The promise of becoming your own SEO expert forms one of the articles in the February issue of the Joomla magazine, which is now available.
Milena Mitova looks at five ‘great and super-easy to read’ SEO resources that will let you get to real grips with what SEO really means and how you can use it to drive traffic to your site. Mitova’s favourite guide is the Web Developer’s SEO Cheat Sheet, which she says has helped her personally drive great results for her SEO campaigns.
Meanwhile, Dianne Henning has interviewed Brian Teeman, a Joomla founder, speaker and FOSS aficionado, about JAB. Brian is one of the organizers of J and Beyond (JAB), and he has told Dianne what’s going to be happening at the weekend-long conference this year. JAB 2012 is to be held in the German spa town of Bad Nauheim on May 18-20 and, in addition to at least five simultaneous sessions, conference goers will be able to take part in the second Joomla PLT Roadmap Meeting. This combines presentations and discussions, and will let delegates take part in organising, planning and discussing the future direction of the Joomla CMS.
Paul Orwig takes a look this issue at the roadmap for the Joomla 3.0 user experience (UX). Joomla 3.0 is due to be released in September 2012, and will include major new core features built on top of the Joomla framework. Orwig has interviewed longtime community contributor and Joomla! User Experience team member Kyle Ledbetter to find out his UX vision for Joomla 3.0 and the high level roadmap for how the community will get there.
Elsewhere in the mag, the administrator’s toolkit column looks at Joomla ACL Access Levels, and the developer’s workbench shows how to develop a smart search plugin and how to customize an extension’s edit screen.
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