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  STEP 3 – VIDEO 2

HOW TO SET UP
  YOUR SITE
  www.affilorama.com
HOW TO SET UP YOUR SITE                                                                      affilo BLUEPRINT

    In this video we’re going to look at how to set up your site. We are going to be showing you how
    to set up your site, in particular using our AffiloTheme. You’re going to learn how to configure your
    domain to point to the AffiloTheme hosting as well. The process is actually really easy.


    Hosting on AffiloTheme

    I’ve got several reasons why I think that you’re going to want to host on AffiloTheme as opposed to
    other web hosts. One of them is that it’s managed by my own staff which means that our support
    is even faster because they know how your site is configured. We also do our best to ensure that
    your AffiloTheme site stays online as much as possible.


    Your site comes with AffiloTheme installed so you don’t have to worry about setting it up yourself.


    You can still use your own WordPress plugins, we don’t restrict you when it comes to using
    WordPress.


    Also I just want to keep your costs as low as possible so you don’t have to spend more money
    than you need to. So hosting with AffiloTheme just means that there are no extra costs on top of
    purchasing AffiloBlueprint for your first year of hosting. AffiloTheme hosting is optional if you
    want to use your own hosting.


    If you want to use your own hosting account that’s totally fine, just skip to the next lesson.


    This lesson is for those of you that want to set up your web hosting using our AffiloTheme hosting
    account and you get your hosting covered by us for one year, so you’ve got one year’s free
    hosting and if you want hosting beyond the year then we promise to charge lower than anybody
    else charges for hosting. Our prices are extremely low and they’re only in place just to cover
    costs.




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HOW TO SET UP YOUR SITE                                                                      affilo BLUEPRINT

    To get started you need to login to Affilorama and access the AffiloBlueprint product under
    ‘Products’.


    In the right hand side you can see the AffiloTheme hosting/download area. AffiloBlueprint comes
    with hosting for one site but if you carry on as an Affilorama Premium member then you can get
    five sites specifically for AffiloBlueprint.




    So if you click on the ‘Set up’ tab, this will give you the AffiloTheme hosting control panel and you’ll
    be in the ‘Create Hosted Website’ tab. If you want to download AffiloTheme for your own host
    you’re welcome to do so here just by going to ‘Download’ and ‘Create My Own’. But I’ll show you
    how to do that in a later lesson.




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HOW TO SET UP YOUR SITE                                                                      affilo BLUEPRINT




    Setting up your site is fairly easy. Enter the domain name you want to use with the site. Hopefully
    you’ve bought one already, and if not, you can get one through us by clicking on ‘You can get one
    here’. That takes you to our domain re-selling panel.

    We’ve switched commissions there to $0 so you can get the cheapest domains possible.


    The next bit is your domain email address. This is the email address people can use to contact
    your website. By default customers can email ‘infoatyourdomain.com’ but you can change this to
    whatever you want. And as you can see I’ve put in Enlightenment Gateway here and
    info@enlightenmentgateway.com


    The next bit is where you fill out the email address to forward emails to. So in this case when
    someone emails info@enlightenmentgateway.com where do those emails actually go to? Well
    we’re forwarding it to a certain email address at affilorama.com for instance. But you could put in
    whatever your real email address is and then it will automatically forward those emails from that
    email address to your email address.


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    The next step down is your website access details. These are the login details you’ll use for
    accessing WordPress. By default the username is the same as your Affilorama username. But
    you can set the username and password to whatever you like. When you’re ready just click
    ‘Create Website’.




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  The control panel will switch and say ‘Website Status: Pending’. This means that your website is
  being set up for you, along with your new email address and AffiloTheme. The setup can take
  anywhere between 2 minutes and 5 minutes so just wait for a bit. The page should automatically
  refresh when it’s done. But it doesn’t hurt to refresh the page every couple of minutes or so. If the
  setup takes more than 20 minutes you probably want to contact our support.




