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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Okay now I'm in affiliate bootcamp and still have no idea about direction where to go can you please help me to choose best niche or direction which can be worked 100% as a beginner because I'm just learning and this my first time for affiliate marketing and I really don't know about it anything so I'm learning over here with you so could you help me out to come up with great workable niche or direction.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the make money online niche is extremely competitive and you could potentially have to write hundreds of articles on this subject to see any great success.
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Ooh all right isn't right niche to go with it Diane
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2DsireWealth Premium
Just starting my WA affiliate site, just wondering if it is OK to put Links in my first post, I am writing a review on WA.

It was just when we done the other training it was advised not to put links in until you had a few posts done
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michaelw777 Premium
Well, I can say for this; if you are doing a review of The Wealthy Affiliate; stick to that. You don't want to have potential customers getting confused. And it would sort of look bad. If you are doing a review of The Wealthy Affiliate and putting other Affiliates.

Now, I will say here; and I am just going to say; I am trying to help a Member doing a Review of The Wealthy Affiliate.

I would advise putting Wealthy Affiliate Links. I would advise for this. Don't put links to other Companies. Only to The Wealthy Affiliate.

Hope this helps? No Offense meant.
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2DsireWealth Premium
No offense taken Michael but I was only talking about WA affiliate links, I should have been more clear.
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NickWood22 Premium
I am a bit confused and have a question about Duplicate content?

Is it ok to have Duplicate content on your own website and for it not to be the same as other websites? Or should you also have no Duplicate content on your own website and for it not to be the same as other websites too?

(Basically does Duplicate content apply for your own website or does it apply for all the other websites out there).

Also, it made me think, how does the Duplicate content checker actually work... Does it just check if your content is Duplicate from your own website or does it compare to see if your content is Duplicate against all websites.

Anyway, if anyone can help me out with this, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for your help.

Brian.
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Warly10 Premium
Hi, that's a great question.

I recently made some research, because I was also confused about that. And I think lots of people have no idea how the duplicates content applies...

Anyway, based on what I know, the duplicate apply only from your own website.
If you write a content similar to another one on your website, Google will not index it, as Google will consider the first one as the original.

But if you write an article similar to another one from another website, Google won't rank it, as Google will consider that you aren't providing any value, but you're just submitting something that already exists.

I think the duplicate checker here at WA checks if your content is similar to any article on the internet. That's how it works.

It wouldn't make any sense to check only duplicate content from your own website.

Hope it helps.

Cheers
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NickWood22 Premium
Hey there Warly10,

Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.

Also, I have continued researching this question myself and found that Google actually doesn't like it if you have duplicate content on your own website or others.

I found the answer here, where Kyle answers the question, plus there is a link to Google, actually defining what they see as duplicate content themselves, and its the same answer. But thanks for replying to my question. It is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Brian.
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dhias68 Premium
That is a huge range of audience. I don't know I think I 'll go for the "Laid Off Employees" because of the economic effect of the Pandemi Covid-19 many have lost the jobs and looking for new opportunity also could be "Low Salary Employees" who looking for passive/extra income to improve their lives. Any suggestions!
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ElGatofeo Premium Plus
That was not an easy TASK.
I could not for the life of me, put in KEYWORDS.
I'll restudy the earlier lesson on SEO and keywords and such.
and come back to this exercise. I must admit I was a bit GLIB
and "KNOW BEST" while on that earler lesson.
Thanks for this work out. I did fall off the hoarse. I found my hat. I'll dust myself off and get back in the saddle.
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