How to make an AFFILIATE PRICE COMPARISON website with WordPress, Content Egg and RE:HUB. Tutorial!

– In this video, I'm gonna show you how you can create your very own affiliate marketing price comparison site The site we're gonna be building looks like this

As you can see, it looks really professional I built it all around trainers or sneakers as you say in America, but you can build it around whichever products you like The great thing about the theme and the plugin that we're gonna be using with WordPress today is that it's very easy to add your affiliate links So, when a visitor comes to your site and they compare prices on a product, when they click on the Buy Now button and go through to the retailer to make their purchase, you'll earn a commission Don't worry if you've never built a website before, I'm gonna take you through it step by step

You're gonna be able to look over my shoulder I'm gonna hold your hand, walk you through everything that you need to do from setting up your hosting and installing WordPress through to signing up with merchants and getting your affiliate links So, you can do it, I'm sure you can, I'm gonna help you, let's go (gentle melody) Hello, it's Alex here from WP Eagle Thanks for watching and I hope you're all well

So, for those of you that are regulars on my channel, you'll know that I've been talking about this video for quite some time I finally got it finished and got it uploaded I hope you enjoy it For those of you that are new to the channel, hello, it's good to see you If you're not already subscribed, click the button below, then you'll know when I upload new videos which tends to be once a week

So, I'm gonna hold your hand today and take you through creating this website It is quite a long video, so you're gonna need a bit of time I've put all the chapters and timings in the description below, so if you need to kind of jump forward or jump backwards to certain parts in the tutorial, you'll find them all in the description Now, before we get started, I just wanna take you through a few of the costs involved Now, I've tried to keep these costs to a minimum, but you are gonna have to invest a little bit of money as all good projects kinda need it

They always need a little investment and let me just take you through what those costs are right now The first thing you're gonna need is your website hosting which is basically how you put your website online Hire a little bit of a server and you can put your website there and they'll keep it online for you I've got a great deal on hosting today and I've been able to get you a great price The hosting I've gone with is with HostGator who I use a lot for all of my websites and on annual package with them, so that's a full 12 months of web hosting, the cost is gonna be just $65

If you can't afford that, then there are some monthly options as well, but I would always recommend that you go for an annual one because it's better value and a website can take a little bit of time just to get set up and get working The next thing you need is the premium theme Basically, we instal that into WordPress, it gives us the look and feel of the site and gives us all the kind of price comparison features that we need The cost for the theme is just $59 By the way, I've got them written down here, that's why I'm looking down

So, yeah, just $59 and you get the access to the premium theme, you get access to support from the developers, and you get free updates, and then the final thing we're going to need is our plug-in and the plug-in allows us to quickly import our of products and sets up for our affiliate links and updates the price for us as well automatically and the cost for this great plugin is just $48 So, I put all the prices up there for you, the total comes to, off top of my head $172 which might sound a lot, but it really is a small investment for a site of this quality and with this functionality, so hopefully you've got a little bit of money to invest today and you can get this project started So, in this video, we're going to just be setting up the website and also setting up Google Analytics, so that we can track our traffic Going forward, I will be uploading videos on how to get some more traffic and how to do SEO and social media and all that kind of stuff So, I said be sure to make sure that you subscribed, so you don't miss out on those videos

I have got some videos that I've done in the past around those subjects as well, so if you can't wait, you'll find videos on traffic and SEO and making money and all that kind of stuff on the channel, so be sure to check them out Now, I am here for you, so if you get stuck at any point or you have a question or something like that, then do leave it in the comments below and I'll do my best to reply to you and help you out, but I think that's everything covered I think you know everything you need to know in terms of what you need to get started, so let's jump on the computer and let's get this website set up So, the first thing we need to do is set up our web hosting Web hosting is basically where your website lives on the Internet, so it's very important, you can't have a website without hosting

The hosting company that I'm recommending today is HostGator I recommend them for a number of reasons The first is that they are very reasonably priced, some of the cheapest hosting available online, but just because they're cheap doesn't mean that they deliver any poor service In fact, the service you get from them is very good I run a number of my affiliate marketing sites on HostGator and I've never had a problem

Other reasons why I like HostGator is because they offer some really good support They've got 24/7/365 support and you can get in touch with them via live chat, so you don't have to pick up the phone and ring anyone, you can just log in, start chatting online, and they're generally really quick in terms of sorting out your problem Another reason why I like them is they've got lots of built-in features, so you can instal WordPress for example which is what we're going to be doing after we've set up our hosting, and they got some other features as well which are quite nice Other thing is they guarantee is that you can have your money back after 45 days or up to 45 days I should say if you're not completely happy with your hosting, just get in touch and they'll give you your money back Cancel the hosting and then you can move on, try something else

So, yeah, it's really kind of a no-risk set up here Another thing they promise is a 999% uptime which is pretty standard actually across most hosting, so basically means that your website's going to be online for the majority of the time which is good 'cause obviously a website that's down can't make you any money and can't serve any pages and all that kind of stuff, so it's good that they offer a 999% uptime In fact, they're award-winning which is good So, yeah, that's HostGator

I've got a discount voucher which I'm going to share with you as we go through the checkout and order our hosting today which will give you a nice discount off your plan, so yeah I'll be sharing that with you in a few moments Just before we go any further, I will put a link up to HostGator in a card on this video, you may have already seen it I'll put a link in the description, too If you use any of my links or my discount codes, they are affiliate, so yeah thank you very much If you do use them it means that I'll get a small commission and yeah, all I can say is thank you

Also, if you don't want to use them, then that's entirely up to you, but yeah it's a nice way of just kind of showing your appreciation to me for making these videos if you want to and of course, with the code you get a nice discount, so why wouldn't you? Anyway, let's get started What we're gonna do is go for web hosting You'll see that there is WordPress hosting, but we don't actually need that, web hosting is just fine and we can instal WordPress onto a standard web hosting Now, you're gonna want to choose probably between the hatchling plan or the baby plan, depending on how many domains you're thinking of setting up So, how many web sites you're gonna have going forward that you're gonna want to instal

So, if this is your first one and you think you're just going to do one for now, then go for the hatchling plan If you've got bigger ambitions and you think you're gonna be quickly banging out more websites, then maybe the baby plan is for you You can obviously upgrade between plans at any time should you need to, so don't worry too much about choosing the right one now because you can change going forward, so let's go for the hatchling plan, click Sign Up Now, and the first box that we've got is around our domain So, the domain name is dot come or dot co dot UK, dot net, you know what domain name is, it's whatever dot whatever So, in here you can enter a domain name if you want to register a new one

So, basically just start typing in here and whatever you're gonna go for and what will happen is once you select the end that you want HostGator will go off and let you know if it's available or not If it's not available, then you'll have to try something else or choose a different extension a bit after the dot, so you know club, club,

club, that kind of thing If you've already got any domain name, so say you registered a domain name over at GoDaddy or NameCheap or NameStore, someone like that, you would then click on this tab and just type in your domain name So, I've already got a domain name, it's registered over at GoDaddy and it's called trainersavercouk

And that's all added, it's fine, and it's then offering me some other domain names which I'm not gonna take today So, now we get to choose our package type In fact, we've already chosen it, we chose the package on the first page and it's hatchling If we need to change it, we can do now We then get to choose our billing cycle

Now, let me emphasise that the longer you go for, the better price you're gonna get In fact, if you have 12 months, it's half the price over six months, three months, one month and also keep in mind that a website takes a little while for it to kind of get some momentum and get some traffic and start earning you some money, you know realistically six months probably, so I think make a commitment today, go for at least a 12 month plan I said I've got a discount code which you're gonna get some more money off this anyway and then you'll get an incredible saving If you really can't commit and money is really tight, then you could go for just a one month and then it just be a rolling kind of deal and yeah, it goes from there, you can cancel whenever you like If you do choose the one month plan, my discount code today will give you that first month for just a penny, so you know really good price, then going forward you pay the the regular 10

95, but today I'm gonna go for the 12 months because I say I think that's the best value and you know show some commitment and I mean you'll keep working on your website and make sure that it does succeed If you go for one month, then you might not renew and just give up So, if you possibly can afford it today, go for the 12 months or even longer I mean, if you can go for 36 months, then you get a fantastic saving, 43% The next box is your username, so this what you're gonna be logging in with

I'm not gonna fill in this form right now, I'll do it in a second when I'm not recording 'cause it's a bit boring watching me type and fill in all these fields Next box is your security pin, so, you're gonna need that if you want to get in touch with Hostgator If you've got a problem, they may ask you for that security pin The next is the standard kind of billing info, your email and your name and address and all that information Over here is your payment information, so you can pay by credit card or PayPal

Section four is all around additional services, we don't need any of these additional services, so you can untick them We can do backups and protect ourselves from hackers using plugins and I've got videos actually on those things on my channel, so you don't need to pay for those particular services, you can do them yourself for free The next is the coupon code Now, it may have already populated one in this box for you like this one FREEUPGRADE3 My code should give you a better discount and the code that I've got is Eagle30

So, if we put that in, we can see at the moment my discount is 36 Now, let's see what happens if I use my code, it's gone up to 42 and yeah, everything else is still as it should be, so yeah if you use my code, you will get a bigger discount and as I said if you go for the one month, let me just show you the one month, then we scroll down, you'll see that you get the first month for just a penny and then going forward, it will be the standard 1095, but I'm gonna switch back to the 12 months and there we go, we've got a discount Yeah and thank you so much if you use my code As I said, it is an affiliate code, I will earn a small commission if you use it, but hey you get a good discount, so why not? Once you finished, click the I have read and agree to the terms usual stuff and then you can click Checkout Now

