A Legal Look at Area of Protection for Hotel Owners

A Legal Look at Area of Protection for Hotel Owners Hotel owners generally have protection from their own hotel brand establishing another hotel nearby, but what about a different brand under the parent company? Marriott, for example, the world’s largest hotel company, has 30 brands. Accor has 33, while Hyatt has …

10 Steps for Optimizing WordPress Site Performance

This article on WordPress site performance is part of a series created in partnership with SiteGround. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You don’t want a slow website. Potential visitors may leave before your page even finishes loading. And you’ll be penalized in search results, meaning …

Modern WordPress Plugins with the Gutenberg Migration Guide

This article on the Gutenberg Migration Guide was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. Love it or loathe it, Gutenberg is here to stay. As such, getting your WordPress themes and plugins to work with the new editor should be a primary concern. Truth be …

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Why it’s so hard to be a working mom. Even at Facebook Let’s bring back the Sabbath as a radical act against ‘total work’ What Starbucks gets that architects don’t Silicon Valley’s company towns are doomed Complexity & chaos — the new normal The price of regeneration in London To …

5 benefits of business SMS messaging

As a small-business owner, it’s important to be efficient about how you communicate whenever possible. Just like your customers, you’re always on the move—and you need to make sure that every interaction helps build stronger, more connected relationships. With a dedicated phone number for your small business, you’re on the …

Samsung SmartThings Wifi review: A fast, all-in-one networking solution

Samsung SmartThings Wifi $279.99 (three pack) View Product The Good Sleek and clean node design • Plume’s adaptive technology is included • Easy to set up The Bad Maxes out at 866Mbps for download and upload • No advanced network controls The Bottom Line Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi is an easy …

14 critical steps for setting up the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress

Editor’s note: This article on the Yoast SEO plugin was originally published on October 24, 2016. It was updated on September 15, 2018.   The Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress is a very helpful tool for optimizing WordPress websites and blogs. Unfortunately, it can be a beast of a plugin. …

Apprenticeship levy has failed to increase investment in workplace training

The Government made an empty promise when it said the apprenticeship levy would boost the amount of money employers spend on workplace training, claims a new report from the CIPD. Addressing employer under-investment in training, the case for a broader training levy reveals that 31 percent of levy paying employers …