7 Plugins for Adding Structured Data to Your WordPress Website

Structured data (sometimes called “Schema” or “microdata”) has emerged as an important part of SEO strategy. Search engines are making use of this information to enhance listings and provide users with more immediate answers. Even if you’re not 100% sure what structured data is, you’ve undoubtedly run across it in …

How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

A Chat with Chris Coyier, Web Design Influencer & Entrepreneur

The ability to influence the web design community generally comes via two very different paths. One is to create compelling content that helps others level up their skills by introducing and reinforcing concepts. The other is through creating tools that allow people to utilize and further hone those skills. Chris …

Digital Board could help Local Authorities deliver smart initiatives

Local authorities, which are on the front line of implementation when it comes to smart, place-based digital initiatives could be helped to deliver positive, sustainable citizen outcomes for their locality with the formation of a Digital Board – a new report claims. Launched at techUK’s Local Gov Transformation: Creating smart places …

Why Super Smash Bros. is one of the best fighting games — Games to Play Before You Die

Jordan Minor, Kellen Beck, and Bob Al-Greene dissect the gameplay that makes Smash 64 one of the best fighting games. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Nintendo, Video Games, Classic Games, and Super Smash Bros Source: Mashable Republished by Blog Post Promoter

How Can Running a Business Improve Your Family Life?

After a long day at work, you’re looking forward to spending some time with your family, but instead you find yourself getting distracted by more customer comments on your company’s Facebook page. You may be enjoying some well-deserved downtime with your kids, but as the sole owner of your business, …

5 valuable (and overlooked) web design skills to start learning

You’re a WordPress wizard, a master of markup, and you place every pixel with precision. You’ve spent hours studying the latest web design techniques and tools. But when it comes to sharpening our web design skills, we all have blind spots—valuable skills that most designers tend to overlook. Skills that …

How to write product descriptions to increase sales

When it comes to setting up and managing an eCommerce business, learning how to write product descriptions may seem like a relatively simple task. On the other hand, if you sell multiple products, it can feel monotonous and repetitive. However, product descriptions shouldn’t be glossed over or written in a …

Government policy is making life increasingly difficult for freelancers

Freelancers expect government policy to drive their businesses and the economy into decline over the next year, a report from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) claims. This quarter, amid widespread speculation about Budget announcements that would harm the self-employed, freelancers’ confidence in their annual business performance …

GoDaddy Q&A: Lyn Slater slays the web to become fashion’s Accidental Icon

GoDaddy is thrilled to partner with Accidental Icon founder Lyn Slater for our “Make the world you want campaign” — empowering makers to change your world if it doesn’t quite fit you. A professor of social work at Fordham University in New York City, Slater started Accidental Icon to fill a …

Build a Health Tracking App with React, GraphQL, and User Authentication

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. I think you’ll like the story I’m about to tell you. I’m going to show you how to build a GraphQL API with Vesper framework, TypeORM, and MySQL. These are …

Basic income experiment increased wellbeing but did not encourage people to find work

Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years improved their self-perceived wellbeing but did not lead them to find work, researchers have concluded. In the trial, from January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns were paid a monthly flat amount of €560.  The aim was to see …

A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts …

A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager

Node.js makes it possible to write applications in JavaScript on the server. It’s built on the V8 JavaScript runtime and written in C++ — so it’s fast. Originally, it was intended as a server environment for applications, but developers started using it to create tools to aid them in local …

The world's most powerful politicians once rode Segways

The man in control of the world’s second largest nuclear stockpile is reportedly terrified of taking the stairs. In earlier, happier times, our leaders were brave. They were courageous warriors. They were decent, educated, sophisticated diplomats. They kept the post-WWII international world order together. They rode Segways.  SEE ALSO: This …

Improving patient engagement: Measuring results in the small- to midsize medical practice

For better or for worse, healthcare is changing, and as a result, your practice might be experiencing some growing pains. That’s because today’s healthcare world embraces consumerism in the sense that healthcare is a consumable service in a competitive market. As such, patient engagement is a critical marker. Why patient …

Spillage Control: Determining Countermeasures and Prevention According to the Type of Spill

Every facility that deals with hazardous materials should be well-equipped and aware of the correct procedures to undergo if a spill were to happen. Spill management and spill response strategies should be included during the emergency planning, and every facility should have multiple (if not all) employees trained in the …

Employees want to achieve a healthy work-life balance this year

A new Acas study of the key issues for working lives in 2019 claims that the biggest issues for employers will be finding skilled workers (53 percent), productivity (36 percent) and technological change (36 percent). On a more personal level, the most important issues in employees’ working life will be …