  When the site has activated it will say that it’s active or staging. What this means is that you can
  now access your website. Even if your domain name hasn’t finished being set up you’ll be given
  two links. One link will go to your temporary website URL and the other link will go to your
  WordPress login area. You can see them on the example above.



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HOW TO SET UP YOUR SITE                                                                       affilo BLUEPRINT




    So now that my website is set up, this is my default website at enlightenmentgateway.com.


    AffiloTheme comes with multiple designs and picks one at random when it gets set up. So your
    website might look quite different to mine when it grabs one of the designs at random.




    Now go back a slide (see above) and you'll' see that the second link there links to the admin URL.
    So if you click that link and make sure you bookmark it as well. If you click that link you will get
    taken to this page below.


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HOW TO SET UP YOUR SITE                                                                      affilo BLUEPRINT

    This is your WordPress login. And you login using the username and password that you set
    earlier. It’s fairly normal just enter username and password and click the login button.




    If for any reason you’ve forgotten your password just click the link ‘Lost your password’ and enter
    in the email address that you’ve associated with your Affilorama account. WordPress will then
    send you an email with your details about re-setting your password.


    When you login you’ll get the basic WordPress dashboard and this is what it looks like. And you’ll
    be good to go.




    If you have used WordPress before and want to see what you can do with AffiloTheme right now,
    you can click on the AffiloTheme button on the left hand side menu. Otherwise let’s take a look at
    how to re-configure your domain.



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    Go back to the AffiloTheme control panel. If you scroll down a bit you’ll see this bit about
    nameservers, just under your site URL... ns1.doubledotmedia.com and ns2.doubledotmedia.com


    Write these down because this is what you’re going to set your domain point at. Perhaps even copy
    and paste them into a little notepad window.


    Now login to your domain registrar. Because I’ve registered my domain with Affilorama domains,
    that’s what I’ll use to show you how to change your name servers for your domain. If you’ve used a
    different registrar then it could look a little different but the process will be pretty much the same.




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    Anyway, once you’ve logged into Affilorama domain, select your domain from your domain list. In
    my case it’s Enlightenment Gateway so I click on that.




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    And then once I click on that I’ll be taken to this screen above. And I click on the nameservers
    button here and I click on ‘Set Nameservers’.


    Again it may look a little different if you’re using a different place to register your domain name but
    it will look something along the lines of this. So you click on ‘Set Nameservers’.




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    Now I click on the link that says I have specific nameservers for my domains and I enter in
    ns1.softlayer.com into nameserver 1 and ns2.softlayer.com into the nameserver 2 box (see
    above). You don’t need to worry about nameserver 3 and nameserver 4 boxes – just leave those
    blank.


    Next I hit the ‘Save’ button and your domain will be pointed to your website. The settings for your
    domain can take anywhere between 2 minutes to 72 hours to change. So if it doesn’t work
    straight away don’t panic. If it takes more than 3 days though contact our support and they’ll try
    and help you out. It really shouldn’t be an issue though.



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    This means that the final step to put my site online is to go back to my AffiloTheme control
    panel and click on ‘Production mode’. This process will take 5 minutes or so to occur, but when it
    does, it means you’ll be able to access your website normally instead of using those long staging
    URLs.


    When it’s done your dashboard will look like this below. As you can see, I can now access
    Enlightenment Gateway using www.enlightenmentgateway.com, my normal URL. And if you go
    there you can see I’ve got my website now up and running.




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    Lesson Summary

    In this lesson you’ve learnt how to set up your site with AffiloTheme, how to login to your new
    WordPress install, and how to set up your domain to point to your new site.


    Soon we’ll be showing you how to put articles and the like on your site, but you are now the proud
    owner of new website. Just remember though, you don’t have to use our hosting if you don’t wish
    to. It’s free for a whole year to use it. If you wish to use your own hosting then you’ll find out all
    about that in the upcoming videos.




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