How to make an AMAZON AFFILIATE WEBSITE 2017 – With WordPress, Woocommerce and Woozone.


– In this video I’m going
to be showing you how to make an Amazon affiliate website using WordPress and ?. The site we’re gonna be
building looks just like this. And I’m gonna take you
through absolutely everything step by step from setting up the hosting through to installing
Wordpress, adding products and basically ending up with
a fantastic looking website. As you can see I’ve created
a site all around boots, but you can do it in which
ever market you like. The site is really easy to customise, so don’t worry too much
about the colour scheme that I’ve chosen. You’ll be able to use your own logo, you’re own colours and
whatever else you like. So let’s roll the tape. (flowing winds and light piano music) (relaxing piano tune) Hello it’s Alex here from WPEagle. Thanks for watching. So yeah, as I said we’re gonna be creating an Amazon affiliate website
today in this video. This video is actually a remake
of a previous video I did a while back now over a
year, maybe even longer. So I wanted to update the video to use the latest software and procedures, go through anything that’s changed. Don’t worry if you haven’t
seen the previous video, it’s not important. So before I go much
further let me just explain what being an Amazon affiliate is. When you sign up as an Amazon affiliate you’ll then be able to
promote Amazon products. And when someone clicks
on one of your links and goes through to Amazon
and makes a purchase, you earn a commission. And that can be up to
10% of the order value. So today the site we’re going to be making allows you to bring down
whichever products you’d like. It’s got a blog so you can add content about the products that
you’re gonna be sharing and it’s really easy to set up and manage. Great thing about the
software we’re using today is that it will keep your site up to date. It syncs with Amazon every night to make sure that all
the prices, descriptions and all that other stuff
is up to date and correct. Now before we get started
with building the site I want to take you through
a few important things. First thing you’re gonna
want to think about is what sort of products
you’re gonna be promoting on your website. I’ve got a video on that in terms of how to choose a niche. I will put links to all the
things that I talk about in the description below. So be sure to check that out. If you have already a
niche and sort of products you’re gonna be promoting
great, let’s carry on. The next point I want to stress is that it is not good enough just to create a site and add some products and hope that that’s gonna get some traffic
and generate some sales. It may do, but to really get a site that’s really gonna fly and earn
you some good income, you’re gonna need to create some content. Now when I say content I’m
talking about blog posts, articles, videos, images,
basically all sorts of stuff that you can add to your site to add some value around the products. So it might be reviews, it might be top 10 lists of products. You’ll think of some great ideas but the best affiliate marketing sites are ones that add some good value through the content they produce. Again please do check out my channel and my Amazon affiliate
playlists for videos and ideas on how you can do that. The third thing I want to
talk about is the money. How much money can someone make with an Amazon affiliate website? Well it really depends on
how much time and effort you’ve got to put into it. I’ve spoken to lots of my viewers who have created Amazon affiliate websites and some have had great success. I’m talking earning
hundreds if not thousands per month from their site. And I’ve also spoke to
a lot of other people that are just earning $10,
$20, $30, $40 per month from their site and they’re
more than happy with that. That kind of pays their
beer tab and that’s enough. A lot of things are gonna effect how much money you’re gonna make
and that’s gonna be down to the niche you choose and how much content you produce and the value of the
products you’re promoting. I regularly put together some videos on the success stories that I hear about. I’ve got another one that
I’m just currently recording and editing that should
be out very, very soon. And again I will make sure
that that’s linked too in the description and if not wire a card or something so you can find that. But yeah, be sure to check out the channel for the success stories videos to find out the kind of
sites other people have made and how much money they’re earning, traffic and all that
other exciting information that I’m sure that you want to know. While I’m talking about
money let’s go through the money that you’re
gonna need to invest today to be able to get this up and running. I’d love to be able to tell you, you can set it up for free. And that there’s not
gonna be any investment involved to create this site, but unfortunately that’s not the case. However I have tried
to choose some products and services that are a great value and don’t cost a lot of money. So the only investment
you’re gonna need today is gonna be just a few dollars. And like any business,
you know, it does need a little investment just to get it going. So let’s go through those numbers now so that we can be clear how much money you’re gonna need to spend today. First thing you’re gonna
need is a domain name. Now a domain name is a .com a .net, a .co.uk, a dot whatever. If you’ve already got
one of them that’s great. If you don’t already have one of them, then I know that you can pick them up for around $10 a year,
something like that, maybe $12 I think with HostGator. So not a huge investment and it does need renewing every year, but for the year, the first year I say you’re not gonna be spending any more than around $12, $13. That’s the first thing you’re gonna need and that’s the domain name. The next thing you’re
gonna need is hosting. Now hosting is where your
website lives on the internet. But actually you hire a
little bit of server space. And a company will keep
your website up and running and make it available to
everyone on the internet. So that’s obviously quite essential. Now today I’m gonna be
recommending my favourite host, they’re called HostGator. And I’ve got a voucher as
well that I can give you to make sure that that
cost is not too great. So depending on which
package you go for obviously the price does vary, but
I’ve got a deal today for the first month that
will get you the hosting for just a penny. But in general you’re
not gonna be looking at any more than around $60, $70 a year. The next thing you’re
gonna need is the theme. And the theme is basically
what gives the website it’s look and feel. The cost for that is $33. And for that you get the quality theme, you get support and you get updates. Well it’s an essential
theme because that’s what I use in this video. It works very well with the plugin and it’s a one time investment
and then you’ve got it. And the final thing you’re
gonna need is the plugin and the plugin basically
you instal it into WordPress and that then pulls down
all your Amazon products, does all your affiliate link tracking. And does all the heavy lifting basically to help you set up the site
really quickly and easily, as well as manage it on an ongoing basis. As I mentioned it does the syncing and all that sort of stuff to make sure that your website’s up to date. And the cost for that plugin is just $42. So I’ve put up there hopefully (chuckles) all the things you need. Not a huge amount of money
just a little investment to get this up and running. The main investment you’re
gonna need is a bit of time to obviously learn this
stuff and do this stuff. But hopefully once you’ve
put that investment in you will start to get something back in the way of affiliate commissions. Now for those of you who
have watched my videos before you’ll know that I tend
to leave stuff in a video, if bits go wrong or stuff
doesn’t quite go to plan. Because I found that when
you guys are doing your website set ups, you’ll find that stuff doesn’t always go to plan
and it doesn’t quite work. So I leave all that stuff in the video so that you can see exactly
how I fix those problems, my approach to it and
all that sort of stuff. Hope you don’t mind I’ve
have some good feedback that people do like that. If you find that I’m doing stuff and maybe it’s gone a little bit
haywire that’s because I want to show you how to fix that. And I hope you enjoy that. That’s the way that I edit my videos. Of course if you do get stuck
I would love to help you out. So if you get any
questions or you get stuck, then please just leave a comment below or send me an email or whatever, Twitter. Get in touch with me somehow and I’ll do my best to help you out. I will stress though that I do get quite a lot of emails nowadays and comments. And I still do try and
reply to all of them. So there may be a little
bit of a delay on that. But I’ll try to get to your question as quickly as I possible can. Anyway I think I’ve
been talking long enough and I think that you’ve been looking at my face long enough. Let’s get on the computer and let’s get this website set up. The first thing that we’re
gonna do is set up our hosting and so add the domain name
and all that sort of thing. Let’s get started. The first thing we’re gonna do today is set up our web hosting. So your web hosting is
where your website lives. You basically hire a
little bit of a server off a company and they basically make sure your website’s always available and they do all the
technical side of stuff. All you’ve got to do
is pay them every month and you’ll be fine. My preferred host is HostGator who I’m gonna be recommending today. The reason why I like
HostGator especially for people that are just starting
out with a new website is their pricing. They start at just $3.95 a month. And for that you get your web hosting, you get a 99.9% uptime guarantee so that you know your website’s always going to be available. You get a 45 day money back guarantee. So if for whatever reason
you change your mind and you decide you don’t
want a website anymore or you don’t want to use HostGator anymore for whatever reason, then you can easily get your money back. The technical support is 24/7, 365. And I found it very good. They have a live chat system so you can just do it from your computer. Or you can phone them if you prefer, but yeah I like the live
chat it works really well. They’ve always helped me out with any problems that I’ve had. Not that I’ve had any
to be fair most the time I can just get on, set up my hosting and not need to speak to anyone. Which is always good. Now today I’ve got a voucher for you that you can use with HostGator. It’s gonna give you a discount. So we’re gonna be able
to shave some more of the already very low prices. So let’s get started and sign up. So I’m gonna go into web hosting up here. Now they offer a number of
different hosting packages. You’ve got your web
hosting, your cloud hosting, your WordPress hosting and
all these other bits and bobs. You just need the basic web hosting. Don’t worry about the WordPress hosting although we are gonna
be running WordPress. You can actually run WordPress on their standard web hosting just fine. There’s no need to pay extra
for the WordPress hosting, in fact you have more
control if you do it on the simple web hosting one. So that’s what we’ll go for. Now within there they’ve
got three different plans. They’ve got the Hatchling Plan, the Baby Plan and the Business Plan. Now, depending on what ambitions
you’ve got for your website is gonna determine which of
these plans is best for you. Generally if this is
just your first website and you’re just kind of
dipping your toe in the water the Hatchling Plan is
gonna be fine for you, it’s just a single to main,
so that’s just one website. And everything else that you need. If you’re thinking that maybe you’re gonna create this site and
then you’re gonna go on to create other sites, then the Baby Plan or the Business Plan may
be a better choice for you. As you can have unlimited
domains on those. So yeah, it’s a good one if you’re gonna have multiple websites. Of course you can upgrade,
downgrade at any point so don’t worry if you, you’re not 100% sure which one you need. You can always change your mind later. So let’s go for the Hatchling Plan. I’m gonna click sign up now. So here’s the sign up form. And the first question
is about the domain name. So a domain name is
your .com or your .co.uk or your .net, .org, dot whatever. If you already own a
domain name that’s fine. Maybe you’ve already
registered one with GoDaddy. If you haven’t, this is where you’re gonna need to register a new domain. So just start typing
whatever you like in there. So I don’t know, obviously
it depends on the website you’re gonna be creating. You put some words in there and then HostGator will go off and see
if the domain is available. Let me show you what that looks like. So this is a test domain. And then if I wanted that .com. Oh, unfortunately that one is unavailable. So I would have to either
change the extension. Dot online is fine, but
whatever you like, .tech. There’s loads of domains. Or you can just change the words here, you know maybe add some
letters, country whatever. Again it would go off and
see if that one’s available. So yeah, choose a domain you like. And then just make sure the box is ticked. You’re probably only
gonna need the one domain. It’s gonna obviously try to sell you all these other domains. I don’t think that’s
necessary in this case. Now for those of you that
already own a domain. You’ve already registered one previously as I said at GoDaddy or
Namecheap or something like that, you need to click this tab here, which is the I already own this domain. And then you need to enter
your domain name in here, which is what I’m gonna
do because I already own the domain that we’re using today which is bootboutique.co.uk. So that’s added. And again it’s gonna try and sell me some other domain names
which I’ll leave for now. So let’s scroll down and here we get to
choose our package type. So we’ve already gone for
the Hatchling which is fine, let’s just keep it at that. And then we get to
choose the billing cycle. Now when it comes to billing cycle if you can afford to go
