“Tags in the Head” – in search of tagging, “meta” and not (part 13)

While looking to implement META tags, search keywords, content taggin and such for a commercial site I went through virtually everything I could get my hands on. This is part thirteen (of many) of my findings. Feel free to argue.

Tags in the Head – extends both Jerome’s Keywords andThe Ultimate Tag Warrior (reviewed below).

  • ++ First (very pleasant) shock – the plug-in uses an RSS feed to determine if there is a more current version. Nice! (Oops! there is a bug – RC1 when installed still thinks it’s V0.2 and reminds you to upgrade. Oh, well, no one is perfect. Makes me feel better…)
  • — BIG WARNING: as of now Tags in the Head duplicates (and then some) Jerome’s Keywords “keywords” meta tag functionality. If you use both and use the keywords meta tag components, you will end up with two instances of this tag in your pages. I doubt it will do you too much harm… but when you are managing same thing in two places, there will be trouble sooner or later.
  • Manages meta “description” tag nicely, with an explicitly efined one for root, archives, 404 and “others”. Picks on the excerpt field or just grabs firxt X characters (however many you define). Nice.

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