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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racerpoet Premium
Alright, I'm one of those over-anayltical people who has a problem deciding, because once I decide, I usually overcommit. 😂 I'm trying to think of a niche. I have a background in the Automotive field, and although I don't want to work in the field for a living, cars are still my favorite hobby. (I own three, and that's nowhere near enough.) 😅 Any suggestions on a niche?

I'm leaning towards doing something with brakes for a few reasons. 1) I've done thousands of brake jobs, and am very comfortable and knowledgeable in this area. 2) I feel like basic brake jobs are one of those jobs that people do themselves to try to save money. (But I've seen plenty of hilarious mistakes.) 😖😅 3) From personal experience, there are certain brands that are superior to others, and plenty that should just be avoided.

I'm open to ideas. Shoot away! 🙂
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magistudios Premium
Hey Konstantin,

I think brakes are a great niche to get into!
It's not too broad and there is enough to write about within the niche.


Regards,
Jay (magistudios)
WA Live Training Coach

P.S. Have an awesome weekend!
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Aparna155 Premium
Fabulous niche idea Racerpoet
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U answered your own question in regards to recommending good quality brakes. You are the go to man guru for brakes.
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davebux Premium
I did some work for Ferodo brakes many years ago. If I was into brakes or stopping cars generally I would love to read more about what they are made of, how they make them and test them. What makes a brake better for town use and another for racing cars. Just a thought, haven't decided on my niche yet.
Dave
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Giulio08 Premium
i have followed your training so far... but I am not satisfied with my website. I am not satisfied how it looks. how can I change template/header? it is terriblle and not the least bit captivating. I must have clicked on a template by mistake because it does not reflect my topic. but i do not know how to change it . i also would like to how my title looks and have it all on one line i BOLD
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there, if you mean your theme, you can change it by login to your wordpress back office, then click on "Appearance", "theme", here you can change your theme and choose the one that suits your niche
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My mind is freezing as I try to think of my niche. I'm good at soo many things that it is hard for me to focus on just one. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem. My question is, how did you find and focus on your first niche?
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keishalina Premium
hey hi Blake!

Excellent question and one that many, many before you have asked about here...

Hope you're enjoying the training as it is helpful to keep at it as it will also assist in fine-tuning your selected first niche to work on...

it's best to choose your first niche on a very focused topic that you know well or experienced in so that you can write in-depth, deeply and focused to mount your authority in it in engaging your intended audience and then broaden out to scale your biz to fruition .... otherwise, you'd be doing a lot of research just learning the topic ...

Kyle have presented super suggestions:

"the website you create can be about anything that you want. The core training is going to help you choose a niche. A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience."

All the very best to you for every Success ... :)
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BKackyrmol Premium
I picked the thing I am most passionate about right now (I am also brand new and just starting the lessons), and that would be anything to do with PC (computers). There are a ton of other things I love that are coming to mind, but this one in particular is burning a whole in the image of my mind and I just have this need to go hard with it. That's how I got my answer, just listened to the traffic in my head and picked the heaviest traffic.
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Ejadamen Premium
I feel you. I can think of many things I'm good at too. I remembered that we can have more than 1 website when we become premium members, so that's good. Works for me as a person who is multi passionate.
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AirraM69 Premium
I'd like to thank all the coaches and followers in the WA community. Just knowing that you are available if needed, gives me the confidence and motivation I know I'll need to build a successful business.

I probably won't be able to respond to every discussion, but I just want you all to know that I appreciate you.
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Kyle Premium
That is fine if you can't respond to every last thing, we are a community and an interactive one. If you ever need any help moving forward, please do let us know. :)
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MsJeanK Premium
Having that support is everything when you are starting out. Enjoy the journey.
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Good day Mr Kyle, my senior and the most mentol, thanks for step by step gudeance into my financial freedom, and to WA community members,i am also grateful for support, please my Boss and entire member, after completed my lesson 4, then I put action about website creation surprisingly what I thought is big task before I got easy, but my question is that what is deferent between this type of website and real website like this our WA website?, because in WA website you are required to login password before you gain access, but this mine, any body can access it any how, what what different there? Thanks.
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Jaz333 Premium
If I'm following you correctly ... anyone can visit your website (i.e. they can find your website online and view it) but only you can log in as the administrator to make changes to the site and publish new content to it. So in that aspect, no difference between a site here at WA and anywhere else.
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Kyle Premium
The website you create can be about anything that you want. The core training is going to help you choose a niche. A niche can honestly be anything, what are you passionate about? What are you interested in?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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