for 12 months right now you will get a great discount as you can see here. The price goes from $10.95 a month down to $5.95 a month which
is quite a big saving. And if you can afford to
commit for even longer, 24 or 36 months then you
get an even better price. Now obviously you don’t know how long you’re gonna want your site for. Hopefully all being
well you’ll want it for a good many years. But obviously you don’t know. What I will say though is
that you are gonna need the site for at least three months because it’s gonna take you a
little while to build a site and then once the site’s built you’re gonna need to promote it, add content, all that sort of stuff. And that can take a little bit of time. It also takes a little
bit of time for Google to come in and discover your site and to start getting traffic and earning commissions
and all that thing. So one month is definitely
not gonna be enough. Three months maybe just
about, six months, yeah, 12 months at least you’ve
got a better price. And I find that it kind
of adds a little bit of commitment to you. If you pay for 12 months
it means that you’ll keep coming back to your site, you’ll work on your site and you’ll really put some effort and make it happen. You know if you have one month, you know, you haven’t really got that commitment and that pressure to kind of
(chuckles) work on your site. It’s entirely up to you
whether you want to go for one month, three months,
six months or whatever. I would recommend that
you go for 12 months because you get a great
saving and I’m gonna give you a vouch code in
a second which is gonna give you an even better discount. But yeah, it’s up to you. So let’s select 12 months. In here you’d enter your
user name and your PIN number which is the PIN number that you use when you’re contacting
HostGator for support. Down here you enter your
billing information. I’m not gonna fill in
all this form right now, ’cause that will take
too long and bit boring. I think you can work out
your billing info (chuckles) I’m sure you’ve filled in a
form like this many a time. You can then decide whether you want to pay with your credit card
or with a PayPal account. Section number four is all
about additional services, which we don’t really need
any of these to be fair, so let’s just untick that one, and untick that one. We can do back ups and
security with other things without having to pay HostGator. Do check out my channel
for videos on those. Let’s scroll down. So you make sure to
untick all those things. Here we’ve got the coupon code which is a very important box. So in here if you enter the code Eagle30 you’ll get 30% off your entire order. Let me just add that that
is an affiliate coupon so if you do use it I will
earn a small commission. Thanks very much for that. It’s a great way for
kind of saying thank you for these videos and
it really encourages me to keep making more videos. But it’s entirely up to you. So obviously make sure you click validate. And as you go you’ve got to be careful. When you enter these
coupon codes sometimes, like it has done just now, it will add the hosting add ons again,
which I’ve just unticked. So let me just go back
up and untick it again. You just got to watch out
for that, little bit sneaky. There we go so that’s
our discount, all done. Then you want to go
through and tick the box and click check out now. Now for those guys that have decided that they do want to go
for just the one month, which (chuckles) as I said
I don’t really recommend, but if you have decided
that money is tight and you’re only gonna go for the one month kind of rolling deal. That’s fine, I’ve got a
different voucher for you guys. If you go for the code EAGLEPENNY
and then click validate, make sure again that it’s
not added any of these additional services, you naughty form. You’ll see that you get your first month for just one pence, one
cents, a penny. (chuckles) So you want to go for that if you’re just going for the one month. But as I said generally
go for a longer term, you’ll get a much better deal. That’s what I’ve got to say on it, really. I’m gonna go and I’m gonna check out now, I’m gonna fill in this form,
get my hosting account set up. And then we will get on
with installing WordPress and getting our website up and running. Okay so I completed the
form, made my payment all that sort of thing. And it’s just setting
up my account for me. So what’s gonna happen now is you will receive an email from
HostGator with all your details that you’re gonna need
to be able to log in and start setting some things up. Okay so I received my email,
it didn’t take too long. It came through in just
a couple of minutes. It’s a very important email it includes all the information that
you’re gonna need to access your HostGator account
and set up your website. As you can see it’s got a
link to the control panel, user name, passwords and
other important information. Now the next step is just for people that already had a domain
registered before starting. So I’m talking about you’ve
already got something registered with GoDaddy
or Namecheap or Namester or one of those domain registrars. If you just registered a
domain name with HostGator then you can skip this step. Don’t worry it’s only gonna
take a couple of minutes. This is just for the guys
that already had a domain name which included myself, so
I’m gonna do this right now. And I’ll go over to GoDaddy
who are my domain registrar and what I need to do is
update the name servers. And this step is pretty much the same across all domain registrars. You just need to log in
and go into your domains, so I’m gonna manage my domains here. And then you’re looking
for the name server or DNS settings. Sometimes it’s called DNS if
it’s not called name servers. So here’s my domain Boot Boutique. I’m just gonna click it. And you can see here
we’ve got the name servers and they’re currently set to this which I think is just
the GoDaddy default ones. I’m gonna click manage. And then I’m gonna go for custom and then click enter custom name servers. And then in these two boxes
if we go back to the email you’ll see we’ve got our
name servers right here. So the first on is ns8415. Then I’m just gonna paste
that into the first box. Then for the second box if
we just go back to the email you’ll find the second
name server here, ns8416. Your name servers may
be different to mine, don’t worry about that just
copy and paste them in. I think I’ve scheduled
quite a few different ones. So don’t worry if your numbers
don’t match up to mine. Then if we press okay,
that will save that. Click save. And we’re all done. Now this could take a
few moments to update, so don’t worry if you
go to your domain name, you’re gonna go on to your web browser, type in your domain name and you don’t see your HostGator, just give it a little while. Sometimes it can take a couple of hours for these changes to be reflected. So yeah, don’t panic if
you can’t see anything. If you can’t see anything after 24 hours, then maybe do worry a little bit, but generally it’ll
happen in an hour or two, sometimes only a few minutes. And then we’ll be ready to
carry on setting up our website. So I’m gonna close GoDaddy
now, don’t need that. And I’m back to the email,
now what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna log into the control panel so that we can get WordPress installed and all that sort of stuff. So, to access control
panel there’s a handy link within the email, just give it a click. And then it’s asking for
a user name and password. Again these are within the email. Just give it a copy and a paste. And let’s copy and
paste the password, too. Now when you’re copying
and pasting passwords, make sure that you don’t
kind of get any extra spaces and stuff, I’ve seen that a
number of times where people, they grab the password,
maybe a bit like this. You can see there I’ve selected a bit of space at the beginning. If you paste that in it’s not gonna work. So you’ve got to make sure
that you’ve got no spaces, just the letters and the
numbers and the squiggles and all the rest of the characters and don’t grab any of the
spaces at the front or the back. Let’s paste that in here, click log in. Okay now we’re in. You’re gonna get a few
pop up ads you don’t need any of them, let’s just click the cross. Now the first thing I’m
gonna do is I’m gonna change the password on this ’cause that password I’m never gonna remember that. And plus all you guys have seen
it so, I need to change it. So let’s just go up top
here, click on my name and go to passwords and security. I’m just gonna paste in the old one which I’ve already got on my clipboard ’cause I just used it
and type in my new one. Like that. Then I’m just gonna click
change your password now. That’s done. Close that, okay so now we’re
ready to instal WordPress, which is obviously gonna
be the platform we’re using to create our website today. So let’s go up and here
and click on websites. Again there’s more little pop ups, don’t worry about them, click the cross. Then of course top here we’ve
got our WordPress installer. So I’m gonna give that a click. Then we can select our domain. There’s only the one there,
Boot Boutique, that’s perfect. Leave the directory blank
and then just click next. In here we give it a title. Don’t worry you can change this later. In here you can get your
admin user, this is what you’re gonna be using
to log into WordPress. You give yourself a name. And an email address. And we need to click this little box. Click instal now. Now this gonna take a second, there we go. All done, didn’t take very long at all. And it says all installed
and the user name is the one I’ve selected
and here’s the password that we’re gonna use
to log into WordPress. So let me just copy
that into my clipboard. I’m gonna click on this link here it’s gonna take me over to the site. And we’ve got this page which
says website coming soon, which is good. This is the HostGator sort of
coming soon WordPress thing, which means everything’s
working and the domain name servers and all that sort
of business have updated. If you don’t see this page it means that your domain hasn’t updated
and all that sort of stuff, so you just need to wait
a little bit longer. So I’m gonna go to admin login. The log in was wpeagle, the password I’ve got in my clipboard I just copied it. Gonna click log in. And there we go, you
can save your password in your browser if you like. And now we’re ready to start
setting up our website. So the first thing I’m gonna
do is I’m actually gonna change that password again
because I can’t remember these funny, long passwords. So to do that I’m gonna go
up to here in the top right and go edit my profile. I’m gonna scroll down and
go to generate password. Then in here I’m gonna
actually type in a password I can remember, I’m gonna
click hide just for now. It says it’s very weak,
it’s not particularly weak. (chuckles) Click confirm
use of weak password and click update profile,
so this is the password we’re using to log into
WordPress which is the one you’re gonna be using most of the time. You’re probably not
gonna need to go back in to the HostGator control
panel much going forward. You’re just gonna be
doing all your work here in terms with the WordPress log in. Which as you can see you can access, if you go to your domain slash wp-admin anytime you’ve gotta
log into this dashboard. Now the next step is actually just a little bit of housekeeping. When you instal WordPress
with HostGator they add a few extra plugins which
we don’t actually need. A plugin is a bit of software that adds extra functionality to
your WordPress site. There’s loads of them available
a lot of them are free, some of them are paid for. We’re gonna be using some today to create our Amazon affiliate website. But I say we don’t really need the ones that are installed by default,
so let’s go clean them out so we’ve got a nice clean instal where we know all the plugins are running and we’ve got nothing
that’s gonna surprise us. So I’m just gonna go into plugins and click installed plugins. You see all this stuff
this is caused by plugins. So we want to get rid of
all these funny messages. So if I scroll down I’m gonna deactivate the ones I don’t want. So I don’t want Jetpack. And I want you to go away. I don’t want MOJO Marketplace. And I don’t want OptinMonster right now. In fact the only one I’m
gonna keep is Akismet which is quite useful if
you start getting blog spam. Which is basically where
people are adding comments to your blog, which aren’t
real, it’s kind of handy. With that, again we
don’t need it right now. The other ones I’m just
gonna tick these boxes. And I’m gonna go down to bulk actions here and I’m gonna click delete and then apply. And then okay. And they’re all gone! So now we’ve got a nice
clean WordPress installation and I’m ready to go. You may or may not get
this message at the top which is telling me there
is an update available for WordPress so it’s probably
a good idea to do that now. The great thing with WordPress is that it does all the updates automatically for you it’s a bit like your
computer or your phone. You don’t have to mess
around doing it yourself it does it for you so I’m
just gonna click update now. And simple as that, it’s all done. We we’re now up to date
with the latest version of WordPress, too. You’ll find all your updates
going forward up here. You see this little twisty arrow thing that tells us that we got updates. Couple of themes here need updating. Again we’re not gonna be using these, but I’ll update them just
to clear off those numbers and keep everything nice and tidy. Okay so, if we want to go and
have a look at the website, if we go and click visit site. Here it is! I mean it doesn’t look much right now it’s just running the
default WordPress blog theme. Quite boring, black and white. Yawn. So what we need to do
is instal a new theme. And our WooZone plugin to start adding some affiliate products
and all that sort of stuff. Now the theme is what
gives a WordPress site its look and feel. You know all the colours, layout, styling all that sort of stuff. So I’ll say we’ll add
a new theme right now so that we can get the
look and feel that we want. So to add a new theme,
first of all we need to go and download it. So I’m gonna head over to
