Wordpress is the most widely used platform for managing websites in the world. This is because it is "open source", meaning the general public can utilize the code.

This is very similar to how Google's "Android" is an open source operating system for mobile phones and devices, Wordpress is an open source platform for building and managing websites.

At Wealthy Affiliate we have developed the most sophisticated and secure website platform in the industry, leveraging the Wordpress framework.

One Important Aspect of Wordpress is Plugins.

Plugins are feature enhancements that you can install on your website. There are over 59,063 different plugins, everything from social plugins that allow your visitors to share your posts on Facebook/Twitter/etc, to e-commerce plugins that allow you to sell your own products directly from your website.

** As a Premium member you have full access to ALL 59,063+ of these plugins. **

Basically anything you want to do with your website, there is a plugin for it.

Task 1: Activate Your Plugins

You have two plugins that you have preinstalled with your website.

Plugin #1: Kraken Image Optimizer (Activated by Default). This plugin will crunch images that you upload to your website so they are smaller and they load quicker. This will make your website more efficient, run faster and ultimately rank better in search engines (search engines rank FAST websites better). This, combined with technology we have established with SiteRubix will give you the most optimized visual experience in the industry for your customers!

Plugin #2: The SEO Framework. This plugin is going to be very useful to your set up and structuring for search engines. This will be used to manage your "meta" tags, which are important in terms of how search engines display your content within the results. This plugin also includes lots of other awesome features that we will be utilizing as we move through the training.

Your first task is going to be "activating" The SEO Framework plugin, which will enable you to start utilizing that plugin on your website (and we are going to be covering this in the next lesson)

To do this, you first want to click the "Plugins" tab within your side menu in Wordpress.

This will open up the Plugins menu, showing you all of the plugins that you have installed on your website. Again, with every website you build here using the Website platform, you have two awesome plugins added.

You will want to click the"Activate" link.


Simple as that!

Now that your plugins are activated, we are going to be setting them up.

The Kraken.io Plugin (as mentioned) is automatically set up and ready to work upon activating it, but the The SEO Framework plugin takes a bit more work and we are going to be covering that in detail within the next lesson.

Your website is really coming along here, nice work! These are important steps that we get things set-up correctly before we get too far ahead of ourselves with content and of course, the "money" part of your business.

Tasks 0/2 completed
1. Activate the The SEO Framework Plugin
2. Update Any Plugin if it Has Available Update (optional)


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I am a bit indecisive on my niche, I run a couple of affiliates from Cryptocurrency to medical supplies and children's educational toys. I am also busy with an online adult shop which hasn't really got off the ground yet, but because my girlfriend is an exotic dancer, I have plenty of contacts in the adult market. Would that be a good niche to start with as I know its not easy to market and I'm honestly not sure how to go about it. I am affiliated to Matilda's and Lovesense at the moment.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - first of all, you are currently in the Boot Camp training. This is for people who want their website to be based on the make money online niche and promoting WA. For all other niches, click the link below.

As regards an adult website, there are some restrictions here. There must be no nudity or pornographic material. Sex toys etc are ok as long as the images are not explicit.
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Warren-W Premium
Hi Diane, just a stupid question LOL.

How do you know who is in the BootCamp and who is in the OEC?

Is this a feature only available to Ambassadors?

Just curious haha
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - scroll to the top of the lesson - Boot Camp in big letters is kind of a giveaway lol.
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Warren-W Premium
Yeah, that makes sense. Well done detective Diane. I haven't thought about that haha. Thanks
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Hi There,
Yes I am aware of that, I am definitely going the WA route first as I think it is a strong start in AM. But I want to do this for the future and I needed some advice on it.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - so, you have chosen to remain in the Boot Camp training and will be using make money online as your niche. This is very competitive, and you may potentially have to write hundreds of articles on the subject before you see any great success.

Unless you are genuinely interested in it, you may struggle to keep coming up with different topics to write about 2 or 3 times per week for years to come.
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Hi Diane,
Ok so do you suggest I rather do my own niche? I can do that too as I have a couple of affiliates I am with, just need to learn how to make them work for me. Bootcamp was just one of the ways, I can continue with my own if you think its better to do. How then do I get out of bootcamp?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well, it's entirely your choice, of course. I just wanted you to be aware that it takes a huge amount of effort to be successful in the Boot Camp. In fact, you may be interested to know that the most successful female member here (littlemama) didn't really start making a lot of money until she had written over 400 posts!

Here is the link to the other training course.
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Thank you so much for the advice, I am a paramedic, so this is like a side income that I'm doing, so its possibly going to be better to have a look at one of my own niches. any advice on a cryotcurrency platform niche?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if crypto is a subject you have knowledge and experience of, and would enjoy writing about, then yes, it would be a popular niche.
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ChrisJayyy Premium
I would like to see these accomplishments written and included in the Online Entrepreneur Certification Lessons so that newcomers can see timeframes and get inspired to keep on with the lessons...dont like them (the timeframes given) only appearing in Affiliate bootcamp because when your just starting out a lot of new people might get turned off by the depth of the lessons here and the hard work involved to fully understand it....so they need to be also included in Online Certification Lessons.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Everybody earns money at a different rate, so it really depends on the person. I have actually created a discussion on this that will put things into perspective for you here: Have a read of that, I know it will give you a lot of insight into this exact topic. ;)

The first month is typically your foundation building stage. In order to build a website that earns you consistent revenue, you need this foundation. After this, you are going to start seeing traffic and as you build this out, there are many different ways in which you can generate revenue.

Personally it took me into my 3rd month of busting my butt to make my first dollar online, by month 6 though I was making consistent income and by the year mark, I was almost full time.

But guess what would have happened if I quit during those first two "trying" months. I would not be where I am at today. Just wanted to put things into perspective for you.

I am in this journey with you, so is the community here at WA. If you want to jump in, work hard, take action, and persist. Amazing things can and will happen!
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APires Premium
I know it's mention the SEO setup is not rock science. But the training video is way different then the general settings in the All in One SEO tab. You have to go through a setup Wizard; which I know I did incorrect. If anyone can provide help can you let me know?

Thanks in advance
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Kyle Premium Plus
Here is the updated training that will walk you through this set-up.
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BlakSigne Premium
A picture is just a figment of ones imagination! There are endless possibilities as long as you follow just three simple rules.
1. You make just one person believe your vision, there are endless possibilities!
2. Remember success is not measured by work ethic or dollar amount! You can't put a price on motivation, dedication, & education.
3. Never accept Failure
Always Strive for Success!

📉Progress is a Process📈
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AnthonyJV Premium Plus
I really like what you had to say in this comment. I agree whole heartedly and look forward to working alongside you in the future to come.
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APires Premium
Well said
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Lordsman Premium
Trying to set up my SEO I get a Wordpress Setup Wizard and cannot get the settings page on the video. It is way more complicated than the video and I am afraid to do anything on it. Please help I really don't know what to do. How do I get past Setup Wizard and back to settings page in the video?
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nabboo Premium
The interface has changed. Try this link..
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks Naboo. I'm on it.
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