I remember when I started out, it took me over 30 days just to get my first website up and running and live online. Websites were far more technical and far "uglier" back in 2002 when I started.

So consider your progress thus far REALLY awesome, you are doing great! You have your website up and running. This is the starting point for your business.

In this lesson we are going to be learning all about the "back office" of your website and how the different aspects of Wordpress function. Wordpress is a framework in which you are building a website on. Many of you probably have experience with Wordpress already, but many do not and that is perfectly fine (it can be learned very quickly).

In the following video, I am going to walk you through the "back office" (admin area) of your website and also show you how to clean up your initial DUMMY content of your site.

 

DISCUSS VIDEO: Setting Up Your Website - The Initial Steps


Task 1: Delete the Dummy Page & Post

Your tasks in this lesson are all going to be very straightforward. You are going to be deleting "dummy" content that is automatically installed with every website. This is content that you will not be needing.

This likely will include:

  • Sample page
  • Sample privacy policy
  • Sample post
  • Sample comment

In this task we are going to go through and delete all of this content.

The first step is clicking the "Pages" tab. This will take you to your website Pages that are either in draft or published mode. What we want to do is delete the "Sample Page" here.

When you "mouse over" the Sample Page link, a menu will pop up with a Trash link. Click that and you will delete this Page. There may also be a "Privacy Policy" page that you can delete as well.

Then we are going to do the same thing with Posts.

Click the Posts tab, within the side menu. Then mouse over the Hello World post and click the "Trash" button.

All done!

Your website has been cleaned up and is ready to go. In the upcoming lessons you are going to be creating your own Pages and Posts and publishing them. Exciting stuff ahead!

Task 2: Navigating the Back Office of Your Site

This next one is simple, I just want you to acquaint yourself and have a look around the "back office" area over your website.

As with anything NEW, it can appear overwhelming at first but I can assure you before long you are going to be very proficient with the website build process. Just like your first day of school, it might seem a bit foreign. All we want you to do in this task is have a look around the different tabs and areas of the admin area.

We are going to be covering the various aspects of Wordpress and how to use much of these tools in upcoming lessons and you are going to be very proficient with Wordpress before you know it.

Task 3: If There Are Any Updates Available, Update.

Sometimes, depending on the timing of your 'website install', there will be updates available. Wordpress is a quickly evolving platform, so updates do happen quite frequently. These are sometimes feature improvements, sometimes they are security updates.

When there are updates available, you will se them directly under the Dashboard side menu, under the Updates link.


In the case of my website here, there are 4 available updates. This could be a combination of a Wordpress version update, plugin updates, or theme updates.

I simply click this button and it will take me to an overview of all updates.

The first thing I see is an updated version of Wordpress being available, so I update this. Click the "Update Now" button, and this will walk you through the process of updating Wordpress to the latest version.

Below this, if more updates area available, you will see plugins and themes that you will be able to update. In my case, I have three plugin updates. Check off the boxes, and click update plugins.

And we are all done!

**If you don't see any available updates, that is perfectly fine. Check off this task below and move on, just be aware that you may see updates like this pop-up within your website back office and it is perfectly fine to update these.

Tasks 0/4 completed
2. Delete the Dummy Page & Post (and Privacy Policy if it exists)
3. Navigate the Back Office of Your Site (Have a Look Around)
4. If There Are Any Updates Available (Wordpress/Plugins/Themes), Update


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gsonline Premium
The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is

"Helping People Retire Early"

I want to help people who want to retire early for the following reasons.
- To be able to spend more time with the family
- To be able to have more vacations with family in their prime time
- To be able to provide for the best for the family including the best education for their children
- To create wealth which can take care of their life after retirement

The name of my Brand would be

Creating Online Assets

Looking forward to suggestions and comments if my direction for my business to promote Wealthy Affiliate is in line.

Regards
Govindasamy Srinivasan
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that could most definitely work. ;)
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AdrianKiter Premium
Awesome range of possibilities.
I did the basic WA training and have created a website based on my passion - kite boarding. I know for a fact that every kitesurfer in the world dreams of being free to go where they want (sunny, windy beaches), when they want (always - when the wind blows). And the same has to be true for climbers, surfers.....the list is endless!