ThemeForest which is where we’re gonna get the theme from. It is a premium theme
that we’re using today and the reason why I
pretty much always use premium themes is because they are of a much higher quality
than the free themes. And for what we’re doing
today I don’t actually think there’s a free theme available. So it’s gonna take a small
investment to get the theme. But for that you get
support, you get updates and you get a generally a
better quality of product than you do if you go for a free one. So the theme we’re using
today is called Kingdom. I’m just gonna type that into search box and it’s the first one that comes up. I’m gonna put a link on
the screen for you now. And a card and all that sort of stuff so just click on the video
or you’ll find the links in the description below this video. If you use the links, thank you very much, they are an affiliate link, so I will earn a small commission if you do purchase the theme via my link. Thank you very much. The cost of the theme is just $33. So not a huge amount of money. I’ve already purchased it so I’m gonna download it straight away. I’m just gonna go back
here and click download. You’ll need to sign up for ThemeForest and deposit some money. What I will say is that you get, let me just show you
actually before I download. With ThemeForest, which is part of the Envato Market, it’s better if you deposit some money rather than just buying straight off, ’cause they kind of add an
extra charge, I don’t know why. And what I will say if
you are gonna deposit, you might as well deposit
enough to cover this and the plugin, because
we’re gonna be getting the WooZone plugin from CodeCanyon which is right here. As well and they’re partners,
you can use the funds across any of these sites. There’s audio and graphics and PhotoDune and all these sort of stuff. And the cost of the plugin as I already mentioned at
the beginning of this video, let me just find it. The cost of the plugin
is $42 so you’re gonna need to deposit at least $42 plus $33, which is $75, so yeah make sure you
deposit at least $75. That way you’ll have enough to cover the plugin and the theme. Anyway let’s go back
and download that theme. So I’ll just go back, let me
just go back in my browser that’ll be easier. I’m gonna click download. I’m just gonna click save. And that’s just gonna download now. Okay so that’s downloaded. Let’s have a look at it on the computer. So I’m just gonna go pop up the folder where it’s downloaded to. There it is, now what we
need to do is extract this zip file that we just downloaded. Within there they’ll be a folder, called whatever the version
is that you downloaded. Right now for me it’s version 2.2.2. But obviously for you guys in the future it may be a higher number. Within that folder you’ll
find some more folders. And we’re looking for the
zipped one, so this one here, theme zipped if we go in here. You’ll see there’s a kingdom.zip. And that’s what we’re gonna be uploading to our website to instal our theme. So let’s go back to the website. And I’m gonna go back to the dashboard. To access the dashboard
when you’re logged in at any time you can just click up here, click on dashboard. And then you’re gonna go
to appearance and themes. And then we’re gonna go to add new. Then upload theme. Then choose a file then if we
find the folder we were in. There we go, 2.2.2. Then I’m looking for the
zipped one, theme zipped there we go, and then kingdom.zip. Click open and instal now. There we go, that’s done
let’s click activate to make the theme live. And there we go. Now. You got this message at
the top popped up saying that we need to instal some plugins to make the theme work
correctly, so that’s fine. So let’s click begin installing plugins. There’s a whole load there. If you go up to the top and click the very first little square that’s
gonna select all of them. And then if we go to
the bulk actions select instal and apply, it’s gonna instal all of those for us in one go. There we go. And they’re all done. So now if we return back
to the plugin installer they’re now showing as
installed, but not active, or activated even. So again let’s tick the box at the top, go to bulk actions and
select activate then apply. There we go, they’re all done! The following plugins were
activated successfully. Perfect. So now if we want to go have
a little look at the website and see what’s happened, what’s changed, if we go back up here to visit site. There we go, we can see it’s changed, it’s starting
to look a little bit more like a shop. Obviously there’s still
plenty of work to do. But we’re making good progress. So in the next step we’re gonna do is instal the WooZone plugin. Which is the bit of
software that allows us to download all our products from Amazon,
inserts our affiliate links and all the other good stuff. So I’m gonna head over to CodeCanyon. Then I’ll find the page,
it’s Amazon affiliate plugin. There it is, I’m gonna put
a link up on the screen now and a card for you guys. Again it’s a affiliate link, so thank you very much if you use it. Hopefully you’re already over on this site because you just got the theme and you’ve charged your account with the amount of money that you’re gonna need. And yeah, you’re ready to
buy this and download it. So as I said a minute ago this one is $42. It’s a great plugin, it’s
essential if you want to create the site ’cause it
does all the stuff for you. So it downloads the products from Amazon, it adds your affiliate link, it syncs the products
overnight to make sure that all the prices and
if a product gets removed from Amazon, it removes it from your site. And all that sort of stuff,
updates if a product’s changed. So yeah it’s a really great plugin. Great value for $42. And not only do you get
the plugin you get support from the developer if you
get stuck at any point. You also get future updates
and all the usual stuff you’d expect from a premium product. I’ve already purchased
it so I’m just gonna download it straight away. I’m just gonna click download. It’s taking me to my downloads, let’s see if I can find it. (chuckles) I bought quite a
lot of stuff, ah there we go. So it’s near the top. So I’m gonna click download
all files and documentation. Stick it into here again. Click save. Let’s have a look at that zip file. All we need to do is again extract it. And there you’ll find a
folder with the version number very similar to the theme. Then within there you’ll
find a folder called plugin and that woozone.zip is what
we’re gonna be uploading to our website right now. So back to the site,
back to the dashboard. Then we’ll go to plugins and add new. And then upload plugin. I’m just gonna find that file which is in here as I just showed you
in the plugin woozone.zip. Perfect. And click instal now. So that’s just gonna upload
and instal that plugin for us. It says that’s done successfully, so let’s click activate plugin. There we go and that’s done and installed. And upon doing that we’ve got a whole load of messages pop up at the top. So let’s go through
these and clear these off and do whatever it wants us to do. So first thing, would you like to activate your version of Revolution Slider? We don’t need to do that we can’t do that because it came bundled with
our theme so don’t need it. So let’s just click the little cross. Next one, for maximum
usability and best experience, blah, blah, blah, use Kingdom. Hey we’re already using
Kingdom so that doesn’t matter, dismiss this notice. The next one is to do with
the current memory limit. I’m gonna come back to
that one in a moment. You need to instal your default pages. Okay let’s do that right now. So to instal these pages we
need to come to this bottom one which is setting up Woocommerce which is the shopping plugin
that we’re kind of using to add products and stuff. It’s kind of a combination
between Woocommerce and WooZone. So let’s click, run the set up wizard. It’s very easy. Let’s click, let’s go. And then let’s click continue. That’s all fine. Obviously you need to set that to match whatever you’re kind of doing. Let’s click continue we
don’t need to worry about shipping and tax we’re
not gonna be doing that ’cause obviously, our
visitors are going to be going off to Amazon to
purchase their products, so they’ll do all the shipping and tax. Skip this step. Payments again, we don’t need that ’cause they’ll be paying Amazon. That’s it we’re all done! So let’s click this little link down here return to WordPress dashboard. Okay so this message we got here, which is to do with
installing a default set up. We can just click this
button here to do that. It’s just gonna make
sure the plugin settings are all refreshed and new. So that’s been done we’ve
just got this one message left which is to do with the memory limit. Now you’ve got two choices on this one. The first thing is you can log into your HostGator control panel and you can go into support
and into the live chat and you can ask them to up
your memory limit for you. That’s the easy way. What you want to ask, the actual question you want to say is, “Can you please increase my php memory to 128 megabytes?” And hopefully they’ll just
say, “Yup, no problem.” And they’ll do it. If you don’t want to be doing that and you wanna do it
yourself I’m gonna show you how to do that right now. It does involve a little bit of techie sort of stuff, not too much. But again if you’re gonna ask HostGator that’s fine, do that. And you can just skip this
next couple of minutes where I’m gonna show you
how to do it manually. So to do it manually
you’re gonna need to FTP up to your website. So the first thing you’re gonna need to do is get some FTP information. So I’m gonna head over to HostGator again. Then I’m gonna click customer portal. And then log in. Then I’m gonna go into my hosting. A quick way that’s you
could go back to your email and click on the control panel link, but hey I’m going the long way. Click Boot Boutique. Then here I’m gonna go
to files and folders across the top here and then FTP accounts. Then I’m gonna click
create a new FTP account. Let’s call it eagle, don’t
enter a directory name. Then we need to create a password. There we go and then click create account. And then we’re done. Now the next step is
you’re gonna need to get ahold of some FTP software. I’ve got a video actually on how to do FTP in a little bit more detail. I put a card up on the screen now. And go check that out if you
need a bit more information. But I’m on the MAC today
and I’m gonna be using a piece of software called Fetch. Here it is, let’s close these windows. Yeah, it’s called Fetch. It’s a great FTP bit
of software, it’s free. If you’re on a PC, do a search for Winscp, which is another free FTP client. It should look very similar to this and basically allows you to
connect your site via FTP. So to create a new connexion
on your FTP software you’re gonna need to enter some details. The host name is the first one. So if I go back to HostGator it’s gonna tell me all this information. There it is. I’m just gonna call it server. Server, host name, they’re the same thing. So I’m just gonna copy that
again, make sure I don’t get any spaces at the front or the end. Paste that in there. User name is here. And then the password is
one I’ve just created. And now we’re in. Basically what we’re looking at now is all the files and folders that make up our WordPress and our website. Don’t worry you don’t need to
mess with hardly any of them we just need to look
for one particular file which we’re gonna make a slight change to. So if I go into public HTML there is a file here called wpconfig. What I’m gonna do is I’m
actually gonna copy that down to my computer so that I can edit it. Then I’m gonna edit it and then I’m gonna upload it back to the server via FTP. So to copy it you can just drag and drop. It’s very similar to just
using Windows or whatever. So I’m just gonna find
the folder that I want to copy it to, just the
one I’ve been working with for everything. I’m just gonna drag it. There it is. Now you should be able to open this in any kind of text editing type software or if you’ve got Dreamweaver. Which you probably
haven’t, but if you have you can open it in that. I’ll just open it with
my text editing stuff. You know by default Windows
or Mac has a text editor. So what we need to do is
add a line to this file. I’m gonna have to blur out
a few little bits on here because it contains some
sensitive information, it tells the passwords and whatnot. But the line we’re gonna add if we, I’m gonna add it just here, so here’s fine just where this space is. So I’ve got the line I’m
gonna add in my clipboard. I just copy and paste it I can’t bother to type it it’s too long. And the line is define, and then brackets
WP_MEMORY_LIMIT blah, blah, blah. Spacebar comma 128 meg. What I’m gonna do is I’ll add
that line to the description below this video and also on the blog post which you’ll find on wpeagle.com and then you can just copy
and paste it yourself. So I’ve added that line,
I’m just gonna save this file now, file save. Close it. Then if I pop up the FTP again and the folder that I’ve got that file in, I’m just gonna drag it back to the server. And then we’re all done! So now when I go back
into here on our dashboard and if I just refresh the page, hopefully this message will go. And it has, whoo-hoo! So that means that we’ve increased
our memory on the server. It’s 128 meg, everything’s
working, it’s all good. So now we can start setting up WooZone, adding our Amazon details
all that sort of thing. And then we can start downloading products and all that sort of
stuff and get the website up and running. So let’s go through these
WooZone settings and I’ll explain everything
that we’re gonna need. So the item purchase code, if you go back to
CodeCanyon you can find that on the downloads page. So let’s do this now. Let’s go back to CodeCanyon. I find the easiest way to
find the codes actually if you go back to the product
page which is this one then go to support. And then you’ll find
your purchase codes here. Let’s just copy that one and go back to
WooZone and paste it. Click activate. And that’s done, we’re activated and now we’ve got our options that
we can now work through. The first thing to set
