opens the issue pane. See instructions below.

      • Action: Click the button to expand the list of actions to take for the link. Select from the following:

        • Set to fixed: Marks the link as fixed. It will be included in subsequent scans and if the error returns, it will appear again in the broken links list. Select this option when the error is actually fixed by the web team on the HTML code of the webpage, or if it is a temporary (for example, in an unpublished state) known issue.

        • Mark as ignored: Ignore the link. Use this option if you know the link is not broken. Ignored links are not included in subsequent scans and will not show up as broken.

          Note: The difference between Set to Fixed and Mark as Ignored is that issues marked as Fixed are still included in future scans and can be flagged again if the error persists. Issues that are set to Ignore are permanently omitted from future scans and compliance scores.

      • Inspect page with Web Browser Extension (Magnifying Glass icon): Inspect the page with the Web Browser Extension.

        For instructions on how to use the Monsido Web Browser Extension, see:

        Note: The Web Browser Extension allows you to find and repair issues directly on the page. With Monsido Starter you can find and repair broken links.

      • Pages: This column gives information on where the broken link is located.

  2. Open Issue Page (information icon): Click to open the issue pane, where you can see the explanation of the issue and tips on how to correct it.

    The broken link issue pane.

    • On the toolbar of the pane are the options:

      • Inspect page with Web Browser Extension (Magnifying Glass icon): Inspect the page with the Web Browser Extension.

        For instructions on how to use the Monsido Web Browser Extension, see:

        Note: The Web Browser Extension allows you to find and repair issues directly on the page. With Monsido Starter you can find and repair broken links.

      • Action: Click the button to expand the list of actions to take for the link. Select from the following:

        • Set to fixed: Marks the link as fixed. It will be included in subsequent scans and if the error returns, it will appear again in the broken links list. Select this option when the error is actually fixed by the web team on the HTML code of the webpage, or if it is a temporary (for example, in an unpublished state) known issue.

        • Mark as ignored: Ignore the link. Use this option if you know the link is not broken. Ignored links are not included in subsequent scans and will not show up as broken.

          Note: The difference between Set to Fixed and Mark as Ignored is that issues marked as Fixed are still included in future scans and can be flagged again if the error persists. Issues that are set to Ignore are permanently omitted from future scans and compliance scores.

      • Copy URL: Click to copy the URL for this issue to your clipboard.

    • Issue Details section: See the details about the issue

      • Snippet: This is the broken snippet in the HTML code.

      • Link: Click to navigate to the URL for the page where the issue is found.

    • All Pages with this Broken Link section: See all of the pages on the URL that contain this broken link.

    • All Documents with this Broken Link section: See the documents attached to the URL which contain this broken link.


Broken Links

Click this option in the Links sub-menu on the left side of the page to see the overview and status of broken links.

Above the table are the options to:

  • Filter for All broken links, ignored, and Marked as fixed.

  • Click Export to export the list.

  • Click Filter (the funnel icon) to filter for:

    • Labels

    • Type

    • Response code

    • Internal or external.

  • Search: Click in the dialog box and type a search string.

The table with the results has the headers:

  • Broken Link: This is the link that is broken. Click the URL. The Broken Links page opens.

  • Labels (if any)

  • Response code: This column shows the error code that is received for the link.

  • Type: This column lists the type of error that is detected.

  • Pages: This column gives information on where the broken link is located.

    • Documents: The broken link is found in this many documents.

    • Pages: The broken link is found on this many pages of the website.

  • Action: Click the button to expand the list of actions to take for the link. Select from the following:

    • Mark as fixed: Marks the link as fixed. It will be included in subsequent scans and if the error returns, it will appear again in the broken links list. Select this option when the error is actually fixed by the web team on the HTML code of the webpage, or if it is a temporary (for example, in an unpublished state) known issue.

    • Mark as ignored: Ignore the link. Use this option if you know the link is not broken. Ignored links are not included in subsequent scans and will not show up as broken.

      Note: The difference between Mark as Fixed and Mark as Ignored is that issues marked as Fixed are still included in future scans and can be flagged again if the error persists. Issues that are set to Ignore are permanently omitted from future scans and compliance scores.


Broken Images

Click this option in the Links sub-menu on the left-hand side of the page to view the list of images that have broken links.

Note: Although the Quality Assurance Module is a highly effective way to find broken links on images, false positives can occur. For best results, it is important to manually review the findings.

Tip: An example of a broken image could be an icon button with a broken path.

Above the table are the options to:

  • Navigate between All broken images, ignored, and Marked as fixed.

  • Click Export to export the list.

  • Click Filter ( the funnel icon) to filter for:

    • Labels

    • Type

    • Response code

    • Internal or external

  • Search: Click in the dialog box and type a search string.

The table with the results has the headers:

  • Broken Link: This is the image link that is broken. Click the URL. The Broken Links page opens.

  • Labels (if any)

  • Response code: This column shows the error code that is received for the link.

  • Type: This column lists the type of error that is detected.

  • Pages: This column gives information on where the broken link is located.

    • Documents: The broken link is found in this many documents.

    • Pages: The broken link is found on this many pages of the website.

  • Action: Click the button to expand the list of actions to take for the link. Select from the following:

    • Mark as fixed: Marks the image link as fixed. It will be included in subsequent scans and if the error returns, it will appear again in the broken links list. Select this option when the error is actually fixed by the web team on the HTML code of the webpage, or if it is a temporary (for example, in an unpublished state) known issue.

    • Mark as ignored: Ignore the image link. Use this option if you know the link is, in fact, OK. Ignored links are not included in subsequent scans and will not show up as broken.

      Note: The difference between Mark as Fixed and Mark as Ignored is that issues marked as Fixed are still included in future scans and can be flagged again if the error persists. Issues that are set to Ignore are permanently omitted from future scans and compliance scores.


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