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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TTutzinger91 Premium
I have a few questions regarding creating a site without being a Premier. Would it be possible to change the name of the website due to naming preferences? We only have access to one template without the Premium and if I had the Premium can the template be changed?

megawinner Premium
Hi! You have siterubix. You can create a domain name, for example, jumpsuit.sterubixcom if you want to sell jumpsuits. If you become a Premium member, you would have opportunities to have more siterubix . You might also want to buy one domain for yourself (that is without siterubix). You can name each one of them anything you fancy. And you cannot change their names, all of them once they are registered. Cheers! 😎👍🏆🥉🥈💲

Jewelia Premium
Hi Thomas,

The domain name cannot be changed. The title of a website can be modified at any time. Don't confuse the two. I'm not sure which one you called "the name of the website" in your question.

As a free member, if you changed your mind later about the domain name you chose, you can delete this website (assuming there is no content yet) and build another one with the new domain name.
When you become a Premium member and decide to buy your own domain name, should you change your mind later, you'd have to buy a new domain name (about $14/year).

You'd be able to change your site's theme once you become a Premium... I do recommend to back up your website before you change the theme.

~ Juia
WFlood3 Premium
I can’t even lie, I feel like I should be so much further along than I am but I’m trying to take my time settling on my niche and I’m still trying to get the hang of setting up my menus, posts, categories, etc etc etc😵😂 Lol it’s ok, though, I’ll get the hang of it and my niche, I’m just trying to narrow it down to a sub niche. I’m thinking mindset coaching🤔
DaveBuckley Premium
Hi William. Do you have any experience of mindsetting?
SirWilbert Premium
The only thing that matters is NOW my friend. Small consistent steps at a time and enjoying the journey. Just like practicing free throw shots. Soon you can shoot them with your eyes close.
DaveBuckley Premium
Hi Wilbert. I could not agree more.
JoanneSantos Premium
Hey WFlood3,
I thought I was the only one taking my time :)

I started a few months again, read the lessons more than once, to make sure I was doing everything right.

Stop for a few weesk, because I just Partnered up in my brother's roofing company, so that took up most of my time.

I am now ready to get back on building my site.

(Your not alone) :)

Good luck to you.

Dlopez24299 Premium
Keep on trucking man ! You got this! I’m right there with you, but keep at it and 1 year from now you’ll be thanking yourself.
JoanneSantos Premium
Thank you.

I'm not giving up.

I'm laughing to myself. My brother said to me the other day, the money your going to make in the Roofing business, you won't have time for WA,
I said watch me hahahaha.

On Love,

psalisbury1 Premium
Welcome William,, actually after you master those things it gets much easier.

Hello Joanne! Glad to hear you’re continuing to strive toward your goals and not allowing your brother, or any one for that matter, get in your way :)) Good Luck.
WFlood3 Premium
@Joanne Oh man, I'm actually glad those that responded did. That's what I love about this group, the support is unbelievable. Yea, I've been almost driving myself nuts over the past few days trying to get as much done as soon as I possibly can and got stuck on the niche, as I always seem to. I think I'm narrowing down towards it, though.

For you, I say stick with it. No matter how long it takes, in the end, its what you want to do so as @Dlopez24299 said, keep at it. No matter how long it takes, as long as you stick with it and actually absorb as much knowledge as you can, you're going to thrive. no matter how long it takes
kenos Premium
Iam going through the training lessons and on level 1, lesson 5 of 10 (setting up your website). Iam practising along the training. However I cannot get into the Word Press Management Area or Website Back office. I keep getting a notification of "ACCESS DENIED" whenever I click LOG NOW . Please can anyone help.
DValentine Premium
Hey Keno
Your best option would be to contact Site Support. See the column on the left, right at the bottom 'Help Center' - click on that then on Site Support - they'll be able to help you out and they are very quick to respond
kenos Premium
ok. Thanks alot
kenos Premium
Iam going through the training lessons and on level 1, lesson 5 of 10 (setting up your website). Iam practising along the training. However I cannot get into the Word Press Management Area or Website Back office. I keep getting a notification of "ACCESS DENIED" whenever I click LOG NOW . Please can anyone help.
I have just joined, and already have a website that I have been making and I love it and I'm really happy with it.

To use WA, do I have to use their website builder to make the most of it, or can I continue to use the one I have already put many hours of work (and money) into?

Does anybody have any advice either way?