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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Natalie56 Premium
So I'm assuming that the videos are supposed to help us set up our website if that's the case I feel that you need to start with a new pages because people like me that are new to this and starting off for the very 1st time don't see the same thing You're talking about In the video So you are discussing about all-in-one seo And how to set it up but you're page on the video is different from my website page When I click on general settings like you're asking me I get a page that say welcome to all-in-one SEO and it has a video for me to watch and it says for me to unlock I need to upgrade to pro I don't see anything where it Say's home title I don't see the page that you have on your video on my website and I am clicking everything that you're telling me to do I am following every single step by step so please help
YvonneBray Premium
Hi, Natalie the all in one SEO has recently had a huge upgrade, and we are all finding it different.

I'm sure they will upgrade the new lessons soon.

Check below for Keishalina' message to Christina.

There is a link that may help you gain an understanding of the changes that have taken place. All the best.
ChristinaWi2 Premium
Hello can anyone please help me with this lesson I have been on it for 2days now I dont think that I've done something correctly is it anyway that anyone that knows what they are doing check & see if iam headed down the right track because I dont see my about page iam just stuck @ this point on this section iam trying not to keep poking around with it but I have been asking this ?s for help now for 2 days now.
keishalina Premium
hi Christina ...

i think we've replied in the post above here ...

hope it goes ok for you now ..

all the best .... ⭐️🎄🎅🎁 ⭐️...
Natalie56 Premium
I understand where you are coming from I dont understand as well
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Can you please elaborate, have your cleared browsers cache refresh and still do not see. Have you tried to view 'About page' in another browser or on a mobile.

One other thing you can do is to clear servers cache, you can go to site manager, locate your domain, click details last button and within a button to clear servers cache.

If still unsuccessful, I suggest you get in touch with site support for assistance
ChristinaWi2 Premium
Ok thanks so much now are you responding to my question from the menu & wigits training?
ChristinaWi2 Premium
We will get it just have to keep pushing @ it, it's new to most of us
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, I have included it below but here it is

As per your other question, no need upgrade to Pro as the standard version suffices.

Please see below tutorials

To set up widgets, please go to Appearance > Widgets in WordPress back office.
KrystleB Premium
With the SEO update I am not entirely sure I did this portion correct. I followed the link to an updated video, but since this is all foreign to me I feel lost. The new design doesn’t have you entering the same stuff as the training video.

On the webmaster tools are we supposed to be doing anything? I tried the google analytics, but it gave me an error.
JoeRebisz Premium
Your SEO should be installed already, nothing to do there unless there is an update to it. First you want to set Google Analytics, then Google Search Console.
keishalina Premium
hey hi Krystle & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

See you've just joined and as luck would have it ... the default AIO SEO plug-in just launched a massive update that started this week so indeed, everything would likely look different at this time ...

And we have two awesome WA seasoned members who have shared their expertise and know-how with us ...

we prepared a post that hopefully you will find helpful in getting sorted out ... all the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... ⭐️🎄🎁 ....
ChristinaWi2 Premium
I dont think I did this part right neither
I wounder if it's any way that Kyle & Carson can check our websites to see if we are doing things correctly
LawrenceHill Premium
HI Krystle,

As Keisha as pointed out, you have been very unlucky in joining / training on the week that AIO SEO decided to do a major update. I haven't had time to look around the update yet but I'm sure Keisha's link will help you.

You will find a few training videos out-of-date simply because it is very difficult to keep up with the constant changes that go on this world. The advantage with WA is the community is always there to help you and answer questions etc. Just give us chance to catch-up ourselves

Good Luck!
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, I suggest you go over this training to set your AIOSEO correctly Let us know how you get along and if there's anything else we can do to help.
AboutFreedom Premium
Pleased to report that I got my 1st site up and running on the WA platform and so far so good except for the following error message in the Media Library:

Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. Uploading a smaller image may help. Suggested maximum size is 2500 pixels.

Anyhow, I sent it over to Tech Support and am waiting or their reply on the matter as I don't want to use hotlinking to my other external sites so I don't run into any SEO issues.

Continuing to build it out as the pieces come together.
IvanBroz Premium
Hey there! Congratulations :) Keep moving forward and best of luck!

JeanieM Premium
HELP! I am so confused! I don't know what I am doing wrong but I deleted all of my dummy content and when I try to go to my website to see my "blank slate" I get a screen that tells me to join WA Ha-Ha! I sign in again go through the motions and I still cannot see my website. I am so sad LOL! I was so excited. What am I doing wrong?? This is what the screen says, exactly:

Great News!
The hosting for this domain is all setup and ready to install an awesome website!

Login and build your website in just a few clicks!

Not Already a Member? Join Today!

Number of Domains25 Number of Free Websites25 Instant DNS SetupYES Hosting SpeedAmazon c3.large (faster) Website Space30GB Bandwidth Included500K Visitors/Mth Data TransferUnlimited Site Builder IncludedYES Staging EnvironmentYES Full RedundancyYES
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are already logged in.

You can go here

And choose a free domain, a domain you own or purchase / register a new one.

Follow procedure.

If your issue persists, clearing browsers cache, refreshing and trying again may resolve issue. Also worth trying in a different browser.

However, if no luck on either, you may contact site support as a last resort
Newme202 Premium Plus
Hi, I'm so sorry to hear this about your website. Can you contact site support?
JeanieM Premium
Ya, I've done all of that all ready. I have my domain. I chose a theme, that was on the list of ones we could use, and then I followed all of the procedures, with everything going smoothly, and I still have yet to see my website. I am so frustrated because I don't know what I'm doing wrong!
I'll call about it in the morning. My brain is tired and I'm on the verge of tears, not only because of this but other "life" things. So I will call in the morning. Thank you
JeanieM Premium
Not call, but do a ticket . . . you guys know what I mean. LOL!
Newme202 Premium Plus
Yes, please submit a ticket to site support
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Emptying browsers cache, or servers cache can often solve problems. Servers cache can be found by clicking the details button on your domain in site manager.

I hope you get it resolved sooner.

You are so very welcome.
IvanBroz Premium
Could you, please, contact site support. They will know what and why and how to fix this.
Chibueze1 Premium
Hello please any good niche ideas