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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AudreyAO Premium
I really want to help Empty Nesting Momma's who are watching their kids fly out of the nest on their own and wondering what their purpose in life is now that the kids are gone. I want to help them rediscover their purpose and teach them that they can build a thriving, successful online business based on their passions, interests and the knowledge they've learned over the years.

I've been here since 2012 and after many times of chasing more shiny objects than I care to mention, I'm coming back around this mountain of promoting WA but this time...the passion is stronger, the vision is crystal clear and there is no stopping me. There are momma's out there that need to know they still have worth and that they can make a decent retirement plan from building a successful business online.

See you in Vegas next year Kyle.

MarleneRamos Premium
Hi! I am a full time mom/wife, full time employee and full time graduate student. I am torn between the target audience of the 'work from home mom' type of audience and 'college student earn extra income' audience. I feel like I would love to target both type of audiences. Is that possible? The idea is to tell my story of my struggle in trying to find online money making business as a full time employee/mom who headed to grad school in hopes of eventually earning more income but without coming out in crazy debt....? #helpwithmydirection
Kyle Premium
Well I would go with the work from home mom direction, as you are going to be able to relate, share stories, and help your audience with much more efficiency.

So that is the direction that I recommend you head.
MarleneRamos Premium
Awesome! Thank you so much!
JamesDuck Premium
Now that's what I call a sweet lesson. Just read it and get motivated and go on! SWEET I tell you! All I could think about as I read it was my bright future at WA! I also think I'll be back to read this lesson whenever I need to. I plan on being the turtle in this race, and slowly past be the tired rabbits on the road!
Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed it. The are only going to get sweeter as they continue to advance your knowledge and skill set. Turtles are most resilient. You got a bright future ahead of you if you give your business time.
JamesDuck Premium
Thanks Kyle - it's always good to have your input! I appreciate it. Slowly but surely is going to be my method.
hanamana Premium
The direction I am going to be choosing for my business is:

"Helping aspiring Affiliate Marketers"

I want to help aspiring affiliate marketers around the world who are expats and world travelers looking to earn residual incomes in US dollars.

And as I build out my website and my brand, that is going to be the core theme of the topics I am discussing.

The name of my brand:

Earning Dollars Affiliate
Kyle Premium
Absolutely, this could definitely be the direction that you head. ;)
hanamana Premium
Thanks for encouragement.
Akitch Premium
My direction is to assist potential Affiliate Marketers to overcome their present income limitations. So these are people who are already earning but are frustrated by the "ceiling" of their income and would like to OVERCOME THEIR INCOME LIMITATIONS.

The name of my BRAND will be:

Overcome your income limitations

Please confirm if the above is in order.
Kyle Premium
I like it Anthon, this is certainly a direction that you can head here. ;)