up is the Amazon config let’s click on that. Right let me just explain how it all works in terms of being an Amazon affiliate and all that sort of stuff. So if we go over to Amazon. I’m gonna go over amazon.co.uk because that’s my local Amazon. And if you scroll down to
the bottom on any Amazon site whether it be amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, you will find the associate’s
programme a link like that. And if you click on that, you’ll see a page like
this which allows you to get started, sign up
and all that sort of stuff. Now there’s a couple of
things I need to stress and make sure that you’re aware of. The first is, if you’re gonna be promoting different country Amazons,
so say you’re gonna be promoting amazon.com and amazon.co.uk, you need to go to both
of those and sign up for the Amazon associate’s programme
on both of those sites. So you’re gonna need to fill in a form on amazon.co.uk and a form on amazon.com and get approved by both those sites in order for it to work. The second thing is basically
a question I get asked a lot which is, “Huh,
how can I sign up to be “an associate when I
don’t have my website?” Which is a common
question, it’s kind of like a chicken and egg situation. Don’t worry, fill in the form, apply to be an Amazon associate and get all the stuff that you need to be
able to create the site. And then what will
happen is once you start getting traffic to your
site and start earning some commissions Amazon
will then come back to you and have a look at your site
and then approve you for good. Don’t worry about filling in the form before you’ve even built the site, that’s fine you can just
enter your domain name as the website and make
a note that it’s a work in progress and you’ll be fine. Now I’ve already signed
up as an Amazon associate so I don’t need to do the
get started now thing. I’m just gonna sign in in a second to get all my
information that I need in order to set the website up. Yeah, that’s what I wanted to say. You need to go and do this right now if you haven’t done it already. Go and sign up because we’re gonna need some information from Amazon in a second. So let’s go back to the dashboard. The first thing is request type. Don’t worry about that you
can leave that as auto detect. The next one is the Amazon location. I’m gonna set this to UK because this site is bootboutique.co.uk,
so it’s just gonna be a UK-targeted site. Just while we’re talking
about different locations you’ve got a couple of options
when it comes to location. You can create the one site and pull in products from
loads of different locations, different Amazons to amazon.co.uk, .de, whatever you like. And WooZone has actually
got a really cool feature where on those products that you import it will kind of have a
little box and it will say the availability of that product at the different Amazon locations. So say you know, Amazon UK in stock, amazon.com out of stock, whatever. And it allows the visitor to choose which country they want to
purchase the product from which is kind of cool. But as I said if you want
to get affiliate commissions on all those different locations you do need to be approved as an associate on all those different countries. The second option you’ve got is to create a localised site for each country. So for example I’ve got
bootboutique.co.uk here and I target this as a UK site and I, you know all the content is UK based and the products are UK based. So that way I’ve got a good
chance of, for example, ranking on Google, on google.co.uk
for UK-based searches. And then what I might do
is then create another site bootboutique.de, for example
which would be the German one. And I’ll pull in German
products and all the text would be in German, all the
content will be in German and it’ll just be German targeted. So you kind of got two choices. It really depends on how
much time you’ve got, how much effort you want to put into it, all that sort of stuff. Whether you want to
have like the one site, which has lots of products from
lots of different countries and people can select
which country they want, or you have individual
sites which are targeted for each of the separate countries. And obviously you would
kind of link between those and say you know, “Check
out our German site,” and link through to that from the .co.uk. I hope that makes sense, if
you’ve got any questions on that please just leave the
comment below the video. So let’s scroll down. So the next thing we need
to add are our access keys. Our access key ID and
our secret access key. This is how your website’s
gonna connect to Amazon to be able to get your products. It’s basically an API, don’t worry about what all that is, what that means. But it allows basically
(chuckles) it allows your website to talk to Amazon and get all
the stuff that you want down. So to get these keys, if
we click this link there’s a nice link here that takes
us to where we need to go. You need to log in. You’re gonna need to be signed
up as an Amazon affiliate before you do this. Let’s click continue
to security credentials and then in here we’ve got
our access keys, whatever. So let’s drop that down, I’ve
already got some keys going because obviously yeah,
I’ve already got some sites. What I’m gonna do is I’m
gonna create some new ones now just to kind of take
you through the process. Let me just delete that one. You can only have, I
think a couple of sets. But that’s generally fine
and you can use the same keys across multiple sites. Oh yeah, there you go you can
have a maximum of two keys. You know let’s click
create new access key. And that’s done, it’s got a little tick. And if I drop this little arrow down, click show access key there they are. So I’m gonna copy and paste them into into the website. So there’s the access
key let me copy that. Paste that. I’m probably gonna have
to blur these out again they are quite sensitive things. You want to keep yours safe and secure. Go back and get the secret access key. Copy that. And paste. And there we go, that’s that bit done. The next thing is the affiliate IDs. So if we go back to here and close that. We can close that. And if we go back to here
the Amazon affiliate thing that we were just on a second ago. And I’m just gonna sign in. This will take me to my dashboard. So in here, this is your dashboard. This is where you’ll see your earnings, your clicks and all that sort of stuff. It’s also where we’re
gonna get our tracking IDs. So basically you can have as
many tracking IDs as you like. I’m gonna click manage over here. And it allows you to kind of work out where stuff’s coming from. So if you’re gonna have multiple sites you’re gonna need multiple
tracking IDs probably. It just makes it easier
in terms of tracking. I’ve already actually
got one for Boot Boutique because I was running a site very similar a little while ago. So what I’m gonna do is
I’m just gonna copy that to my clipboard, go back
to WooZone and paste it into the UK box. So again going back to the country thing, if you’re gonna be having the site and you’re gonna be
targeting multiple countries, then you can put multiple IDs in here. Now the idea is not the same as I said this is the UK one that
I’ve just logged into. As we can see I’ve got
the market place up here. Once you’ve applied and signed
up for these other countries you should be able to just like click on that sort of thing and switch between the two. I’m not signed up for
the US one right now, so I’d have to join up for that one. And then you’ll get another tracking ID and it’s probably gonna
be different to this one. And you paste that into
these other boxes so, yeah, if you’re gonna go for
US, Germany, France, Japan, you’re gonna need to go to
all the different Amazons and sign up as an associate for each one. And get your individual affiliate IDs and paste them in for each one. But for now I’m just
gonna keep it with the UK ’cause that’s all this
site is gonna be targeting. So let’s scroll down set my main affiliate ID to the UK. And then let’s click check and
just see if it’s gonna work. Now we’ve got a message come up that says it was able to connect with
the specified AWS key pair and associate ID, so that’s all good news. Let’s click save settings. And that bit’s all set up. So we’re now ready to import some products if you want. But before we do that
what I’m gonna do is, I’m just gonna adjust the
look and feel of the site to kind of make it look a
bit more boot boutique-y and then I’m gonna start
pulling down some products. So first thing I’m gonna do
is I’m gonna add my logo. Because if we go back to the website, just got this Kingdom store thing. So let’s go through some
of the theme options and add our logo, all that sort of stuff. So back into dashboard,
appearance and then Kingdom theme. So here’s our dashboard
for the theme this is, so the theme is all the layout and colours and all that sort of stuff. So let’s go to layout. First option is the logo. If you don’t already have a
logo please check my channel I’ve got a video on how
to create a logo for free. Or you might also want
to check out GraphicRiver which is part of Envato
where we were earlier with ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. On there you’ll find a
lot of templates for logos where you can buy one
for just a few dollars and download it and adjust
it to suit your needs. And the other option of course is to go to somewhere like Fivver
and pay someone a fivver, $5 to create your logo. I say, I’ve already got one so we’re gonna click upload logo. Select files, find it on my computer, it’s in this folder here. There it is so let’s just select that, click open. There we go, now you’re
gonna want to make a note of the dimensions here, 300×81, be whatever your logo is. That’s roughly the sort
of size you want it, so about 300 wide and
about 80 odd, also high. It’ll look best like that. Just make a note of that
because you’re gonna need them in a sec. Then you’re gonna want to
click insert into post. And that should be all good. In here is where we’re
gonna type in those numbers, so mine was 300 by 81. And let’s click save the settings. So now if we go back to the site there’s our logo whoo-hoo! The next thing I’m gonna do
is I’m gonna set some colours. And I’m gonna use the
colours that are in my logo. And what you’re gonna need is
your colour codes for that. If you’ve got a graphics package, like Fireworks or Photoshop,
that’s a great way of getting your colour codes. You may already know your colour codes if you create the logo, whatever. They’re normally I think they’re called a hex code, basically they start with like a hash sign and then some numbers,
so I’m just gonna open up my logo and get the colours that I’m gonna need for this site. It’s often useful actually
just to make a note of them ’cause you might need them going forward. But yeah, in most graphics
packages there is a dripper, dropper tool like that and then you can just kind of hover over colours and it
tells you what they are. Yeah, mine is there, 932091. And I’m gonna make a note of that. And then I’ve got this other colour here this kind of pinky colour, so
again that might be useful, so let’s just make a note of that. Which is f 10679. Okay so yeah, they’re good to know. So let’s go back to the site back into the dashboard. And then back into
appearance and Kingdom theme. And then back into the layout. And let’s go to colours. So here we go we can set some colours. So let’s set the primary
colour to be the purple. Which was the 93209. 091, that’s better
(chuckles) I forgot the one. There we go. Then the secondary colour
I’ll use as the other one, the really sort of colour,
so that was f10679. There we go. So let’s just save that
and see what it looks like. Now rather than keep going back and forth I’m gonna actually open
the front of the website in a new tab, I find it easier rather than back and forth, back and forth. Instead of going in and
out of the dashboard. So, let’s see what’s happened there. Uh, not so much right now. But don’t worry these colours
will start to come through as we start to make some more changes. Let’s just go back, there’s
a few other settings. The menu, colours and… We’re gonna change the
hover one to be the purple and leave that as it is for now, I think. I can always come back
and adjust these later that’s the great thing. Just gonna copy I can’t, typing I’m so lazy. Let’s put that to purple and save the settings. I think what we need to do now is actually get some products and things onto the site so that we can kind of see
the layout and then we can play with it from there. So let’s do that now. So what I’m gonna do
now is I’m gonna create some categories on the site,
some product categories that then I can then
import some products into. Now obviously this site
is all about boots. So what I’m gonna do is I’m
gonna create the categories around the brands of boot. But obviously it’s gonna
depend on what products you’re promoting and how you
want to lay out your site. Whether you want to use brands, or I could have a category for leather, or suede or whatever you like. But I’m gonna start with the brands. So I’m gonna create a couple of categories and to do that I’m gonna go
into products and categories. And let’s just add a
couple just to get started. So I’m gonna add UGG. Australia I think they’re called. You all have heard of an UGG boot. And click add new product
category like that. And then the next one I’m
gonna do is Fly London which is another sort of boot. And of course I can add
more of these going forward if I like, which I
probably will do because two brands is not gonna
be enough I thought. So now we’ve our categories we can start to import some products from Amazon. So to do that we need to go into WooZone and insane mode import. Then if we scroll down we can start to type in some key words and do
a search for some products. So I’m gonna type in UGG boot, boots even women, that’s perfect. And you can refine it by categories, so I guess it’s apparel, apparel? Apparel. Women. And what we got in here? Hm, it’s not in here. So maybe it’s not apparel. Let’s apparel, shoes, that’s better! Shoes. Well that’s probably fine. The other option we’ve got down here is how many pages of Amazon
we want to go through. So some of you really haven’t
