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Microdata & Google+ at Open Source CMS Breakfast

There have been many developments in the world of semantic markup over the past few years, which are increasingly being given attention by search engines who are using data provided through adding contextual information to their search listings. As website developers, designers and implementers we need to be aware of these developments to ensure our websites are featured prominently in search result pages.

This session will cover what semantic HTML is, how it can be used to provide contextual information along with examples, and how we can do this in Joomla! specifically.

The session will also cover using Google+ to associate your authorship of material, creating template overrides with the relevant microdata, and how to go about troubleshooting microdata-related problems.

Presenter Ruth Cheesley runs Virya Technologies/Virya Software and Microdata for Joomla, and has worked with Joomla for about 6 years or so. She also has some experience with Wordpress.

This session will be followed later in the day by a paid workshop that expands on the ideas shared at the Breakfast, and allows users to work with microdata within their own websites.


Join other users and developers of Open Source Content Management Systems for our new-look breakfasts on the first Friday of every month to:

  • Meet users and developers of the most popular Open Source CMS (including DrupalJoomla! and WordPress) in an informal and friendly setting
  • Connect and expand your network
  • Get help and support from other DrupalJoomla! and WordPress developers in Scotland
  • Share tips and tricks on the main CMS platforms and related web technologies.

Monthly meetups run from 8.30am to 10am in the Blythswood Room at the Bruntsfield Hotel) on the first Friday of every month (check our calendar for details).

£5 per person will be charged for buffet breakfast, which bacon rolls, yoghurt pots, fresh fruit, pastries, tea, coffee and juice.

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  • Peter B.

    I'm so sorry I couldn't make this, but something came up last night, but I was really looking forward to this :(

    September 6, 2013

  • Alex A.

    It was great, very informative. I have taken much away to do with my own company.

    1 · September 6, 2013

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