So can I link my original niche website to my Bootcamp Brand?
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can head in that direction but you are in the wrong spot here within Bootcamp. If you want to build a business around the "kitesurfing" niche, head through the Online Entrepreneur Certification direction.

You will find this within the "training" menu. If you want to build a business in the make money space, bootcamp is for that. ;)
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AdrianKiter Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for getting back to me.
I've already completed the online entrepreneur course and built my first website. I'm looking to make my second one in the make money space.

It was more whether to have a link from my kitesurfing site to the make money site. Something like, if you want to be free to kitesurf anywhere in the world...make money on-line.
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Sijibomi Premium
The direction I'm going to be choosing for my business is helping unemployed individual earn a living online and be really happy about it. And also help individuals that are entrepreneurs to gain traffic and sale they're good and services they may offer.
"Massive Growth Affiliate" That might be the name of the brand.
Any ideas??
Wish everyone success.
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Engagesmedia Premium
Great , I really like the direction much potential. As for your Brand name it really is a great name, the most important is that the name resonates with you and you like it and something you will be proud of. I have given a few ppl idea lately on here to use jaxxy keyword planner on wealthy affiliate or any keyword planner to help you choosing your name or give you other options, just put in your chosen name in planner or the words you want to use and then the keyword planner will give you a good idea of names you could use and how often that phrase being searched for...then of course you have to go check that the domains are available which can do right on the jaxxy keyword planner, at the least you will find alternate names in case your top choice name isn't an available domain. One I do like came off top my head was
Growth Warrior ,Affiliate.... or Growth Beast ...But again I really do like the name you choose and you have to love be proud of the name...best of luck
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Sijibomi Premium
Thanks so much. I really appreciate this.
Wish you great success.
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believe2020 Premium
The direction for my business: helping retired individuals learn to earn money from home through affiliate marketing.
brand name: phase two affiliate.
Does the brand name make sense? I'm thinking of it in terms of someone who's retired as being in the second phase of their life. I would greatly appreciate feedback, constructive criticism or other ideas. Thank you!!
Kimberlee
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Hezron1 Premium
believe2020,
I love your concept. I believe it works
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believe2020 Premium
Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you.
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Engagesmedia Premium
yes it does make sense and it sounds great too.!! another option is using the jaxxy keyword planner or really any keyword planner hehe I'm just prudent to jaxxy then put in that name or your intended target market and play around with different word combos to see what it comes up with. Best of luck!!
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Hi Kimberlee,

You should be fine.
A search in Jaaxy gave a "Great" choice.
Research some more for Great Keywords for your website posts.

Have a great 2020!

Cassi
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believe2020 Premium
I’ll try that, thank you for the advice! I appreciate your feedback.
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CassiOfTroy Premium
You are welcome.

Cassi
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sfullwood71 Premium
As a "retired" individual I don't think that name would work for me. Possibly it's the "phase" that might need to be in or out but I don't think it really speaks to someone retiring. I'm thinking what would be better. Did you do a "keyword search"? I love what you're wanting to focus on!
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believe2020 Premium
Great! That’s exactly what I’m trying to figure out. Thank you for your insightful perspective.
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MOtuke Premium
It will definitely work, retired individuals also want to do something constructive.
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BWils905 Premium
I think that is a great name and goal to help retirees. I am looking to build my business for a 'retirement plan'.
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believe2020 Premium
I think your idea is great as well. We have a similar niche and I think that’s exciting to see our progress as we both move forward.
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PrideO Premium
Hello, I was wondering if I could use any of these as my Domain name

Online Treasure Building or
Building Treasure Online or just
Online Treasure

My target group is parents.

Examples are parents that are struggling financially due to childcare commitments
Or

Parents that are not planning ahead for their childrens future.

I chose this because this issue us affecting a lot of people in the society.




Thanks all, any ideas and thoughts on this
will be appreciated.
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Engagesmedia Premium
hi there
Love the names they are great and intuitive, Im sure you can use any you choose as long as the domain is available....to do that check out your keyword planner in jaxxy on here even as a starter on wealthy affiliate you have some access.... put in your wanted domain name in keyword research tool and then it will tell you what domains available for that name and also give you other options if not....as a starter you may have to click the domain link along the planner line.
Good luck keep plugging away and you will do amazing
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PrideO Premium
Thank you, I will do as you say. Good ideas.
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