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)


Top Helpers in This Lesson

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
KAmoa Premium
hi Kyle, please do i need to set up my SEO content or write my own content, article or whatever in my website before i can necessarily work to promote WA? or those content automatically will be in my website as i join to promote WA ? I'm more confused here if anyone else can help me understand more
Reply
DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you need to write lots of original articles all focusing on the make money online niche. There is no content on your website, you need to write it yourself.
Reply
DValentine Premium
Hi George
OK, you need to write your own content for your website.

You can use your affiliate links (click on the $ sign in the top menu and then click on 'Links and Tracking') anywhere online you want - you don't necessarily have to have a website - just be aware that some websites don't like affiliate links.

SEO will come from you but there are some basic tips in Phase 2 of the Affiliate Bootcamp.

I hope that helps
Reply
KAmoa Premium
good helping hand. Thank you.
Reply
DValentine Premium
Happy to help George
Reply
michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say first; you should ask both Kyle and Carson.

If you want to ask Kyle directly; click the magnifying glass in the top menu; put Kyle in the search bar; and go from there; and leave a message or question on his page.

I highly recommend you do the same with Carson too; after.

I have been told they can be busy; so it is best to ask both.

Hope this helps and encourages?
Reply
mikantristan Premium
I'm currently brainstorming ideas about what kind of website to build for the niche. I'm thinking of "Helping others make money online" as a general direction of my website. I really like the idea and that's what I'm doing as well so I'm sure I am passionate as hell about it.

This will include affiliate programs, digital marketing methods, and many other making money online channels. Am I going in the right direction?
Reply
CountessCtry Premium
Hey
The Affiliate Bootcamp is the (make money online niche) I want to write lots of content addressing issues in making money. You need to see what type of audience (see resource below) you want to reflect on and resonate with you, may have knowledge with them and can reach out to them through your content. I was recommended to do the whole thing before starting work on my site and to only focus on wanting to do your own niche or the Bootcamp. But as a starter you can opt in to level one. For own I would choose something that resonates with me, could be a hobby, interest, a side hustle, something I know about and can write lots of original content. Anything rings the bell? it is important to know who your target audience is gonna be, who you are writing to and once you figure this out, it becomes easier coming up with a niche. Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
Reply
SimoninAsia Premium Plus
It's a good niche, I enjoy it. It IS super competitive though but I think you have the right passion and ideas to stand out.
Reply
breyt-b Premium
I am still new to affiliate marketing. Already have a site that is indexed by google. I am considering to have a another site, but I am concerned I may run out of ideas or posts if I try to have niche that is based on affiliate marketing.

My site I have currently I regularly have something to post. But, affiliate marketing I am still relevantly new. Any ideas or pointers?
Reply
CountessCtry Premium
Hey
Recommendation is to focus on ONE site, I would carry on with my current site and keeping it updated. One we know what we are doing we can then scale. IMO
Please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
Reply
michaelw777 Premium
It is up to you; what I will say; is just do all the training you can. I will say too; if you want to base your Niche on Affiliate Marketing; before doing it; I can suggest this.

Make a search in Google; look up Affiliate Marketing and see what Google has to say.

If this is not what you are asking? My Apologies. But, I suggest you do a search in Google; do some research and see what you come up with for potential Ideas for Posts.

If you have any more questions? Or not satisfied with this? Please ask again? Or wait for Other Members to answer.

Hope this helps and encourages?
Reply
TheAbie Premium Plus
Hi

As we are here in Bootcamp, it is the make money online niche.

We always recommend starting out with own niche vs the Affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) as the latter is a lot harder and more competitive, you would need to write 300 to 400 articles before you are able scratch the surface,

You'd also need to do the whole Bootcamp in its entirety before you can commence with your site.

Recommendation is to focus on ONE niche at a time, even Kyle himself would recommend the same.

To learn more
Reply
LeticiaR1 Premium
Hello: I always get excited when new Tech items come onto the market or there is a Buzz floating around :) I am excited about where all this Technology is growing into since I could afford to buy my own phone, TV, Surround sound, Alexa, and the way the internet has changed since I was a little girl. I remember going to elementary on my Dinosaur ( haha Jk ). I do remember there only being 2 desktop computers in the library and they were the big beige ones the screen was blank with 1 blinking line and you had to type a code to do anything. Now we hold a whole computer in our hands. Sorry so long but what can I say? " I Love Electronics" ...... I just don't know what subcatagory I should pick for my Niche ? Any Ideas ?

Thank you in advance,
Leticia
Reply
TheAbie Premium Plus
Hi

Hi

You keep that in your mind or draft it some place to research it more.

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query.


When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
Reply
michaelw777 Premium
Okay, I can make a few suggestions here: Everything Electronics. All Machines you need in your daily life. Everything Electronics that you need. All Electronics that you want. Every piece of machinery you need to run your daily life. All Machines that you want.

Hope these help for suggestions? I am not sure how good they are? But, I hope at least they get you in the right direction.

Hope this did help and encourage?
Reply
VitaliyG Premium Plus
Hi Leticia, I left you a comment on your WA profile with an answer to this :)
Reply
CHind Premium
Hi, guys my name is craig I have been part of wealthy affiliate for around a month or so and I have been going down a more product affiliate routeD

Don't get me wrong I'm enjoying it but I really want to help people achieve the same as I am striving to achieve, and I believe that giving people the opportunity to join this awesome family is the most help anyone needs,

So I am going to set myself a goal of 200, sign-ups in 1 year, It's a bit ambitious, but I believe Its achievable with the help of this amazing community.

Happiness and joy to you all
Reply
CountessCtry Premium
Hey
Craig please to meet you, that's really a great goal, please reach out if you need help or a hand.
Wishing you well, continued success and a terrific day.
Reply
michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say this; to encourage you: Other Members please don't take Offense.

Click the magnifying glass in the top right menu; in the search bar; put in Success Stories; and go from there.

After; do a new search just as I explained; but this time; put in How To Succeed.

Don't take too much time on them. If you are still doing the training? Don't ignore the training.

But, I hope these help and encourage?
Reply
CountessCtry Premium
Hey
Hope all figured out, please let me know.
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
Reply
davehayes Premium
Good advice, and something I didn't know but will check out
Reply
Top