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.


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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I am a bit indecisive on my niche, I run a couple of affiliates from Cryptocurrency to medical supplies and children's educational toys. I am also busy with an online adult shop which hasn't really got off the ground yet, but because my girlfriend is an exotic dancer, I have plenty of contacts in the adult market. Would that be a good niche to start with as I know its not easy to market and I'm honestly not sure how to go about it. I am affiliated to Matilda's and Lovesense at the moment.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, you are currently in the Boot Camp training. This is for people who want their website to be based on the make money online niche and promoting WA. For all other niches, click the link below.

As regards an adult website, there are some restrictions here. There must be no nudity or pornographic material. Sex toys etc are ok as long as the images are not explicit.
Warren-W Premium
Hi Diane, just a stupid question LOL.

How do you know who is in the BootCamp and who is in the OEC?

Is this a feature only available to Ambassadors?

Just curious haha
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - scroll to the top of the lesson - Boot Camp in big letters is kind of a giveaway lol.
Warren-W Premium
Yeah, that makes sense. Well done detective Diane. I haven't thought about that haha. Thanks
Hi There,
Yes I am aware of that, I am definitely going the WA route first as I think it is a strong start in AM. But I want to do this for the future and I needed some advice on it.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - so, you have chosen to remain in the Boot Camp training and will be using make money online as your niche. This is very competitive, and you may potentially have to write hundreds of articles on the subject before you see any great success.

Unless you are genuinely interested in it, you may struggle to keep coming up with different topics to write about 2 or 3 times per week for years to come.
Hi Diane,
Ok so do you suggest I rather do my own niche? I can do that too as I have a couple of affiliates I am with, just need to learn how to make them work for me. Bootcamp was just one of the ways, I can continue with my own if you think its better to do. How then do I get out of bootcamp?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well, it's entirely your choice, of course. I just wanted you to be aware that it takes a huge amount of effort to be successful in the Boot Camp. In fact, you may be interested to know that the most successful female member here (littlemama) didn't really start making a lot of money until she had written over 400 posts!

Here is the link to the other training course.
Thank you so much for the advice, I am a paramedic, so this is like a side income that I'm doing, so its possibly going to be better to have a look at one of my own niches. any advice on a cryotcurrency platform niche?
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if crypto is a subject you have knowledge and experience of, and would enjoy writing about, then yes, it would be a popular niche.
ChrisJayyy Premium
I would like to see these accomplishments written and included in the Online Entrepreneur Certification Lessons so that newcomers can see timeframes and get inspired to keep on with the lessons...dont like them (the timeframes given) only appearing in Affiliate bootcamp because when your just starting out a lot of new people might get turned off by the depth of the lessons here and the hard work involved to fully understand it....so they need to be also included in Online Certification Lessons.
Kyle Premium Plus
Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here: Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months. I would not be where I am at today. Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist. Amazing things can and will happen!
APires Premium
I know it's mention the SEO setup is not rock science. But the training video is way different then the general settings in the All in One SEO tab. You have to go through a setup Wizard; which I know I did incorrect. If anyone can provide help can you let me know?

Thanks in advance
Kyle Premium Plus
Here is the updated training that will walk you through this set-up.
BlakSigne Premium
A picture is just a figment of ones imagination! There are endless possibilities as long as you follow just three simple rules.
1. You make just one person believe your vision, there are endless possibilities!
2. Remember success is not measured by work ethic or dollar amount! You can't put a price on motivation, dedication, & education.
3. Never accept Failure
Always Strive for Success!

📉Progress is a Process📈
AnthonyJV Premium Plus
I really like what you had to say in this comment. I agree whole heartedly and look forward to working alongside you in the future to come.
APires Premium
Well said
Lordsman Premium
Trying to set up my SEO I get a Wordpress Setup Wizard and cannot get the settings page on the video. It is way more complicated than the video and I am afraid to do anything on it. Please help I really don't know what to do. How do I get past Setup Wizard and back to settings page in the video?
nabboo Premium
The interface has changed. Try this link..
Lordsman Premium
Thanks Naboo. I'm on it.