Joomla blog posts from around the web (36/13)

Joomla blog posts from around the web (36/13)

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 36, 2013:

  • How to fix database error upgrading to Joomla 3+
  • Meet Flux -a responsive Joomla template for online business
  • Next Stop Joomla World Conference 2013
  • A Guide to Googles Organic Sitelinks

How to fix database error upgrading to Joomla 3+

Written by Anthony Olsen

One of the great additions to Joomla 2.5 was the Joomla update component. In the process of updating our older themes to Joomla 3 templates I have discovered that the update process can often go awry due to changes in the database from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.

Thankfully this is an easy thing to circumvent if you use the database fix tool first.

How did we get here? 

This error mainly seems to occur if you use the Joomla update process from a Joomla 1.5 site converted to Joomla 2.5. However there are also some users reporting that error also occurs from fresh Joomla 2.5 installations.

How to fix the error. 

1. Before updating your instance of Joomla you need to fix the database tables for the site. The database tool can be found under the extensions manager > database tab in your site's admin.

Read the complete post here..

Meet Flux -a responsive Joomla template for online business

Written by Anthony Olsen

I’m happy to announce that our October Joomla template, Flux, is now available.

Flux is an elegant Joomla template with a ton of power under the hood via the T3 framework as well as a simple design aesthetic. Flux combines powerful functionality with aesthetic simplicity which I like to believe is the cornerstone of the Joomlabamboo ethos.

Features

  • One page option
  • 8 Simple colour schemes
  • Easily change the header and background image to suit your needs.
  • Full responsive layout
  • Discrete animated search bar

Read the complete post here..

Next Stop Joomla World Conference 2013

Written by Jessica Dunbar

In November we'll be attending the second Joomla World Conference. This year the event will be held in Boston from November 8 to 10. This isn’t just a conference for developers. This unique event will bring together some of the top names in Joomla as well as users, fans and enthusiasts. It’s a place for people who have only worked over Skype or Google Docs to meet in person for the first time, and for old friends to reconnect and share a meal.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Wordpress Founder Matt Mullenweg
  • Author of Responsive Design Ethan Marcotte
  • Business Transformation and Digital Consultant Kevinjohn Gallagher
  • Board Member of Hope Hatch Deb Nicholson
  • Community Development Manager David Hurley
  • Raspberry Pi lover Peter Martin

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A Guide to Googles Organic Sitelinks

Written by Jessica Dunbar

Last week we looked at different parts of the search result, with a short description of each part. In this post we will go over what sitelinks are, why they are valuable, and some helpful hints to improve your search result.

What are Sitelinks?

Google sitelinks are additional links that display in main search result. Typically a user will see sitelinks for brand names that Google recognizes. You can distinguish sitelinks when there are two or more links indented below the main search result.

Why are sitelinks important?

Sitelinks are valuable for brand reputation, and a strategy to control a greater area of the search results page. They also help users navigate to the appropriate section of your website without having to click the homepage. Your website can become more visible to your potential customers. Sitelinks push other listings lower on the page including your competitors, or in our case torrents. Most importantly displaying 6-8 links in the organic search results, will easily increase your CTR (Click Through Rate).

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Read 633 times Originally published on Thursday, 10 October 2013 13:19
Last modified on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:40
 
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