One thing just to check before you go, it hasn't done it to me today, but sometimes these kind of will tick themselves again, maybe when you put the code in or get down here, so just double check that you've got no extras on here, it's a little bit sneaky, but it looks like maybe they don't do that anymore because it hasn't done it for me, so you should be okay Anyway, let's click Checkout Now, but obviously I can't 'cause I need to fill in the form, so I will fill in the form now, I'll get my hosting set up and yeah, then we'll carry on setting up our website So, my order has completed, it didn't take very long, I filled in that form, I went for a 12 month plan on the basic hatchling, filled in all my payment information and all that kind of stuff and yeah, the order's gone through I've got this screen here, hopefully you've got something similar, too I've also just received an email

Now, this email is very important, contains all the information I need to access my new hosting service Hopefully, you should have received an emai with all your details to keep it safe, you are gonna need the information within this email in order to get set up, get your website up and running, so keep it safe, but the first thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to repoint my domain name Now, this bit only applies to people that had previously registered a domain name So, when you were filling in the order form there on HostGator, you selected I already own a domain name and typed in your domain name, this section is for you guys because we're going to update our name servers, so that they're pointing at HostGator If you just registered a domain name with HostGator, you can skip this bit and what I'll do is I'll put a little time on the screen now and if you skip forward the video to that time, you'll be ready to carry on

So, this section as I say it's just people that had a previously registered domain, maybe you've got a domain name over at GoDaddy or NameStore or Namecheap, something like that, and I'm just going to show you how to update the name servers, so let's do that right now My domain is over at GoDaddy and the two pieces of information we need for our domain registrar is these two name servers, so I'll just keep this here in this tab We're going to open a new tab, head over to GoDaddy Now, if you're with someone else who's not GoDaddy, don't worry the principle is pretty much the same, you're gonna want to log into your main control panel and you're gonna want to look for your name server settings or domain name service settings or DNS settings, then within there, you should be able to update your name servers So, we have GoDaddy

I'm just gonna go into my domains, I'm already logged in It's gonna ask me for a password again, that's fine So, here's my domains, I've got quite a few actually, so let me just do a search for trainer I got trainersaverco

uk and trainersavercom, the site is gonna be a UK-focused site, so I'm gonna set trainersavercouk as my main domain name, so that's the one I'm gonna update the name servers on Any other domain names, I'm gonna redirect them

For instance, trainersavercom is gonna be redirected to trainersavercouk and again, you do those redirects on your domain control panel, so within GoDaddy or whoever you're registered with I've already got it all set up

You basically pick the primary domain name that you're gonna be using and if you only got one, it'll be that one So, I'm gonna click on these three little dots and I'm gonna go to manage DNS And the scroll down and we got this name server section here I'm gonna click Change, I'm gonna select Custom, and then I can enter my name servers which were in that email that I got from HostGator So, the first one is this one

Copy and paste Make sure there's no spaces or anything like that, there isn't and then the second one is this one And then save So, that's all done That could take a few moments

Could just be a couple of minutes, could be a few hours, could even be a whole day Generally, it doesn't take that long and you'll know that you're up and running and that it's all working fine when you head over to your domain name, so if I open another tab, I just go to trainersavercouk Okay, it says this website is temporarily unavailable, so that's not working just yet, so it's gonna take a few moments

What I'm looking for is the HostGator page to come up, then I know that it's working and the DNS is updated, so I'm just gonna give it a few moments I'll do an edit now in the video and as soon as the domain has repointed itself, we'll carry on and we'll instal WordPress Okay, that's look a few moments, but I've just refreshed again and now I'm seeing this HostGator page, so that means that the DNS and all that stuff is working correctly and the domain is pointing at my new HostGator hosting If you've just registered a new domain name with HostGator when you set up your hosting, then you might need to wait a few hours for the registration, everything to go through before you see this page So, if you're not seeing it, don't panic, just give it a bit more time and it will appear soon

Once you do see it, then you are ready to get started as I am now So, now we're ready to move on to the next step which is to instal WordPress So, to do that I'm going to go back to my email that I got from HostGator and I'm gonna go to the control panel, so that's this link here, give that a click, now it's going to ask me for a username and password and get that from the email So, the username is as you'll notice actually the one I set up obviously when I created the account and then hit the password, copy that and then paste So, that's just logging in now

The browsers asking me if I want to save the password, can do that I don't want constant contact, so I'm gonna close that banner and here we are, this is our HostGator control panel Now, don't worry, it does look a little bit complicated, maybe a little bit overwhelming, but it's fine We're just gonna be setting up WordPress in here If in the future you want to set up an email address, that kind of thing, you'll find that all in here, too

It's pretty straightforward and just look around, look for the right button and you should be fine Of course, if you get stuck, then HostGator are available to help you out Okay, so let's instal WordPress and we're gonna click on this W over here, Build a New WordPress Site, let's give that a click Okay, and then we're ready to instal WordPress So, it's asking us to select a domain for installation

I only got the one, trainersaver Leave the directory blank and then click next Now, it's time to give the website a name Don't worry, we can change all this stuff later I'm gonna call it TrainerSaver

Here, we're gonna set up an admin username, so this is the username that you're gonna log into WordPress with, don't confuse it with any of your HostGator passwords and that kind of stuff, this is just to log into WordPress So, let's go for wpeagle First name WP, last name Eagle And then let's enter an email address It needs to be a valid address because the site will email you stuff to this address

You wanna make sure automatically create a new database is ticked, then you need to click the Terms of Service Agreement and then click Instal It's gonna take a few moments Okay, that's complete So, here are our WordPress details You're gonna need to remember this username and password

Make note of it, whatever I'm just gonna copy the password to my clipboard and then I'm gonna click Login And here we go So, this is where we log into WordPress Generally, it's your domain name, dot com, whatever, slash wp hyphen admin

It looks a bit like this, let me show you So, wp hyphen admin Let's see we've got trainersavercouk/wp-admin, so anytime you need to access your WordPress backend, that's where you go

Just like that Let's put in the username which is the one I just created and then the password which is already in my clipboard I'm gonna tick Remember Me, so I don't have to log in all the time And then click Log in We can save the password if we need to, that's into my browser

So, here we are, we're logged into WordPress The first thing it's gonna ask is what kind of site are we setting up, just click I don't need help 'cause we know what we're doing, we're gonna do it all ourselves Okay, so here we are, we're in WordPress We can go and take a look at the front of the website When you go to visit your site, you might need to do a refresh

And here it is, just a standard WordPress instal and we're gonna hopefully change all this to turn it into an affiliate marketing price comparison site Now, the first thing you might wanna do is change that password to something that you can remember So, to do that, I'm gonna up to top here So, when you're logged into WordPress, you get this bar across the top So, even when you're looking at the front of the website, you can still do stuff

Logged out users won't see this, but as we're logged in, we do And if we go to the top, I can go to Edit My Profile and it's in here that I can set a new password So, I'm just gonna scroll down, go to New Password You can generate another complicated one or you can type in one that you might remember Like that

It thinks that's weak, but fair enough I'm gonna click confirm use of weak password Click Update Profile And there we go, my passwords updated to something that I can remember Now, before you get started, I think we need to tidy up a little bit 'cause there's all these messages that have kind of appeared and they're just gonna get in the way

So, the first one is, well, actually, the first one is up here which is to do some updates, so let's do that now, I'm gonna click please update And we got some plugins that it wants to update and we got WordPress, so let's do the plugins first I'm going to just tick the box there, click Update Plugins That's all done As you can see WordPress takes care of all your updates for you, it's fairly straightforward

You generally just have to click a button and it does all the downloading and installing on your behalf Let's return back to the WordPress updates page, then just click here to update WordPress So, we're now ready to go and get the premium theme which gives us the look and feel of the site and is designed for price comparison site, so it does all the work for us, and we also need to go and get the plugin A premium plugin that will allow us to put in all our affiliate products from all our different merchants and all that kind of stuff, so that's what we're gonna do next So, the first thing is to go and get the theme

Okay, so I'm over at Envato Market which is where we're gonna be buying our premium theme and our premium plugin The theme you're gonna be using is this one here, it's called REHub, and it's designed specifically for affiliates and for creating things like price comparison sites which is what we're gonna be doing today, and you can do some other stuff with it, too It's got loads of features It comes with loads of demo content which is what we're gonna be using, so we can create the site, so it looks exactly the demos I'll just show you what they look like

Then all we need to do is just change the content and the colours and add our logo and make it our own, so that's why I love this theme and yeah, it's easy to use, full of features, and just exactly what we need It is a premium theme and the cost for the theme is $59 I'll put a link up on the screen now and I'll put a link in the description of this video, too The link is an affiliate link, so if you use it, thank you very much I will earn a small commission

I do only recommend products that I use myself, so yeah, the affiliate commission is just a nice little bonus Now, we're also gonna be buying the plugin from Envato Market We're gonna be buying that from CodeCanyon which is part of the Envato Market So, if you're creating an account today and you're gonna be depositing some funds, I recommend that you deposit enough to cover both the cost of this theme and the plugin, too, and the total will come to about 107 Well, in fact, exactly 107, so make sure you deposit at least $107, so that you can cover the cost of the plugin as well which we'll be getting onto in a few moments

Not only do you get the theme for your money, you also get future updates So, when new versions are released with new features and that kinda stuff, you get access to them, and you also get six month support from the theme developer, so if you get stuck with something and you need some help, you can just drop them a line and they'll sort you out Now, I've already purchased the theme, so I am able to download it So, to do that, I can just click on overview and then download Let's save it somewhere where I can hopefully find it on my ever so messy computer

There we go And once I've downloaded it, I get a zip file It's called themeforest blah blah blah dot zip And what you need to do is extract that, so I can do it just by double clicking on it And then within there, you'll find the folder REHubWP-theme and then within there, there is a zip file which is what we're gonna be uploading to our website, so let's do that now

So, back to the dashboard of the website and then go to Appearance and Themes And then Add New And then Upload Theme We click Choose File and find the file on our computer Oh, it's such a mess

There we go So, rehubzip which I say is inside the folder that you extracted So, that's just gonna upload, take a few moments So, that's installed, we can now click Activate

