At this stage of the course you should have your website created! Congratulations, this is a big accomplishment!

Looking back to 2002 when I started my career in Online Business it took me almost 4 weeks to figure out how to build a website, there were no tools like Wordpress Express and websites had to be developed by coding manually!

How things have changed!

In this lesson we are going to be walking you through the process of getting your website set-up so it is ready for the search engines and also ready for you to start building out the content. I am also going to be walking you through the activation of your plugins and what they really do for your site.

I have created a Video walk-through for this lesson. Click play to watch the video below...

DISCUSS THIS VIDEO HERE: Setting Up Your Website - The Initial Steps

Task 1: Login into your website admin area

In order to do this, you need to log into your website. This is very easy to do and can be done using the "Log In!" button (as shown below).

This will automatically show you all your users you have associated with your website and from there you can log into your website. No need for manual logins!

You can also find your website login details, username, and password within the Details link on your WA Websites dashboard.

From there you will have all the manual login details (and some more automated login buttons). Do know that if you change your password, the auto login buttons WILL NOT work and you will have to login manually using the Login Page.


Task 2: Activate and Update Your Plugins

After you login, you will see your Wordpress administration dashboard for your website (see below).

This may look completely foreign to you if you have never logged into a WordPress website before, but don't worry, you will get the hang of this and there is a ton of help here within the community to work you through any questions/issues you may run into.

Wordpress is the most powerful and widely used website platform in the world. It is used by over 30% of ALL websites (millions) and it also has a wide range of "add ons" known as plugins that you can use extend the functionality of your website.

When you install website here at WA we pre-install the most useful plugins with your website automatically and your first step is going to be activating these plugins.

To do this you will want to click on the Plugins tab within the menu.



You are going to want to go through and "Activate" the All in One SEO & the Exclude Pages from Navigation, and Akismet

plugins.

Task 3: Delete default Posts, Pages and Comments

Every new Wordpress website that you install will come with "default" content. You want to get rid of this content before you can start creating content that is relevant to your niche.

The first thing you want to do is delete the default post that is added with each website. Click on the

Posts button, within the side menu.

This will take you to the posts page where you will go to see a list of all the posts on your website. A post is simply a content page on your site (we will be explaining them in more detail later).



Simply "mouse over" the post area and it will reveal the post management buttons. You will want to then click the "Trash" button. This will delete the default "Hello World!" post. Do the same with the "Pages" link as well.

**Do note that there may not be default Pages or Posts and if that is the case, just move on.

Now we are going to do the same thing with Comments. There is one default comment with every Wordpress install. To manage your Comments simply click Comments within the menu.



Like the Posts page, this is where you will manage all of your websites comments. You will see the default comment showing there...



Like posts, you will simply "mouse over" the actual comment and the click the Trash button. This will delete the comment.

That is it for this lesson, you now have a live website that is set-up and ready to go. This is your own Internet "real estate". You will use this website to connect with your niche and ultimately earn revenue through. This website is your foundation for building a successful online business!

Going forward we are going to be getting your website read for search engines by making it SEO friendly! This is going to be critical to your success going forward.

Congratulations on finishing the first half of the Level 1 training. You are making wonderful progress! :)

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Your Tasks: Toggle the check box to mark as complete or incomplete
Log into your website WordPress ADMIN area
Activate your All in One SEO, Exclude Pages, & Akismet plugins
Delete the default Post, Page and Comment (if they exist)


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Celine

That is what I like about WA also. The various levels of experience. There is always someone that you can equate with.
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Thanks for this walkthrough. Are there any drag & drop themes included with Premium?
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Hi Hannah

Not sure what you mean. You pick a theme and start to create your content on the page. I personally like to do that in draft mode until I am ready to publish it.

Explain more please.
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Liudas

I applaud your emphasis on helping others. That is exactly what WA is all about.
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One step closer to my first million, lol! That was relatively painless...on to the next step!
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I´m loving this method of completing tasks as we go along the lessons!
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I have just gone through this lesson again. I have found out it is very refreshing. Going over the lessons again is making me feel very confident. I still have some doubts about various things. I am going to wait to get to it again and then post the question. I am hoping that going over the lessons again make more knowledgeable. All right, let's go to the next.
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I think the free keyword tool is off because if you go to google and put them in quotes there is a lot more competition then that.
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Ors why are you putting them in Quotes? When people are doing searches they don't put things in quotes.
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On the wa keyword search tool does any of the number represent the clicks per month? Also what does the last two numbers on the wa chart stand for. One of them says article power and the other ppc?
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Jazmyn, the PPC stands for Pay Per Click.

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EJ
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JCR3 Premium
Yes, the first column, Searches, represents the amount of times that keyword is searched for in a month. Article power is letting you know how well your pages/posts could potentially rank. and PPC power is letting you know how well that keyword could do with Paid-Per-Click (PPC) advertising. they are both on a scale of 1-10
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Should I make a new email address for my website, particularly to put on my privacy policy page?
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Jonathan, I do not know if it's 'particularly to put on' your PP page, but I know it is needed there. So the answer is still yes either way.

Much success to you.

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EJ
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SalmaM Premium
I Just did, thought it would be good to keep things separate.
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Do I need to add the kirki plugin?Also,do I activate the exclude pages from navigation or delete that plugin?
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googs Premium
On the certification courses, it covers that. I believe you activate them all. The courses will walk you through everything step by step.
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I saw them but when I tried to go back to find out,I was unable to find that part again..Thank you for helping me..I'm new to all of this so I want to make sure I follow everything and do all of it right.
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ELeslie Premium
Hello Joann, I will answer the second part as I have never heard of the Kirki plugin.

The only page you should be excluding is your Private Policy page. Meaning you do not want it to get indexed by Google, as it has duplicate content in it. You have stated 'pages' here. You do not want your 'pages' excluded from being indexed, just the very opposite. If need be go over that lesson again to be sure you are doing the correct thing and comprehend it.

To exclude that ONE page, ( your PP page), scroll to the bottom of the private policy page and click on the 4 boxes that say ROBOT/S.

That will take care of the exclusion for you.

I hope this help.

Regards,

EJ
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Hi! On my website builder instead of SEO it recommends Kirki. I cannot choose both. Which should I do?
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