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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norman t Premium Plus
Hey WA community, I joined WA in 2014 with a premium membership and posted my goals at that time. In 2016 I cancelled my membership after my website was destroyed by a vicious virus (my fault!)

Fast forward......I just rejoined WA on January 3, 2022, with a premium membership. I notice that my previous goals are still posted and I would like to post my new goals. How do I delete the old ones and add new ones? It's been awhile and I've forgotton a lot of "how to's". Thanks in advance
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can click the cogwheel top right goals section, it gives you two options edit and remove.

You can then remove and redo.
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GayleneNepia Premium
Hi Norman,

Welcome back! All the very best :-)
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norman t Premium Plus
Thanks for your help, greatly appreciated. It is done.
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norman t Premium Plus
thanks for the warm welcome back, makes me feel cared for.
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is delightful to have you back here.
We do wish you much success.

You can edit your goals as they show up in your profile.
Click on your profile image. View profile. look for add goals.
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michaelw777 Premium
I can't completely answer your question. If satisfied with Other Members answers? Great. If not? Review The Training; that is what I can tell you. Just Review the Training and see if things come into focus?

Hope this helps and encourages?
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speedking Premium
Hi all, I have been away from WA for an insane amount of time! But have always paid my subs diligently through the years to somehow remain in contact...but without taking any action though.
Travelling (Travelling spouse ) the world with my wife who is in the foreign service of The Netherlands. We have resided in 7 countries so far and are about to relocate to our 8th by mid-2022. Most of the countries are not your average holiday destinations and so I have discovered the value of a VPN! I now no longer have any daily obligations so at long last, it's my time... 2022 will be a great start to complete my Bootcamp training and to take it into the future in order to help millions of people out there realize their hopes and dreams. My wish is to have 3 websites eventually.
Allow me to wish you all here at WA a highly successful and prosperous 2022...WA IS SIMPLY THE BEST!

Take care................... Johan
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jghwebbrand Premium
It is so delightful to see you back and in a position where you can spend time doing the MMO niche.

You will find a lot of changes I am sure and a lot of training you can use to refresh and reach new heights.

Your desire to help others is so refreshing.

We wish you much success as you journey on here.
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speedking Premium
Many thanks, and it's an absolute pleasure to be back... let's do this!
Looking forward to working with you guys.

Take care.....Johan.
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Three websites is a brave goal! Not sure if I could do it.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The Affiliate Bootcamp, the make money online niche you'd want to choose a target audience, folks who resonate best with you and you can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content. Examples

Senior folks whose looking to make an extra income.
Students who want to fund their education.

Hope this helps.
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hi hello
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hello,

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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michaelw777 Premium
You sound Extremely pleased; great. But, if you have any questions in future? Please do ask? But, you sound very happy right now.
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minrob12 Premium
A little over a year ago I started working on blogging and affiliate marketing so its not totally foreign to me. I had to put it on hold and trying to start again. Does Lesson 3: Making Money, cover finding affiliate programs and using your blog/site to link to recommended products? It would be helpful to see a syllabus of the course before upgrading.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Totally yes.

I am afraid that's not possible. We are members just like you and management guidelines, hope you can understand.

However, you can always direct your question to Kyle on their profile page

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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SVigneau Premium Plus
Ok I understand. Thanks
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minrob12 Premium
Are you saying, "Totally, yes," to my question: Does Lesson 3: Making Money, cover finding affiliate programs and using your blog/site to link to recommended products?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I am saying that level three covers the affiliate programs, however as a starter

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp You can always direct your question to Kyle on their profile page and as per your request

Or you may see Phil's suggestion below.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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feigner Premium
you can get to see some more of what each level contains by clicking on the online entrepreneur certification at the top left and selecting the different levels...
remember this course is catering for every niche so it cannot be specific to each niche...
it will give guidelines of what works and the very fine details you will need to work out....
it does give you a structured approach to building your business...
but is not something to race through...
have fun
phil
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minrob12 Premium
Great!! Thank you! That helps a lot.
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feigner Premium
no worries ...hope you find what you want and feel it is worth upgrading...
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, Levels 2 - 5 will totally give you all that you need to get your up and ready for affiliate links and how to sign up for an affiliate program and how to insert your links. Plus a whole lot more,.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you want to find Affiliate Programs? Just try this in Google; your Niche or Subject + Affiliate Program. That is it; just try that in Google.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Hi Kyle...
another great video.. thank you. Things are becoming clearer at this point. Its not actually as complicated as I had envisioned..

For now the only question I have, are regarding plugins for a theme I've chosen for my website... Will this be covered In the upcoming lessons or?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

If you have selected a theme that want to install plugins you may or may do so, they are there to aid your template.

However if you do, note them down in case you do not like the theme and wants to change it. You'd know what to uninstall.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Okay great.

Thanks Abbie. :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.

Yes, the required plugins are covered in upcoming lessons.

And if you don't see what you were looking for just ask..

We wish you much success.
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michaelw777 Premium
Your basic Plug In Needs; they should be covered in the Training; just keep doing the Training; and your basic Plug In Needs should be covered. After doing the Training; if you still have questions? Please do ask again?
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RBKn Premium
I’m using an iPhone 5SE (as my laptop is currently not working) trying to add menu and navigation to my website and finding it difficult.
I’m unable to view my website to check that I’ve added header menu to my website.
Trying to access my WordPress account in order to get a better view. But not sure of my password
Can anyone help resolving these issues?

Thanks
Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may want to zoom out if you can. You can reset your pw in site manager

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Sometimes when we copy and paste, we tend to add a space, best if you input manually.

If issue persists, you may like to contact support

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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RBKn Premium
Thanks AbieAJ for your quick response.
I’ll try your suggestion to see if this resolves the issues.

Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
No worries, kindly let us know how you get on.
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RBKn Premium
Hello AbieAJ
I’ve not been able to zoom out or reset page view in site manager to make viewing more easy on my iPhone.
I have gone back over the menus and navigation training video, just to reinforce my learning for actioning this task.
I’ll attempt to set up the menu and remove some of the widgets on my website again.

One more question, can I access my WordPress account using the back office admin for my website on WA?

Thanks
Ruth
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You can access in two ways either via Site Manager route

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Or independently via [domain].com/wp-admin however you need collect your credentials via Site Manager.
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jghwebbrand Premium
I do hope this blog helps you.
Using WA on Mobile Phone
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michaelw777 Premium
No Offense meant; trying to help. But, I would just say; until you can get your laptop fixed? If you want to?

If you have the money? You might consider buying a new Laptop on Amazon or E Bay? Just a suggestion. Trying not to Offend; trying to help.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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