And that will turn the theme on And there we go Okay, so the first thing you're gonna wanna do is register Now, I've already registered this I did it earlier when I was doing some tests, for some reason it's remembering it and I can't make it forget it

So, what you need to do is enter your Envato username and the licence key and you can get the licence key if you go to the page on themeforest, the REHub page, go to support, and if you scroll down right down to the bottom, it's there under purchase codes Just copy that string of letters and numbers Paste it in here, click Submit, and then you'll be registered and you'll be able to do what we're about to do next which is instal the demo content So, let's do that now I'm not going to worry about these plugins for now, it's saying that we need to instal some plugins, that kind of stuff

What we we're gonna do is do the demos, so to do that, let's go to Demo Stacks Now, with this theme, the funny thing is with the demo stuff is it kind of basically wipes everything on your site, it creates a copy of the demo site, so that means that we're gonna have to kind of set up users again and that kind of stuff Don't worry, it'll be fine You'll also need to make a note of this login information because as I say you're gonna have to recreate users and the only way to log into your site is with this login So, it's rehubdemo and I'm just gonna make a copy of this password into my clipboard

We need to instal the WP Clone plugin to get this working, so let's do that, let's go to Plugins and Add New Do a search, wp clone plugin And there it is, click Instal Now And then Activate Okay, so that's all activated, so we don't need to go back and get the relevant link

So, let's go back to Rehub and then Demo Stacks Now, remember you are gonna need to remember these two bits of information, the login is rehubdemo and the password is RehubPass999777 So, let's just copy that to my clipboard, so got it to hand In case it's gone for whatever reason So, yeah, that's in the clipboard ready to go

If we scroll down, we've got all the different demo stacks here The one I'm gonna go for is the Rehub Main If you wanna have a quick look at it, you can click on the preview, but it's the demo stack I'm gonna be using If you wanna follow along with this video, then I suggest you use the same stack as well, but of course, there's no harm in choosing another one Maybe going forward if you set up a second or third site, you might wanna check out a few of these other ones, but I think just the main one is perfect for what we wanna do today

So, let's get the link There's the link Okay, so I'm gonna copy that to my clipboard In terms of the password, that's not in my clipboard anymore So, I'm gonna have to save this somewhere else

Let's just copy it to a note actually, that'd be the best thing I've got my old TextEdit down here And I'm just gonna paste it in there, so I got it to hand So, scroll back down, let's get the link, copy that to clipboard Perfect

And then we'll go to WP Clone Restore from URL, paste that in, tick I Agree, and then we're gonna click Restore from URL So, this is just gonna wipe everything that we've done so far It's gonna put WordPress on and it's gonna set it up, it's okay, it's a demo stack, and then we're gonna log in with that username and password and then we're gonna have to recreate our username again, but it will save us a lot of work in the long run because it will bring all the pages and everything in, all the templates, so all we need to do is tweak a few things So, let's get it going

I'm gonna click Restore from URL and press OK It says it might take a few minutes, that's fine Okay, it's all done It says we can view the site by clicking here, let's click Let's see what it's done

So, that's all working fine We're gonna need to log in now and just re-save our permalinks It says here we may need to do that, so let's do that So, to log on we need to click here Then we need to log in with that demo account

So, let's do that So, it was rehubdemo, oops Rebug, rehub Like that And then we're gonna paste the password in from clipboard or my TextEdit even, this one, rehubpass999777

And here we are So, we need to re-save these permalinks What I'm gonna set it to is using the Custom Structure, I'm just gonna take out everything that's in that box, just highlight all, press delete, and we're gonna go for category and then we're gonna for post link, just like that So, you just click category, then post link Then click Save

Perfect The next thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna create a username that I can remember rather than using this demo one Obviously for security reasons, obviously we don't wanna be using that 'cause everyone knows what that password is I'm gonna click Add New Go for wpeagle, put me email in

I apologise if there's baby noise in the background I do my best to keep it as minimum I can't always avoid it, otherwise I'd never be able to record anything So, let's enter a password that I can remember Confirm use of weak password, it's not that weak, but you know, don't wanna send an email

Click Add New User So, there's a few other users on here as we can see What I'll do is I'm gonna get rid of those in a second, but first, I'm gonna logout and then I'm gonna log in as the new wpeagle username So, wpeagle The password I just set up

I'm gonna tick Remember Me, so I don't have to log in each time I can update the password in my browser There we go, we're in We're nearly back to where we were, but hey, we got a nice demo site set up now that we can start changing So, I'm just gonna select all these other guys 'cause I don't know who they are and it's a little bit of a street risk to leave them on

Just like that Bulk Actions, Delete, and then Apply It's gonna ask what should be done with the content, you wanna attribute it all to yourself There you go, me, WP Eagle, confirm You don't obviously wanna delete that content 'cause otherwise, it'll be deleted and you're gonna kind of delete the ability of installing the demo content

So, that's good, I think the site should be working now Let's go and just have a look We should be able to click about, have a look at some stuff Here we go So, yeah, we got a load of homes that we can now look at

I am gonna go for this one, the deal search page which is one of my favourites That needs to be white, doesn't it? But we'll change all that stuff in a second I like this, nice And then in terms of the post, I think I'm gonna go for something, oh, hang on, these aren't gonna work yet because you haven't installed content egg Which is the next job funny enough

Yeah, I'm gonna go for something like this, it's quite nice, isn't it? But we'll figure that out in a second So, as I said, the next job is to instal Content Egg which is our plugin that's gonna pull in all the products from all our different merchants and all that kind of stuff The next step is gonna be downloading that plugin, installing it, and then hooking it up to some of those merchants, and I'm gonna be hooking it up to eBay, Amazon, and VigLink for now But before we do that, there's one last thing we just need to do and that is just rename our site After installing that demo content, it's just changed it to the Rehub demo site which is not what we want our site to be called

I'm guessing that's not what you want it to be called So, let's just quickly change that by going into the dashboard And then we go into Settings down here and then General And we can just enter it at the top here, so TrainerSaver, also you put in whatever your site is gonna be called Tagline, save money on amazing Trainers

Oh, and we also need to update this email address And you can adjust these other settings if you so wish I'm fine with them as they are So, let's save So, that's all saved

You will get an email come through to your email address with a link that you need to click, just to kinda authorise the email change, that's fairly straightforward, so check your email It might take a couple of moments to come through, but anyway, that's all done, we're making some good progress The next step and I'll just say is to instal Content Egg which is gonna pull in all our affiliate products, so we're gonna go and buy Content Egg We're gonna download it, we're gonna instal it We're gonna configure it, so that it's connected to a number of different merchants like Amazon and eBay and things like that

And then we're gonna start pulling in some products, customising the site, and making it look all right I think we're kinda making some real good progress and we're nearly there As I said, the next thing is to instal that Content Egg plugin, so I'm gonna do a quick edit and let's do it So, the first thing we need to do before we instal our Content Egg plugin is to remove the Content Egg that's already installed by demo content Now, this is the free version plugin and we're gonna be using the premium version because it gives you loads more features and does what we actually want

So, to remove the one that's installed, we need to go to Instal Plugins And then deactivate Content Egg And then delete it And there we go, it's gone So, now we're ready to go and purchase the premium version and so to do that, we need to head over to CodeCanyon, so let's do that

So, I'm over at CodeCanyon, you'll find all links in the description and here is Content Egg, this is a premium plugin, and it basically allows us to connect to the merchants that we're signed up with as an affiliate So, maybe Amazon, eBay, AliExpress, VigLink, Impact Radius, Commission Junction This plugin sports about 30 different merchants, so it's probably gonna cover a few of the ones that you're looking to promote, some of them obviously are for a lot of different retailers, they're more of an affiliate network, so Impact Radius and Commission Junction Once you've signed up with those guys, you have access to lots of different merchants This plugin does all of the heavy lifting for us

It makes it very easy to import products onto the site It updates all the prices for us which is obviously very useful if you're running a price comparison site and yeah, it's just really cool It's really powerful, it's easy to use, and it's well supported You're gonna need to buy a licence today The cost for that is $48 as I mentioned earlier, so hopefully you've charged up your Envato account with enough credit to be able to make this purchase

If not, you're gonna have to add more credit I did mention it earlier So, once you've purchased the plugin and you are gonna need this plugin in order to complete this tutorial, you can then download it So, I'm gonna download onto my computer if I can just find the right folder There we go

So, save it to my computer So, I've saved that to my computer and if I take a look at the file, you get a zip file which starts codecanyon, then some numbers and stuff If you open that up, extract it, you'll find a folder in there called Content Egg, then within there, you'll find a zip file and that's the zip file that we're gonna be uploading to our website So, let's do that now I'm gonna go back to dashboard

And I'm gonna go to Plugins and Add New I'm gonna go to Upload Plugin Choose File Find the right folder There we go, so I've gone into that Content Egg folder which was within the zip file that I just downloaded from CodeCanyon and within there, there is the Content Egg zip file which is the one we're gonna be uploading

So, select that and then click Instal Now And there we go, then we click Activate Okay, so Content Egg is installed and it's active Now, before I go too much further, there's this little message that we've got kind of across the top about some grandchild plugin that needs to be activated, so let's do that, get that message out of the way before we go too much further So, I just clicked it, then click Activate

Good, that's done, no more annoying messages So, let's get back into Content Egg That's done, no more annoying messages So, let's go back into Content Egg You can find all your Content Egg settings down here under Content Egg, funny enough

And here we go And here's all our merchants that we can connect to As you can see, there's quite a few different ones, it's gonna depend on the sort of products that you're promoting, that's gonna determine which ones you're gonna go for Obviously, you need to go over to the relevant sites and sign up as an affiliate in order to get them working So, if you wanna be an Amazon affiliate, you need to go over to Amazon and sign up over there and that will give you all the information that you need, but I'll go into that in a bit more detail as we set these up

