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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It seems that choosing a niche isn't that easy for me. I've chosen beauty skin care but in reality I've no idea what to write about that in the training Site contents as I've no expertise on that matter. So let's say I wanted any issues that relates to diabetes as my niche, to help those who have diabetes, but have no experience or expertise on that matter. What should I do?
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Nurse1987 Premium
Use the internet for research. Things to eat as a diabetic, living with diabetes etc. or just google diabetes and see what comes up. Hope this helps.
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Thanks☺️
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emahray Premium
Hi. My dad is prediabetic and was recently advised by his doctor to start the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Michael Moseley. The gist of it that it is possible to completely reverse type 2 diabetes by losing weight and in particular the weight that sits around your pancreas and liver as this is what inhibits the production of insulin. Dr Michael Moseley has written a book and recipe book called the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet that explains it all in more detail and he talks about loads of people who have used the diet to completely reverse their diabetes and come off their medication. I think this is really exciting for type 2 diabetics and definitely worth writing about. Hope that helps xx
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A very big help soThank you!!
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Dorcia1 Premium
Hi,
Choosing a niche can be complex. But this is what I have being doing. I wrote down the areas I like or have an interest in. If I don't have any knowledge I do some research and then ask my girl friend what she thinks she has been help. I've also looked into to areas that I myself need help with personally I figure that will give me the edge to do the research, help myself and others at the same time, this part however ties into my line of work over the past 20 years.

What kind of work or activates have you been involved in?
Do you think there are people out there that would benefit from that information?
What do you have a passion for that has an audience or there isn't enough information out there and you can share your knowledge?

I hope this help in someway.
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GKavanaugh Premium
For someone that is new to marketing how would you go about writing an about page? I was thinking of outlining who my target audience is, highlighting their objectives for being on my page and sharing what my website can do for them. I was also going to talk about why I created my website and what I am hoping to achieve. Does this sound okay? Any other input would be great. Thanks so much!
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AllanDarte Premium
Sounds good. Your about page could also be about your journey to this point in your life as well...
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ThembelihleT Premium
I think its cool , moreover its about offering help to people , then people dont want to talk to roborts they will love to here who yu are and share what you here to do
your audence will appreciate to read and feel like they talking to someone who has walked the walk ready to take them by hand

i try to do this when ever im about to write
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DMtenje Premium
That's okay. Honest answers to these questions will be fine
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HotWombat Premium
I have two plug ins, not mentioned by Kyle, on my 'Installed Plugins' page. They are Classic Editor and Kraken Image Optimizer and they are both Activated already. 'All in One SEO Pack' was not on the page, so I searched for it, found it, added it and activated it. Have I done the right thing?

HotWombat aka Jim.
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ThembelihleT Premium
Hi there, I know you are also asking a question but i want to ask you where did you find the plugin i have been searching, kindly assist
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HotWombat Premium
As I followed Kyle's video tutorial in Bootcamp and came to the 'Install Plugin' page, I think I would have found a link there and did a search there. It should also be discussed by Kyle in the Online Entrepreneur Certificated.

That's the best I can do for you. Good luck.

HotWombat aka Jim.
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Robert-A Premium
In a word - Yes.
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ThembelihleT Premium
Got it sharp sharp thanks
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Robert-A Premium
Happy to help
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DMahen1 Premium
Those are great plugins. Yes, you did the right things so far.
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DMtenje Premium
" - the main reason being is that if you don't make 3 sales in 180 days your account is cancelled plus without posts you have nowhere to put your Amazon links"
A piece of encouraging advice from one community member.
Reading between the lines, this piece of advice means - WA Training coupled with hard work, in 3 months , one should be earning
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Kyle Premium
This can certainly be the case. Not always though, but you shouldn't be adding affiliate links right away to your website either.

You want a framework of content on your website first (15-20 post) before you start apply to affiliate programs. Many affiliate programs will review your website before approval so that is why.
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GKavanaugh Premium
I think my niche is going to be website marketing now do I have to choose just 1 audience to target because I can think of many different audiences that this could apply to e.g. local business owners, digital marketers, affiliate marketers, people interested in home businesses, people looking to pay off their mortgage etc.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, you want one brand but the audience can be pretty widespread within that brand. There are many ways in which you can diversify as you build out your website.

Market Your Website

That could be your niche, but there of course could be 10,000's of things that you could discuss on your website as you build it out. :)
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