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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CCaria02 Premium
I'm trying to set up my site up for search engines and when I access search appearance, after my site title and separator appears " Just another wordpress site" , I have deleted all the default posts, pages and comments on my page, and it appears none found on my page, but when I try to add to my site title, it adds to the just another wordpress site, how do I get rid of that?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you can go to settings > general settings, edit title and tagline and save changes. I would not delete the privacy policy page.

You can also to Appearance > Customize, tweak the look and feel of your site. That's WordPress sites back office.
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CCaria02 Premium
Hi, I deleted the privacy policy page already, I will try the settings and let you know, Thank you
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's goes in the trash can, unless you deleted it permanently however not to worry there's another one as a template in site content

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/content/templates

If in trash can, you can restore it.
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CCaria02 Premium
Thank you, I was able to fix the problem with the header in general settings like you told me, I'll go back and see if I can restore the privacy policy settings
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I tried affiliate marketing about 10 years ago and tried a couple sites in "making money online" and "fitness" both because they were hot topics, but the competition was a bit much like AbieAJ says. So now I will be trying something a bit more along the lines of what I enjoy and actually know something about.

This last year has been tough for many, myself included. With no income coming in and bills past due, I am now more determined than ever to make Affiliate Marketing work.

Have a blessed day all.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Welcome to WA.

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle Hi, you would be expected to write lots of content and so it is imperative that you choose something you are passionate about.

I want to help people with ____________________ ? Let us know if you are choosing a different niche or same and how we can help you further.

Best wishes.
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mcgrathann Premium
Hi! If at this point I know that I love Digital Marketing and the topic making money online makes me excited, then I have reached the decision to become an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate!!! My question is, at this point I have not completed the Online Entrepreneur lessons, but it seemed to me that the direction I am being pointed to is now to Affiliate Bootcamp.

Should I finish my Online Entrepreneur lessons first? And then get into the Affiliate bootcamp?

Thanks for your help!

Annie
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, yes we always recommend you doing you own niche first, as the Affiliate Bootcamp, ( make money online niche) is a lot harder and more competitive, you'd need write 300 to 400 articles just to be able scratch the surface.
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mcgrathann Premium
Thank you so much for the recommendation Abie, and for the article you shared. It was very helpful.

Thanks!
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Welcome to WA
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You are so very welcome.
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Angell70 Premium
Hi Sellot
@Apt1. such amazing words and truly an inspiration.
follow your heart, listen to your inside voice Sellot and everything it will be gonna reveal soon!
I am not saying to not take the training bcs the training is the core. BUT in the end, you have to LISTEN TO YOUR INSIDE HIGHER POWER.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
This is awesome, so beautiful thank you for your thoughts. Totally real.
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The best niche ever is the one you discover from inside of you. I mean that latent, hidden treasure the God almighty has kept in there even before you were born, but not the one generated for you online or anywhere. But this niche is inside of you, being there waiting for a day you will find it or come for it. This is your natural ability, your talent. As you know, every talent hidden or undiscovered is called latent. This is what you have to find in this business to thrive higher and successfully. Work hard for this and success coming to you like the sea that never knows dryness. Good luck.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Beautiful thanks for sharing your thoughts and it is true, it all comes from within. You have truly inspired us and we can't wait to see what else on your mind and in store for us. Hope you are having a great day. Thanks.
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sinap73 Premium
thanks for the great idea
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Mabrouk68dz Premium
Totally agree with you, bat it is not always the case for everyone.
someone need time to find out their hidden potential.
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