Now, one thing you'll notice is that a couple of them are green already, so that's just the demo content, the demo site switched those on for us You're gonna wanna make sure that you turn off anything that you're not using and if you are using it, you're gonna wanna make sure that you go in, oh, let me just click properly You're gonna wanna make sure that you go in and update the access keys and the secret keys and all that kind of stuff because these are the demo keys and demo affiliate IDs and if you wanna get your commission, you kinda wanna make sure that you put your details in All I'm gonna do just to make it nice and clean before we start, I'm just gonna get rid of all this stuff and I'm just gonna turn it off I'll turn it back on again in a minute probably, but just so they're all on the same page, I'm gonna turn off all of the demo stuff, so it's nice and fresh

This other one is Offer, I'm not gonna be using that today, don't know what it is actually Sounds like just an inquiry place to get a discount voucher or something, but for now I'm just gonna turn it off Yeah, there we go We're now ready to start setting up I'm gonna set up Amazon, I'm gonna set up eBay, I'm gonna set up VigLink

Let's get these set up They're all pretty much the same in terms of how they work They generally want an API key which you can get once you've signed up with the merchant as an affiliate So, let's start with Amazon 'cause I'm sure a lot of you are gonna wanna use Amazon So, we got a few options here, so we can enable the module

We can decide whether it adds these products automatically at the end of a post or at the beginning of a post or shortcodes I think I'm gonna go for shortcodes only 'cause I want total control over my pages and posts We're gonna leave the priority at 10 Here's the template Yeah, there's a number of different templates, I'll leave it as a product card for now

You can play around with these, it depends on the theme and stuff, but product card should be fine I'm gonna use a title of Amazon, that makes it pretty obvious what it is I'm gonna leave Featured Image as Don't set 'cause like I say I wanna really have control over the posts that I'm gonna be setting up with the products We're gonna leave the Update by keyword as it is and the Price update, so that's in seconds I don't know, how long is that in realtime

Let me just have a quick look 86,400 seconds, what's that in hours? Oh, it's 24 hours I never knew that, there's 86,400 seconds in a day, so basically it's gonna update prices every 24 hours which is perfect So, it's gonna update by page view, so that means that when someone looks at a page on your site, it's gonna run the update You can change it to cron which would work fine as well or by page view and by schedule, that sounds good, let's go for that

So, it'll update when someone looks at the page, it'll also update after 24 hours on a schedule So, in these next boxes, we're gonna be adding our access key, our secret access key, and our default tracking ID If there's anything in these boxes on your site, maybe the demo content may have added some keys, just delete those out of there because you're gonna be wanting to use your own one and obviously your own tracking ID, so that you get paid commission So, yeah, if there's anything in these boxes, just remove it, and then we can go about adding our own stuff So, as I mentioned these are the keys that we need in order to connect to the Amazon API, download products, update prices automatically, all that kind of stuff

In order to get these keys, you need to be signed up as an Amazon affiliate or an Amazon associate as they call it To do that, head over to the Amazon you wanna promote So, if it's amazoncom, you'd head over to amazoncom

If it's the UK site, you go to amazoncouk which is what I'm gonna be promoting because my site is UK-focused You can of course sign up for more than one if you like That's fine, but I like to focus just on one country per site, but it's up to you

Once you get to your Amazon site, scroll down to the bottom and in the footer, you'll find a link to the associates programme You can then click that big button there that says Join Now For Free Log in with your Amazon account, fill in some forms, and then you'll be all done They don't actually approve you until you start sending traffic, but you still get access to the keys and all that stuff as soon as you've filled in all the relevant forms I've already done that

I'm already signed up as an Amazon associate for the UK, so I'm gonna click login and then we're gonna log in And then once you're logged in, you get your dashboard, it gives you an idea of your earnings down there and all that kinda stuff, but what we want is our API keys and to find them you go to Tools and then Product Advertising API You then go to Manage Credentials You need to log in again And here we are

So, I'm gonna create a user for this site I'm gonna do it with this button here, Get Started with IAM Users, give that a click I've already obviously got some set up 'cause I've got some sites already running We're gonna add user, I'm gonna call it trainersaver I'm gonna tick Programmatic

That's a good word, isn't it? Try Programmatic access, you need that one, and then I'm gonna go to Permissions Then I'm gonna click Attach existing policies directly And I'm just gonna tick AdministratorAccess Then scroll down and Next: Review So, we're good, Create user

And here are our access keys, so I'm just gonna copy that Go back to the site, put that in as the Access Key ID And then I'm gonna show the secret access, copy that to my clipboard again, I'm just using ctrl+C or Command+C on a Mac You can obviously right click as well if you need to copy and paste, just select Copy Then I'm gonna paste that in

Just like that Now, the final box is our Default Tracking ID You can create different tracking IDs for different sites, so it kind of allows you to manage it quite easily in the Amazon affiliate programme You might wanna have different tracking IDs, say for different sites, it allows you to see what's making you money and what's not So, we need to go back to the Amazon affiliate dashboard

I'm just gonna go back to Amazon, get out of there Once you are signed up, you get this stripe across the top which allows you to generate links, it also gives you quick access into the Amazon affiliate dashboard Okay, we're back in the Amazon associate dashboard If you go to the top where your email address is, you'll find a Manage Your Tracking IDs And you can create a new one there by clicking Add Tracking ID, I've already got one set up for this site

I'm just gonna copy that And then go back and paste it in So, I have one for each of the different sites that I'm running, so it makes it very easy to work out which ones are generating revenue which ones aren't If you do need a new one, just click Add Tracking ID and just give it a name or give it the name of whatever your site is, it makes it easy to remember then So, that's added, let's go back to the site

It's asking for my default locale It is Uk You need to set that Number of results it's gonna return is 10 when I do a search within the plugin Results for updates, number of results for automatic updates and autoblogging, three is fine

We'll leave the Link type as Product page, but you can set it to Add to cart which means people when they click the link, it'll have it automatically added to the Amazon cart I'm just gonna say link it to the product page, you can play around with that if you like Here, you can decide which category it's gonna search, but this generally is for just the US So, for example, if you just had a site around clothing, you might just wanna make sure that it searches the apparel category I'm just gonna leave that as All

You're gonna leave Sorting order blank, Browse mode blank You can have Search in title, that's quite handy if you're looking for very specific products, so I think I'm gonna tick that for now You can have Only Amazon to select products from Amazon only, so other sellers are excluded from the search I'll leave that unticked for now, but I may come back to that You can put in customer reviews if you like

Yeah, there's a few other options here, but most of them you can leave them as they are Here at the bottom, you can add your other tracking IDs, so if you are gonna promote multiple countries, you can put all of the different IDs in here They will be different depending on the country, so you'll need to log into the US associates programme for example, get the tracking ID, copy it in here, UK ID, whatever, you get the idea, but I'm just gonna be using the one which is this one, trainersaver-21 We're done, let's save changes Okay, so that's Amazon all set up

We can double check that it's working if we go to Posts, maybe create a new post And then if we scroll down, here's our Content Egg But of course, we'll be using it much more as we go forward, but I just wanna check that it's working so far, do a search for some Adidas Just give it a moment to go to Amazon, here we go, and it's starting to pull down products from Adidas that are on Amazon and you can just add them as you want, just tick them So, that's working, I should say I'll show you how we're gonna use that when we go forward, but let's go back

I'm just gonna set up a couple more networks The next one I'm gonna do is eBay So, you need to sign up as an eBay affiliate You can do this if you just go to Google, go to eBay affiliate, I think it's called eBay Partner Network This one here

Just click Sign Up Now, fill in the forms, again, you need to make sure that you're signing up for the relevant country I'm doing ebaycouk, you might be doing ebaycom

I wanna sign up, so I'm gonna log in Wait, I can sign in with eBay, can I? Yep So, I'm signed into the eBay Partner Network If you go up to Tools, you'll find API So, on this page, what you need to do is you need to review the API Licence, you need to complete the Affiliate Tier signup process

Just give that a click I've already signed up, you'll need to go to Register and fill in all this stuff Let me just sign in Here we go, we're in Now, I've already got my key set up and I can't find a way of actually deleting them, so I can't show you how I did that, but basically, you just click Create a keyset which will appear under here, under Production, and then it should generate these things for you

Let me just copy this top one to my clipboard We'll head back to the site, paste in the application ID The next box is the EPN Campaign ID This is quite important, we need to fill this in, otherwise you won't get paid any commission on any sales, so yeah, we definitely need to fill this in So, to get our EPN campaign ID, we'll go back to the eBay Partner Networks screen, go to Campaigns, go to Create Campaign, let's call it trainersaveruk

And that's fine, let's click Create, don't need a description Here it is, I'm gonna give that a click and have a look And here is the ID, let's copy that number Back to EPN Campaign ID, paste that in You can have a custom ID channel if you want, I'm gonna leave that

That's for eBay India which I'm not using If you're using Skimlinks, you can add an ID there If you wanna use VigLink, you can put your ID in there You gotta set your locale which is UK for me You can adjust the results, that kinda stuff

You can set a category if you like, very similar to the Amazon settings You can search in description, et cetera, et cetera There's quite a few different settings You can decide what sort of listing you want, so I just want a fixed price I don't want any auctions really

I'm gonna go for the fixed price But if you wanna go for auctions, you can set minimum bids and maximum bids and all that kind of stuff here There's loads of options, but for now I'm just gonna leave it as that, I think that will be fine There we go, that's all done So, the final one I'm gonna set up today is VigLink

So, VigLink is really cool in terms of, they've got a lot of merchants on board I'll show you what their site looks like It's viglinkcom You just click Sign Up to sign up

I'm gonna log in There we go I've got no revenue just yet 'cause it's early days But yeah, they've got tonnes of merchants If I click here on Merchants, you'll be able to see what I'm on about

