Website Development Case Study

I am starting this discussion early.  I am motivated and obsessed with getting this website off the ground.

I have found myself with self-imposed errors of grand magnitudes.  

I want to get this website off the ground, so I am going to ask for help every step of the way.

1.  Now, I have gone to wordpress.org to get a theme called GeneratePress https://wordpress.org/themes/generatepress/
as advised by Expert Favor.

2.  Next, I have downloaded the Plugin Beaver Page Builder from https://wordpress.org/plugins/beaver-builder-lite-version/
as advised by Expert Favor.

3.  I am going to upload these files to my website http://www.wireoo.com.
I am going to make sure that the HTTPS is upgraded in a few hours for security and SEO.

I plan to get a Review Website off the ground (with affiliate marketing the right way).

Now, my question is where do I go from here.  I do not want to make any mistakes as I have in the past three months.
I, respectfully, ask that you be patient with me as I am taking small steps and in the learning stages.  Just be aware that I am passionate about this quest so, please do not take me seriously.  I laugh, sometimes, for I am embarrassed in some instances. Have a good day!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
does your  website http://www.wireoo.com host support WordPress?

if so, then your host will give the information on how to install WordPress

EDIT:
i have successfully installed several WordPress sites
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Yes.  I just upgraded the account because of issues with the inodes and file system errors. I went out for a few minutes. I am installing the Wordpress right now.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
don't forget to write down all of the passwords you use for your SQL database and your FTP account, etc.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
now you have to go to http://www.wireoo.com/wp-admin/

but i can see that your WP isn't installed yet
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
OK.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
it's 11 PM Eastern Time (North America), so i'll be back tomorrow
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I am sorry. Online with the Hosting Company. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Everything should be resolved by then. Thanks so much @Paul Sauvé.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I am on East Coast time, too!😊 Goodnight.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I am up and running now please see the theme Generate Press Theme and Beaver Plugin installed on https://wireoo.com

Oh, happy day!  I am finally making some moves. Lol
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Note the HTTPS.
Terry WoodsIT GuruCommented:
I recommend installing Wordfence (a high quality security plugin), activating the firewall, and configuring it to block brute force attacks (configure it to to lock out users for 24hrs after say 10 failed attempts at logging in). The firewall helps blocks attempts to exploit known vulnerabilities in software.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
GM @Terry Woods.  Working at it right now. Thanks.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Could not find it. Under settings.LockoutsOn my way! Thanks Expert @Terry Woods.Done @Terry Woods.  I hope this is good. Pls Check Attachments from http://wireoo.com
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Finally, I learned how to ask this question. I am so excited! Thanks, guys. 🤗
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Ready to work. Let's get it on!🎉
rgranlundCommented:
Consider installing Updraft Plus to make backups of your site.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
OK. I have the Updraft Plugin Expert rgranlund.  Updraft
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I hope this is good. Pls Check Attachments from http://wireoo.com
to see all of your Plugins, select Plugins from the menu list on https://www.wireoo.com/wp-admin/

if you like, you can post a screenshot of the list
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
🙏np.  Here it is @Paul SauvéPluginshttps://wireoo.com/
rgranlundCommented:
The Backup plugin can be set on a schedule to back up your Theme, DB and Plugins.  This is GREAT for rolling back changes that plugins make if something goes wrong.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
🙏Thanks, @rgranlund Understood!  https://wireoo.com/

I did not know that it was available. Learning a lot of new things here from the suggestions from the Experts. I want a nice and easy review site that is competitive to the major review sites out there. I tried to look at some of the Youtube videos where there was a legit discussion about the products that I am using. I found that they are all sales pitches.
rgranlundCommented:
It's called Astroturfing.  There is a great Ted talk from University of Nevada.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
np @rgranlund I have never heard of that. Wow. I am learning something new every day. Outstanding, Mr. Expert. Had to get some help in understanding the terms you referenced. Those messages have been getting me in so much trouble getting started with my prospects of an online business and in web develop hopefully increasing my income in the right way.  Astounded! 👍👍 A million thanks. I got the Ted Talk.

I am such the Victim of this Astroturfing stuff. I was wondering how some open source products make money. Huge money, I see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU

EDIT: How can I be a Victim when I was taught better in College. I am saying I should have known better.  FAKE News comes with a whole lot of things like glitz, glamour, and prospects of a false sense of thinking of an easier way.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Literally, last night, I just could not look at another Youtube Video or Visit another Social Media post about Web Development, Online Business or Affiliate Marketing. 👟👟

Moving on.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Now that I have the plugins, should I move on to the page builder?  Or building the site?
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Now that I have the plugins, should I move on to the page builder?  Or building the site?
the first thing to do is to set up your site using the Appearance menu ―> Customize

this will allow you to set up the 'template' of your site (what appears on every page you create)
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Ok @Paul Sauvé. I will be looking over it right now. I have to ask. This theme I noticed that there are not all the links to such things as Google Analytics and SEO. I have to admit I am not so confused with this Generate Press Theme. Thanks.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
you might want to award points for this question and open new ones as they come up...

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Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Experts! I have accomplished a lot today.  I was slow to close this discussion because I want to make sure that I am going in the right direction.  Have a great day!
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
you can play around with the Customize feature until you understand exactly what you can accomplish - you might also consider hiring someone to help you set it up for you

visit similar sites for ideas
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Yes. I want to ask a question as to which type of review site would be good for me.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
start with:

followup question to Website Development Case Study (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29124521/Website-Development-Case-Study.html)

I plan to get a Review Website off the ground (with affiliate marketing the right way).

WordPress is set up on my site: https://wireoo.com/

 Now, my question is ...
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Cutting and pasting that statement right now. Thanks @Paul Sauvé.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Cannot find the sharing plugin.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Cannot find the sharing plugin.
please see share
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I cannot find it in Wordpress.org.  I looked for sharing. Nothing
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
sharing is included with basic WP

  1. just go to: https://www.wireoo.com/wp-admin/
  2. select Settings ―> Share
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
SharingI do not see it.  I have done an Internet Search.  Does it mean Social Sharing?
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Ok. I have been referencing this Expert Discussion https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/27795564/Want-to-start-a-Review-Website-Simple-manned-by-one-person.html. I am still uploading plugins. Thanks. I see that there is the Content Egg Free Versions and the others listed in the older discussion.  I hope you understand where I am coming from.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
i really led you down the wrong path, so sorry :-(

you have to install the Jetpack plugin first

Now you will see Sharing
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Hi @Paul Sauvé. Here is what I have accomplished, so far. Content-Egg.mp4
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
np.  I will upload the Jetpack.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I there is a lot of upselling in the free stuff. Lol
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Configuring Google Analytics and Search Console.  I have the Yoast. Do I really need it?
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
Done with Google Analytics and Google Search Console.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
OK. I have some of the necessary plugins for my review website uploaded. I will add this to my new question along with the website information.
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I have the JetPack. See Video.
Plugins-and-Google-Analytics-and-Sea.mp4
Miss TechieTech BloggerAuthor Commented:
I asked if it was nulled. He said no. I ordered. Found out it was nulled.  Free from Fiverr.
Lol
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