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 30 days just to figure out how to build a website. There definitely weren't any platforms like the Website platform you have access to here. What takes 30 seconds now, took 30 days back then.

How things have changed!

In this lesson we are going to be walking you through the process of the initial website set-up. This includes the removal of "default" content that is installed with every website as well as a look around of the back office of your website.

Additionally, I am also going to be walking you through the activation of your "Plugins" and be walking you through the benefits of the plugins (feature extensions) that have been installed automatically with your website.

Below is a video walk-through showing you the process of setting up your website. Click play to watch the "Setting Up Your Niche Website - The Initial Steps" video below.

 

Task 1: Login Into Your Website Back Office

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 more need for manual logins and the passwords within your account are encrypted and secured using SiteRubix technology!

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

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 three of the most useful plugins with your website automatically and your first step is going to be activating these plugins.

You will see the All in One SEO plugin, which we will be setting up in the next lesson. This is a plugin that is going to help you get found and ranked by search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.

You will also see the Classic Editor plugin, which is already activated. This gives you access to the classic editor when you upgrade and create posts within your back office, which is preferrable (in particular when getting started) to the new and more modular editor. It is going to make your life a lot easier and it is already set up for you so you have to do nothing from you end.

Lastly, the Kraken Image Optimization plugin is going to compress and optimize all of the images on your website automatically. This is really sophisticated and advanced platform that is going to lead to better website speeds, a better user experience, and better search engine rankings. This is already set-up optimally for you.

Task 3: Delete Default Posts, Pages and Comments

Every new Wordpress website that you install will come with "default" or dummy content that is added with every website install. 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. There may be a few different Pages, including the Privacy Policy page. You can delete all of these pages as we are going to be starting fresh with our own content and starting the build out process of this in upcoming lessons.

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

That is it for this lesson, nice work! 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!

The next lesson we are going to be showing you how to get your website ready to rank in Google and other search engines!

If you have any questions about the set up of your website, please scroll down and leave them within the comments below.
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Bill3rd Premium
I was trying to set up seo but something happened and now I can't get back to the setup page. How do I check to make sure its ok. It was asking about type ie: if it was a blog, businesses or other thing but that wasn't covered? Help please
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi this tutorial may help you out I'd choose options what fits my situation best.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Check under plugins. You will see it it is there and activated. If not just add it and activate it.
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Bill3rd Premium
Got it figured out thanks to all that helped.
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I'm so overwhelmed about WordPress. I never had a pleasant experience with it.
In these trainings, are they going to assist me on how to make my website more pleasing to the eye? Or it's something I'm going to figure out on my own? Right now my website is just plan boring white.
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JoeRebisz Premium
It will teach you how to build your website. You have to customize your theme on your own.
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jghwebbrand Premium
As you go along you will get a better feel for design. But a lot of it is done using images. Here's one of Jays, the WA webinar instructors websites. footballsnackhelmets.com.

Of course a websites design is initially noticed, but the part that is remembered and most important is the content. People want help solving problems and they are looking for websites that will give them answers. People will return to your site over and over because of the content.
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So these customisations tutorial for a beautifully designed website are available even if I'm on a starter package? Like all the editing tools are provided for me or these limitations?
Because if I can't I'll cry, WordPress it drains me and leave my brains scrambled 😭😢
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Thank you that's comforting.
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jghwebbrand Premium
The purpose of the starter training is to introduce you to the basics. While you are learning the basics it is best to focus on what the lessons are teaching you. As a starter your website uses the GeneratePress for a very specific reason. That is so you focus on the concepts you are learning. Design is not the most important thing to learn right now if you want success as an online website business owner.
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JoeRebisz Premium
As a starter, you're given Generate Press which is very easy to use, lightweight and very customizable. I don't believe you can choose any others until you upgrade to premium. See what you can do with GP by going into back office, click on appearances then to themes. Play around with it.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Just play around with it. You can easily put everything back to the way it was
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Thanks I'll try and look for WordPress tutorials on customisations.
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MijatBg Premium
I just finished lesson 4 and i have one question (sorry if it's stupid). If I make free domain (for example carsroof,siterubix,com) and after one month i want to buy that domain (to be carsroof,com), my question is: is there a possibility that domain is busy? Or it's automatically busy and reserved for me, because i took free version-carsroof,siterubix,com.

I wouldn't like that i make good website on free domain and after that i can't take domain which i already have in my free URL, because somebody else took that domain before me.

I hope that somebody understood what i wanted to say :)

Thansk in advance to all!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi I'd recommend purchasing your wanting dot com domain, if available and as when you are ready. Biggest advantage between a siterubix subdomain vs dot com, is that you own the latter and can do whatever you want with it vs siterubix subdomains remains the property of WA.

You can use the move feature found within your site manager to move you siterubix subdomain to your dot com, when you are ready. It is a simple process.

You would need wait up to 30 days (Kyle's recommendation) for 301 redirects to be completed and for the search engines. After of which you may delete the subdomain however you could keep it for longer if hosting space is not an issue

You can check Kyles training tutorial below What really matters is your destination URL.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - there is no guarantee that the name you choose for your SiteRubix will be available as a .com. However, it doesn't actually matter. The names don't have to be the same. The content will still transfer over with no problem.

So, you could build a website called cat.siterubix.com and still be able to transfer it over to dog.com.
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MijatBg Premium
That's what I needed to read. :)
Thank you so much for understanding.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
You will only be able to get it when you pay for it. So there is no guarantee that it will be available.
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Reu23 Premium
Hi folks, I'm aware of the discount available if we upgrade within the appropriate time, however if I declined that offer but in a month or so I decided to upgrade, will the cost of $50 be the total upgrade cost, or are there further charges like subsriptions per month for example. It seems like 10 (or several websites) to run is going to need a 27hour per day time-slot! I was thinking about doing this part-time. :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, first month is $19 then $49 monthly afterwards collected automatically until you cancel. Irrelevant when you decide upgrade.

It is always best to focus on the niche one website to start to set up properly however as time progress and you become familiar you may expand. It can take lots of time and effort setting up the one site.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Once the discount window passes the cost for Paid Premium membership is $49 per month (every month) or $495 for one year. The way to look at hosting for 10 websites, you start out with only one niche website. However, after one website is doing well with traffic volume, many members decide to build a second website. Over time it is easy to need hosting for 10 websites.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
For starter I would test drive platform, you have seven days of full premium access from day signing up I would assess if platform suits my business needs and objectives. Please ask as many questions to get clarifications. You'd get the one siterubix subdomain to start adding content provided figured out a niche something you are passionate about and genuinely interested in as you'd be expected to write lots of content.
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LinnaG Premium
This is nice to know! Thank you, Abie!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
No it will just be the $49.
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As an architect-interior designer, were looking at Home accessories and finishes, indoor recreation, home automation & security, AV solutions, Home gym, Techie Gadgets.

As a musician, im looking at musical instruments, music accessories and apps and audio equipment.

We have several interest that we want to pursue, Is it okay to have so many niches to start with or is it better to focus on one or two?
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lucbizz Premium
It is best to start just with one, you can keep the other one for later.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should only have one niche on a website, otherwise, Google won't see you as an authority on your subject. And your visitors won't understand what your website is about.

If I visit your site to read about home security, I don't want to see articles about musical instruments.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are wanting a niche a website so that you do not confuse your readers or google . And my be focusing on one niche at a time, as it take a lot of time and effort setting it up correctly.
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Start with 1 Edd, the one you find most interesting. Here's how: Let me know if you have any questions!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Just focus on one at a time
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