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 tabs, you are going to see a Pages 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 page. 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.

Once added to your Menu Structure, you can reorganize your menu in any way you like, i this case I am going to add my About Kyle pager above the Privacy Policy, which is going to put it to the "left" of this within the live menu on my website.

Under Menu Settings, I am also going to make the Display location, Primary Menu.

Check this box as this will put this menu as your main navigation at the top of your page. Upon doing this, click the "Save Menu" button and you are set.

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

We are all set here. You have accomplished A LOT in this lesson alone. You have not only set up your initial content framework on your website, you also have your initial navigation set out.

Nice work!

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ffaumui410 Premium
I started building my website with an old site topic, eventually right after lesson 6, I changed it to a whole new site name.
On the home menu, it keeps bringing up the old website name, but on the tab, it has the new website name.
What am I doing wrong here? Need help please !
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may need to empty browser cache refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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ffaumui410 Premium
Hi AbieAJ,

Still no changes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
If URL siterubix subdomain, you can delete and start again, however I’d save my work in site content.

To delete click on details on siterubix, onward next page scroll all the way to the bottom, and click delete. Then gain to the site builder, choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.
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ffaumui410 Premium
Thanks AbieAJ for your response and help. It has being update. You rock!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
So very welcome.

Again much obliged and best wishes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some things you can try,.
Your site title appears two different places.
Check your WordPress Back Office scroll down on left hand side see Settings -> General Change site title and site tag line there. Save your changes.

Also WordPress Back Office -> appearance -> customizer -> site identify (or something like that) -: site site title and site tag line there. Publish your changes.

And WordPress Back Office -> appearance -> customizer -> menus check the name of you page or post in you menu items and change if necessary.
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RKiera Premium Plus
Hi all,
I just finished reading about coming up with a niche. I have something in mind, in fact many! My question is, do I need only one website for all the niches or one for each? And, what if I start with one niche, and I want to be in another niche? Ok, I think I'm being confusing here. So if I decide on a niche and build the website around it, then follow the drill to the end, can I pick another niche and promote it as well, so I'll have two niches running and so on?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

You'd want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank aand you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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RKiera Premium Plus
Gatch ya, I think I got lost in how to get the link to be an affiliate.
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RKiera Premium Plus
Thank you, yeah, still have few questions, let me go back and watch the clip again maybe I missed something. I
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You site need be ready before you apply for affiliate programs

You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 10 - 15 posts. You also would have to make 3 sales in your first 180 days.

Lucrative programs - 40 posts +

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Once they do, and in accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
If you meant your unique WA affiliate link, this can be fetched via $ sign top menu.

Programs details

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/share

You may also review below discussion thread And so very welcome.

Again much obliged and best wishes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
As Abie has stated it is one niche per website. Each website needs its own niche so it ranks well. When you have one niche per website and your content is all about your niche it can be come an authority site for your chosen niche. The most niche related into your site has the better it will rank provided your content is unique.

When you first start it takes time to learn things, do research and write content so it is recommended you focus on one niche initially. In fact it is possible to earn a full time income from one niche website alone. so there is great potential.

Make it your goal to create an outstanding niche website.. Things start slow, but when they get going, sites can do very well.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Since you are just beginning your niche, here are some niche tips.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping and what to help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.

Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning so the website has a chance to grow, the focus needs to be a smaller scope. For example essential camping equipment for beginners. Once the website is established and has a good volume, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related. This is just an example.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later
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CharlesGW Premium
Hi all!

Quick question. I like a few different themes, but it's hard for me to narrow it down to just one. If I build on one theme and decide later on that I want to switch themes, can I convert my already built website to a new theme relatively easily?

Thanks!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

You can change your theme at any time, you content will be left intact. However as you progress it would be favorable to always back up site before you do major changes.

Keep in mind Site Support does daily back up of our sites.

You can use AIO WP Migration and Updraft plugins. UpdraftPlus is a premium and highly recommended.

