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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KAmoa Premium
hi Kyle, please do i need to set up my SEO content or write my own content, article or whatever in my website before i can necessarily work to promote WA? or those content automatically will be in my website as i join to promote WA ? I'm more confused here if anyone else can help me understand more
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you need to write lots of original articles all focusing on the make money online niche. There is no content on your website, you need to write it yourself.
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DValentine Premium
Hi George
OK, you need to write your own content for your website.

You can use your affiliate links (click on the $ sign in the top menu and then click on 'Links and Tracking') anywhere online you want - you don't necessarily have to have a website - just be aware that some websites don't like affiliate links.

SEO will come from you but there are some basic tips in Phase 2 of the Affiliate Bootcamp.

I hope that helps
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KAmoa Premium
good helping hand. Thank you.
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DValentine Premium
Happy to help George
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say first; you should ask both Kyle and Carson.

If you want to ask Kyle directly; click the magnifying glass in the top menu; put Kyle in the search bar; and go from there; and leave a message or question on his page.

I highly recommend you do the same with Carson too; after.

I have been told they can be busy; so it is best to ask both.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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mikantristan Premium
I'm currently brainstorming ideas about what kind of website to build for the niche. I'm thinking of "Helping others make money online" as a general direction of my website. I really like the idea and that's what I'm doing as well so I'm sure I am passionate as hell about it.

This will include affiliate programs, digital marketing methods, and many other making money online channels. Am I going in the right direction?
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CountessCtry Premium
Hey
The Affiliate Bootcamp is the (make money online niche) I want to write lots of content addressing issues in making money. You need to see what type of audience (see resource below) you want to reflect on and resonate with you, may have knowledge with them and can reach out to them through your content. I was recommended to do the whole thing before starting work on my site and to only focus on wanting to do your own niche or the Bootcamp. But as a starter you can opt in to level one. For own I would choose something that resonates with me, could be a hobby, interest, a side hustle, something I know about and can write lots of original content. Anything rings the bell? it is important to know who your target audience is gonna be, who you are writing to and once you figure this out, it becomes easier coming up with a niche. Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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SimoninAsia Premium Plus
It's a good niche, I enjoy it. It IS super competitive though but I think you have the right passion and ideas to stand out.
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breyt-b Premium
I am still new to affiliate marketing. Already have a site that is indexed by google. I am considering to have a another site, but I am concerned I may run out of ideas or posts if I try to have niche that is based on affiliate marketing.

My site I have currently I regularly have something to post. But, affiliate marketing I am still relevantly new. Any ideas or pointers?
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CountessCtry Premium
Hey
Recommendation is to focus on ONE site, I would carry on with my current site and keeping it updated. One we know what we are doing we can then scale. IMO
Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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michaelw777 Premium
It is up to you; what I will say; is just do all the training you can. I will say too; if you want to base your Niche on Affiliate Marketing; before doing it; I can suggest this.

Make a search in Google; look up Affiliate Marketing and see what Google has to say.

If this is not what you are asking? My Apologies. But, I suggest you do a search in Google; do some research and see what you come up with for potential Ideas for Posts.

If you have any more questions? Or not satisfied with this? Please ask again? Or wait for Other Members to answer.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Hi

As we are here in Bootcamp, it is the make money online niche.

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 scratch the surface,

You'd also need to do the whole Bootcamp in its entirety before you can commence with your site.

Recommendation is to focus on ONE niche at a time, even Kyle himself would recommend the same.

To learn more
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LeticiaR1 Premium
Hello: I always get excited when new Tech items come onto the market or there is a Buzz floating around :) I am excited about where all this Technology is growing into since I could afford to buy my own phone, TV, Surround sound, Alexa, and the way the internet has changed since I was a little girl. I remember going to elementary on my Dinosaur ( haha Jk ). I do remember there only being 2 desktop computers in the library and they were the big beige ones the screen was blank with 1 blinking line and you had to type a code to do anything. Now we hold a whole computer in our hands. Sorry so long but what can I say? " I Love Electronics" ...... I just don't know what subcatagory I should pick for my Niche ? Any Ideas ?

Thank you in advance,
Leticia
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Hi

Hi

You keep that in your mind or draft it some place to research it more.

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query.


When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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michaelw777 Premium
Okay, I can make a few suggestions here: Everything Electronics. All Machines you need in your daily life. Everything Electronics that you need. All Electronics that you want. Every piece of machinery you need to run your daily life. All Machines that you want.

Hope these help for suggestions? I am not sure how good they are? But, I hope at least they get you in the right direction.

Hope this did help and encourage?
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Hi Leticia, I left you a comment on your WA profile with an answer to this :)
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CHind Premium
Hi, guys my name is craig I have been part of wealthy affiliate for around a month or so and I have been going down a more product affiliate routeD

Don't get me wrong I'm enjoying it but I really want to help people achieve the same as I am striving to achieve, and I believe that giving people the opportunity to join this awesome family is the most help anyone needs,

So I am going to set myself a goal of 200, sign-ups in 1 year, It's a bit ambitious, but I believe Its achievable with the help of this amazing community.

Happiness and joy to you all
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CountessCtry Premium
Hey
Craig please to meet you, that's really a great goal, please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say this; to encourage you: Other Members please don't take Offense.

Click the magnifying glass in the top right menu; in the search bar; put in Success Stories; and go from there.

After; do a new search just as I explained; but this time; put in How To Succeed.

Don't take too much time on them. If you are still doing the training? Don't ignore the training.

But, I hope these help and encourage?
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CountessCtry Premium
Hey
Hope all figured out, please let me know.
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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davehayes Premium
Good advice, and something I didn't know but will check out
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