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 definitely 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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Hi All,

So my goal is to target people not just for my own benefit of earning lucrative commisions, but to help those people who wish to live a financial free life, to help those moms and dads who wish they can work from home to be closer to their children, to help stop poverty, the fact that people can start free in Wealthy Affiliate is already an entry point for stopping poverty!
I want to make this known to as many people as I can, the fact that I can make a difference in someone elses life and at the same time benefit financially from it is absolutely a game changer in todays world.

So, what do you think about the following for my brand:
1) A new life through Wealthy Affiliate!
2) Creating a new word with a new world- "Unpovertizing" through Wealthy Affiliate!
3) Financial opportunities with Wealthy Affiliate!
4) Whatever your dream... dream come true through Wealthy Affiliate!
5) Litterally Live, Love and Laugh with Wealthy Affiliate!

my husband likes number 5
What do you think?

Thanks WA community!
blessings! :)
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Angell70 Premium
Hi Cornelia & ntmu & warm welcome.#
love them all but they are all titles from where you can expand and talk and write about it. a lot.
maybe you should think ab a short name for your website, for eg "UnpovertizingWealthy4you" or " financiallybenefit" something like this
Just my honest opinion.
Blessings to you&family;
PS> love your kids
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Marymoore001 Premium
I like #4
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Kyle Premium Plus
You can absolutely tie a slogan like this into your promotions, all great ideas there. I just wouldn't recommend necessarily tying it into your main brand as it may make you appear quite biased, versus having your own brand as your blog, then promoting WA within your website.

Just something to consider here, but all very creative ideas you have there Cornelia!
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Hi Angel!

Thank you so much for your honest opinion, I am very new here so any advise is welcoming! :)

Thank you for complimenting my boys, they are my life! :)

During the training advise I learned that I need to have niche that will allow me to write a lot about, therefore I made them so long, but yet you have a point, Shortening it would be a good idea as I will be creating a website on it and wouldnt want to over complicate it too.

I really like "UnpovertizingWealthy4you"

Thanks for the advise! :)

Blessings to you and your family as well! :)
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Thanks Mandy :)
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Thanks Kyle.

I like what Angel suggested about "UnpovertizingWealthy4you"
What do you think?
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michaelw777 Premium
I'll throw this out there: Escaping Poverty with The Wealthy Affiliate. Or: Breaking The Cycle of Poverty with The Wealthy Affiliate. Hope those inspire?
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JediRebel21 Premium Plus
I kinda have an idea of my market that I want to do but im kinda unsure if it would be a good market to do, coming from a person who struggles at a job that's not designed for an ADHD person I think it would be great to market affiliate marketing to people with ADHD, it would give the person the freedom to be their own boss and that's what's needed most
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Hi

That's awesome, can see this resonates well with you and through your content you can reach out to your desired audience and hopefully convince and convert them into joining the WA platform as a way to gain freedom and as you say; that can be a great start with the Affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) - I would follow through and tick checklists bottom of lessons, tasks and activities asked of you to set up properly.

However, kindly let us know how else can we help you or if having further questions. Thank you for your notes, very well appreciated and much obliged.
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michaelw777 Premium
That's a great Niche idea. But, I can't think offhand right now; but you might want to broaden it. You might want to broaden a little. And if you have questions about broadening it? Please do ask?
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Your spot on, this training is the best I have seen. I wish you all the luck in your future with WA,you will benefit greatly from their training.
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RodolfoV1 Premium
I know that in the world of the digital market there are thousands of products and not all of them have the same demand. In my website I have several topics that I don't know if they match and I don't know which one to delete?
My website is : https://myextraordinarystuff.com
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YvonneBray Premium
You need to choose a market that you are passionate about. Then delete the rest. You have too much going on. I would suggest going back over your level one training and decide. You are in the
BootCamp Area.
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YvonneBray Premium
In one of your posts, you wrote about water that would come under a Niche in the OEC. I think you need to decide whether you want to do a Niche or MMO.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are trying to target too many audiences by covering health, entertainment, electronics, etc all on one website. You need to pick one specific niche and concentrate on that.

Plus, a lot of your content is copied and pasted, which you can't do. Everything on your site has to be original and written in your own words.
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RodolfoV1 Premium
Ok
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RodolfoV1 Premium
Thanks
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RodolfoV1 Premium
In this lesson 3 of Bootcamp Carl tech to create a domain and a website. I ready have 2 website and 2 domain names. My other question is if I have to create another one or just transfer to siterux?
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michaelw777 Premium
You might just try keeping it the same for a little while and see what happens? No Offense meant; but before changing it. You might leave it a week to a month; and just see what happens? No Offense meant.
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YvonneBray Premium
The domain names and websites are they held in WA or outside?
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RodolfoV1 Premium
in WA
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RodolfoV1 Premium
ok, thanks.
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YvonneBray Premium
Great, now do you have a website based on making money or something that you can use in Bootcamp? For example, you may have a website on marketing or finance. Are you a premium member?
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He'll Members, I really love WA but have,am from Uganda aged 24 and would like to know,! Is it possible that i didn't finish school because of money problem,but i know what to do, Studied plumbing though didn't graduate,,and now am learning refrigeration for free from a technician,,how can i phase my business here? and would also like to know,How do i connect such a business world wide as some of you manage it? Thank you so much.
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TheAbie Premium Plus
Hi and welcome to WA

The Affiliate Bootcamp is the make money online niche, is this what you are aiming for or more following up on an own interest focused niche and if so,

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know when needing help or have further questions.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; your Niche; which goes with your website. It should be something you Love and Feel Passionate about. It should also be something you think you can market and People will buy. It should also help People.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Saleem Premium
Hello,

I would like to ask you for some feedback on a new blog I'm thinking of starting (and scrapping my previous idea of creating a blog around personal finance tips).

The idea is to combine two ideas: business productivity + online marketing. My goal is to find a niche to promote the WA Affiliate offer.

The name of the blog will be Find Your Flow. (Flow, here, refers to workflow)

Here are some topic ideas that I thought I could blog on:

* How to Increase Productivity for Your Online Business With a Dedicated Blog

* Why Productivity is Important for Every Business

* What Should be Included in a Dedicated Blog

* Types of Blogs: Content vs. Lead Generation vs. Branding

* Do you think it’s a good idea or a lame one and I should come up with something better?

Thanks,
Sal
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Angell70 Premium
Hi Sal, these are great ideas but can I ask or suggest to shortener a bit title pls?
For instance, for me as a dyspraxic, it is v hard to read so long title - and to be honest a lot of people out there suffer with this and our audience I don't think they will read all content from A-Z,
I just know they will skim & scamm as their are more prone to pictures, videos etc etc
Its just a suggestion
Bllessings to you&family;
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DValentine Premium
I LIKE THIS!
Great choice Saleem!
I wonder if you could get a little more narrow and aim your content directly at online marketers.
"Get More Dollars Out Of Every Hour With These Productivity Pointers!"
I think this is great and I can see you growing well.
Now, stop reading and start doing :))
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Saleem Premium
Wow! You're good at this stuff! That's it! That's the niche idea! It's time to roll up my sleeve and get to work!
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; for your Title; Find your Flow; you might confuse Customers? You might want to try a different title. Such as Advice On How to Make Money Online.
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Saleem Premium
Thanks. Good advice. I need to rethink the name of the blog.
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