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.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

==> Did You Know Premium Members Experience 5 TIMES As Much Success?

Tasks 0/4 completed
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)


Top Helpers in This Lesson

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
JoeFrancis90 Premium
Hi People,

After, finishing this last section on navigation and widgets I still have not been able to put my privacy policy page up the theme that I was working on never had a private policy page to put it on but in any case how do I put a privacy policy in any help thank you very much .

Joe 90
Reply
cbmercado Premium
Hi Joe,

If I remember right there should be a Privacy Policy template in Websites>Site Content. You should fill out the teplate and when you are ready to put it in your website click on the "Publish" button on top of the page on the right. It is a green button.

Hope this helps,

Courtney-
Reply
Hi! I'm excited to join this platform. I am into healthcare and would love to write about related topics (such as recipes/diet, exercise tips, tests to go for in different health conditions and why etc.) Do those make sense? Also, I'm wondering, does WA makes sense for someone like me who doesn't have any product to sell. And I'm just starting out with online stuffs like this, don't have much yet to upgrade to Premium. Any advice. Thank you
Reply
Hackerist Premium
That’s perfectly fine. You can start as a Starter member and start making money through your blog promoting other people’s products, that’s Affiliate Marketing. The following links from Nathaniell, a top WA member and blogger can help:

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-healthcare-affiliate-programs/

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-medical-affiliate-programs/

As a Premium member, you will get more training, features, and advantages. Click the following link to check the differences between both memberships:

https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/

Tom
Reply
Thanks for the response
Reply
Hackerist Premium
You’re welcome, anytime!
Reply
TraceyShama2 Premium
Hi Kyle
While trying to create custom menus, I could not rearrange my bars the way I want them to be e.g I want my favourite posts to be under my recent comments and i don't want the archive. Also the privacy policy and about Tracey does not show.
Reply
mcb247 Premium
Hi Tracey, PM me your URL and I will take a look for you.
Reply
TraceyShama2 Premium
Hi, thank you for getting back to me
My URL: diabetescare.siterubix.com
Reply
mcb247 Premium
Okay, thanks had a quick look, you need to reword your post URL to "About Tracey" this is explaining exactly what the post is about. You can keep the title of the post if you like but would have About Tracey at the top so it is not confusing.

Again with the privacy policy page reword the URL to just "Privacy Policy" and lose the long-winded explanation. Just have Privacy Policy as your header on the page.

Trust this helps :)
Remember to keep it simple so readers can see exactly where they are and what they want to read.

Martin
Reply
Hello this is my last day or before last to post as i am not a premium member. I just wanted to say that im confused and lost. I saved my About Me template but when i get back, everything i wrote is gone. What to do now?

I feel like ive wasted my time. Can someone tell me what to do?
Reply
franklinpena Premium
You should be able to find it in Site Content.
Reply
Don't know how but i think i found it. Thanks for the support.
Reply
RicardoRey2 Premium
Well after a couple of tries I'm finally getting somewhere with this web site training. I mess it up first time around for being too curious starting pressing buttons and ended up deleting my first build Second build was a bit difficult only because I was having a hard time getting back into the manager web site finally though got my about content my privacy policy going now on with the training well here goes
Reply
Kyle Premium
You will be able to find your websites within the Websites menu under "SiteManager".

Here is the direct link:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Hope this helps you out! :)
Reply
RicardoRey2 Premium
thank you kyle found it rebuild everything I'm back on track just finishing lesson 10 you can bet I wont be skipping around again one step at a time thank you
Reply
CHRIS242 Premium
Always good to see you active here Kyle! Thanks for everything you do for us
Reply
Top