We also always recommend leaving a back up you may do with the Twenty TwentyOne.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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feigner Premium
you can change ...you will need to change a few things...
designers don't call things by the same name....
but you can create a copy of your main site ( staging site) and work on that without any effect on your main site...
so no interruptions to your visitors.....
try the themes out on test sites and see which you like...
phil
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CharlesGW Premium
Thank you! That helps to know. I just picked one to try!
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CharlesGW Premium
Oh that's a great idea! Thank you!
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yes you should be able to switch your theme without un doing any of the work you put in already
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, so very welcome.

Keep in mind, you may lose out on some CSS styles and perhaps social media links however a bit of tweaking and you are done.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, it is very easy to install and activate another WP theme. You will not loose your content of images. You may have to make a few setting changes in WP backoffice scroll down on left hand side find Appearance -> customizer (the heading layout, topography or some minor things may need to be changed.

If your free siterubix.com website can be used, you could have Sitesupport COPY (NOT MOVE) your dot com website to your free siterubix.com website and try themes there and see what changes.
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TChilds1 Premium
Hi, I have a question about choosing a niche. I am unclear as to the number of niche’s we can have. I’m guessing since it is my business as many as I feel can be managed. Do we pick a general topic and then set up our website with all of the products types within that niche on the one site or are we having to pick say dog food only if I am wanting to work with animal products? Then there is the question do we only pick one niche? I wanted to work with animals, art, and kids products.

Thanks for your help!
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jghwebbrand Premium
You have three niches here. Start with only one because there is a lot of research, time and writing necessary to make your niche website become an authority site.

All three of your niches are too broad to start. it is important to narrow them down.

Which one of your 3 niches are you most passionate about, know the most about, and can help people the most? Which one makes it easy to help and solve problems? Those are the niche websites that gain traffic easiest because people search the internet for help. So it is recommended y6ou start with one niche and it is one niche per website.

Here are some general niche tips to help you refine your niche.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping and what to help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.

Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning so the website has a chance to grow, the focus needs to be a smaller scope. For example essential camping equipment for beginners. Once the website is established and has a good volume, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related. This is just an example.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later
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TChilds1 Premium
Wow! Thank you for all the information. That cleared up all my questions. Today is my work Friday so I will be diving in and getting some research done and have my (one) niche figured out!! I’m excited get started!

Thank you again I appreciate your help!

Tammy Childs
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

You'd want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in dog food
https://blog.feedspot.com/dog_food_blogs/

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank aand you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Others

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-pet-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-dog-affiliate-programs/

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are so very welcome. Glad we could help you.
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Hi everyone. I am feeling great to be part of this community.
How much money would you be happy earning?
$8,000
How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?
$50,000
And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
20 to 40 hours/week

I have a question: I am thinking to join WA together with my wife since we have been developing the same interest in digital business and we are working in our niches. What do you think about this move? Are there others in the same situation?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if your wife signs up under your personal affiliate link, and then upgrades to premium, you will earn commission on her subscription.

To find your link, click on the dollar symbol at the top of the page and go to Links and Tracking.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you and glad you found WA.

My wife and I both do affiliate marketing too. Each of us has different niche interests.

The question may be how many websites do you wish to own. WA has two Paid membership types Paid Premium and Paid Premium Plus. With the Paid Premium membership you can have 10 niche websites (domain and subdomain). With the Paid Premium Plus membership you can have 50 niche websites. With the Paid Premium Plus membership you get a lot more expert classroom training.

We have one membership we share and do not have a problem with both being active at the same time using the same membership. We have been doing it this way for over 10 years.

WA Memberships And Their Features
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/
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Acca2019 Premium
I have a similar scenarios. Thanks for the great questions and replies.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's awesome goals We are glad you are here with us and we are sure you are going to enjoy the training.

That's great news you are thinking of joining us.

As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel. Premiums can host up to 10 sites (mix of siterubix subdomains and premiums however totalling 10)

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers. Premium plus can also host up to 50 premium sites.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

If you have a site in existence and has content, you may be able to migrate to WA servers, you need contact site support for further instructions on the how to and again as and when you decide to become a premium.

You or your wife can join one another under your unique affiliate id which can be fetched by clicking $ sign top menu.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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Elke63 Premium
You can't go wrong joining up with WA is step by step instructions easy to follow and lots of tools to work with I never regretted joining WA and I am a premium member so many more teams and lots of goddies
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