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 54,840 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 54,840+ 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 three 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: All in One SEO Pack (Need to Activate). 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.

Plugin #2: Classic Editor (Activated by Default). This plugin is by default going to be activated on your website. So there is nothing that have to do on your end to set this up. The Classic Editor pllugin enables the WordPress classic editor, which in essence is a much cleaner and easier "working" environment to manage and edit your website content within Wordpress.

Your first task is going to be ACTIVIATING these plugins that are not already activated, which enable them to start "working" on your website.

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 Siterubix SiteBuilder, you have THREE awesome plugins added.

You will want to "check" off the All in One SEO, and then within the drop down, select "Activate". After you have done this, click the Apply button and your plugins are activated (see below).

Simple as that!

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

The Kraken and Classic Editor plugins (as mentioned) is automatically set up and ready to work upon activating it, but the All in One SEO 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 All in One SEO Pack Plugin
2. Update Any Plugin if it Has Available Update (optional)

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Okay now I'm in affiliate bootcamp and still have no idea about direction where to go can you please help me to choose best niche or direction which can be worked 100% as a beginner because I'm just learning and this my first time for affiliate marketing and I really don't know about it anything so I'm learning over here with you so could you help me out to come up with great workable niche or direction.
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the make money online niche is extremely competitive and you could potentially have to write hundreds of articles on this subject to see any great success.
Ooh all right isn't right niche to go with it Diane
2DsireWealth Premium
Just starting my WA affiliate site, just wondering if it is OK to put Links in my first post, I am writing a review on WA.

It was just when we done the other training it was advised not to put links in until you had a few posts done
michaelw777 Premium
Well, I can say for this; if you are doing a review of The Wealthy Affiliate; stick to that. You don't want to have potential customers getting confused. And it would sort of look bad. If you are doing a review of The Wealthy Affiliate and putting other Affiliates.

Now, I will say here; and I am just going to say; I am trying to help a Member doing a Review of The Wealthy Affiliate.

I would advise putting Wealthy Affiliate Links. I would advise for this. Don't put links to other Companies. Only to The Wealthy Affiliate.

Hope this helps? No Offense meant.
2DsireWealth Premium
No offense taken Michael but I was only talking about WA affiliate links, I should have been more clear.
NickWood22 Premium
I am a bit confused and have a question about Duplicate content?

Is it ok to have Duplicate content on your own website and for it not to be the same as other websites? Or should you also have no Duplicate content on your own website and for it not to be the same as other websites too?

(Basically does Duplicate content apply for your own website or does it apply for all the other websites out there).

Also, it made me think, how does the Duplicate content checker actually work... Does it just check if your content is Duplicate from your own website or does it compare to see if your content is Duplicate against all websites.

Anyway, if anyone can help me out with this, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for your help.

Warly10 Premium
Hi, that's a great question.

I recently made some research, because I was also confused about that. And I think lots of people have no idea how the duplicates content applies...

Anyway, based on what I know, the duplicate apply only from your own website.
If you write a content similar to another one on your website, Google will not index it, as Google will consider the first one as the original.

But if you write an article similar to another one from another website, Google won't rank it, as Google will consider that you aren't providing any value, but you're just submitting something that already exists.

I think the duplicate checker here at WA checks if your content is similar to any article on the internet. That's how it works.

It wouldn't make any sense to check only duplicate content from your own website.

Hope it helps.

NickWood22 Premium
Hey there Warly10,

Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.

Also, I have continued researching this question myself and found that Google actually doesn't like it if you have duplicate content on your own website or others.

I found the answer here, where Kyle answers the question, plus there is a link to Google, actually defining what they see as duplicate content themselves, and its the same answer. But thanks for replying to my question. It is much appreciated.


dhias68 Premium
That is a huge range of audience. I don't know I think I 'll go for the "Laid Off Employees" because of the economic effect of the Pandemi Covid-19 many have lost the jobs and looking for new opportunity also could be "Low Salary Employees" who looking for passive/extra income to improve their lives. Any suggestions!
ElGatofeo Premium Plus
That was not an easy TASK.
I could not for the life of me, put in KEYWORDS.
I'll restudy the earlier lesson on SEO and keywords and such.
and come back to this exercise. I must admit I was a bit GLIB
and "KNOW BEST" while on that earler lesson.
Thanks for this work out. I did fall off the hoarse. I found my hat. I'll dust myself off and get back in the saddle.