They've got eBay on here, so you could do that, but they've got places like Footlocker There's loads, really, really is loads You can look at categories So, for example, for my one I would go for, have they got apparel? No, they got clothing There's fashion, Fashion & Accessories

Do a search and it will show me all the fashion type places I need it in the UK So, yeah, there's loads I love this because loads of different merchants that you can promote, so that's really good So, I'm gonna need a few in order to get a number of different prices to compare on the site, so yeah, there's loads on here

But anyway, let's get the details that we need, back to the site So, enable the module, set it to shortcodes only, the same as the previous two You can set a template, that's not really relevant right now Set a title, Viglink Then leave Featured Images, Don't set

And then untick or leave unticked Redirect All that stuff is fine What I really need is the API and the secret key So, to find them, let's go back to VigLink Obviously, you need to be signed up

I'm gonna go to Manage, Account, and here is the API key and just copy that Paste that in and we need the secret key, too, so let's go back I can just click Reveal And we can just copy that Go back and paste that in

There we go and then just scroll down, leave all the rest as it is Oh, in fact, no, I'm gonna change the country to UK Is it UK or is it GB? I don't know what ISO Alpha-2 country code is, let's do a google I think it is UK, is it, let's have a look Oh, blimey

Look at all these wonderful codes Yeah, it is UK, we're all right, so let's set that to UK It'll be capitals And I set my category to fashion Make it a bit easier

And in fact, you can filter by specific merchants if you like But I'll leave that blank for now So, there we go, let's click Save Changes Okay, so that's our affiliate network set up I'm just gonna go with those three for now

I think that'll deliver enough products that I need If I do need some more, I'll add some more, but for now with VigLink, you get access to a load of merchants and obviously with Amazon, a load of products and eBay, too I think that's gonna be fine, but we'll see how it goes So, the next thing we're gonna do is activate our Content Egg plugin This gives us access to updates and access to support

You can see there's a little box over on the right hand side there with a Go To button So, we need to just give that a click Then we need a couple of bits of information We need to add our email address, the email address that you used when you purchased it, when you signed up for Envato And you need the purchase code which you can find on the Content Egg page over on CodeCanyon if you just go into the support area and then scroll down and you'll find it there

Just copy and paste it Like that and save changes Then that's all done, we're activated, and you get access to update and all that kind of stuff Let's just tidy up those tabs and then let's go and take a look at the site So, we're not ready to do some work on the actual look and feel of the site and we got all our merchants hooked up and all that kind of stuff, so we're ready to add some products, too

Okay, so before you go too much further, you're gonna wanna get some things together I'm talking about a logo, any images that you wanna use So, on my computer, I've got my trainersaver folder here and I've got some logos and things that we're gonna be using like the Adidas one, all those logos there I've also got my logo which is this one here And I've got a nice photo of some trainers, there we go, look

And this one Lots of nice trainers So, you wanna get all this together if you possibly can So, these photos I already had them I'm lucky enough that I work with a client that actually sells trainers, so I've taken photos of trainers before, so that's perfect, but with regards to the logo, I went over to GraphicRiver

Let me just show you what that is It's part of Envato again and I just found myself a trainer template Let's just see if I can find the one I found, just a search for a trainer logo Or maybe I did a search for sneaker logo That's Americanism

Oh, yeah I can't find it now Let me just have a look Over here, you can get templates and then you just edit them yourself in Photoshop or Fireworks or whatever you use Oh, no, it's not CodeCanyon, I'm looking at GraphicRiver

Oh, it's called Shoes It was that one and I just changed the colour and added my text If you don't wanna be doing that, then head over to something like Fiverr or Upwork or any of those kind of sites where you can hire someone and hopefully you won't have to pay too much for a logo Failing that, if you can't be bothered with that or you don't wanna spend any money, you can just have a text logo like we've already got, so you just kind of enter some text if that's what you wanna do, but I like graphical logo So, I've got my stuff together and now I'm gonna add it to the site

So, the first thing we'll do is we'll add that logo up here actually So, to do that we need to go into the dashboard And if we scroll down, we've got these Theme Options here Loads of stuff in here, too, of Rehub and changing stuff and colours and all that kind of thing We'll be spending a bit of time in here while we make the site

So, the third one down is Logo & favicon So, Upload Logo It says max width is 450 That's fine I can't remember quite how big my logo is, but we'll find out in a second

Let me find it There we go, TrainerSaverLogo Well, it should tell me how big it is It's 375 by 128, that's fine, give it a second to post The next one is for our retina logo, so this is for your retina screens, so if you've got like a Mac or iPad, that kind of thing, you can upload that

So, this needs to be an image that's twice as big as your standard image So, the last one was 375, this one is gonna be, let's do some maths 750 There we go, that's twice as big Here we can enter a logo width

So, if we think that 375 is gonna be a little bit wide, we can bring it down So, maybe I want it at 275 width You can enter your retina logo height, I'm not gonna do that right now, don't think I need to We'll see, I've got a retina screen on this computer, so I'd rather see what it looks like So, okay, that's saved

Oh, yeah, there's our logo looking nice I think that's about the right size I'm glad I entered that 275 So, you can play around with the width, get it looking as you like So, the next thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to adjust this homepage

The demo content we've installed has brought across a few different homepages, we can see if we just go through They're all different I like the deal search page So, I'm gonna use this one, then I'm gonna customise it with my trainers images and that kind of stuff, but yeah, I like it I might lose these bars, I don't know, maybe not

I don't normally see them on Great bit of space there for the logos and then it's just loads of other products Then we'll figure out what we're gonna do with all these, but some I've taken before, so I'm not gonna So, let's get on So, the first thing we need to do is set it as the homepage Forward again Go to Settings And then Reading

Then we need to select the right one Oh, I can't remember what it was called, was it Home page 3? I think it was Home page 3 I should've remembered that, let's take a punt Let's have a look Oh, I don't think it was, was it? Oh, this one's quite nice, it's got a slider

Which one was it? Homepage four, homepage four If you've watched any of my videos before, you know that sometimes I make a few little mistakes, I do tend to leave them in the video Just so you can see the experience that they're in there, never goes perfectly setting up a website There's always gonna be and I'm going the wrong place again now 'cause I'm talking too much It's Settings and then Reading to set your homepage

It's Home page 4, the one that we're gonna be using That should be it now So, let's take a look There we go So, let's change this page

Let's change this image at the top and get this text looking a bit clearer It's black on a dark background, so you can't really read it Go up here to Edit Page I'm actually gonna rename the page to be Homepage TrainerSaver And here is our page builder, it's like a visual

So, yeah, we can edit any of these elements, kinda drag and drop 'em around It's pretty straightforward If you use words and all that, you can use it So, let's add a background image to the top section, this top row So, click on the pencil to edit the row

And then within the Row Settings, we've got a few different options Well, we can even play around with styling and all that kind of stuff In Design Options, you'll find the background image Let's remove the one that was already in there and then click the plus to add our own I've got one on my computer, just here

So, let's upload that Big wide image, it's 1600 by 500 That should do it Let's save changes Let's just update and have a look at what that looks like

There we go So, let's change this text, I think it needs to be white, so you can see it So, let's go back in So, here's the first bit of text, Custom Heading Let's click the first one

What should we go for? Get the best price on your next pair of trainers And we wanna make this text white So, if we scroll down, got Text colour We'll choose white which is colour code #FFFFFF Then save changes

Let's do these other ones, too, so it's this one Save money, go with the best, blah blah blah How about something like we help save you money? Well, let's go for time as well, we help save you time and money by comparing prices and availability of trainers from across the internet Something like that, I think that'll do fine Let's set that to white as well

And finally, there's another one here Think something like start, ooh, it's misspelt, searching now eg, something like that And then let's set it white And then let's update the page

Let's take a look That looks good, although, the font's gone a bit weird I want it the same as that font Let's just go and check that Don't know why that's changed

So, the top one is That's H1, saw that Use theme default family, yes, so it's fine

Okay, let's see what the other ones have got Now, maybe we just need to tick this use theme default font family See if that makes any difference Yes Update

Okay, now let's have a look That looks better Okay, so we need to think of some more text for that I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do with these slidey bars things I might just get rid of them and just put some text across here in a row

I'll then add my logos, then when we get to here, we need to decide what kind of post design we want I've got a rough idea of what I like Then we'll add some products I think that will be a good thing to do And obviously finish off this bit of text here

So, let me just edit this bit and add 'cause I think I'm gonna ditch these bar and just put a bit of text across the whole page So, again, (static) page So, you're gonna scroll down and find that section, it's just here So, yeah, let's ditch the bar I mean, obviously if you wanna keep 'em, you keep 'em, but I don't really know I'm gonna use them

Maybe when I put some stats I might use 'em, when I wanna know how many trainers I've got on here and that kind of stuff, but for now I'm gonna ditch it So, I'm gonna come over here and we've got this bit here which kinda allows us to set the number of columns that we have or kind of the layout we want I'm just gonna go for the first one which is just the one column And then I'm gonna ditch the custom heading there and the progress bar Okay

So, let's adjust this heading I can't really say that 'cause I've not being going since 1999, I've been going since only a few hours ago So, let's change this to saving you money on the hottest trainers I think that deserves an exclamation mark, doesn't it? That's good I wanna centre align it, so let's change that to centre

And I think the rest will be fine We'll have a look in a second Now, let's change this text block I think I could probably just repurpose this text for now, I might rewrite it entirely when I get around to it But let's just change this to TrainerSaver

I'm gonna go for a capital S in our WordPress instal TrainerSaver provides you, select that, oh, I'm always doing that with this Mac, opening up that annoying thing Provides you with And I don't know if I'm gonna do coupons, maybe We'll have coupons, not printable coupons, products, sales, reviews, and rebates, I don't wanna talk about the rebate 'cause I'm not doing that I don't really remember that With an easy way to find the best price on your next pair of trainers from leading brands like Adidas I might link this through once I've got these all set up