any products you want to add, I’m gonna go for the first five pages. That should give me plenty. Let’s click launch search. So that’s gonna go off and do its thing. Then if we scroll down we’ve got all these products. 50 products in fact so I can click that and I can show products, just maybe check whether I want them. But they look fine to me. There’s nothing weird come up. They all look like boots. Sort of boots-ish. That’s a bit of a shoe,
that’s a flip flop. I don’t think that
really matters too much. You may, obviously it depends
on what you want to do, you can just untick the
stuff you don’t want. Okay and then we’re gonna scroll down. And we want to get all the images. I want to get all the variations. So a variation is when you’ve got products with size a bit like boots,
or colours or whatever. Generally you’re gonna probably
want all of the variations. And the other option here
we’ve got a spin on import. So that’s really up to you whether you want to do that or not. So a spin is when it’s gonna
change the text from Amazon to make it slightly unique. The problem with doing
this is that sometimes it makes the text a bit
gibberish-y, if that makes sense ’cause it uses like a thesaurus to replace words within the description. And yeah it can be a bit
random, but it’s up to you. What I’d recommend if you’ve got the time is to actually rewrite
the descriptions yourself. But yeah, again that takes time. I’m gonna turn the spin off for now. I’m gonna keep the import attributes and then I’m gonna select the category to import it into. Now if you use the category from Amazon what can happen is that you’re gonna get a whole load of categories coming to your website all over the place. ‘Cause Amazon has many,
many, many thousands of different categories
and different boots are gonna be in different categories, or different products are gonna
be in different categories. It can make it a bit
of a mess and you loose a bit of control over the layout and structure of your site. So I’m gonna import it obviously into the UGG, the UGG category. And I want to do it now! So let’s click that. So it’s gonna go away and
import all those products for me and my affiliate link and
all that sort of stuff. It’s gonna take a few
moments so let’s just let it do its thing. Okay so that’s all done. It took just one minute five seconds to do the forty seven products
which is pretty quick. So let’s go and have a look at what these products look like on the website. So I’m gonna close this box. And what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna create the menu. Now the menu is the bit across the top, you know the navigation
you get on websites, you can call it navigation,
call it menu, whatever. WordPress calls it a menu. So if we go into appearance and menus, I’m gonna create a new menu. Then into here I’m gonna give it a name, I’ll call it main menu that’s
seems like a good name. Then click create. I’m gonna tick this box here to add it to the main navigation. There is some more
navigation that we can add across the top which
we’ll do a bit later on. And then down here I’m gonna go for, oh it’s not here actually. We want product categories
which is not showing, so to make it show you need
to go up to the top here, go to screen options. And select product categories. And there it is. And there’s the UGG. What I’ll do is I’ll
actually add both why not? We’ll add some Fly boots in a minute. So let’s click save menu. So now if we go back to the website. We’ll just close these
tabs just to keep it tidy. Go back to the website. We can see that we’ve
got our menu up here. It’s working nicely and
then if we click on UGG there’s all our UGG boots. That have come down from
Amazon so if we click on one of them. There’s the boot, give it a review. We can choose a colour. Then choose a size. There it is. Then we can click add to cart. There we go. This kind of text and
stuff is a little bit big and messy at the moment so we’ll tidy that up in a minute. I just want to check this is all working. So yeah then sending it to
a cart we can view our cart. There’s our boot. And then we can click proceed
to check out and hopefully we should be off to Amazon. There we go, it’s added it
to our cart we can continue. And then obviously if I checked
out and bought this boot I would earn a commission,
well actually I wouldn’t because you’re not really supposed to buy your own stuff on your
own affiliate links. But if someone else bought
this boot via my site just like that I would obviously
get my Amazon commission. Whoopie it all seems to be working. So let’s go back to the site. I can just click on the back actually. And let’s have a look at
how everything is looking. So the first thing I’ve just notice is I want to tweak these colours a bit more in the menu the blue’s not right and just try and jazz it up a little bit. So let’s go back into the dashboard. I’m gonna do it in a new tab again so I can switch between the two. Go back in appearance and Kingdom and then go to the layout. And to colours. And it’s these menu things that I want to, want to change. So currently the normal
menu state colour is this kind of green-y colour. But I don’t know where it’s
getting that blue from. Anyway let’s see. What I want to actually
is I wanna try and make it some more purple-y. So let’s change the background
colour to the purple. Like that. Let’s see what that looks like. It doesn’t seemed to
have changed (chuckles) that’s strange, let’s
go back and have a look. Let’s make all of these
purple and see what happens. Just gonna refresh the page. Okay for some reason
that doesn’t seem to be having any effect, that’s a bit strange. Now it could be because
um, ’cause of the cache and all that sort of stuff
that you have with browsers. When you make your changes
to things like colours you sometimes need to clear
the cache in your browser. So in Chrome, I’m just going to preferences. And where am I looking
if I go advance settings, go to content settings, all cookies and then if I’m
just gonna look up boot. And then I’m just gonna remove all that it may
log me out of the site, but hey ho, let’s just see if it makes the colours come through. No, not yet. There we go it’s all gone purple. It’s a cache thing when you change colours and it doesn’t show them, so there I did a, I forced a refresh of the page I used on my MAC shift + command and R. I’ve also made it far too purple, so let’s just go back
into the Kingdom settings. And let’s change the hover
state to the this one. The kind of pinky colour. And for this one I’m gonna make it white. So there we go, click white. Save the settings. That’s done. Let’s go back, refresh. Ah, that’s looking better! Oh and these other colours
have changed, as well. So earlier when they changed
it was through my cache. So you’re gonna need to
either clear your cache or force a page reload if you Google that, force reload and then
whatever browser you’re using it’ll tell you the keystroke
or whatever you need to do to load the page without the cache. It’s looking kind of on my colour
scheme which is good so. Let’s have a look of the products again, all looking real nice,
we’ve got the purple and the pink going on. So here’s our products. Let me just have a quick look around. They’re all looking good. I find this as, of thing a bit a bit big. Now you can’t actually remove it I know, previous people have said,
“Hey I want to remove this.” Which you can’t do from
a technical point of view but an Amazon point of
view they don’t like you doing that for some reason. It’s part of the terms and services. So you need to keep it,
but I’m gonna make it a little bit smaller and to do that I’m gonna need to actually add a little bit of code to our settings. So I’m just using the inspect here, what I’ll do is I will
put this bit of code in the description again so you don’t have to worry about it. It’s a bit of CSS that we’re doing here. But it’s fine I’m just gonna adjust it so that it’s
a little bit smaller. I think 12, 12 perfect. I’m gonna take this little bit of code. And I can close that and then go back into the dashboard. Then what we’re gonna do is
I’m gonna click on customise. And then in here we got this additional CSS thing going on. And then I’m just gonna
paste it in like that. And click save and publish. And hopefully if we go back and refresh this product. There we go. It’s nice and small. So it’s all looking really
nice and the boots are on here. What I’m gonna do now is I’m
gonna go in the background and just add a few more products just to fill out the site
and a few more brands. And then what we’ll do is we’ll start working on the homepage, get that done. And we’re kind of nearly getting there. So yeah, that’s great news. Give me a minute just to
add some more products. And I’ll be back in a moment. Okay that took a few
minutes but I’ve managed to get all of my products imported. Add a few more brands,
as you can see we’ve got Fly London, Gabor, Lucky
Brand and a few others and all of these have got
some lovely boots within them. Some have worked, some haven’t. What you’re gonna need to do is just go through your products after you’ve done an import. Anything that’s not come
through quite right, like this one hasn’t got an image, either fix it manually or I just generally kind
of just delete them off. It’s not really worth worrying about it to be to fair, especially
when you’re adding loads and loads of products so you can just come in here and move to trash. See what I did there. When you’re logged into your website, let me just
go back to the front. When you’re logged in you’ve
got this bar across the top. So when you’re looking at
say a product or whatever, let’s go into this one. You can come up to the
top and just click edit to make any changes you
want to change the image or the text or whatever you like. So yeah I’ve added all my
products so that’s good. And what I’m gonna do now is
I’m gonna do the homepage. I think that’s a good place to do next. And then we can do the final bits and bobs like the footer, this header and I can show
you how to add some blog posts and all that other stuff which
is gonna be very important. Because as I said previously
at the beginning of the video it’s very important that you
not only add some products but you also add some valuable content to the site. So I’m talking articles, videos, reviews. And that sort of thing. Not only will it help you
in totally get approved with Amazon but it’ll also help in terms of getting traffic and actually making a success of the site. Yeah, obviously adding
blog posts and stuff is gonna be important. But we’ll get to that a little
bit later on in this video. So, yeah, let’s do the homepage. So to create a homepage
I’m gonna go up to here and go new, and page. And I’ll call it home. You can call it homepage. (chuckles) Call it whatever you like. Okay. And then what I want within the, within the homepage I
want a slider at the top and then maybe a little
bit of text that just says, we define the best boots,
or something like that. And then we can show off
some products, as well on the homepage. Now I’m gonna reference a
page on the AA Teams website. They’re the people that made the plugin and the theme. I happen to have it to
hand, it’s dos.AA Team blah, blah, blah, again
I will add a link to this within the description of the video so you can find it, but yeah if you just
basically go on the AA Team there’s some real good stuff
on there, the docs.aateam. And what we’re looking
for is the short codes which are very handy. So let’s add this one first, which is
the featured products. I’m just gonna copy this and
I’m just gonna paste it in. What I’m actually gonna do
is switch to the text editor. It doesn’t really make too much difference but when you’re copying and paste stuff it’s generally better
to use the text editor. So let me just publish
that and I’ll show you what that, that’s done. Okay we’ve published that,
what we need to do actually is set the homepage first. Set this page to be the
homepage if that makes sense. So let’s go to settings and general. We just need to tell
WordPress this is the page that we want to be the homepage. So your settings, I’m
sorry it’s not the general it is in reading. And then we’re gonna select front page displays a static page. And I’m gonna select the home page. We’ll come back and set up the post page in a second that’s basically your blog. So now if we go back to the site. It says featured products but there aren’t any products showing. So to set some featured
products and these are gonna be your most popular or your
favourite, whatever you like. If we go into products down here. Then what we can basically do is just pick some products we want to add as featured. So maybe this one here. And you’re basically gonna tick
this little star, very easy. And that makes it a featured product. So maybe that one. I don’t want them all from the same brand. We’ll just sort by name that might give me a little bit of a different different thing, that
one looks quite nice. I can see that I’ve
accidentally imported some stuff that’s not particular good, that’s okay. What’s that, some colour
thing for the shoes? So I can always just delete
these products I don’t want. And that one. But yeah I’m getting distracted anyway, let’s add a couple more featured you’re gonna want to add
at least four or five. These are all Fly, but yeah,
that doesn’t matter I suppose. Another one of them. You might want to obviously
put a bit more thought into it and decide exactly which
products I’m just obviously for this example just gonna pick some, some random ones. Let’s go I don’t want them
all to be from the same brand. UGG, here, UGG, UGG, UGG. Perfect. I think I did four then. Let’s do one more for luck. That one. I have no idea about boots. (chuckles) There we go. So now if we go back, so
we go back to the homepage. There’s our featured products, you see. So that’s good let’s go, we can now click edit page up here if we need to make a change. Within the short code you’ve got a few settings in terms of how many you want to show per page that sort of stuff you can
just adjust these numbers. But that, that’s fine for now. So we’ve got our featured
products, that’s great. Let’s go back to the document and see what other short codes we got. No it’s not actually
