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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hola, people
quick question
Is Outdoor life too broad of a niche?

I realize the articles should be very narrow. So I was thinking about Outdoor life, which I´m passionate about, and then write much more narrow articles on different activities, like: review on scuba equipment, and then some other day motorcycle helmet 1 vs motorcycle helmet 2, etc etc

but of course, the site would cover several different activities like camping, and diving, is that too broad..?
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paulash177 Premium
Not too much per say... that will even give you more edge to carry on with it for a longer period
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JKulk1 Premium
It is a broad niche. You need to check out your target audience
For example, are you writing for young outdoor campers? Or Scuba divers on the east coast etc.,
If you narrow it down you can write about areas to visit, equipment needed, safety issues etc etc.

All the best. Jim
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Eunice28 Premium
I think your Niche should be what you are passion about, so if that is your passion go for it, as you said you have to pay attention on your article and target the right audience.
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ok, that makes sense
thanks, Jim
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Would it not make sense to have a site about Outdoor that has articles that target a very specific audience?

for instance, I could write an article comparing "top motorcycle helmets under $200.-" which would be on my outdoor site.

that would still count as a specific niche, wouldn´t it? Even if the site itself might have an article on "best inexpensive scuba equipment for kids" some other day

Would that be ok?
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Totally up to you, but as you can host several websites, I would split them up into seperate niches.
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ok, so a website per niche, right?
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Kin8 Premium
Sorry if this is a stupid question but can any one tell me why the video in the training (level 1 lesson 6) no longer shows the time tab when I am playing the video? In the previous lesson it would show the time tab and I knew where I was on the timeline but now when I play it is just stop and start, so I cannot go back 30 secs for example.
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feigner Premium
it maybe a different video player - i know they have changed it in the last year or so...
they are planning to update the wholeof the training over the summer - so maybe it will improve...
sorry i can't help more
phil
it might be worth learning the keys for wistia control
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Kin8 Premium
Thank you for the reply. I don't know what happened but when I played the video again the time tab came back. I have no idea what I did but its all working again. Thanks for your effort anyway.
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feigner Premium
at least it is working again...
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michaelw777 Premium
I'm just saying this again; because this is true: Geez, I don't know how to answer this; I am just going to say; ask Magistudios; just put his name in the search engine on WA; put in his name and go from there. Magistudios should be able to help.
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Hello, Just joined.
question
I realize that the Make Money Online is very popular niche which makes it also really hard, especially for a newbie, BUT since my native language is Spanish, I could write a blog in my language which I reckon would make it a lot less competitive.
Is there a way to check if it´s reasonable to go through Bootcamp but in Spanish? Just to see if it´s popular enough but not too much, if that makes sense.

Gracias for your help ))
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zeta3 Premium
yo estaba pensando lo mismo.Creo que no hay mucha competencia y no varia en nada si la audiencia es en chino o mandirin.la gente necesita entender como hacer plata.
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zeta3 Premium
no hay competencia en espanol supongo.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
You can write in whatever language you want.

If your target audience speak Spanish then using English would be a waste of time.
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Thank you for your answers
of course,
maybe I didn´t express myself right
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IngelaE Premium
Hello, I wow what a greate fast building website. As allways you Kyle are a greate teatcher.!!!!! i wonder if i am the admin, you can go in and help me if i have problems on my website? How many products can i have on one website? Have nice day!! /Ingela
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if you have technical problems with your website, you can ask Site Support to help, Kyle doesn't have access. You can have as many products as you like, providing they are relevant to the niche subject of your site.
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AmorelleN Premium
It seems to me in one website, we can post only one type of product type (that is relevant to the domain name & website name). In this case, although we promote one type of product, can we promote that type of product from different merchants or seller, i.e. from amazon.com and some other?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to have a niche that is the subject of your website, targeted to a particular audience. Your domain name doesn't have to match it exactly, but should be relevant.

You can then promote as many products as you want, providing they relate to the niche, from different merchants.

For example, if your website was about travel for seniors, you could then promote products to make their travel easier, such as lightweight luggage, walking aids, cushions etc.
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chLSD Premium
The relevancy is for being found by Google and getting clicks from searchers. You could of course sell anything from A to Z but that won't bring in trageted traffic. That's why niche. That's why it should be relevant. But it's not a law ;-)
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AmorelleN Premium
Ah i see. Thanks Diane. My website under construction: THE ART GALLERY. All about fine arts, oil canvass and other art medium...and wall decors, perhaps - to be relevant. I will be asking more questions as I go along.

Thanks again.
Amy
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AmorelleN Premium
Yes, the nitche. So anything related to my nitche or closest to my nitche. website under construction, I still have to learn going around the website, getting started instructions.
Thank you dear...

Amy
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chLSD Premium
There are really a lo of great videos on Wordpress on Youtube. And when you get a grasp on it you will see how easy it is to handle.
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AmorelleN Premium
😊👌🏼👋🏼 thanks
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