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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zydegeaux Premium
Kyle, I am taking the Affiliate Bootcamp because I want to start marketing the Wealthy Affiliate along with a few other MMO products. Looking at the list of possible target audiences many people fit into more than one of those categories.

Are you saying to target one of those many targets listed? For example a middle class person might have a mortgage, want to quit his job and learn to make money online as well as be a baby boomer about to retire, have real estate investments as well as medical bills.

And you listed many other targetable categories within the MMO niche. At this point I am just seeking guidance, I am building a website I am calling Laptop Jobsite mainly because that is also the name of my domain.
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RDulloo Premium
hey Neil. I don't know if you'll get an answer from Kyle, but I would recommend that you try to be as specific to a niche as possible, but if it overlaps, then it's okay too! I guess it also depends on the products that you are reviewing, since mostly, the MMO niche would require you to do a lot of reviews.

This is my opinion and my thoughts, so I thought I would share.
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zydegeaux Premium
Why wouldn't something that appeals to retired baby boomers with lots of medical bills also appeal to a 40 year old office worker with a mortgage who fears downsizing and wants to quit his job? All of those are sub niches to the MMO niche. By the same token why wouldn't a recent college graduate who can't get a job in his chosen field not be just as interested. My nephew graduated a year ago in horticulture and can't find a horticultural job.
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SarahKerr1 Premium
It is unfair of you go offer students one course package, then when they believe their are making some kind of progress, you encourage them to upgrade, then they find themselves have to start from scratch once again. I have only been with you a few days, and already I am having regrets.
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MsJeanK Premium
You shouldn't have to start all over again, Sarah. What makes you think that you do?
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Pkizito1 Premium
I think Sarah is half way right
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MsJeanK Premium
Reach out to Kyle if you have any issues. I didn't have to start again when I upgraded and neither should you. Maybe there is a system glitch.
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will-ma Premium
Hie SarahKerr1, yes everyone is right you need to work through the training step by step. Try not to jump from one thing to another as it may confuse and overwhelm you. WA offers every thing you need but have clear goals that you set re: what you want to achieve. You can send a private message to Kyle if you have an issue - don't give up and work at a steady pace but consistently. All the best.
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Schermer Premium
Hi, I am wondering if really should post a Wealthy Affiliate review on my website because isnt it completely out of context to post that on a vegan protein powder themed one? And if yes, what can I write about to make my first review? A product ? The problem with that is that it seems very unaccurate because the only other post is my about me post.
I would be very grateful if someone could help me out here! :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - this Bootcamp training course is for those who want to build a website about making money online and promoting WA.

If you have chosen your own niche subject, then you need to switch to the Online Entrepreneur course.
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Goldtooth Premium
On the other hand, I have seen websites promoting hiking trails, and then still have a page or post promoting WA without batting an eye. So it can be done if you don't feel it is crossing channels. Or you could actually start another site along side of your current one.
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PCohen1 Premium
Thanks Diane
I think I'll have to do the OEC 1st
The affiliate bootcamp will be option 2
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PCohen1 Premium
I hope that the Ambassadors agree with me on this
I have been looking at websites on Google possibly with Adsense
(I don't know for sure) but lots of them have ads on the sites that are nothing to do with the nature of the site.
Example if you are on a site for Supplements let's say some of the ads could be fo home and garden. Thats an example. I think if your ad is subtle you can get away with it.
Its an old sales thing you go shopping for 1 thing and come back with something you never intended to buy.
The other way that was suggested to me was to write a blog or Article on how WA trained me to create the website and slip it in somewhere.
Good luck
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as regards Google AdSense, it selects which ads to display, depending on who is visiting the site, and what they have recently been searching for. Each visitor to your site will actually see something different.

So, if I have recently been searching for car insurance, then AdSense will display ads relating to that, regardless of what the website I am visiting is actually about.
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MsJeanK Premium
I have deleted the Privacy Policy from the main menu and put it in the side bar but it is now appearing in both! I added and deleted it again to / from the top menu but it will not budge. Not desperate I suppose, but if anyone knows how to fix it that would be great.

Best,

Jean
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Kyle Premium Plus
Not a big issue here. You are in full control of these menus. You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
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MsJeanK Premium
Ah ha! I just had to click 'manage locations' and that sorted it. Many thanks. : )
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XferComplete Premium
Feedback please?

Trying to decide between two choices for my website home title:

Success With Des - Personal Affiliate Mentor

and

Success with Des - Affiliate Marketing Mentor

One of them sounds a bit more personal, and the other sounds a bit more concise. What do you all think?

My website is one promoting WA.
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

What is the meaning of Des ?
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Warly10 Premium
And i think the 2nd one seems better
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XferComplete Premium
Hey there @Warly10! That is my nickname. My name is Destin, nice to meet you =)
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XferComplete Premium
Thank you for your feedback, @Warly10!
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Warly10 Premium
Ok great then.

Go for it. Wish you all the best

And nice to meet you as well.
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Amcphee1 Premium
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i like the 1st one hits me personally yet they both good so go for it im sure it can be changed if later you don't think hey working ,,at the moment both good
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Goganmweb Premium
then go destiny your affilliate mentor! i would click i was looking
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Cerberus21 Premium
At the end of the day you have to be happy with your brand name. It was something I struggled with too. But if you like it that means other like minded individuals will like it too. Stay positive and keep moving forward.
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