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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ChristineDu1 Premium
OK, I did it, I finally wrote a review of WA. I was a bit unsure about it, because my chosen niche for my other website is so different and there I write effortlessly, but then I just decided to write the same way, as if talking to a friend, so it's done and posted :-)
Off to the next lesson :-)
pvrkblore Premium
I have created the About me page and uploaded it. Also uploaded the Privacy Policy. Yesterday I could see it. Later I made some changes and now I am not able to see anything on the site and it says nothing found. Whereas in the Site content page it shows as Published. How to make it appear on my site?
Can you please help me with this?
Kyle Premium
It is likely because you are going to need to create a custom menu here.

You can add these custom menus to organize your top menu in any way in which you like, as well as create sub-menus (for themes that will support this). You can also use these custom menus to add within your side widgets on your website (within your sidebar).

Here is a tutorial on how to create custom menus: I use custom menus on all of my websites (over-ride that default menu). It allows much more control and organization....both good things!
Layher Premium
Hello My goals are my ultimate dream!
I would like to become financially free. And that I first love myself. then happy! become and then the success and the money comes to me, you are Finnish when you no longer have to work for a boss.
My goals! Every month an amount of € 10,000 and a million in the bank. But my biggest passion. Has been helping stray dogs in Romenie. And support a daycare with donation.
Money is needed for that. And that's why I do this. And succeed too.
I also ask people to help me with this and to give a donation. I do it all for that. In the first place. Thank you,
Kyle Premium
Awesome, love your goals Peter and I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve these.
telethot Premium
OK, I always knew that eventually there would be multiple domains but am thinking that I will have to reconsider plans for current domain. As I didn't immediately have a niche that jumped out I came up with concept site that incorporates my interests of self help and marketing. I saw a personal blog site promoting the journey to personal freedom. It would include a section on marketing and MMO, another covering self help as well as freedom/success mindset articles and resources. Ideally it would be more focused but in a blog format could this work or should I reconsider. I've developed some great branding ideas already but am prepared to put on hold or reconsider.
Vinsquest Premium
Hi, I think it could work. Those topics are relevant to each other.
Kyle Premium
Sure, you could target a wide spectrum of topics on your website, that will likely happen as you build out your website. When you move to premium you will be able to move your website over to your own domain (if you don't love the brand you have selected now).
So I've been clean a little over four years now. While I was at the treatment center there were so many women that had no direction, no job and no one to turn to once they got clean. I was in a facility that housed right at 400 women and children. My goal is to help these women. I'm still in contact with most of them, some doing well some that are not. Anyway that is who I intend to target...so what do you guys think?
MurphysMom Premium
Hi- I think you have a realistic goal. You can certainly write content that will be meaningful. Privacy will be important as I’m sure you know. Best to you.
RoopeKiuttu Premium
That sounds like an awesome idea Jennifer!