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  1. Building a Better Blog Using Headway and Other Tools By Rob Cairns • A bit about me. • Choosing a web host. • Why Headway? • Plugins to use. • Demo of Headway and plugins. • Backing up your blog. • Sites you can use to try Headway • Contacting Rob Cairns.

  2. About Rob Cairns • 24 years in the technology field. • MCSE. • Former team leader/project leader at SHSC. • Currently Web Designer and Social Media Consultant.

  3. Choosing a Web Host • Do not register your domains with your hosting provider. • Do not use 1and1.com • Use a host geared to WordPress – Bluehost/Hostgator. • Shared hosting vs dedicated server.

  4. Why Headway? • The drag and drop theme. • Reasonable cost. • Great community. • Support on Forums, Twitter, Facebook • Ease of use. • Flexibility. • Room to grow.

  5. Plugins to Use • Google XML Sitemap. • Social sharing – Sexy bookmarks. • Backup buddy for backup. • Commenting system – Disqus or Livefyre. • Contact Form 7. • Plugin Buddy mobile. • Akismet for spam.

  6. Plugins Not Required When Using Headway • SeoPlugin. • Google Analytics. • Social Media Icons.

  7. Headway Demo • A demo of the drag and drop theme!

  8. Backing Up Your Blog • Use Backup Buddy. • Do not count on your web host to do it for you. • Save blog offsite from your web host.

  9. Sites You Can Use To Try Headway • http://word11user1.robertbcairnstest.info/wp-admin • http://word11user2.robertbcairnstest.info/wp-admin • http://word11user3.robertbcairnstest.info/wp-admin User id: word11amin password: word11#

  10. Contact Rob Cairns • Email : robert@robertbcairns.com • Email: rob@cairns-clan.com • FB: http://www.facebook.com/RobCairns • FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/RobertBCairns • Twitter: @robcairns • Website: http://www.robertbcairns.com