Now that your theme is activated, you'll need to install the default plugins.

There are several plugins that are "required" if you wish to configure the Health Coach the way this course illustrates.

When you first install the theme, your site looks very basic, dull and bare.

These plugins offer additional functionality so that you can not only run your mailing list, but also so that you can add attractive widgets for a more professional design for your landing page / website.

To install the plugins, click the "Begin Installing Plugins" link you will notice in the notifications area in your theme section of your WordPress dashboard.


Select all of the plugins, choose Install in the drop-down window, and then click the Apply button.

This will automatically install all of the plugins almost instantly.


Once the plugins have been installed, you will be provided a link titled Return To Required Plugins Installer

Click this link, so that you can access the plugins activation page.


Now the previous drop down menu provides another option (Activate) that you can select to activate all of the plugins.

Select all of the plugins, the activate option, and then click the Apply button to begin the activation process.


You will receive a message showing that all plugins were activated successfully.

An Important Note: Once you activate the plugins, you will receive an "Error" message that states

BlossomThemes: Invalid or expired Instagram Access Token. Please reconnect Instagram.




This error is because the Blossom Themes Social Feed plugin has not been configured yet.

You can deactivate that plugin to make the message disappear, or you can configure that plugin with your instagram account to complete the settings.

I always deactivate this plugin, and then dismiss the notice I receive stating that the plugin is currently inactive, simply because I feel that I do not need to add my instagram information for a simple landing page.


Now that the plugins are installed and activated, we can begin the fun part of making our landing page beautiful yet professional.

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss this lesson, please comment in the discussion area below and I will answer as quickly as I am able!
Tasks 0/3 completed
1. Install all of the themes recommended plugins.
2. Activate all of the themes recommended plugins.
3. Configure or deactivate the Blossom Themes Social Feed plugin.


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sylviapessy Premium
Hey, how are you?

I thank you so much for this training, I need it and I really appreciate it if you willing to give me an answer.

I using the Blossom Themes Email Newletter, and the question is How to set the landing page width/ form width on the page or post? because it appear full on the footer area of my welcome page.
The otherside, I still want the sidebar appears on the right side of my page.

Kind Regard
Sylvia
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NorbertM Premium
Hi Maria, Thanks for this training!
I just had a very small issue.
I don't want my About me to be shown on the landing page. Would you recommend showing it or not? And for some reason, the testimonial is going above my call to action section, and my "white space" is not created between the footer and the call to action. Is there a way to change it?
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RYAJeremy Premium
Hi Norbet, you can have the feature image and text pointing to any page you like it's up to you and what you are promoting. It would just be a matter of creating that page and changing it in the drop down list, shown in the lesson..... I'm going to take off my picture and about me and have some details about a free web site and things like that.

I am not 100% sure about the testimonial white space, I think you may have added the testimonial widget in your "Call to Action" section or not the "Blog Section" or "Testimonial" section
So it would be a matter of taking out the widget updating and clicking in the area it needs to go to add it again? Hopefully this helps.
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MariaDale Premium Plus
Norbert, Jeremy has replied with the first things I would suggest as well. If his solution does not work, let me know and I will work with you to get it fixed.

Do you use Zoom? I have helped a few here by sharing my screen via zoom so they can see me as I go through the steps, the visual tends to help them.
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NorbertM Premium
Hi Maria, I did not use so far zoom, I didn't need it. In the meantime I managed to sort the issues. I had a Simple call to action, which is positioned lower on the page than the Call to action section! Thanks
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NorbertM Premium
Thanks for your reply
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MariaDale Premium Plus
You are welcome, congratulations on sorting it out.
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RYAJeremy Premium
Hello Maria and Team, MailChimp is extremely harsh! There policy is no work from home, no affiliate marketing and all that stuff. I spent a bit of time setting up my campaign and they booted me straight off. That's it, :-(

Send-In-Blue is a good alternative but they don't show up in the drop down box of selections? Is there a way to set up Send in Blue or do you have to stick to the ones in the drop down box?

Thanks for your help.

Jeremy.
(I can't pay for an expensive alternative.)
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MariaDale Premium Plus
Jeremy, someone else also informed me that MailChimp does not allow affiliate programs. I did not know that includes no work from home, I will be sure to not recommend it in any additional tutorials I do. I feel that is absolutely unfair.

I use Aweber, they do provide a free trial, and they are very affordable.

I am looking at the send-in-blue, give me a bit of time to dig into the code this weekend and I will see what I can do to help you ok?

I will look into it in the morning, and report back here what I can get done for you.
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RYAJeremy Premium
Hi Maria, that would be very much appreciated thank you. I simply can't afford a paid mail program.
Thank you.
Jeremy
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MariaDale Premium Plus
I am a bit behind Jeremy due to some unforeseen computer problems, but I have not forgotten this. I will PM you with a solution as soon as I can.
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RYAJeremy Premium
Thanks Maria, I will look forward to hearing from you.
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MariaDale Premium Plus
Hi Jeremy, I have sent you a PM :)
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RYAJeremy Premium
Thank you
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sbarrow4 Premium
Hi Maria. It is late in Australia. I will come back to you in the morning. I really appreciate your support
Stephen.
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MariaDale Premium Plus
I have received your PM, am replying now.
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sbarrow4 Premium
Hi Maria. Since I have changed themes.The underlining in my blogs that led to a product review and the underlining in the product review that led to the product information and purchase are no longer underlined/highlighted. The links are all still in place. Your advice would be appreciated.

I have only been going for 2 months so my selection of products from the affiliate companies are a little scant. Therefore my text widgets are also a little scant. Will I just run and fix/upgrade as I go.
Thanks again.
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MariaDale Premium Plus
I'd need to see it myself to see what you mean, can you send me a screenshot via PM?
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