on here the short codes that I want to use which is a bit strange. But not to worry, not to worry. I know what it is anyway because I’ve got it on my other site. Let me just pop it up. I don’t know if you’ve seen
any of my other videos, but this one is the very first site I did a couple of years back now I think. The zombie one. Basically what with
boots when I want to get a similar kind of layout to this, so yeah, featured products at the top. Then from certain categories. So I’m just gonna edit
this page and I’ll show you the other short codes I’m running. I don’t know why they’re
not in that document. I’ll send a message to AA
Team and ask them to add it. So. The next one, and again I’ll
add all these short codes to the description and to
the blog post on wpeagle.com. So the next one I want is this one. Which is basically just pulling products from certain
categories if that makes sense. Let’s just copy that and go back to here. And paste that in. And I’m gonna put latest UGG boots. And then I’m gonna copy this again. And I’m gonna put latest Fly London boots. And then one more. I’m gonna put latest, what
other brand have I got? Rocket Dog. Okay. Now, to, set the actually categories
for each one of these we need to change this bit here obviously it’s not zombie toys. So to do that we go into
products and categories. I’m just gonna open this in a new tab so that I stay on this page. See I’m gonna need to do
come copy and pasting. And so the first one was UGG. So I just need to copy
this little slug here. Which, it doesn’t look like I can do that. So let me just click edit. Hm, that’s strange. Let’s just go back again. I’m gonna click on it. Hm, I don’t know why it’s
not letting me edit that. Oh, it works okay on the other brands, it’s just something
weird with the UGG thing. Anyway I can read that. I’m gonna have to type it
in, it’s UGG-Australia. So in there. Ah, what’s the next one? Fly London. It’s gonna be Fly-London,
yeah of course it is. And then Rocket Dog, it’s
gonna be Rocket-Dog I guess. Yeah, pretty straight forward. Okay. Well we’re gonna add a slider in a second to the top of the page. What I’m gonna do is I’m
gonna turn off the post title, ’cause at the moment it says homepage at the top which is a filler okay. Well nope. Let me just open that in
a new tab and have a look. Yeah, we don’t want it to
say homepage like that. So that’s why we’re gonna turn that to no. Okay let’s click update. Then if we refresh the page. We got the featured products, got the latest UGG boots, got the latest Fly London boots and the latest Rock Dog boots. So that’s looking really good. So just above this area I’m
gonna add a little bit of text. So let’s do that now, let’s go edit page. Then I am gonna switch
back to the visual editor because we’re gonna be editing text. I’m just gonna add a,
enter there line space. Then I’m gonna type in
something like welcome to Boot Boutique. Where you’ll find the best selection of woman’s boots. Hand picked just for you from Amazon. Something like that. (chuckles) Obviously you’ll
write whatever you want. You want to try and include some key words that might be useful in
terms of Google and stuff, so that’s why I’ve got
women’s boots in there. What I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna send to that, so I’m just gonna high light it and then this works a bit like Word if you’ve ever used Microsoft Word. So we can align that centre. Then we can make it a bit bigger by setting it as a heading. Something like a heading
three might be big enough. Let’s have a look, click update. Let’s view the page. There’s our text. That’s not too bad. Maybe make it a little big bigger. Let’s go back and see what it looks like as an H2, or heading two. I can just highlight that, go
to heading two, click update. And then view the page. The heading two is actually
smaller than the heading three, that doesn’t make any sense. Let’s try as a, I don’t know H1 that’s got to be bigger. Normally it goes H1 is the biggest, H2 is a little bit smaller,
H3’s a bit smaller still. But that’s weird, never mind. Yeah, that’s fine. Actually I think I preferred
the H3 to start with. (laughs) Hey, you’re just gonna have to play around and see what works best for you. You can make it bold if you like. It’s make a lot of difference. Okay so, let’s add one more short code while we’re here. So just below that I’m gonna add, latest blog post and things. Now this one is on this
document, it’s this here. Just gonna copy that. Haven’t got any blog posts just yet, but I will add some later on in the video. Let’s click update. And view that page one last time. Make sure our products, UGG boots and all the rest of the boots are there. Then there’s our latest blog posts. So I’m happy with that we just need to add a slider at the top so let’s do that now. Just gonna go to the
dashboard and then down here I’m gonna go into Slider Revolution. I’m gonna click new slider. I’m gonna leave that as it is in here I’m gonna give it a name, we’re gonna call it homepage. The alias can be homepage
too, that’s fine. Just gonna leave it a
standard slider for now and leave all that as auto,
hopefully it will just work, but if not we can tweak it a bit later. Let’s click save settings. Then we’re ready to create a slide. Now I have got some
images and things at hand. So let’s go and set a background. You’re gonna need a
nice big image for this. If I go in here I’ve hopefully got some. Let’s see what we’ve got. Let’s go for that one first. There we go it’s an image of some boots. Let me just save that. I want to see what it looks like first before I go too much further. So let’s go back to the homepage. Let me just get rid of that ’cause I need to know where we’re at. I’ve got too many tabs open again, that’s always a problem
with me. (chuckles) Okay let’s edit the homepage. Scroll down gonna set to Revolution Slider down in the bottom here. And then it’s already
selected the homepage for me. Let’s click update. Let’s have a look. Okay there’s the image. It’s obviously far too big
and not quite the right size, so we need to make a few adjustments. So let’s do that now. So what I’m gonna do
I’m just gonna get back into Slider Revolution and just have a look at the settings again. Homepage, click on the cog. Now let’s see. Let’s change it to full width and see if that makes any difference in terms of the slide layout. Save settings. Got too many tabs, let me
just close some of these tabs so we’ll know where we’re at. Let’s go back and visit the site. Okay that’s still far too big. So back in again. I think I might have to
set some custom sizes. We’ll try full screen
why not I don’t know. Let’s see what happens. Just gonna open site in another tab. It’s not too bad, it’s
too big for me really. I don’t want it that high So let’s make an adjustment. Set it as full width. Then I’m just gonna adjust these sizes. So in here I’m gonna type in 1720 by, let’s go for 500. I think that’s the size
of the image I’m using so that might help let’s… Let’s have a look at that. Refresh. Hey, that’s looking a lot
better I’m happy with that. Okay so let’s just go
back in and I want to add a few more things to the slide. So I’m gonna go to slide editor again. And probably have another slide as well. It’s good to have a couple of slides. Let’s click on the pencil to edit it. Okay. So what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna add a layer. And it’s an image. Gonna upload an image I’ve got. Or you can just add text it’s up to you. Sorry let me just show you,
if you wanted to add text, you go add layer, add text
and then you can just, add some text, drop it where you want to on the slider. But I’ve actually got an image that I want to use. Let’s have a look. Is it that one or is it that one? Let me have a look and see what I’ve got. I’ve got that one. I think it’s that one, isn’t it? Well that one looks good to me. So yeah you’re gonna need
to get some images done, or just use a bit of text so you just get a nice photo and then add
some text yourself over it. But I’ve got this thing
here that I’m gonna use. Insert that. And what I want it to be, I
want it to be in the middle. So if I click there, layer line centre, then layer line middle. That should be in the middle. Let’s save it and have a look. So if we refresh. It’s a bit dark maybe
that’s not the right one. Let’s take it out and try
the other image I’ve got which was white, which
will probably look better. So add layer image. Let’s go for that one. I think this will be better,
yeah that will work better. Then we’ll centre that. And then let’s refresh. Looking good. So let’s just add one more slide. So if we come back in here and
then we can click add slide. Add blank slide. Then let’s set the background
image, load a file. We’ve got one here for Lever boots. Let’s see what that one looks like. Looks quite nice. These are just kind of stock images and whatnot that I found before. And so GraphicRiver and place like that, iStock, they’re great
for these sort of images. We’ve got any text. I’ve got quality let’s
see what that one is. Yeah that’s perfect. So I’m just gonna centre that and save. Let’s refresh. So that’s the first slide. There’s the second slide. Let’s cut that image off a little bit. Let me just see if I’ve got a better image than that one. So change. So we’ll look at this
one, no it’s this one. Yeah, I think that one’s better. So let’s save. If you want to reorder these slides I want to make that one first, we can just drag that like that. Just click save again. And let’s refresh. There we go. That’s our slider done. And the homepage is
kind of coming together very nicely now indeed. So just to finish off we
need to do some blog posts and work on this footer and some final, final tweaks, but yeah
we’re getting there. But before we do that
what I’m gonna do now is add some of the
static pages to the site. Now a static page is
sort of like the about us or an FAQ page or anything that’s not a product
or a blog post basically just a normal webpage. By the way if I sound
a little bit different it’s because after I’m
recording this video the microphone I was
using fell off the desk and broke itself. So I’ve got a new microphone here. Hopefully I sound a
little bit better because it’s supposed to be a pretty cool pro mic that I’ve got here. Let me know hopefully I’m
sounding a little bit better. Might be just the same, or maybe worse. Anyway, (chuckles) that’s
a bit of a tension. Let’s go and do these pages. So what I’m gonna do is go up there and go to new page. And this one’s gonna be the about us, so I’m just gonna call it about us. And I happen to have some copy to hand if I just go into here
I’ve got those pages. There we go. Not a huge amount of copy if I’m honest, but you probably want to add
a little bit more than this, but you get the idea. Let me make that a bit bold. Take this big space chunk out. And I’m gonna make, oop. That’s better. I’m gonna make this
bit a quote, like that. And then publish, let’s
see what that looks like. That’s fine we’re gonna
tidy up this, this footer. And all this stuff here in a second. That does look a little bit messy, but I’m gonna make that a
little bit better in a second. So that’s the about us,
let’s do another one. This one’s gonna be an FAQ. Again I’ve got the copy right here. I can not, not the biggest amount of copy but it’s a start. There we go. So we’re just gonna add a menu at once on these pages to the top to the site. They’re easily accessible. And the final one is a privacy policy, privacy, privacy whatever. And I’ve got something here. You can find a privacy, privacy policy online just do a search you’ll be able to find one you can use. Or maybe you’ve already
got one, I don’t know. So that’s our pages done. So let’s add these pages to a menu, so we’re gonna go to appearance and menus. Then what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna create a new menu and I’ll call it top menu. Click create. There we go then we can add those pages by just ticking the boxes,
clicking add to menu. I’ll put that like that, like that. And then I’m gonna take top navigation for the display location and click save. And let’s go back and
have a look at the site. There we go we’ve got our
links across the top there. Perfect. Now this bit of text up here that can also be adjusted if you like. To do that we need to go
back into the dashboard. And then go to appearance + Kingdom theme. Now obviously you can add
a phone number if you like. You may not want to because obviously it’s an affiliate site. You can always get a
phone number from Skype or something like that if you just want to have a separate number. ‘Cause it does kind of make your site look a little bit more
legit if that makes sense, but it’s not essential. I’m gonna take it out just now. Now just interestingly, even though that is obviously the header it’s in the footer section of the admin. Er, which is a bit weird. Never mind. So what I’m gonna do is
I’m just gonna put the, the best woman’s boots hand picked from Amazon. That, this is the copyright text I’m gonna change that as well. That’s a link thing you can do. I’m just gonna take it
out and just go WPEagle. And change the year
it’s 2017 now obviously. In here you can put some
links through to your Amazon, and link to a money URL
whatever all this stuff is. I’m gonna leave that
for now, don’t need it. That’s all saved. Let’s go and take a look at the site. Okay there’s that bit done, there’s that. It’s coming together really nicely. So let’s get on and sort
out this footer area. First thing I’m gonna do is add some logos across the bottom for all the boots and things that the boot manufacturers
that I’m promoting. So let’s go back into the dashboard. I’m just gonna tidy up these tabs, let’s just go back to the one. And go into dashboard. Okay. Then down here we’ve got
this partners section which is part of the
theme, the Kingdom theme. I’m gonna add a new partner. Let’s start with UGG. UGG, UGG. There we go. And then let’s find a, I’ve
already downloaded some logos. I’m organised today. So you just find these logos on the web, obviously do a search
on Google or whatever. There’s UGG. And then send it to post. Down here you can add a link to either off to Amazon or to somewhere else on your website. What I’m gonna do is I’m gonna just link to somewhere on my website. So let’s just bring it
up in this other tab. So I’m just gonna link
