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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Hi everyone,
I performed researches on keywords related to my niche and was not impressed at all.
I found relatively every less traffic on the researches. and now I am in a doubt about my niche that should I continue with the same niche or change it.
Please help me out in this.
Thank you

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JosephRebisz Premium
What is your niche?
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Hiking and trekking Clothing
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JBSweeney Premium
I am about to write my about me page and I would like to know can this be done when I have no idea of what company's products I will be promoting.
At this stage, I know nothing about the company, their products, the companies policy, company profile, is it possible to write an about me page without this information?
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Carolyn010 Premium
Yes, JBSweeney! You're about me page is about how you feel, what you are all about, and what your passion is all about. When you get up in the morning what do you like? How do you feel? What are your dreams? For me, my passion is no longer working in a cubicle and for someone else (a w2 worker) I am all about freelancing so I am about taking people thru the journey of going from being an employee to at a freelancer (a 1099 worker) and what that entails down to the technology that you need for your new life, the comfy clothes that make you feel good while working as a Virtual Assistant, What type of bags, backpacks, briefcases are awesome when traveling and working at the same time because you are no longer confined to a desk in a building from 9 to 5 you can work where you want to, etc. So you will share with the world what makes you tick and along with the show and telling people how wealthy affiliate helps to change your life and when they go to a blog or build a website they will want to click on a link on your website to get the same change of life avenue and how you feel and what drives you will also drive you to what other affiliate products or services you are passionate about that correspond to what you do in life or what you love in life. That is what you're about you page is about and you can and probably will change what is on that page as you grow and develop and learn. I hope this helps!
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Brian208 Premium
Definitely yes. About page tells something about you. I know that there's a template that you can model in the site content. You check out the about page of other members to get some idea. Don't stress yourself with about page. The most important part of your site will be your posts to be indexed and ranked by Google. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Brian208, much appreciate your prompt reply and advice as I was stressing myself and it was keeping me at a standstill
Now onwards and upwards and thanks again..
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Carolyn010,
Many thanks for in-depth reply and very sound advice which I will implement going forward.
I would like to follow you if I may as I read from your blog a lot of emotion and feelings which pooped out to me as I read your reply.
Many thanks, bye for now.
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M6662 Premium
Thanks, but still not understood the Home Keywords (comma separated) section under Home page settings. is it a must that i have to populate something there or not??

And also, were i have multiple of things i will be offering but i can not list them in the Home description section due to limited space provision in this section, were do i put this.

please any one to as well advice
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merlynmac Premium
The keywords are just there to give a general topic such as babies, baby clothing, baby toys, etc.

As for your home description that should be what your site is about, not what you're selling (i.e., MySite.com provides reviews and recommendations for all things babies, etc.).
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M6662 Premium
well noted

thanks
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Muzammil24 Premium
Hello everyone. I published about me post on my site www.myreadforchange.com as task of lesson 7. I found on my site below my blog one post showed -

This -
Admin
(Author)
Hi there, Welcome to my website... I hope you find gems of information in all book reviews I have published on personal development, meditation, spirituality. My wish for you is to learn, apply and grow.

View all post by admin

Can someone please guide how can I remove that.

Thank you for reading this and guidance.
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Rayman45 Premium
@muzammil24. Hi. If you are trying to change the author (Admin), there is no way to change the name from Admin to your name..

The only way to fix this, I believe, add a new member. When you add the new member, you are adding yourself, so make sure that you select Admin instead of subscriber or contributor.

You can add a new member profile from the left menu towards the bottom where it says "Add New".

I hope this helps..

Have a blessed day..
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Brian208 Premium
I think there is a way to change admin to your name. Kyle has a tutorial on that. You should also have a Gravatar assigned to your name so that it will always appear in every post you create. Go to tutorial then type how to create Gravatar, you'll get clear answer from Kyle. Hope this helps.
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Rayman45 Premium
Thank you Brian208..
I'm not the one that was looking to change the admin name.
I already know how to.
I was trying to explain it to @muzammil24..

But thank you for helping.

I appreciate you..

Have a blessed day..
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Antorozco1 Premium
I am following along with all the procedure and steps to create a content but as of right now I feel overwhelmed since I really don’t have a niche or what type of content I should put on my website. Can anybody help me by giving me some ideas as to what to write about in my website? Thanks and I would really appreciate it.
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Obenmanfred Premium
It's so easy. All you need to do is just to select or chose what interest you the most. Then you move on with it. But you need to get the right key words. Because your business will be based on that.

Hope this helps
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MarcoGaviano Premium
Hi Antorozco1, nice to meet you, it is normal to feel a little demoralized because you don't know how to go ahead in the configuration of your site. Here in WA, in addition to having the tools and also all the bootcamp to make it, you have the support of your colleagues, I am here for you! So what did you not understand and what are your doubts? have you already chosen a niche or are you still on the high seas? You have to understand what you like to do, if you have a passion, if you are a master in some art or profession, you have to tell what you can do or you are passionate about, if by chance you would like to choose something you like but you have no experience, it is not a problem, you can become authoritative over time, everyone, anyone of us was not born learned, what we know how to do we learned over time, if you like it I ask you what you would like to do and why? Give me an answer .. I'd like to help you ....... Come on, you can do it
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Antorozco1 Premium
@MarcoGaviano your information was very helpful and thank you for your support. I would like to talk about fitness and vitamins that can help anyone with their daily workouts at the gym, but I have no clue what to say since that is not my specialty area.
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TinaHoggard1 Premium
Hi, I know exactly how you feel!! I thought I had an idea for a niche but now having looked at 'key words' and the affiliate program it's going to be a no go so I need to go back to the drawing board. I'm hopeful that as I progress through the training though, it'll all start to make sense and I'll come up with other ideas. :-)
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Alibaba is a site that sells products. It’s in the Apps store. You can stream through it to give you an idea. Run it by Kyle and boom. Off you go.
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