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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Zorica13 Premium
Hello,
I repeated the settings and task for lesson 6, SEO settings. I thought something was wrong because I received the following notice for lesson 7:Your Initial Framework Of Content Continue Training
1.What is wrong?
I am not satisfied with the website title and the house description. I tried to test on Jaxxy the keywords in that text and rewrite it. I failed, I have no instructions.
2. I ask for instructions on how Jaxxyi works
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Kyle Premium
1. Your title can be what you like. Up to you, but it should reflect your domain name. For example, our website domain is:

WealthyAffiliate.com

And our title is:

Wealthy Affiliate

2.
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TheSkipper Premium
Hi,

Great training so far, thanks!

The below section in your documentation is missing a figure: "that gets over ??? monthly searches"?

I'll watch the video again to see if I can work out what it should be but maybe it could be put in the documentation? :-)

Thank you
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The 3 Criterion Your Keywords Must Meet
There are 3 qualifying factors for SEO when it comes to keyword research in Jaaxy or using the WA Keyword Tool. It isn't overly complex, so don't overthink these by any means.

You are going to be looking at traffic, competition and whether or not the keyword actually makes grammatical sense.

Keyword must get SOME traffic. Ideally you will choose a keyword that gets over monthly searches.
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TheSkipper Premium
Looking at the example at the end of the Keyword Training, I think I can answer my own question: "30 searches".
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RShorey1 Premium
That appears to be a reasonable number.
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TheSkipper Premium
Thank you
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JackieLang Premium
Help!! Refining my "niche" ! : )
I plan on targeting an audience with what I'm familiar with, such as.... I'm a farmers wife, that helps on the farm, a stay at home mom that homeschools my youngest child, (the older four are adults and are out on their own with their own families!) I also take care of my sick mother-in-law who suffers with dementia.

I'm interested in promoting WA. I'm planning on using key words such as, Home business, Self-employed and Affiliate programs.
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Ogwalv Premium
it is ok but check jaaxy research tools for more lite because there are many people on that niche
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JackieLang Premium
Yes I know, that's why I was going to try and target Home Business, Self Employed, and Affiliate Programs instead of Stay-at-home jobs. I was just thinking that rewording might be something!
Thank you for reminding me to check jaaxy.
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disenchanted Premium
I was trying to locate any affiliate "networks" that deal in COUPON CODES PROMOTION, to assess that niche for possible affiliate promotion.

[The problem I find as a consumer is that most coupon sites provide useless expired, outdated coupon codes. The search for WORKING discount codes to use at online vendors seems nearly impossible most days].

If an affiliate could promote a coupon "network" that provided VALID discount codes, that could potentially monetize their blog or website. (if their blog or website hosted truly "valid" codes).

Where might one find a provider for valid discount/coupon codes?
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Kyle Premium
Different affiliate companies have different offers, and of course different affiliate networks will have different interfaces and delivery of such offers.

You will find that the bigger affiliate networks like CJ.com and Awin.com are better at dealing with coupon codes. ;)
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disenchanted Premium
It's a bit late in the game for me to reach the quantity necessary to get to the 2020 conference. At least before Dec 31st of this year,

Maybe I missed it when reviewing the conference info, but.
What is the date of the 2020 conference and which days of the week does it normally run?
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, not much time this year but you certainly can get rolling for next year. You are just as capable as anyone in terms of achieving Vegas! :)
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