The rest of that below is fine, I think for now I think again I'm gonna centre it Can I centre it? Oh, yeah, I can do it within here, so highlight it all, click align centre Save changes So, let's update and take a look

Don't know why that thing's popped up Never mind, let's view the page That looks fine So, let's do these logos As you saw already, I've already got an image to hand that we can use for that

So, you're gonna wanna go out across the web to find all the logos and then put them into a nice kind of wide image It's normally fine to use other company's logos as long as you don't edit them too much, as long as they're a good representation of the company and of the logo, you'll be fine And this is just a single image, let's edit It's using an external link, but I'm gonna use it from the media library and add it from my computer I think it's that one, is it, logos

Yeah, I basically just found the logos, dropped them all into a nice wide image that's just 1098 pixels wide and 50 high Set that Has that done it? I think it has, I can't see it there, let's hope for the best, update Let's have a look It hasn't worked

Blimey, what's happening here? Let's go back and have a look I'm sure that was the right image Yeah, so you can just see that it doesn't always go perfectly and if you're having these little problems, little tweaks, little issues, it's perfectly normal No, see, that is the right image, this is definitely the right one Set image

Did I not wait long enough, maybe that was it Oh, it's this image size thing Do I need to put anything in there? I'm just gonna leave that blank Let's leave it blank for now Might have to actually have a size, but let's see

It's there now, but it's not big enough I do need to add a size Let's just go back and I think we'll go for full, that's probably the best size, not too big So, back down to the image Click edit

Let's go for full Did that save? I think it did Did it save, yeah Okay, let's update Let's have a look

There we go, look at that, that's looking lovely So, the homepage is starting to come together now Let's just go past these products for a second Let's have a look at this section and this section I think that'd be a good thing to change now, then we'll get onto the products in a second

I think for now I'm just gonna remove these two boxes and update the text on this part of the homepage So, let's do that, let's edit the page Let's scroll down So, the first thing is the heading which I think it needs to be white Let's change how our site is working, it doesn't make that much sense in English

The best price on trainers The best priced trainers And let's make it white Like that It's this bit here that I don't want which is the, it's got a picture of a chest thing

So, let's just remove it for now I may add something later 'cause I'm not feeling it right now So, I'm just gonna remove this entire row by clicking on the cross on that I've got loads of empty space, I don't need that either, let's get rid of that, Okay, let's just change these boxes Using outdated element

Not sure if that's a bad thing or not Let's just have a look at the text We'll change that to choose a brand Or do a search Find your favourite trainers by brand or by keyword

Let's do the next one I'm switching to the text editor because this is white text on a white background making it more difficult to see So, it's easier to see if you switch to text editor Compare deals Quickly compare the prices from leading internet retailers

Or price and availability, let's go for that Okay And the third one Back to the text editor Enjoy the best price

Click through to the retailer and make your purchase There we go, now that's fine So, down here we got all the different kind of categories and brands, I'm gonna come back to that a bit later Once I've added a few brands and categories, I'm gonna come back to it So, I think what we need to do now, oh, it was an update of Content Egg, I didn't see that coming

So, I think we need to quickly update Content Egg And then what we'll do is we'll use Content Egg to start bringing in some products It'll make it a lot easier when it comes to laying stuff out and that kind of thing and doing the menu across the top of the site So, now that's updated, you probably don't need to do this Just happens to be a weird coincidence that it needs a update while I'm actually working on it

All right, we're all done, I think we are Let's have a look at our site one last time So, that's looking good I don't know, we need to change the image, it's got a picture of a GoPro Oh, and there's this Latin

Oh, I missed that Let's do that quickly And change the GoPro So, back down to the thing Oh, it's this text box

I don't know if I need to add text, though, 'cause I don't know what else to write, really Well, I should probably add more text It's always good for SEO to have lots of text on the homepage, so let's add a bit more over here We compare trainers I don't know what to write, come on inspiration, I need some inspiration

Just about the brand, I guess Leading brands including I need to spell as well that well And it's good to get the brand names on as quickly as we possibly can And just get them over the site as much as possible because for SEO purposes, it's good

Google can get its teeth into all these keywords Reebook, Reebook, Reebok And what else we got, Diadora Trying to think of trainer brands off the top of my head Who else we got? I'll add one more, Onitsuka Tiger, is that a brand, I think it is

Onit, yeah, that is a trainer brand, it's a bit of a random one Oh, I forgot, oh, Nike So, we just need to change that GoPro image I'm thinking that will be the row settings Let's just click on the pencil

Design Options, okay, it's not in there It must be here then Which is the Column Settings Design Options, no Oh, maybe I'm not looking in the right, it's this row up here

There we go There's a lot of different elements As you can see there's the boxes row here, then there's the boxes, then there's the columns, so it's finding the right place for the background image, and it's the row settings at the very top of this section So, there's our GoPro, I'm just gonna remove that I've got that other picture of some trainers, let me upload that

See if that fits Go through that It might not be wide enough 960 by 630 Let's see

Save changes and update Let's take a look There we go, the image is now showing Yeah, that's looking good, but it has kinda stretched the image a little bit, but it looks good to me, it's fine Sorry about the sound in the last few moments, I just realised that for whatever reason my laptop is recording off the internal mic, so that's why it might sound a little bit tinny and you could hear me tapping at the keyboard

I'm back on the good mic now, so I do apologise for that little bit, but anyway, let's crack on The next thing I wanna do is add some products I think it's a good thing to do now and then we can come back down here and do these categories and we can do the menu as well after we've got some products and we know what we've got So, here are some examples in terms of the layouts of the Content Egg and the Rehub offer I like this first one which is Content Egg Post with multiple offers

Now, in order to get this post layout working, we just need to make a couple of changes to the theme settings and we need to add a couple of prices, so that it's got some offers and deals to show So, let's do that now I'm gonna go back into the dashboard And go to Theme Options And then scroll down, go to Affiliate, and then I'm gonna add the affiliate networks that we've set up, so I've got Amazon, I'm just typing them in, eBay, and VigLink

They're the three that we set up at the beginning, you remember? And then save changes And go back to the site Let's have a look at this post, I think we still need to add, yeah, we need to add some prices So, I'm gonna repurpose, repurpose, I'm gonna repurpose this post, so that it's all around a trainer and the first trainer that I'm gonna go for is an Adidas Gazelle It's a good trainer, so let's just give it a name

It's an Adidas Gazelle Navy And what I just need to get to just get the post working is to add some prices So, I'm gonna start with Amazon Let's do a search for Adidas Gazelle Navy Which one is it? I think it's the

Oh, there's quite a few, isn't there? I think it's the multi-sport outdoor, that's the one we'll go for Although, it does have a size associated with it which is a little bit strange, but I think that's fine, let's see how it works out So, I'm gonna go for this one, the multi-sport blue

We can maybe see if we can find it on eBay, too Adidas Gazelle Navy See if we can find the right one Oh, blimey Oh, blimey, that's quite a lot, let's add another word, we'll put multi-sport

One way of doing it actually is to get the product code, that might be an easier way of doing things But this looks like the one, there's different sizes of course But let's go for the cheapest one And also the size thing is gonna be a problem with eBay actually when it comes to trainers, but I'll cross that bridge when we get to it And here's VigLink

I'm not sure the search always works with VigLink Sometimes you're better off going directly to the retailer and just copying the URL So, yeah, that's not brought anything up for VigLink, so I need to go over to a retailer that's on the VigLink network Top of my head, Footlocker are, I believe Let's go to footlocker

couk, the UK site Let's do a search for Adidas Gazelle Navy They're all women's, that's not quite what I want Okay, so they haven't got the product that I'm after, they have just got the women's

Okay, let's try someone else, JD Sports is another one I think that's on the VigLink network Adidas Gazelle Navy Okay, let's just go for Adidas Gazelle Oh, they're juniors Ooh, that one looks like the one, doesn't it? Let's take a look

Yeah, that looks like it So, just copy this URL, go back to the post, paste it into the VigLink box, do a search It's gonna take a moment There we go So, let's just click that to add it

So, now let's go back and have a look at the post, let's update We are gonna need to add some words and pictures and that kind of thing which we'll do in a moment, and sort out our categories, but once we've got one up and running, it's then quite easy to just duplicate it and create some others So, here's our different prices, here's our layout, it's looking nice, isn't it? Yeah, we can come down here and we can add some things in a minute If I click on these links, they're using the VigLink links, the eBay links, and the Amazon links, so that's fine So, let's finish off this post by adding some nice images

Now, where you get your images from is up to you Some retailers or in fact, most retailers are cool with you using their images Amazon can be a little bit funny, so just be careful about using Amazon's images But I think I'm gonna use this JD Sports one, they've got some nice pictures which I'm sure they won't mind me borrowing So, if I just right click, I can go Save Image As

Let's find my TrainerSaver folder I'm gonna create a new folder called Product Images I'm gonna call this Gazelle Navy 1 Next one, Gazelle Navy 2 Next one, you can obviously add as many or as few as you like

I recommend that you add at least one So, these sites do take a little bit of time to set up especially when it comes to adding products, but ideally you pick products that have got a fairly long shelf life, so you don't have to do it to often But there's always a bit of work involved in these projects, not always as easy or straightforward People think you can set up an affiliate site in two minutes and there's no work involve, but I'm afraid there is a little bit of work involved, but anyway, there we go, we got our images Of course, you can borrow this, I'd have thought that's fine

You might wanna rewrite it Find some concepts from there, write your own content ideally, but for now, I'm just gonna copy that Let's go back to our post Let's edit the post Let's go through it all a bit now and get it looking the business

So, the first thing is let's change this first bit of text to that bit of text I've got in my clipboard The title isn't quite right, I'm gonna change it to Adidas Gazelle Navy I'm just gonna copy it and paste it in I'm actually gonna expand this title because I'm gonna make the colour a bit more prominent The trainer I believe is a, is it multi-sport or something? JD doesn't seem to go into much detail, but Amazon, maybe if I just click down here

