Today is going to your first introduction to proper organization on your website. One thing that we always need to remember is that we are building our websites for PEOPLE, and our visitors and how someone would view our content and our navigation is what should dictate how we present our content.

In other words, if your website is difficult to navigate, people simply won't. The may read your content, and then just move onto another website. You can increase your website "page views" and overall website revenue if you understand proper navigiation

Introducing "Custom" Menus in Wordpress.

The default Wordpress menus work in very strange ways and can be quite awkward. Typically when you add a page, it automatically goes to the main menu. A post, will go to the homepage blog roll (not the main menu).

As a website owner, you want FULL control of your navigation as your theme by default won't do a very good job of this. Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to create Custom Menus.

Navigation is going to be a critical element to your user experience moving forward and will impact your rankings (as Google ranks sites with proper navigation better), so this is an important step here.

I have created a"Creating Custom Menus, Navigation, & Widgets" video walking you through the process of creating custom menus. You can check it out below.

 

Task 1: Create a Menu

There are a few simple steps to creating a custom menu. The first thing you need to understand is where to find the Menu management section within your Wordpress admin area.

Under the Appearance, click the Menus sub heading.

This will take you to the custom menu creator.

Under the left tab, you are going to see a Posts section. Posts are not added to your navigation by default, so you are going to need to click the Posts tab and it will show a list of your Posts.

In this case, we have only create the About Me post. Click the check box associated with that, and then click the Add to Menu.

**Note: Most themes by default will add Pages to the top menu, but if you don't see your Privacy Policy within the Menu Structure section, you will need to add that.

Your About Me page has now been added to your menu structure (as shown below).

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like by dragging and dropping them. In this case, I am going to add my About Kyle post above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website. So in essence, I am ordering my pages here.

Upon completing my menu order, click the "Create Menu" button and you will establish your new menu.

After you have done this, you are going to want to add your newly created menu to your website, to override the Main Menu on your site. You are going to see a new tab created after you have created your new menu called "Manage Locations".


You will want to click this tab, and then under the "Main Menu" item you are going to choose the menu you just created, in this case it is called "Main Menu". After doing that click Save Changes. You are set!

For example purposes, here is what my live website looks like with my newly updated menu.

You can see the order of the menu items and that my "About Kyle" post comes before the "Privacy Policy" post.

And we are done. It is as simple as that and as we continue to build out our website, we are going to be reorganizing our websites regularly, managing this menu and likely creating "sub menus" which we will be getting into later as we have more content on our websites.

Nice work thus far!

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PCohen1 Premium
Good morning WA world.
Hope you are all safe and well.
Early morning conundrums!
My site is .com I am registered as an Amazon associate at Amazon.com but I am from the UK and I live in Spain, Hopefully driving traffic to my site from those 2 countries also.
Do I need to set up Amazon stores in Spain and UK and then link them? or just stay on Amazon.com
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to join the respective Amazon programs for each country you are interested in. You can then make use of Amazon's own tool called OneLink. This will detect where your customer is from and send them to their correct Amazon site. If you don't join these other programs, then you will only get a commission from a customer who purchases through Amazon .com.

However, Amazon has a target of 3 sales in 180 days. This has to be achieved with each country you join. This is difficult to achieve until you are getting a lot of traffic.
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PCohen1 Premium
Thanks Diane.
I knew I could rely on you for the answer!!
Take care.
Paul
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I have a few questions regarding creating a site without being a Premier. Would it be possible to change the name of the website due to naming preferences? We only have access to one template without the Premium and if I had the Premium can the template be changed?

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Hi! You have siterubix. You can create a domain name, for example, jumpsuit.sterubixcom if you want to sell jumpsuits. If you become a Premium member, you would have opportunities to have more siterubix . You might also want to buy one domain for yourself (that is without siterubix). You can name each one of them anything you fancy. And you cannot change their names, all of them once they are registered. Cheers! 😎👍🏆🥉🥈💲

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Jewelia Premium
Hi Thomas,

The domain name cannot be changed. The title of a website can be modified at any time. Don't confuse the two. I'm not sure which one you called "the name of the website" in your question.

As a free member, if you changed your mind later about the domain name you chose, you can delete this website (assuming there is no content yet) and build another one with the new domain name.
When you become a Premium member and decide to buy your own domain name, should you change your mind later, you'd have to buy a new domain name (about $14/year).

You'd be able to change your site's theme once you become a Premium... I do recommend to back up your website before you change the theme.

~ Juia
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WFlood3 Premium
I can’t even lie, I feel like I should be so much further along than I am but I’m trying to take my time settling on my niche and I’m still trying to get the hang of setting up my menus, posts, categories, etc etc etc😵😂 Lol it’s ok, though, I’ll get the hang of it and my niche, I’m just trying to narrow it down to a sub niche. I’m thinking mindset coaching🤔
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DaveBuckley Premium
Hi William. Do you have any experience of mindsetting?
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SirWilbert Premium
The only thing that matters is NOW my friend. Small consistent steps at a time and enjoying the journey. Just like practicing free throw shots. Soon you can shoot them with your eyes close.
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DaveBuckley Premium
Hi Wilbert. I could not agree more.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Hey WFlood3,
I thought I was the only one taking my time :)

I started a few months again, read the lessons more than once, to make sure I was doing everything right.

Stop for a few weesk, because I just Partnered up in my brother's roofing company, so that took up most of my time.

I am now ready to get back on building my site.

(Your not alone) :)

Good luck to you.

Joanne
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Dlopez24299 Premium
Keep on trucking man ! You got this! I’m right there with you, but keep at it and 1 year from now you’ll be thanking yourself.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Thank you.

I'm not giving up.

I'm laughing to myself. My brother said to me the other day, the money your going to make in the Roofing business, you won't have time for WA,
I said watch me hahahaha.

On Love,

Joanne
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psalisbury1 Premium
Welcome William,, actually after you master those things it gets much easier.

Phil
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Hello Joanne! Glad to hear you’re continuing to strive toward your goals and not allowing your brother, or any one for that matter, get in your way :)) Good Luck.
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WFlood3 Premium
@Joanne Oh man, I'm actually glad those that responded did. That's what I love about this group, the support is unbelievable. Yea, I've been almost driving myself nuts over the past few days trying to get as much done as soon as I possibly can and got stuck on the niche, as I always seem to. I think I'm narrowing down towards it, though.

For you, I say stick with it. No matter how long it takes, in the end, its what you want to do so as @Dlopez24299 said, keep at it. No matter how long it takes, as long as you stick with it and actually absorb as much knowledge as you can, you're going to thrive. no matter how long it takes
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kenos Premium
Iam going through the training lessons and on level 1, lesson 5 of 10 (setting up your website). Iam practising along the training. However I cannot get into the Word Press Management Area or Website Back office. I keep getting a notification of "ACCESS DENIED" whenever I click LOG NOW . Please can anyone help.
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Hey Keno
Your best option would be to contact Site Support. See the column on the left, right at the bottom 'Help Center' - click on that then on Site Support - they'll be able to help you out and they are very quick to respond
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kenos Premium
ok. Thanks alot
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kenos Premium
Iam going through the training lessons and on level 1, lesson 5 of 10 (setting up your website). Iam practising along the training. However I cannot get into the Word Press Management Area or Website Back office. I keep getting a notification of "ACCESS DENIED" whenever I click LOG NOW . Please can anyone help.
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