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.

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


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BGinter Premium
So I am doing the boot camp training and the direction of my brand to start out is to help entry level affiliates like myself to get started as I build my website and get my brand out there. The name I am thinking about is One Stop Affiliate (what do you think?} I chose that name because it will allow me to expand as I become more experienced. My question is I don't have a clue on a target audience. Any suggestions please
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you have answered your own question! You have said you want to help entry-level affiliates, so they are your audience. You could perhaps narrow it down to a specific age group.

Have you changed your mind about choosing your own niche? Do be aware that the Boot Camp is very competitive, and you may potentially have to write hundreds of articles, all focusing on how to make money online.

Unless you are genuinely interested in this, it can be difficult to keep coming up with new topics to write about.
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BGinter Premium
Are writing articles involved regardless of the niche chosen? I am not very creative. I am feeling kind of torn on which direction I should go
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, the articles are how you will attract visitors to your website. If all you had was a list of products, then you would be yet another shop among the millions already out there and nobody would find your website.

Here, you are taught to write in a conversations style, it doesn't have to be perfect like a school essay. So, taking what you mentioned earlier, imagine if you had bought a new air fryer and a friend was asking if it was any good. You would tell them some of its features, whether you thought it was value for money, if there was anything you didn't like etc.
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BGinter Premium
I guess I could write about what I am learning as I am learning it and my progress kind of a follow me type style?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, you could do that, if it interests you.
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wintev00 Premium
Any tips or tricks people use to come up with a name, I am honestly hopeless at coming up with names.

I was going to start an IT business many years ago, never did just could not come up with a name for it, ended up working for a company for most of my working life instead.

Which if you have read my bio, well you know what happened to them hence why I am here trying to keep a roof over my kids heads and food on the table for them.

honestly I am so bad at names if it was not for my wife I'm not sure even my kids would have names yet.
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you are in the right community full of knowledge. Just learn the system and Wealthy Affiliate will help reinforce that skill. your IT background will come in handy as you are advancing in your online business career.
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ChrisM21 Premium
I like to have multiple irons in the fire for diversification. I currently have a Niche and website established that is serving technology. I am now thinking about adding a niche that targets the WA brand support and helping people.

Does two brands make sense or is that too fragmented or spread out. I only have 20hrs per week available and the tech brand can be quite consuming. I would have a tech brand and a helping people brand.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated,
Chris
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi awesomely beautiful , you'd want separate the two. Your own tech niche would be different to your MMO (make money online niche) I would certainly run two separate domains.

However worth it yes indeed. Hope you do really well and wishing you success on your online journey.
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ChrisM21 Premium
Thank you for the response AbieAJ. I will work with a separate domain then.

Chris
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MURAN102 Premium
Learnt a lot in this task. At this stage, I am learning and taking notes and when I'm ready I will embark on the final task of creating a website. And revisit various tasks to refresh if required. Don't know if this is the right way, but I feel comfortable this way as I'm not very good at this.
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miloncashgal Premium
You might want to rethink that. Consider building as you go. It mush easier. But whatever makes you comfortable Muran..
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YvonneBray Premium
Many of us learn in different ways. I believe you do what’s best for you. I wish you success.
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sburdick Premium
I want to target nurses who want to become digital nomads and make money online since I am a digital nomad so I have this experience and also a nurse who quit my bedside job 2 years ago.I am thinking I can promote WA on this site as well as other nursing affiliate programs. Thoughts?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Great going, awesome rappot.

Please follow the Affiliate Bootcamp coursework, it is recommended to read it in its entirely before commencing on your site. You'd want write lots of content 300 - 400 articles to be able scratch the surface, as the make money online niche is a lot harder and more competitive than own niche.
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sburdick Premium
thank you so much for the article I just read it and it cleared up a lot for me! Thank you:)
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