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 The SEO Framework, 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.

Also, the Kraken Image Optimization plugin is preinstalled with all websites here. This helps 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 speed, a better user experience, and better rankings in Google (and other search engines). 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 The SEO Framework (simply click Activate)
4. Delete the default Post, Pages and Comment (if they exist)


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LindaMetz Premium
I have a niche and domain name, now trying to decide on a theme. Are all of the themes mobile friendly? Is there one better than another? I'd love some advice on picking a theme. The 30 second setup is taking a lot longer if I can't decide on one! Thx for suggestions.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, all WP themes you can choose using your your wordpress backoffice will be mobile friendly. The default WA uses for starter is GeneratePress, More options are found in the paid version. We like to use the Free version of ASTRA because it has many more options in the free version and it is not necessary to buy the pro version.. Yu can check it out online doing a google search
Astra Demo to see if you like it. It has so very many options, is fast and very popular.
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LindaMetz Premium
Hey, thanks so much, this is just the kind of info I was hoping for, much apprec!!! I'll definitely check out ASTRA. Thanks again.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I test it first before buying in, because that can be expensive.

You want to make sure they are responsive, extremely light, fast, well coded, SEO optimised, flexible, adaptable and customisable

You may try GeneratePress or Premium where you can extend the theme and can have many layout templates.

https://generatepress.com/
https://generatepress.com/premium/

https://generateblocks.com/
https://generateblocks.com/pro/

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

https://www.kadencewp.com/
https://www.kadencewp.com/kadence-blocks/pro/

Blocksy

https://creativethemes.com/blocksy/


You can also review below resource about other options I hope this helps.
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LindaMetz Premium
Excellent, hugely helpful, thanks so much!
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Umario251 Premium
Hi! I'm making autism my niche but more specifically gift ideas or products for autistic people. Should I focus on one set of products for example only noise cancelling headphones or should I show a range of products as gift ideas to review and blog about like weighted blankets and stim toys etc?
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jghwebbrand Premium
you will be writing posts for people to read on your website - so what kind of post content would your write? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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Umario251 Premium
Thanks for the advice, I was intending to have content for both purely information to raise awareness as well as products that could benefit autistic people either to buy themselves or for as gifts for autistic people they know. My only question is then is my niche gifts/products for autistic people or would it be autism awareness?
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Hello! I needed help understanding something. I have chosen to niche down my niche, which is clinical depression, and niche it down to clinical depression + treatment; i.e giving people effective treatment methods for clinical depression.

A quick Google search of "Clinical Depression + Treatment" showed me "11 natural depression treatments". If I am writing blog posts, could I, for example, make one blog post for each treatment (of course going in-depth, and making it my original content" as opposed to me writing ONE blog post saying "11 treatments to help your depression". Does that make sense?

Essentially what I am saying is if I make 1 post about "11 treatments" I feel I won't have a lot left to write about with regards to depression treatments, whereas if I were to make 1 post about one treatment method, I feel I'd have more to write about, and I could also go more in-depth on each one.
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By the way, I am aware there are more than just 11 treatment methods, but that was just an example.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
First you need see this resource
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, I would have a separate page for each treatment. So based on what you stated above that would be 11 posts. As you get deeper into writing your posts you may find more than one issue to deal with per treatment. So in that case your "pillar post" would be the first one and then you could link to another post on more questions related to the first treatment. But make your treatment post long and comprehensive.
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Thank you, this was a useful read! I am by no means an expert, but I have experience with clinical depression, having had it for years. With my posts I'll be sure to put a medical disclaimer.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome and thank you for clarifying.
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Thank you for this great advice!
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Katie2021 Premium
I am unable to get the original content of '-Just another WordPress site' out of the Meta Title section. It is counting as characters, but is greyed out so I cannot remove it. Is there a setting I need to change for this? I appreciate your help!

Best regards,
Katie
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Katie2021 Premium
NVM! I figured it out! Have to go to Settings<General<Remove the tag line<save changes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Tutorials If you are on mobile, adding one or two characters, then delete you are able to.

If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.

The SEO framework
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, and you're very welcome!
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ChefMark Premium Plus
When we find an affiliate product that we want to promote on our website or ad, do the affiliate companies have videos that are already made, or do you encourage us to make our own videos? For example, I want to start promoting and do ads on Chef Knives; if I find a great quality chef knife set that I want to promote, does the Chef Knife company have a pre-made video (like a commercial) or do I need to do my own viceo ?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may check with the individual program or you could also make your own content. I'd also check on the small print, their terms and conditions of affiliation. Each program is different.

You may also find material on YouTube that you can embed in your blog, however you will not be able to edit a YouTube video that's not yours.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it's up to each individual affiliate program as to what they supply for marketing.

However, it would actually build up trust with your readers, if they were to see that you have genuine first-hand experience of the product. It's something that Google looks favorably on too.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Many times manufacturers do have videos they have made which you can use. You can also go to Youtube and see if you find something you like and you can always make you own.

As you choose your niche, make sure your have a targeted audience in mine that you w8ish to help because you will be writing helpful content for them. When you go to Youtube you will see :"share" then Embedded. yo0u use the code found in the Embedded tab.

Make sure you have informational posts on your site before add affiliate product links. A website needs to help before trying to sell. Help leads to trust and trust leads to sales.
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