RSJoomla! Blog - Development

Microdata or rich snippets were introduced back in 2009, as a way of helping search engines describe and understand the content is being indexed and thus displayed in search results.

Joomla! and Microdata

Yes, ok, but how does this affect me, the Google searcher ? Simple: less time spent on search pages, more time on the actual content, more exposure.

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UPDATE! Bug has been confirmed and will be fixed in Joomla! 3.4.1

We've recently talked about the benefits of Joomla! caching. In the past weeks, we've seen an increase of people using Joomla! caching and that's a good thing - but not without its issues.

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After updating to Joomla! 3.4.0, you may have encountered some extensions that did install in previous Joomla! versions are now throwing the message:

Error
Archive does not exist
Unable to find install package

What is causing the error

Joomla! 3.4.0 introduced a new security feature, scanning uploaded files for potential dangerous code. For example, it scans uploaded archives for PHP code - something that should not be done in the Extensions Installer (com_installer). Fortunately, Joomla! contributors already debugged and fixed this (pull request here) so if you don't want to wait until 3.4.1 is released, read this blog post.

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Tagged with joomla, bug, installer

Why go slow when you can go faster... right? The truth is - site visitors get agravated if an website takes forever to load and will eventually find relevant content somewhere else. Needless to say that user browsing experience has a big thing to say when it comes down to SEO ranking. There are a lot of factors that take a toll within the overall page load time, but here we will focus on what you can do to improve website performance from a Joomla! configuration point of view, namely cache.

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An issue recently introduced in Joomla! 3.3.4 (pull request here) makes navigating back to the first page impossible when using SEF. When you click to go to the second page and then attempt to go back to the first page, you'll actually stay on the same page. This is because the "limitstart" parameter is missing from the URL due to this cosmetic change (which attempts to avoid duplicate URLs). They're fixing it in the upcoming 3.3.7 release (pull request here).

Read on for instructions on how to fix this.

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Tagged with joomla, bug, pagination