Where's the Amazon link? If you wanna check out any of these products actually on the retailer's site, you can click there So, that's the Amazon one, let's have a look at eBay one, too So, yeah, the thing with eBay is it's kinda limited by price I'm not gonna worry too much about that Sorry, limited by size

I'm not gonna worry too much about that for now Once people come over to eBay, they can then hopefully find the right size The thing with Amazon is that there is a selector, so people can choose their own sizes Which is a good thing So, you won't have this problem if you don't choose a product that doesn't have sizes, that is an issue when it comes to clothing

I had this problem with my boot boutique site which is another affiliate site which you may know of if you've seen any of my videos that had lots of women's boots and they had a size thing as well, but hey, I'm in now, I'm doing trainers, let's carry on Adidas call it a multi-sport outdoor, so I'm gonna go for that as well Multi-sport outdoor trainer Let's add men's as well, shall we? Let's add those images Set featured image and we can upload from our computer, there's number one

Let's remove all these Gallery images Can even add a video as well if you like, I'm gonna take that out for now Let's just add 'em all in bulk, I'm just holding down the shift key on my computer to select all of them It takes a few moments to upload

There we go Let's just update and have a quick look at what we've got so far And of course, I'll probably will add a few more prices from different retailers I'll just have to go to VigLink and have a look at which retailers they support There we go, that's the Adidas different images that we borrowed from JD Sports which as I say I'm sure it'd be fine

Now, in terms of the bit down here, we've got this menu, I'm gonna ditch that, I don't want that And then what I'm gonna go for, I'm just gonna add a bit of, maybe a bit more text I'll probably borrow that from Amazon and then I'm gonna remove all of this other stuff and we're gonna keep the table, I like that With the logos, it looks good For some reason, it hasn't pulled an eBay logo, but I'm not too worried

Gonna get rid of all this other stuff I'm gonna leave the price history and alert, I think that's good Then we can maybe just add a review thing if we want, why not? So, let's do that now, let's clean it up The other thing we need to do is change these bullet points at the top as well So, back in, Edit Post

So, first thing, let's ditch this shortcut there I'm gonna remove all of this stuff The one I wanna keep as I said is the The list shortcode, I think it was called So, down to the shortcode I think I'm gonna remove that bit of text as well Let's update Let's have a look at what it looks like

Oh, no, it wasn't the list shortcode, was it? Let's just edit again This could be a good opportunity to show you how you can restore if you've made a mistake like that You've got these revisions over here If we go to browse, we can go back to a previous version which was the one a few moments ago, so you can just move this slider and it shows you your changes, let's restore this one Let's pay more attention in terms of which shortcodes we wanna use

Let's have another look I'm gonna put it into another tab Let me close these others for now So, the one I want is this table, common list with logo of merchant, of course it is So, again, let's get rid of this

Let's get rid of those and those and those There we go, common list, that's the one I want Get rid of all of this, apart from the price history and price alert which I think is a cool feature Let's update And I can just refresh over here than open another tab

There we go So, let's carry on and make some more changes to this lovely product I'm working between two tabs now, just 'cause it makes it a little bit easier, sort of, to switch between We'll come back to these metadata filter options in a little bit, but the first thing to do is to update this section here with the review bits and bobs in it Of course, you don't need to have a review post if you don't want to, you can change the post type here and ditch the review stuff if you want

For now, I'm gonna keep it as a review post It allows people to leave a review, that kind of stuff So, let's change the review heading Comfortable All Rounder The Summary Text, so this is what's gonna appear at the bottom, let me just show you

If we scroll down, it's this bit here So, let's carry on So, let's put summary text here, a great, oh, no, let's go for a classic trainer from Adidas A comfortable fit with a great look to match Something like that

Of course, you can always go and copy some reviews from Amazon or just around the web and put together some review stuff Pros, comfort Style Price Colours, no, I'll leave it, three is fine

The cons are not so good in wet weather, something like that So, here's review criteria So, I'm gonna change, oh, style is spelt wrong, I'm gonna change it to match these So, comfort is 10 What's the next one, idea, that makes no sense, so style is, let's give it eight, and then the next one is price, we'll leave it as eight, and then I'm gonna remove the last one

Okay, let's update and see what that looks like Let's refresh our tab with the post on it There we go That's looking good The users can obviously leave a rating like that

And there we go, so this is coming together nicely I'm gonna add a little bit more content to this 'cause there's not really much going on So, back into the post All I wanna do is add a YouTube video And to do that, I'm gonna go over to YouTube and see if we can find something to do with the Gazelle

Oh, I need to be more specific This one looks perfect I think I just copy the URL, maybe I need an embed code, we'll find out in a second Let's just paste that in like that, click Update Refresh

Okay, it's coming together now Let's just tidy up this bit down here There's quite a big gap there, isn't there? We need to sort that out and this needs to be changed to something as well Let's change this to Recommended Retailers Well, actually, I don't know how I'm gonna remove that space for now

We'll come back to that later It's not such a big deal Let's have a look So, here we go, it's looking really good now I might add a little bit more text

I've actually got a bit of text, I'm gonna add that and then we're pretty much done The only thing we need to do is just check the categories, so to do that, we got our categories down here, I'm just gonna untick them I'm gonna add a new category My categories are gonna be around the brands, so that one's Adidas And then I'm gonna add those categories across the top as part of the menu

So, that's in the right category There's no tags, but you could add some tags if you want like Gazelle navy, suede, that kinda thing It helps people find stuff You got some badges here

You can add say maybe like editor choice or best seller is good You could have a branded area which sounds interesting, so I guess if we had an Adidas logo which I do, let's try that Let's just add it to the media library by clicking Add Media, then Upload Files, and I'm sure I had one in my, oh, I do, there we go, Adidas logo I'm just adding that to media library I'm gonna copy this URL

I'm not gonna insert it in the post, just close that I'm gonna paste that in and see what happens So, let's update And then view post Not sure if I like that or not

Actually has added the best seller flash which is cool I'm not sure I'm gonna go with that, it's a bit big Maybe if it was smaller, it would work Let's close all these other tabs Yeah, but for now, I think I'm gonna take that out

What I'm gonna do now is I'm going to find some more merchants that I can use Let me just go to VigLink and see what we can find I think just another two or three would be good, just to fill out a bit more Let's log in Merchants

Let's go for UK Fashion Ooh, there's a lot on here, isn't there? ASOS That might work, so ASOS Oh, women's, never mind

I can do a search hopefully Gazelle Navy Oh, there's two different ones and they look the same This is where that product code comes in, BB5478 They look right

We can check it on Amazon Let's go back and just go to Amazon It should have a code Oh, that BB5477 That's 5478, oh, okay

Well, they are different, let's see what this one is Eight, that's different as well They look near enough to me There's not that many sizes on that one, let's go for the other one About the same

I'm gonna go for it, I'm gonna take a risk The code is one number out, but I don't think that makes too much difference So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take this link and I'm gonna just clear off all that stuff 'cause it's got some search, anything after the question mark, you probably don't need, copy the link, go back to the post, go to VigLink, enter the search, paste it in See what it does There we go

Let's click that to add Let's go back to VigLink and see if I can see anything else that might be suitable Freshpair Oh, it's Freshpair, that sounds like a shoe shop, doesn't it? No, no, no, it's underwear, that's not right Let go back around

There must be some more trainer shops Nordstrom, possibly ShiekhShoes, I'm not familiar with a lot of these retailers, but they're offering some good commission on a lot of 'em Sneakersnstuff That doesn't sound like a UK shop, but let's have a look

Ooh, what's that? Display sizes as UK They've got UK pounds, so yeah, I'm guessing it's UK So, let's see if we can find our Adidas Gazelles There we go, ooh, 59 pounds, they're cheap on here, aren't they? Let's take that link back to the post, go to VigLink, Oh, no, go to search even There it is

Oh, it's pulled the price down in dollars It's a bit stranger Not sure we can do much about that So, maybe that's not right, we'll see what it looks like And I said I was gonna add a little bit more text, I've got it in my notepad, hang on a second

Here it is Let's just copy There we go, let's click Update and have a look Let's view post Yeah, that's not working

The Sneakersnstuff has come down as 11 All the rest is good, so yeah, maybe that's Sneakersnstuff fault, it's 59 pounds Oh, that's the ladies one as well Okay, so I'm not gonna use that Let's go back and just take Sneakersnstuff out

Remove So, I think that's about it Obviously, I can look for more merchants when I get a moment 'Cause there's a lot on here, isn't there? There is a lot Yeah, this is gonna take a little bit of time

Let's have a look at our post for one last time I'm really please with the way it's coming together It's looking good So, we've got four different prices At the moment, it puts the best price there which is good So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna start adding some more products

I wanna add a good handful, so we get an idea of the site layout and that kind of thing I'm gonna add 'em from different brands, I'm gonna add in some Nike shoes and Reebok and that kinda thing What I'm also gonna do and I'll do that right now, don't worry, you're not gonna have to watch me add all those products I'm gonna do that offline, I'll do an edit I wouldn't put you through that, this video is long enough as it is, but what I wanna do before I start adding my own posts is I wanna delete some of this demo content stuff because I know the template that I want now, it's that one, so I don't really have much use for the other demo posts

I'm going to Posts and All Posts You can see they're all here What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna tick them all and then I'm gonna untick my Adidas Gazelle and then I'm gonna come down and go to Bulk Actions, Move to Trash, and click Apply Let's have a look at our site There we go, we've just got our one little post

But yeah, it's getting there So, I'm gonna do an edit now, I'm gonna add a whole lot more trainers I'm gonna have a look for a few more merchants as well if I get a moment And then when we come back, we will work on this section of the homepage I'll show you how you can add a compare tool, so people can kinda add multiple products and compare the prices in an easy sort of way

