Whether locating information online or finding files on your desktop PC, the world has clearly transitioned from "browsing". We no longer sift through folders on our computers searching for that letter we wrote last year. Nor do we click the categories on a portal site to view groups of information.
Without a doubt, we have become a global community of seekers: actively searching for specific items whenever and wherever possible.
Surprisingly, Joomla search has lagged behind this trend. While it includes a search extension, the core solution is primitive compared to modern search applications and remains largely unchanged from the early Mambo days.
A number of Joomla extensions provide some improvements to the core search, but we at Anything Digital decided to rethink the entire search process in Joomla. The result is Advanced Search 3, a revolutionary approach to finding articles on your Joomla sites.
Advanced Search 3 focuses on a few core values: simplicity, keyword relevance, flexibility and most importantly collaboration with the developer community.
This talk will contrast the core Joomla search functions to Advanced Search 3, showcase the unique features for end users and describe how extension developers can take advantage of our new search API.
6th–8th May 2011