After you have created your own free website with SiteRubix, the next thing you’re going to do is to set up your website. Setting up a website must be done properly before it is ready for the search engines and also ready for you to start creating contents.
Steps to Follow in Setting up a Free Website
From your WA homepage, mouse-over to SiteRubix button on upper left menu, then on drop down menu click the ” Go ” button on Site Manager to access the ” Log in Now ” button, which you have to click to bring you to Step 1.
Step 1 – Login into your website admin area.
Click ” Log in Now ” button to automatically log you into your website. You can also find your website login details, username, and password within the ” Details ” link on your WA websites dashboard.
You will have all the manual login details (and some more automated login buttons ). Please note that if you change your password, the auto login buttons will no longer work and you will have to login manually using the Login Page.
Step 2 – Activate and Update your Plugins.
After you login, you will now see your WordPress administration dashboard for your website.
If you are a beginner, this may look strange to you. But don’t worry, if you have any problem about this, just ask help within the community and somebody will come to your aid.
WordPress is the most powerful and widely used website platform in the world. Over 30% of all websites ( millions ) have used WordPress and it has a wide range of ” add-ons ” that you can use.
When you install website at Wealthy Affiliate, the most useful plugins are pre-installed with your website automatically and you just need to be activating these plugins. To do this, go to your Website Dashboard and click on the Plugins.
You need to activate the All in One SEO, Akismet and Exclude Pages from the Navigation. Explanations of the above Plugins will be taken up later after the last step.
Step 3 – Delete Default Post, Pages and Comments
There is a default content for every new WordPress website that you install. You must delete this before you can start creating content relevant to your niche.
To do this, click Posts button on the side menu. This will take you to the default post page. Click ” Trash ” to delete the default post.
You do the same thing with default Pages. But sometimes no default Pages or Posts are shown in some Themes so proceed to delete comments.
Click the Comments within the menu and it will bring you to the default comments, just click ” Trash ” to delete it.
After you have done the above three steps, you must also set up properly the installed Plugins ” All in One SEO ” and sign up for an Akismet API key for Akismet Plugin.
How to Set up All in One SEO Plugin
This is one of the most important plugins you’ll need to use for your website.Once it is activated, you need to change the settings. To do this, on the WordPress dashboard, go to ” All in One Seo ” and click ” General Settings “.
Since the plugin is already activated and have installed the latest version, the enabled button for ” Plugin Status ” is no longer included. So just go to Home Page Settings and fill out details for your Home Title, Home Description and Home Keywords.
In your ” Home Title “, what you write in your ” Home Title ” section will also be what’s written in the tab of your browser. You could put your site name and tagline.
For ” Home Description “, this should be a short description of your site. What you put in here shows up on Google search results so put a little bit of thought here that makes sense.
” Home Keywords ” are some keywords describing your site. Add 3 – 4 keywords that describes your site, take keywords from your tagline or from your niche. See the screenshot below to have a clearer understanding of the topic.
For the Keyword Settings, just leave it as it is.
For the Title Settings, for the buttons leave as it is. You need only to change the ” l ” to the ” – “. It looks better when your page titles are separated by a dash instead of a pipe.
If you wish to do the same, change them from ” Post Title Format ” down to ” Search Title Format “.The rest can be left as it is, just head down to the bottom of the page and click ” Update Options ” and you’re done.
How to Activate your Akismet Account
Once you activate the Akismet plugin, you are required to activate your Akismet account. This is a screenshot of Akismet account activation button.
1. Click ” Activate your Akismet account ” button.
2. Click ” Get your API key “.
3. You will be directed to akismet.com/wordpress. Sign up for an Akismet plan. In this case, choose only Basic Plan.4. Sign up for Akismet with WordPress.com with your email address, username and password. Sign up for Basic Plan. Adjust the bar from $ 36/yr. ( going to the left ) until it shows $ 0/yr then click ” Continue “.5. There you have your API Key. Copy and paste it as shown below. Then click ” Use this key “, now your Akismet Plugin is fully activated, ready to filter spam comments.Conclusion
See how easy it is to build a website. Then you have it set up free by following the tutorials starting from Logging in to your website admin area, then activating and updating your plugins, to deleting default Posts, Pages and Comments.
You can avail all of these just as a free member of Wealthy Affiliate. As a bonus, I have included also a tutorial on how to set up All in One SEO plugin and how to activate your Akismet Account.
By following the above tutorial, you now have a fully set up website. The next thing you need to do is create quality contents for your website. You must have a proper training on how to create a quality content if you really want to succeed online. I can recommend only Wealthy Affiliate as my no. 1 recommended program.
If you have some experience with other free website builders and how you can compare with SiteRubix, feel free to leave your comments below. Thanks for reading.