through here to this, the actual UGG category, so there we go, just copy it and paste to that. Actually before we go much further I want to change the addresses. I don’t like this index.php. I’m gonna take that out in a sec. So let’s just get rid of that. Click publish, we’re
gonna do that right now before I add any more logos. But there’s UGG. See I don’t like that index thing. It just looks messy and whatnot. So to fix that we need to go
into settings and permalinks. We’ve got all this blah in
there, we don’t need that. Let’s just change it to post name. And in fact I’m gonna change it to slash, percentage sign, category, percentage sign, slash. Again you’ll find this in the, oop, too many slashes
just need the one slash. I’ll put this down in the description if you want to copy and
paste it but there you go, that’s what I’m gonna go for. You can have whatever you like really, but you either generally
just gonna want post name or cast your post name. It makes the URLS a lot friendlier. Let’s just have a look
and see what change, what that change has done. I’m just gonna refresh the page. So it’s got rid of that index thing. And then if I click on a boot. It looks nice and tidy
there’s no index.php, anyway. Let’s get back to those logos. Let’s see the UGG has, the UGG’s arrived, which is looking nice I’m gonna show you how to get rid of that weird white background that it puts. Which I don’t think looks very nice. I think it’s be better
if it’s just all grey. So we’ll do that in a sec. But let’s just add a
few more of these logos. I’ll close that, go back into partners, and add new partner. Next one is, let me think
off the top of my head, it’ll be Fly London. New logo, find it on the computer. There it is. Perfect, insert into post. Why did I close that other tab? That was silly. Funny pencil is at the front and the back actually in different tabs you’ll see, but not too many tabs otherwise I guess. It gets too confusing. So yeah, Fly London, copy that. Paste that in. Let’s refresh have a look at that one. Oh, yeah. But I think you get the idea. I’ll add the rest the of the logos, you don’t need to watch me
repeatedly upload the logos. So yeah, I’ll just do a quick edit. And then we’ll crack on with the rest. Okay so I’ve uploaded all the brand logos, there they are looking good. If you have more than the
one, two, three, five, you get these little arrows so you can just nicely scroll it. So yeah, as I said I’m gonna get rid of the white backgrounds on them, ’cause that looks a bit rubbish. So to do that we’re gonna
need to add a little bit of custom CSS again, don’t
worry I will put the code again in the description
below and on the blog post over at wpeagle.com, be
sure to go and check it out. So let’s just quickly inspect. I’ve got some videos on
adjusting themes and stuff with CSS and this sort of thing if you’re that way inclined and you want to make some further customization. So let’s have a look at
what’s going on here. There’s gonna be a white
background somewhere let’s see where it is. Not there, not there, not there. It’s got to be in here. There it is, look. So that’s what we need to change. Let’s just, to that to non. Or transparent even, that’s better. That’s what we want. Okay I’m just gonna copy this. And similar to earlier when
we adjusted that font size we need to go into
appearance and customise. Additional CSS and then I’m
gonna just paste that in there. I’m just actually leave
the bit that we need. We don’t need all this
stuff, just the background colour setting and then, oh look it’s there and
it’s working nicely. I think they just look
better but obviously in order for this to work you need to make sure that
your logos are .png files. With a transparent background. Obviously if they’ve already
got a white background and they’re .jpegs or whatever then, that bit won’t work and you’ll still have white, white backgrounds on your logos. Just close that. A little trick actually or a little tip. When you’re searching for logos, so say you go over to Google, I’ve just Googled Google, blimey. Got to be careful when you do that you can break the internet. So say you’re looking
for, like me, an UGG logo. And then you get a whole load come up. If you go into Google images, and then over here you’ve got these tools. Which is really useful
when you search for images because you’ve got this
colour setting here. And if I just select transparent there, it’s gonna bring up
all the logos that have got a transparent background. So perfect for this
particular usage application. Another little thing
going back to the sliders and that sort of stuff. Say you were looking for some boots. ‘Cause you want a nice
big image for your slider. We just turn off the transparent. And okay so like in here
there’s some nice images. When you’re choosing images and
selecting images from Google and other places you want to make sure that they’re not copyright because you know you start putting
copyright images on your site you could get in trouble. Believe me I’m talking
from experience there, that you will get scary
letters from companies saying, “Oh you’ve broken our copyright, “you owe us thousands of dollars.” Which is not what you want. So there’s another little trick on Google. When you go to tools
there is a usage rights philtre so you can say
like labelled for reuse. And then all these, these images are fine. These are good to go, you
know you use them on a slider. Problem is they’re not
always great quality, but you never know you
might find something that’s, that’s worth using. Who knows? So yeah, just a little tip for you. So let’s go back to the site. Close all that down. That’s looking nice now. And it kind of adds a nice break between the top content and the pages up at these they’re looking a bit better now. These static pages. Yeah, they are looking better ’cause they’ve got that grey bar. So anyway let’s just
tidy up this bit here. This footer area. So the footer area is made up of widgets. We just need to adjust these widgets. I’ll show you where the widgets are. So a widget is basically just an element that you can place around
your WordPress site either in footers or in side bars. And you can get widgets for
all sorts of different things. So it’s under appearance and widgets. So for the moment we’ve got
just our footer content here and it’s full of all this stuff. Which I don’t want, I
don’t want the search. ‘Cause there’s already a
search at the top of the site. Recent posts is a good
one, we’ll have that. So latest from the blog. That’s gonna be the title
let’s set that to three. We can adjust it in a minute. Obviously we need to add
some blog posts as well, we’ll do that as well. Recent comments, I don’t
want that, delete that. The footer on this theme
is made up of four columns, so four widgets is normally about right. So I’m gonna get rid of all them. So we’ve got recent posts. I want a, just a standard text one. Kind of have like a little about us. So call that about us. And then in here I’m
gonna put something like, we’re an Amazon powered boot ladies. I haven’t used the word
ladies yet so I’m gonna get that in there, getting
the SEO and all that stuff. We’re an Amazon powered
ladies boot website. We hand pick the best quality boots just for you. So now that will be fine. So I’ve got two widgets now. I want another one with kind of a menu again just linking to the brands I think. Or maybe latest products. Let’s have a look at what we got. So down here there’s a whole
lot of different widgets that you can use. What I’m gonna go for is, what do we got? So we got Woocommerce. Products? Top rated products would be good. We’ll set that to three,
something like that. I think what I want as a
final one is like a menu. So let’s add a custom menu. And I want to use the top menu. And just call it like more information, because people might miss the links at the top of the page. So I’ve put them at the bottom too they’ll definitely find them. Let’s save all that. So now if we go back to the site. Scroll down. There we go, we’ve got our about us, the latest from the blog, the top rated and the more information. So that’s all looking fine. I’ll think I’ll just
drop that down to two, ’cause it’s kind of made it a bit high. So we can adjust that
again, let’s go back in. We go straight into widgets actually as a short cut if you go here. And then widgets. And top rated and I drop that down to two. Obviously you can use
whatever widgets you like. Have a play around, there’s loads in here to play around with and see which ones, what are the best for your site? Yeah, that’s alright I’m happy with that. So I think we need to
add some blog posts now and get the blog up and running. So to do that I’m gonna create a new page. And I’m gonna call it blog. Don’t need to add any content
here just click publish. Okay that’s published now I think we need to actually set a template for this theme. So if we go down here and got to template there is one that says template blog, that’s probably the one that we need. Let’s select that and then
I’ll just update the page. Let’s view the page. It’s got a blog post on it, that’s good. So let’s go back and add it to menu and just configure it
correctly as the blog page. So let’s go into appearance and menus. And there’s the blog now
I’m just gonna add that to the top menu again. Save. Then I’m gonna go down into settings and reading. Remember we came in there
earlier to set the homepage. And I’m gonna set the post page as blog. Which is the page we just created. That’s saved, let’s go back
to the site and take a look. So now we’ve got our blog
link up here which is good. Let’s give it a click. Ah, looks pretty much the
same but it’s all working. So I’m gonna add some posts now. Luckily I’ve got some to hand. So if we go in and, well actually the first
thing I’ll do is I’ll delete this hello world default
post, don’t really need that. Edit post. Move to trash. So we’ve got no posts now
and we can start adding some. So let’s do that. So to add a post you
obviously click add new. So in terms of the kind of posts that you want to be adding you want to be adding some sort of value and obviously related to the product. We want to pull for my site I could pick the best boots for
winter or the best boots, the best waterproof boots
or the best suede boots, or the best red boots or the best boots for people with small feet. Or the best boots for
people with big feet. And you know then just obviously
create a bit of content, link through to some products on the site, maybe even insert some
products into the post and then you’re starting to add some value. So I’ve got a couple of posts that I’ve very quickly knocked up. They’re not particularly of good quality and really just for this demonstration. What you want to do is spend a little bit of time on your posts. They need to be at
least 250 words ideally. If you can include videos,
images, all that sort of stuff you will do better than just putting any old crap up. So I’ve got some posts on my computer here in this folder called blog posts. This one is why we love Fly London boots. That sounds perfect. Now let’s just open that up. So here’s an article here. I’m gonna paste that in. I seemed to have missed
the top there, hang on. There we go, let’s select all, try again. Okay. This link here, you want to make sure is linking through to the right category. Let’ me just edit that link. I think it’s an old one. So let me just open the
site and yes, another tab. Copy the Fly London link. I’m just gonna put that in there. Like that, perfect. Why we love Fly London boots. Okay and we need to add a featured image. I’m just gonna add logo I think. Let’s see what that looks like, this one here. If I could be bothered I
might go and find a (chuckles) another better image but I haven’t got one. So let’s just see what that looks like. It looks kind of funky. So they’re like a certain
size and let’s see what size this is to make it look good. I mean you can adjust this size with CSS but probably better to, what is this size? Oo there, it pops up quite nicely, but I just want to know how big. Oh, 1140×260 is the sort
of image we want to go for. So let me see if I can
just knock an image up that is that size. Give me two seconds I’m
gonna do a quick edit. Okay so I knocked something up in Fireworks or whatever
PhotoShop, whatever you like. This will do, it’s the
right size anyway 1140×260. Which is the size of the
featured images on the blog. So I actually ripped off of Schuh here. But never mind let’s go back to the site and I’m just gonna edit this post. Let’s remove this in the set. That one I just did which is in here. Let’s see what it looks like. By the way, oh yeah we
need to add a category. So let’s just put in a category Fly London. That should be fine, click update. You can have as many
categories as you like. And a post can be a
multiple category as well. If you want. So look at that. That looks better. Not quite sure what it’s gonna look like on the rest of the site. Let’s have a look on the blog. That’s not worked, either, interesting. Think what I’m gonna do
is I’m gonna adjust this to be a bit bigger let’s just, I’m gonna have to do some CSS again. You’ll find it in the video description. What’s going on with this? Okay that looks better. It’s got a bit of margin at the bottom. Okay so let’s just put this in first. Just copy and paste. I don’t need all this stuff it’s just the, the width and height. Okay. So you’ll find this
code in the description and on wpeagle.com. Actually it might not
be in the description. Because YouTube doesn’t
let you actually post, paste or post code in the description. So you have to be sure
to check out wpeagle.com. Okay let’s just refresh
and see if that change has taken effect, it
hasn’t let’s just see why. This probably width needs
to be 100% just that. There we go I just need to
adjust this image inside there. Okay I had to do a quick edit there, I made some CSS adjustments just to make the blog look a little bit better. You’ll find all these again on the post over at wpeagle.com, be
sure to go check them out. You’ll find all the code
and whatnot that you need to put into that custom CSS if you want it to look just like this. So this is our blog and
this is our blog post. And let’s see what I’m gonna
