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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2. Log into your website WordPress ADMIN area
3. Activate your All in One SEO (simply click Activate)
4. Delete the default Post, Pages and Comment (if they exist)


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Gimitrix Premium
My first question.
If I decide to use Amazon as the Affiliate program. How do they pay their affiliates. I am based in South Africa and just wondering will the send me a cheque or pay me via PayPal or Bank Wire?
Might be a stupid question, but just a thought.
Probably most affiliate programs work similar?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hello there,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.

First of all, there is no such thing as a stupid question here at WA. Your question is valid.

In terms of payment from Amazon if you are becoming an Amazon Associate, you could do Payoneer or Check.

Here is the link to the training: Also, this is a blog from a South African member that might be helpful for you: You can also contact successful South African here so you can get a better answer to your question.

All the best,
Ferra
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megawinner Premium
No worries. Profits earned from Amazon's affiliate program are paid approximately 60 days following the end of each calendar month. Payments can be made by direct deposit, by check or via Amazon gift card.
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Tobey1 Premium
Hi,

I put up a couple initial blog posts, with the default homepage set to show most recent posts. I went to settings > reading and changed the setting to show a summary in the feed, but it's still showing the full blog post text. How do I change that? Thank you!
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,
You have to log in to your back office, under appearance, click on widget. You can manage it from there. Just drag and drop it to the side bar.

Keep in mind that before doing it, you have to create a menu. To do it, go to the "menu" area
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - open up a post for editing it in WordPress. Look at the row of icons above it and find the square shaped one. Use this to insert "read more". You will need to do each post individually.
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feigner Premium
if you have tried the summary under settings reading
and pressed ctrl+f5 on your borwser when viewing your site and it doesn't change then there may be a setting under appearance -customize to do the same as the summary
or if that fails then when editing your post there is a more menu setting
just place the cursor where you want the summary to end and click on the more menu - a dashe line with more will appear on your post
save it and check that that is showing the summary now - don't forget to try the ctrl+f5 to bypass the browsers cache.
good luck
phil
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Tobey1 Premium
Bingo. Thank you!!
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Tobey1 Premium
This did it. Thank you!!
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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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DValentine Premium
Hi Muzammil - this is an extract from the 1st paragraph of your post. This is something that your theme does automatically (in fact, I think almost all themes do this) and it would mean changing your theme - if you can find a theme that doesn't create these extracts.

I am sorry I could not help further
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hmblack Premium
I set up my website 1940s Vintage Swing Dresses yesterday and chose the 2012 theme (Contango). However, on going through lesson 6 today, I changed the theme to Hiero like in the training video and added the "About Me" Page and also the Privacy Policy pages.

The name on my website shows as 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses with the S on the end of 1940 as being rather large. How can I alter this please?

It also shows as "Just Another WordPress Site" underneath the 1940S Vintage Swing Dresses. How do I delete this please?

Thank you in advance. Helen
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merlynmac Premium
Log into your website back end and navigate to Settings > General. You can change the tag line there.

As for the S I'm not sure if you can change the case or not. Many times, the theme locks you into a certain look.

Another option is to create a logo image and use that instead.
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hmblack Premium
Thank you. I will try that.
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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

Regards
Vishal
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi - You could try checking your niche in places like Answer the Public or Quora or Facebook groups and various forums to see what types of things people are searching for in your niche. The alphabet soup method on both google and jaaxy can be useful too.

It may not be that your chose a niche with low traffic, but rather the keywords you chose had lower traffic :)

Good luck, Shannon
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