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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Thank you for another great video, Kyle.
In this video you are working with one keyword, but as for the "Home Page", up to how many keywords is accepted by the search engines? At present I got 10. Is that a total overkill or still acceptable? What is the maximum amount, you would use if you were to start on your first site?
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Labman Premium
One Post one keyword. Focus on a single keyword and let Google determine if others are appropriate.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should use one keyword in each post. Use it in the title of the post, once in the first paragraph, and maybe once or twice more throughout the post if it looks natural and not forced.
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Thank you, Diane and Labman, your comments are very helpful! Perhaps, I misunderstood Kyle, when I added keywords for the "Home Page" as opposed to the "About Me" post. As for the "About Me" post, the keyword surely would not be "About Me". In this specific case, can I just add a keyword that relates to my niche and include it in the blurb?

I really appreciate your help :)
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Thank you, Diane and Labman, your comments are very helpful! Perhaps, I misunderstood Kyle, when I added keywords for the "Home Page" as opposed to the "About Me" post. As for the "About Me" post, the keyword surely would not be "About Me". In this specific case, can I just add a keyword that relates to my niche and include it in the blurb?

I really appreciate your help :)
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G44s56 Premium
My tech lack is showing through. Picking out a website. I get the idea that there is more to picking this out than meets my eye. I suppose you can format this about any way you want. But I am not familiar with the terms to say yeah that is it. The ones I have looked at are different but what I think I need is a multi-paged site but maybe a single page will do. Is there more training somewhere to get this sort of thing clearer?
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Kwaiden Premium
You can do something with multiple categories, if you want to. However, just health and wellness is too broad. You need to focus on something more specific within health and wellness.
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steeph Premium
Your website can have a lot of content. Content is what you need to get indexed in Google and also get traffic. But don’t worry! I was stuck in the same place as you’re right now. You just need to follow all of the trainings. The beginner course has over 30+ lessons. Make sure to follow each and every one of them. You can find them on your account dashboard under “trainings” click there and you will be learning everything you need to succeed.
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G44s56 Premium
At building a website now...
my niche is down in the health and wellness section. I did a google search on health and wellness and it returned over 1 billion links.
I was wondering would it be best or good to have a website with health and/or wellness in the name...and then have a page on the website that addresses one of the components of what wellness is. that would make the website have seven pages counting the welcome page or start page...
Should I figure out the niche and just use that as the name rather that take on the whole topic. And if that works out add lower down niches in the other components over time?
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dkohara Premium
I think Health and Wellness is too broad a niche now. Can you zone in? Have you a special area of H and W you can focus on ? That would be my advice.

Hope this helps,

Dave
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - health is one of the top three niches and is very competitive. You really need to narrow down your niche to be seen as an authority on a subject, particularly if you don't have any qualifications in that field.

The name of your website should be related to your niche but doesn't have to be an exact match. You don't need to have "health" or "wellness" in its name.
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G44s56 Premium
that was very fast...thanks...yeah the whole idea is so broad and goes down so many levels...I think I can get to what I want to address...just use that part of my outline. thank you.
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Muchlove Premium
Good morning, I seem to be stuck. I'm trying to installing a template in word press for my web site. I can't get pass the default web site. I've been trying to installing plugins, I hit the activate button but they not downloading? it say 0 % I been waiting for hours and nothing? I reset it? and that all I get it won't install? any advice you can share would be gladly appreciated. thanks.
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feigner Premium
so you are going to websites - sitemanager login and login now for the user you want
then to apperance themes and click on add new
click on popular and you have about 7000 to choose from
select one and click on install
you now have that in your sites themes storage.
then you can click on activate from your installed themes (left hand menu)
this is all done in your sites dashboard.
it should only take a few seconds to download hte theme to your site and install.
be aware that what you are installing is a template for you to setup- you will need to add all of the details.
so go into appearance - customize and start going through the menu - all changes here are not made to your live site till you click on publish at the top of the left panel, but you can see the effect of the change...so if you don't like it then don't publish it.
if you are still having difficulties please shout again
phil
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bonzo124 Premium
If you can't install any plugin, it can be a technical issue. Please contact support and describe the problem. They can find any errors on your website.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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davehayes Premium
Looks like Phil has your answer
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bonzo124 Premium
How do you know it?
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bonzo124 Premium
She asks why the "activate" button does not work and can't download the plugins. It is not a question on how to log in on the dashboard and click some options. If you don't have an answer, don't give one. Find another way to increase your rankings.
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davehayes Premium
Steady yourself my friend. Trying to be helpful and as far as rankings go, they bother me not in the slightest. Perhaps my answer was not the best but I replied as I saw it.

Having re read the question it may be a site support issue as they will be able to view.

In future don't be so rude to those trying to help and give good advice to people as there are plenty of newbies in here learning just as you did starting out who might be afraid to ask a simple question
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bonzo124 Premium
You were disrespectful and your first answer was spammy for ranking points without adding value. Now, I will go back to create content for my websites and clients.
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davehayes Premium
Like I said and will repeat, rankings do not bother me
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I have few questions
I am not a Premium member, Is there a possible way to make it? Even a slowly way?

And I went to my Blog to make a post, There is a place as "add tags " which tags I should add to be able to publish my first Post

Thank you
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TheCatherine Premium
you add relevant tags that means they are rather like headings. If you are talking about sugar possible tags would be brown sugar, white sugar, natural sugar, fruit sugar
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siamjerry Premium
Yes, you can sign up as a premium member. And if that is not what you meant, yes you can make money without becoming a premium member. This is on the condition that you know everything about writing content, SEO, using keywords and so on. Tags usually refer to the contents of your blogs and are used to find your information easier in the search machines. They are buzz words that refer to your text.
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bonzo124 Premium
Of course, you can make money without being a premium member. Use what you already have and work hard. You can create content and share it on social media or other platforms relevant to your niche.
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