do is I’m just add another one. Let’s go to new post. And this one is, let’s have a look in my posts folder. Oo I haven’t got any
more, maybe it’s in Word. Okay. It’s just here I know what it is. It’s how to spot fake UGG boots. Paste that in here. Again I’m gonna link
that, let me just check that that’s okay. When you’re linking you
can actually search stuff, so I could just do a search for UGG boots and it should bring up the category. What’s it called, it’s actually called UGG Australia isn’t it? It’s not gonna bring up
my category, oh why not? Oh, never mind. Just have to find the link myself. Here it is. Let me just close this,
don’t need this anymore. There we go, copy that link and paste that into the URL just here, perfect. Then actually I’ve got a
video that I’m gonna add to the top, it’s not one of my videos, it’s just one I found on YouTube. Which is fine, you know we can do that, share other people’s content on your blog to help you make content. It’s all good so I can just, you can just paste the YouTube link in and it will embed the
video for you in WordPress. That’s pretty cool. And let’s add a category called UGG, Australia and publish. So let’s have a look at this one. There we go. Now I just need to add a
featured image to this one. So I’m just gonna edit the post. So we just need to add a featured image. Lucky I’ve got one to hand. I’m just gonna set
featured image and upload. And then I select a file on my computer. There it is. Oh, come on. What are you doing? Weird. (Alex laughs) That’s not, what the? Let’s try that again. There we go. Oh, that was weird, anyway. So there’s our UGG boot post. And let’s click update. Okay there’s our UGG post,
UGG post, UGG boot post. And you can see they’re
appearing here as well under the latest from the blog. So couple of other things
you might want to do before the site’s kind of officially done. You can add your social media links if you go into the Kingdom settings. So you’re going to in
here under appearance than Kingdom theme. Then in layout. Then under social set up
you can enter your Facebook. So you just copy and paste
it, you know Facebook.com slash whatever you are. I’ve not set mine up yet, but
I will be doing that soon. And then all the rest are here as well. You just type in your links. Like that and Twitter. Oh see you need to make sure you get these profiles set up and then
just copy and paste the links from the relevant social media networks. Okay, let’s have a look at
the site now I’ve done that. There we go we’ve got
them across the top there, it’s looking nice. Looking good. So we’re pretty much there. What I’m gonna do now
is I’m just gonna instal an SEO plugin and just very quickly do the basics on that. Be sure to check out the
channel for a whole load more videos on SEO, on
getting traffic, making money and choosing an Amazon affiliate niche all that sort of stuff. I’ve already got some
videos on the channel and I plan on creating many more around those sort of topics. So yeah be sure to subscribe
and all that business to make sure you don’t miss out on that. But for now I’m just gonna
show you how to instal a Yoast SEO and do some
basic stuff just to make sure that the website is
friendly and ready for, for Google and that
when it comes to visit. So we’re gonna go into the dashboard. We go to plugins + add new. Then in here I’m gonna type in Yoast SEO. Which is my preferred
favourite SEO plugin. There are others available but, this one’s pretty good. It’s got a million active instals so it must be doing something right. Let’s click activate. Okay. You got a little thing up here, that says there’s three
issues concerning our SEO. We can have a look at what they are. Okay. So we can do this stuff. First of all it didn’t like
our default WordPress tagline. So let’s just fix that. Just click on that link. It’s under site identity. And it just line, it’s just
another WordPress site, let’s change it to the best boots hand picked from Amazon. There we go, so that’s that
fixed let’s close that. Perfect. The next thing I’m gonna do is
I want to set the page title. So at the moment if we look at the site, and if I just hover over
this tab you can see that the page title is, it’s gonna load, well I can see what it is. It’s Boot Boutique, just
another WordPress site. Now I’ve changed that strap
line that’s through changed. Oop, now it’s changed to
homepage Boot Boutique. Which is not ideal. Obviously you want to try and
include some keywords within the page titles ’cause that’s what Google’s
gonna come in and read. Like I said there’s a lot more videos on my channel about SEO and
I go into a lot more detail. But yeah, technical you want
to include your keywords. So for example here it’s
ladies boots or women’s boots. If you’re selling tools it would be power
tools, screwdrivers, whatever. Hopefully Yoast has already adjusted the page titles on the products. So that they, it makes
sense which they do. So for example this one
is Merrell SilverSun WTPF, Damen Halbschaft or whatever. Whatever the boot is called. Which is perfect for the products because that’s what people are gonna research, before they’re gonna be
searching by product name. It’s just gonna be the kind of homepage and other pages that
you might want to adjust just to fit. So let’s edit this page
which is the homepage. And Yoast has now added
this little box here which allows us to adjust how the site is gonna appear on Google. So this little snippet is kind of an example of
what it might look like if it comes up on Google. So let’s change this
bit, the title to the, to ladies boots, no women’s boots hand picked, I’m gonna actually include
some brands from UGG, Fly London, Gabor, what are the other brands? Lucky Brand and more. That’s good and then this description here we find the best women’s boots just for you. From amazing boot brands including, again I’m trying
to include keywords like boots and women’s and stuff like that. Because Google’s gonna take
the words that you put in here as what the site and
what the page is about. So including UGG. I’m gonna put UGG boots
because I think people actually search for UGG boots
rather than UGG Australia. UGG boots, Fly London boots. Or even maybe just Fly boots. Gabor and many more. Browse, I’m gonna add a call to action, because people obviously
are gonna see this when they search Google and you want to try and get them to click. So browse our amazing collection today! That looks good, happy with that. You can even see what it
looks like on the mobile. He says. Don’t look a lot different really. Perfect. In here you can set a focus keyword. And that’s gonna be, basically Yoast will go through your page and just see if you kind of optimise. So let’s go for women’s boots. Once you put that in you
get this kind of score, I’m getting a good. I’m happy with good that’ll do. We’ve got a little green
light on top of there. So that’s that done this. That’s Yoast. You’re gonna want to use this little panel whenever you’re writing a blog post and even when you want to maybe want to adjust some categories or some products. Just a word on categories
I’ll show you how to do that. So now we can see that
that’s changed you see. Which is good. So you say you wanted to
optimise this category so that it was Fly London. So by default it’s coming up with Fly London archives. ‘Cause it’s using a template. So you can either come
in and change it by hand which would be you’d click
edit product category. And you got the Yoast box again down here so you can… Yeah, just do it manually like this. So I’d go the folks do
it as Fly London boots. Then obviously we come up
here and change that to Fly London boots. Hand picked by Boot Boutique. Or something like that. Then obviously you make
a description here. Large range of Fly London
boots in a range of sizes. We stock the, we stock only the best Fly London boots available. Oh hang on. That’ll do, something like that. Browse our collection of Fly today. So now that would be fine,
so let’s click update. So let’s view the category. Now see that’s quite long
because you’re gonna need to go through all the categories. And if you’ve got a big site
with lots of categories, yeah that’s gonna take some time. So I’m gonna show you a quick way on how you can set a template. So it kind of does it automatically. In terms of these
categories and this here, you’re probably gonna want to
add a little bit more text. So to do that, if you
click edit product category you can dump some text up here. So all about the brand for example. Fly London is an quality brand of women’s boots designed in London, UK. Obviously you probably
want a bit more than that. And you can obviously do your research by going over to the whatever site of the
manufacturer and you know just taking a bit from
their site and adjusting it. Obviously don’t copy it straight off. You want to rewrite it. Sometimes it’s a load of
rubbish though isn’t it by the look of it? I’m just gonna copy that. Just gonna fill it out. Let’s say you would want to rewrite that. Ideally, but I haven’t got time right now. I’m gonna do it after
I’ve finished this video. ‘Cause I don’t want this video to drag on and be a super long one
like some of my videos are where they go on for
hours and hours and hours. Now if we look at the category now. And you see all that bit of
text up at the top there. So it’s good for our SEO and
good to get some words on it. So you’re gonna want to think
of doing something like that. Now if you do do that
for all the categories what you can do is then use that for your SEO metadescription. And let me just show you so this one is UGG Australia archives. What I’m gonna do is I’m
just gonna add some… For some reason it doesn’t like me editing that UGG one does it? That’s a little bit of a
weird thing going on there. So let’s do Gabor instead. And I’ll find out what’s going
on with that a bit later. Gabor, Gabor, I don’t
know how to pronounce it. Gabor, Gabor. Gabor, something like that. So I’m just gonna, I’m not
gonna do the SEO stuff, but I’m gonna add a description in here about Gabor, Gabor. Again I’m just gonna take it from, from their site and then
I’ll rewrite it later. So there must be something
on here about them, about us, there we go. Oh, it’s all rubbish again, I know. Just tell me about the boots. We’ll just do a search about Gabor boots. See if there’s anything on here. I have to make something up,
never mind I can do that. Let’s go back Gabor make high quality women’s boots using contemporary design and manufacturing techniques. You know just something
(chuckles) some rubbish. But again you want to include keywords so you might want to then drop some of the leading styles in you know, popular Gabor boots include the, and then I’m just gonna
quickly have a look, at some Gabor boots. Let’s go back to the site. What we got? Nicole, Rayce and Sound. Include the Sound, what
was the other one, Rayce. Juanita Nicole, Juanita. That’ll do. I just want to basically
use this so I can show you how to set up a template using Yoast rather than go into
each one and doing that. Although to be fair if you
are adding a description then you might want to
take a couple of minutes just to do this. But. Okay. So now you can see that
it’s automatically dropped the meta description and
from that description so that’s fine. It’s just this page title that needs to be a little bit better. So if we want to adjust that
to follow a nice template. If we go into SEO and then the dashboard. Then if we go into general, features. What you need to do is enable
the advance settings page. Then we get some more
options down the side here. Let’s go to titles and metas. And then if you go to post types. And find products. And essentially the
custom post type archives product section just
here, I want to remove the archive, the word archive. And then I’m gonna insert
the word women’s boots. And click save changes. So what that should do is it should take the brands it’ll say Gabor, women’s boots, or UGG Australia, women’s boots. And let’s just see if that works. So currently looking
at this Gabor category and it’s got the page up
there as Gabor archives. If I refresh it it still says Gabor archives. Hang on a second let’s
just refresh one more time. Let me do a hard refresh. Nope, okay let me just
go back and see what’s going on with that. Yeah that should be the one. Let’s just see if there’s
something else I’ve missed. Go to archives over
here, is it in here too? Nope. Taxonomies. Ah it’s this, it’s gonna be
this product categories one. That’s weird it’s two sections so again I’m just gonna change
this one to women’s boots. It’s probably best to do both. ‘Cause they probably appear in different places I
know there’s a save box down there somewhere there we go. So let’s refresh. There we go. So now the page title
is Gabor, women’s boots. That’s gonna apply to
all these categories. So it means if you haven’t got time to go through each one at least the page title is gonna be to your liking. So now let’s go back to
the homepage and admire our work as it were. I’m pretty happy with the
way the site is right now. As I say I’m gonna be doing
other stuff to the site and I’ll be creating
more videos around that. I’ll put together a playlist
and include this video. But yeah be sure to check
out the channel anyway because there is already
a lot of videos about Amazon affiliate marketing
which I did around my earlier sites but it all
still applies today anyway. Well done! You got to the end of the
video, congratulations! I hope your website is looking good and you’re really proud of
what you’ve managed to achieve. Now I’m gonna be making a lot more videos around this website that we’ve just set up in terms of promotion, how
much money I’m earning off it and all sorts of things to do with that. So be sure to subscribe. Click there and you’ll be subscribed and then you’ll be the first to know when I upload those videos. I also especially selected another video for you there from my channel. I’d imagine after doing all that all work you’re probably gonna want
to go and have a lie down. I hope your site works out. If you’ve got any questions as I’ve said throughout the video please let me know and I’ll do my best to help you out. Until next time, bye for now.

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