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 definitely 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.


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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ErnestFelix Premium
Hello WA. I have a website built already. Now I am in the process of building another website with a different niche. When I go to the site content, and want go to " About me", the existing post about me of the earlier website is displayed. How do I post a new "About me" relevant to the new niche?
TheAbie Premium Plus

You can use the template found within site content


You may also need to empty browser cache refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

You can also empty servers cache.
Websites > Site Manager > Details > Sitespeed > Empty site cache

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
MichalB Premium
Hi Felix,

I believe AbieAJ has shown how to fix the issue.

Regarding starting the new website... Are you sure you want to do that?
I mean, even one website keeps oneself busy.

You probably have your own reasons, but in my experience, it is not a good idea to start with a new website. Unless your original one generates revenue, or you have someone that works on the content.

Well, I am sure you have considered the Pros and Cons, and you are about to make the right decision.

Have a great weekend :)
ErnestFelix Premium
Hello Abie,
Thanks a lot for your guidance. I followed what you wrote and bingo, I was able to get my Post and Page done. Thanks a lot for your help
ErnestFelix Premium
Hi Michal,
I get what you mean. I first did the affiliate program as per the lessons given in WA. Later I found the Bootcamp and I felt more confident of earning from this. That is the reason I have done two websites. But as advised by you will stick on only with two until I start making some income. Thank you.
TimNZ Premium
In the training video (at 2 minutes and 6 seconds) after logging into the back office the dash board comes up and the website name (Basket Skills and Drills) appears in the top left hand corner. When I do this with my website in the top left hand corner it comes up with Step By Step Affiliate Marketing. It does not show my website name. Why am I seeing Step By Step Affiliate Marketing and not my website name.
TheAbie Premium Plus

If title and tagline, settings > general edit and save changes.
TimNZ Premium
Problem solved
NikaNoo Premium
So I would love some input for my WA affiliate side. I've been coaching female coaches and course creators for many years. I'm wondering if I could use my audience as a target audience for additional online income streams?

What do you think? Do I need to be more defined or can I simply weave WA into my existing business and put the "extra online income stream" as a spin / direction?

Angell70 Premium
Hi Nika, I think you can do whatever you want to do. And this is a great idea!
But, the eldest in here recommend that 1 niche=1 website and ONE niche at a time. We always recommend starting out with own niche vs the affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) as the latter is a lot harder and more competitive you would need to write 300 to 400 articles before you are able to scratch the surface. We also recommend you do the whole coursework in its entirety before commencing on your own site.
Pls let me know when needing help or having further questions.
NikaNoo Premium
I understand this actually. Maybe I had my wires crossed as I thought the affiliate bootcamp is more about promoting the actual WA affiliate opportunity.

I have already build my first affiliate site in a different niche in this last week. So my question is geared around promoting WA to a niched audience. Does this make sense?

DValentine Premium
Hi Nika
Are you thinking of promoting WA to your own coaching clients? If so, that may throw up a few problems

1) WA is designed to take newbies from scratch through the whole process of building an online business thus when, in your own coaching schedule, would you introduce WA?
2) If you're thinking of promoting WA as a 'side hustle' then your own audience may not be the best as WA's own coaching may not gel with your coaching methods.
3) A question of choice - would your targeted clientele want to spend money on 2 forms of coaching; yours and WA's? Could you end up 'losing' clients to WA or would the commissions from WA outweigh your costs?

I hope that helps with you making a decision
Sia911 Premium
La direction que je choisirai pour mon travail est la suivante :

Aider les gens à gagner de l'argent à domicile

Je veux aider les personnes ambitieuses à réussir et à atteindre la liberté financière, et au fur et à mesure que je construis mon site Web et ma marque, ce sera le sujet principal des sujets dont je discuterai.
YvonneBray Premium
Well done
TheAbie Premium Plus

C'est génial et c'est un bon début, vous aimerez peut-être continuer les cours d'affiliation Bootcamp, en cochant les listes de contrôle en bas des leçons, des tâches et des activités qui vous sont demandées pour vous mettre en place correctement et vous guider tout au long du processus.

Veuillez également nous faire savoir si vous avez besoin d'aide ou si vous avez d'autres questions.

Bien cordialement et meilleurs voeux.
IdowuS Premium Plus
After much thinking and reading, I think I should start promoting wealthy affiliate to enable me get dip understanding of how affiliate marketing is done after which I can gradually move to creating a niche for myself. I love farming I think a niche in this sector will be ideal probably rabbit rearing or catfish rearing.
However my desired niche in wealthy affiliate is website hosting (expired domain).
Please what advice do you have for me on both suggestions?
Angell70 Premium
Hi Idowu, they've taught us like this:
"the recommendation is doing ONE niche at a time. We always recommend starting out with your own niche vs the affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) as the latter is a lot harder and more competitive you would need to write 300 to 400 articles before you are able to scratch the surface. We also recommend you do the whole coursework in its entirety before commencing on your own site.!"

Pls feel free to do what you are considering and, pls feel free to ask anything, anyone, anytime
Blessings to you&family;
IdowuS Premium Plus
I really thought making money online (MMO) i.e affiliate Bootcamp will be easier to learn the rudiments and to make money while learning before starting with my niche.
But you didn't comment on my niche if the direction is good.
I feel I still need to work more on my niche (rabbit farming/catfish farming).
Shabunti Premium
i love the question it is bold by asking you will receive a good reply. ur niche is what u know the most about. farming is one of ur niches. share that info and many people will drop in just to see what u have to say. i pray u blessings on ur new journey keep looking at ur training we all miss things