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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MarkF7 Premium
I am in the website building process. I have three questions.
1) When does my website go live for public viewing?
2) If it goes live for the world to see by default, can I block it from
going live until its completed?
3) Is there something in the training concerning Terms of Service,
Privacy Policy, Refund Policy, so as not to run afoul of GDPR
and FTC Guidelines?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - your website is live as soon as you create it, but it is not in the search engine until Google finds it. This can take a couple of weeks or more and you will get an email when it happens.

You can use a plugin to show that your website is under construction. However, until you have a lot of content on it, the site is unlikely to be seen by visitors anyway.

And a website is never finished! You need to maintain it by adding original, new content on a regular basis.

Yes, there is training on the legal requirements.
MarkF7 Premium
Thank you Diane! I appreciate your insights.
GeoffreyC1 Premium
This is all in the training. As soon as to hit publish it is live. You will set up privacy pages as part of the training.
I have an interest in making money online through different websites / apps. For my niche, I believe "make money online" / "work from home" would be too broad categories & I do not seem to find any profitable sub niche / category which fits with my area of interest / passion. Should I choose a particular website / app as my sub-niche or would that be too narrow. How should I go about it. Can you please suggest?
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, we have an in house program the Affiliate Bootcamp promoting WA platform (make money online niche) You may want to head for Level one to learn more Please keep in mind the make money online niche is a lot harder and more competitive you'd need 300 - 400 original articles before you are able to scratch the surface. Primarily you are wanting to start off with a sub category niche and when your site starts gaining traffic, traction and authority you can then scale Keep in mind a niche a site.

That was indeed very helpful... Thank you!
LonnekeF Premium
For the past couple of months I have been so uninspired and zombie-like. But today something happened to me. I'm not a very outwardly emotional person, but I was SO inspired today that I thought I could burst with excitement. I even shed a few tears about it. I have an amazing niche in mind that can help a whole country as well as the smaller businesses inside of it. SO PUMPED!
Nedia Premium
Keep on going, wishing you all the best!

jghwebbrand Premium
We are so excited for you. WoW You are making us very curious too. Glad you have an inspiration for a niche. And do remember the important of us8ing Jaaxy for to get keyword phrases for your content post.

We will be anxious to see more blogs as you progress.
kingscorps Premium
Wow; Just finished choosing a Niche Section and am finally choosing Make Money Online/Affiliate Marketing Niche as recommended instead of being stuck since I already have a domain name i bought in the past dotnetempire; I just hope its a good domain for starting>

Please My question is should i leave the online entrepreneurship certification for now and start with affiliate bootcamp and then come back later to online entrepreneurship certification when am done with affiliate bootcamp?

Please if anyone can help me with this; am sorry if i asked wrongly
feigner Premium
are you sure about the mmo niche, it is very competitive ...if you have made money online then go for it...if you haven't then i would question how you can persuade others to make money when you haven't
personally if you are not promoting wa then stick t othe oec, if you are promoting wa then the bootcamp it is...
just for your may take upto 400 posts to gain traction in this niche....check out littlemama's road to vegas....
have fun
kingscorps Premium
Wow. Thanks. This is huge but I sure do know am not giving up now; I may find another niche down the line but I do know I want to promote WA so others can get these value am getting too. Thanks once again. I appreciate
Hi! I'm trying to figure out my first niche and I was thinking of specializing in filmmaking. More specifically filmmaking for beginners. It is my dream to become a master filmmaker so I felt like if I taught people while I learned about the trade: sharing my thoughts and lessons would be a major bonus. I was simply wondering if this was an actual good niche or not and if it is, what products would you guys recommend I promote?
jghwebbrand Premium
Okay you have decided your potential niche.

I am not familiar with filmmaking. What kind of supplies are needed? Can they be purchased online? (books, courses, camera?)

You could write an ebook and sell it on your site.

Go to and type in filmmaking you will see some ideas. Also check keyword-generator (not the 7 day free trial. just enter "filmmakeing" Also check out the questons tab.