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Modded plugin: Headspace2

Headspace2 is great plugin for SEO. I prefer it much over other solutions like All-In-One SEO. But, problem with it is slow development and problems with WP3, unneeded features while missing features I need for my websites. So, I decided to work on my own version.

To avoid confusion with original plugin, my version is renamed to gdHeadSpace4. You can find it on the Free Downloads page, in the modded plugins section. New home page for this plugin is at the bottom of this post.

Plugin has a lot of differences from original. I removed some of the features because they were conflicted with some of my plugins (tags on the post edit panels and few other things). Plugin panels are a bit reorganized, icons changed, annoying support pages removed. Also, I removed annoying comments with license on top of each file, changed code layout to better fit to my editor (NetBeans). Several other obsolete modules, code that was causing problem on dashboard is also removed.

There are some new tags to be used for SEO elements, custom post types and custom taxonomies supported properly, I added filters allowing expanding of tags with custom tags. More changes will come as I need the make changes or find more problems. This is plugin version I am developing for myself, and I will not take ‘features requests’, but I will improve plugin from time to time and make it compatible with both WordPress and my plugins. If you find this version useful, please use it, if not try original version or some other SEO plugin.

Please, test new features and report problems in the forum or in comments.

gdHeadspace4:
http://www.dev4press.com/plugins/gd-headspace4/
Original Headspace2:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/headspace2/

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About the author

Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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8 thoughts on “Modded plugin: Headspace2”

  1. Thx. great work.
    Would you please post more details about what you removed? Jsut so we know whats missing…

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    • I will add exact list on the plugins page during the day.

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    • Here is the info about new things, and removed features: http://www.dev4press.com/plugins/gd-headspace4/

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  2. Great, thanks for the detailed info.

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  3. Any way to get the page modules to show up on the editor page for custom types? Am I overlooking something simple here?

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    • Right now no. I was thinking of further developing plugin, but its too complicated and not easy to expand. So, I made it work (more or less) as it should with WP 3.x, but I can’t do much more with it without investing too much time. Hopefully, original author will maybe continue developing it. On my part, I am planning full SEO support through my plugins in the future.

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  4. I feel ya. I’ve encountered the same issue when trying to adapt some of john’s plugins for spcial uses. I’ve been looking for something like HS2 on custom post types and had hoped you had stumbled on it in your work here (which is excelent BTW Presets are better than nothing for sure).

    I’ll probably take a gander at it and see if i can crack that peiece of the puzzel. I’ll shoot you my code to include if i can work it out.

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  5. Excellent plugin, just replaced my HeadSpace2 install with it and it immediately recognised my Custom Post Types. Bang on the money with this one, thank you very much indeed. This plugin has certainly made me moist.

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