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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BKam Premium
Hi guys,
I need help choosing a niche.
what i'm passionate about is personal development with regards to inspiration & motivation as I'm a motivational & inspirational speaker. So how do i narrow down my niche. would that mean i have to go to the root of recommending personal development courses of what.
Hope that makes sense.
please let me know.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you are unsure; you might just want to shop around for products you can sell. If you don`t know how to get your Niche down pat; you might just try seeing what is available in your Niche. I am now recommending this; you might try clickbank.com to see what is there in your Niche.
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BKam Premium
Thanks Michael. i will do that.
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Sorry if this has been asked before. I already have two Shopify stores. One is a gadget site the other is about pets. I was thinking about using one of my sites. Probably the pet site. I have more passion for the pet site. What do y'all think? Thank you for all your help.
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DaveSw Premium
That will work and likely will help that store out to get more traffic, leads, and sales. Since it is already in place, you can get started directly with content, etc.

As an aside, you might want to start a second site (or third I guess) that is a niche shoulder site to the niches that you are focusing on with your Shopify stores.

This was you could use the three to establish a bigger footprint in the niche and perhaps it would leverage your efforts. Since you have the stores, my guess is that you also have social accounts relating to them?

That is another area where the additional content that you create for all three can be leveraged (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and of course, Facebook)...

Best of luck!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Jojoma14 Premium
Definitely follow your passion!
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Kelvin3310 Premium
Hi, I really like how joining premium gives me access to so many more pictures. They look gorgeous and professional.

Still, somewhere, someone must have used the same images.

My question is, what is the CC license for the premium images? Can I do some editing using something like Photoshop?
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Kelvin3310 Premium
I bet anyone in Fiverr can do a better job than me when it comes to drawing.

However, I like to make my drawings part of my web pages. On the bottom left, I have paper planes being folded and they fly to the top right. At the bottom left sits a girl whose hair moves and eyes blink. Each time the visitor comes, the dress color changes.

For all of that, at a total file size of not even 35kb.

My ability to synthesize is better than my individual abilities in coding and drawing.

(No, I major in education, not in graphic design or programming.)
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I am New here I come by mistake to join WA Because I tried To check in Google that what I do on internet for online business but when I saw a video about WA than I sign up for registration and I read some material in WA it's really interested can i continue to make online business??
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LoriM5 Premium
Yes you can up to two if you are not premium. And if your a Premium member you can have 25 and host 25 here to make 50 sites here
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Thanks loriM5
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You can. I came to WA also somehow by looking for something else but it has been the best thing I've ever been to. It so much stuff to learn you would never get anywhere else with such a helpful community, I just love it here and plan to stay here for a very long time :)
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You are not lost my friend, try once to pay $19 to become premium, you will enjoy doing what you need on your business.
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Thanks LenkaSophia
I really like this community very helpful what I was finding I think and i hope that i found it
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Thanks DCW2000S
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Thanks simiao5 I will pay its nothing $19 thank you so much
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Yeah, that's what I though, that this price is really nothing to what you're asked to pay in other programs. Many of them get-rich-quick schemes. This one is serious but be ready for a long journey :)
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I have just started today! Just built my first website. Are you currently making money online?
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Yes, it is definitely possible to build an online income here. Just go through the training and take action on every step and ask whenever you have questions.

I shared a link with you to the training earlier and that really is the best place to start.
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I too am new here and so far as I can see it's some of the best training you can get
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Such an honest and inspiring reply.
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I wonder if I might make a polite request... For those of you who have been working at this long enough to have created a website and began generating income, may I ask about how long it took before you were able to begin earning enough to cover the monthly cost of premium membership? Thank you kindly to anyone who'd like to answer! I am just getting started and am curious about an average time frame to help justify the initial cost to the hubby! ;)
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Thanks so much for that very informative and inspirational article!
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