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 hope that the records are correct. I am repeatedly being asked to update to update to premium, I did that when I first became a member. Kyle along with many others sent me notes of congratulations for the upgrade, but I still get notices almost everyday to upgrade. Please check this out.
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Hi - it looks as though you have 2 accounts. This is a free starter account. You have a premium account under the user name of RScholz1.

I presume you have used 2 different email addresses. You need to log out of this account and log in to the correct one.
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I do not know how that happened. Do you cancel this account and I log back in on my RScholz1 premium account and and go from there? Thank you for your help.
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I highly suggest you do what I am about to suggest.

In the magnifying glass above; click it; in the search bar; type in Kyle and leave a message about your problem on his page.

Then do the same for Carson.

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

For sure they can solve this.

Other Members please do not take Offense; trying to help a Fellow Member.
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You need to log out of this account by clicking on your profile photo. You should then see the option to log out.

You then need to log back in with the correct email address.
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Reu23 Premium
I'm understanding the process much clearer now I see it unfold. It is 'fun' as described and with regular use I guess the unkown 'technical' side will become less daunting. If I had some kind of IT training before, I guess my fingers would be moving at lightening speed! Lol :-)
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Kyle Premium Plus
Yes, the technical stuff will become straight forward and second nature as you continue to "immerse" yourself in the process of building a website.

Efficiency comes with practice!
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McDonaldM2 Premium
Watching the procedure on "Setting Up My Website Back Office"
is very informative. For me, I am learning from the bottom up, what
is involve in building and setting up a website.
This knowledge no dough is also building my confidence as I go
through these learning procedures.
Thanks again Wealthy Affiliate.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Awesome, sounds like you are making some good progress. You are only going to be come more and more proficient at building websites as you do move forward. :)
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McDonaldM2 Premium
Thanks, Kyle
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thea67 Premium
I'm thinking along the lines of targeting for people that want to learn how to make money on the internet to get out of their current job situation. I have friends and family working their "hind ends off" for places like Walmart, and it's nearly killing them.

I worked for Walmart for just over a year and it sent me further into the disabled list. A friend of mine worked for Walmart for over ten years and she did many different jobs. I remember she was always running around the store like a chicken with its head cut off. It took a toll on her body as well. Now she has a sit down job at our local court house.

My son works in receiving and unloads the trucks. He's only 36 and with his bad back, he comes home in pain all the time. I also have a cousin that just retired early because of the pain caused by working at Walmart. She was an assistant manager.

So, my target audience is going to be for people working at jobs that's killing them. However, I need some ideas for the niche. Please, does anyone have any suggestions? I would greatly appreciate it.

Kind Regards,

Thea
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Kyle Premium Plus
Absolutely, plenty of people in that situation that can leverage the Internet to build a business online...they could even promote Walmarts own affiliate program (and that could be an introduction to affiliate marketing that you could leverage to help them make sense of it).

So I definitely do like the direction you are heading here and this is a significant audience!
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Mariks19 Premium
Nice one
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michaelw777 Premium
I am going to try to help you the best I can; you can just click on the upcoming and see if they are taken? And if you like them?

TiredOfmyOldJob.com IGetPainOnmyJob.com IWantToWorkFromHome.com IWantToFiremyOldBoss.com MyCurrentJobIsKillingme.com IWantToWorkFromHomeAndBemyOwnBoss.com IamTiredof9to5.com Iwanttostayhomeandwork.com IamTiredofmyJob.com

You can try those; they should take you to another Page; and if there is nothing there; the one you click is available: Hope this helps?
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michaelw777 Premium
Yup; I tried one of them and it worked; and if there is nothing there; and you like the name; you can try it. On my screen I see the .com's in blue; just click on each .com if you want to? And see what you like? Or if these inspire you? Hope this helps?
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thea67 Premium
Thank you.
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thea67 Premium
Thanks for the suggestions. This is what I was looking for, some name suggestions for my website.
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Ngabo74 Premium
For me, I think I won't change a lot from the example given above...
The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is: "Helping people become Successful Affiliate Marketers". And the brand name to be: "Sure Deal Affiliate". What do you think guys? Please help me with this, because if I mess up at the beginning, then it won't work.
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what; I would keep the business name and brand name the same; or very similar; because your audience may not know what you mean by "Sure Deal Affiliate". I am just saying; you audience may not understand what that means exactly.

So, I highly suggest to you; to keep the brand name and the business name the same; or very similar. Hope this helps?
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YvonneBray Premium
I like "Sure Deal Affiliate - Helping people become successful Affiliate marketers" Do you like it?
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Lilika84 Premium
It sounds nice but it's too long I think.
Try something shorter, like Successful affiliates or Affiliate program for beginners..
When is shorter it's easier to remember, therefore easier to be branded.
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