We'll work on this menu and this menu across the top I think we're basically getting there I mean, I will finish off by adding some Google Analytics and that kind of stuff, so well done if you got this far, you're doing really well, but yeah, I'm gonna add those products I'll see you in a minute Okay, so I've added quite a few trainers

It took a little while, I spent an hour or so on it So, that you can quickly duplicate posts and edit them, it just makes it a little quicker is when you are looking at a post that you're editing, you can make a quick copy of it by just clicking Copy to a new draught over here, then it creates a new post exactly the same as this one and then you can just go through and change the name, change the image, change the categories, videos, et cetera, it makes it a bit quicker So, basically added two of each of the main brands that I've got, so two to Adidas, two to Nike, et cetera, et cetera One thing I've discovered whilst adding the trainers is that VigLink is really cool So, when you're adding a product, you added Amazon, you added eBay, I've then just being going over to Google and do a search for the product

So, I'll just do something like this And then once I've found it, I would then just run the link straight through VigLink and I think that's a good way of doing it But that's the wrong colour, it'd be this one Just going into your post, going down to VigLink, and doing a search, just pasting in the URL, and that'll give us something Now, the way it works or the way in my understanding how VigLink works is if the merchant is registered with them via their partner programme, you'll earn a commission, if they're not, then you won't, but hey, it doesn't matter, you're able to still add a good range of prices

Generally, Amazon actually comes out the cheapest he says, not in this particular case, but it often is the cheapest, so you're likely to get quite a bit of Amazon commission JD Sports are registered with VigLink as are a number of other retailers, so you know ASOS is another one and it's coming up But even if the retailers not on there, it's not a big deal, I don't think, using Google is an easy way to find products It makes it really quick Again, that's the wrong colour

But I think you get the drift So, I would recommend using VigLink if you're not doing so already The site seems to cover loads of merchants, loads of products, and you'll find it a lot easier in terms of getting enough information to actually offer some good price comparison data The one thing I wanna do now is just kinda restructure the categories just a little bit because I wanna have the categories along here, so Adidas, Nike, that kinda thing, but I also wanna have an all kinda category where it shows all of the trainers So, the way I'm gonna do that is I'm gonna go into the dashboard

I'm gonna go into Posts and Categories The other reason I'm doing this is because I want to have a blog category for all the blog sort of stuff First thing I wanna delete the demo categories which came in when we imported the demo data Okay, that's it Just gonna delete

Okay, that's done Now, I'm gonna add the All Trainers, I think that's a good name for it Click Add New Category Then I'm gonna go into quick edit on these Then I'm gonna edit each one of these

Set the parent to All Trainers like that And back to Categories And the same for Diadora I think you get the idea I'm basically gonna do that to all of them

So, rather than you watching me do this, let's just do a quick edit Okay, so they're all done I'm gonna add a new category for the blog Create that and call it Blog I'll come back to that later

So, now we're ready to kind of sort out our top menu So, to do that, I'm gonna go into Appearance and Menus Then we go to Main Menu and then Select And yeah, basically I wanna take off all of this Easiest way to do that is to just create a new menu

In fact, that's got quite a bit of stuff to delete Let's create a new one You could change that around if you wanted to Trainersaver Main Menu I think that's a good name for it

What we need to do is add some categories, so let's go to Categories Let's add all these In fact, I'm gonna go to View All and I'm gonna select all of these and maybe even the blog, too, for fun Okay, let's save the menu What we need to do is actually set it as the primary menu and to do that, we scroll down and tick primary menu

Let's take a look at the site So, here's our different brands, click All Trainers We should get all of the trainers Just like that It's looking good

And if we go into each brand, we just see them from each brand This site is really coming together now Next thing I wanna do is add the filter to the sidebar here to allow people when they're looking at the All Trainers to filter by different things We'll probably keep the trending widget as well We can adjust this and do some other bits and bobs, so that's really getting there now

The products, adding the products is a little bit of a slog, but yeah, they're well worth it Once they're added, they'll update automatically in terms of pricing, so not too much to worry about there And then we obviously need to look at this bit of the homepage and maybe just add the brands Oh, I don't know, I might ditch it completely, but we'll see how we get on But yeah, let's sort out the filters when we're looking at these categories

So, if you remember when we imported the products and added the trainers, or you added your products, we set up the MDTF filters Things like material, brand, all the stuff that was in here, so we're now gonna use them to filter products, so that visitors when they come to the site, they can filter by brand or by condition, by material, that kinda thing I do just wanna check condition 'cause I noticed it was appearing weird So, we got our new and used Okay, that one's a dropdown, I don't want it to be a dropdown, I want it to be a checkbox

That one is a checkbox, too, perfect Yeah, double check everything is set to a checkbox, it should be unless you're using that one which seem to be slightly different So, they're all ready, so now we need to set up our sidebar So, to do that, we go into Appearance and Widget Areas So, the sidebar is the bit down the side, let me just show you

Let's open up a new tab At the moment, it's got trending I think if you click through to a post, no, there's no sidebar anywhere So, yeah, it's just on this particular bit On the categories, you got the trending and the menu thing is some tutorial, so we're gonna change this, we're gonna add the filter

So, we need to add a new sidebar that's just gonna appear on these categories So, I'll just close this tab We go into Appearance and Widget Areas and then Add New I'm gonna call it Product Filter Sidebar and then down here we can choose where it's gonna display on the site If you don't see these options, click the little advance cog, it makes them appear and disappear

So, if we go into Taxonomy Terms, here's our categories I'm just gonna tick the ones I want, so that one, that one, that one, that one, pretty much all of them in fact See if I add a new category, I will need to come in here and tick it, but I don't want it to show on the blog category, but that's not showing in here because there's no post in it just yet and it's the only one I don't want to show just yet, so that's fine The other place that I needed to show is on the results page When someone does a filter, I still want the filter to show and that is in Template Hierarchy and it's the Default Your Latest Post Screen weirdly enough

Make sure Sidebar To Replace is set to Sidebar Area which is the main sidebar in the theme So, that should've created as a nice new sidebar If we go into widgets, we can now start adding some widgets So, here it is, our Product Filer or did I make a typo? Not to fear, we can go back in and change that You should've told me

We'll do a quick edit Add that missing T Me and my typing, eh? So, yeah, back into widgets, ah, there it is So, what I wanna add is the filter If we scroll down, it's this one here called MDTF

If we click on it, we can then choose where we wanna add it I wanna add it to the Product Filter Sidebar which is the one that's ticked, click Add Widget I'm gonna start configuring it I'm gonna change the title to Product Filter I'm gonna set the category to general which is just the one category I've got with MDTF

So, you could set up multiple categories if you wanted different filters for different things on your site Yeah, I think the rest we can leave as it is Let's click Save Let's go and have a look at the site So, look at All Trainers

And there is our product filter And just tick what you like And there you go, there's the filter So, yeah, that's all done So, the next thing I'm gonna do is enable a really cool feature that allows your visitors to compare products, so they can select a couple of 'em, they can kind of compare prices, that kind of thing, it's a really cool feature on theme So, let me just close these tabs, it's looking a bit messy

So, to set it up, we're gonna go back into the dashboard And then the first thing we need to do is set up a page that's gonna be the kind of results page for the comparison, so the page where the table with all the products they compare is shown So, to do that, we go into Pages and Add New And I'm gonna call it Compare Trainers And then we're gonna for the Top table constructor (NEW) template down here

Let's just click Publish and then we're gonna create a table and what it does is it shows the products that the visitor has added to their compare basket thing, I don't know what to call it, and then it also shows them some other products below that, so it's a good way for them to kinda find which ones they like, and I don't know It sorts by price You'll see, it'll all become clear in a second So, down here, we've got these top table settings There's a Choose category, I'm just gonna go for the All Trainers category, so everything's included

I'm gonna scroll down And this is all fine And then we need to add a couple of columns to our table, the first one is gonna be the product name and I'm gonna use one of these shortcodes down here I'm gonna go for this one which will display the product name, the title of the post along with a link to the post which is pretty cool and then I'm gonna click this button to add more column Some good English there

The next one is gonna be product description And then I'm gonna go for this one which is just the excerpt, so a bit of text And the rest is fine I'm gonna disable table filters I think 'cause I don't really need that And let's go up and click Update

So, I just need to turn on the comparison feature We'll do that within Theme Options Scroll down, go to Dynamic Comparison, select our page that we just created which was Compare Trainers And then I'm gonna turn that on to enable the compare button in the posts and save changes So, now let's go and have a look at the site

And if we go into a product, let's say this lovely red Diadora, there should be a little button and there is, it's the Add to Compare button, so let's click that And then let's go and find something else to compare it with, maybe another Diadora That's got a typo, look, it's a mens's trainer Oh, let's compare this one Add to compare

You notice you got this little thing over here now, so we can see what we're comparing and then if we click Compare, it should take us through to our page with our table Just like that So, it shows the top two, well, however many they've selected at the top, and then there's a few more just to get 'em interested And yeah, there we go Perfect, so let's have a look at our homepage

So, I think what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna add a few blog posts and then with this space down here, I'm gonna add some recent posts, so it shows some of the posts from the blog I think that'll be pretty cool So, let's do that now To create a blog post, you just simply go to New Post Give it a title, I'm gonna do one about the Adidas Gazelle

And then you can just start adding your content here The Adidas Gazelle is an excellent shoe You get the idea I've actually got some content that I'm just gonna copy and paste in and format and all that kind of stuff You can switch to the visual editor when you're editing content, so it's just like Word

Click that button there to get some more stuff So, again, I'll do a quick edit and let me just add this post In fact, I'll add a few posts I'll add a couple, two or three, so that we can kinda see what the blog's gonna look like You wanna put it into the blog category

You can of course create subcategories below that, I could create an Adidas Ooh, I should've selected the parent category, my mistake But let's do that again I can delete it in a second And it should come under Blog

Like that So, yeah, I'll do a quick edit and when I come back, I'll have added some blog posts So, here we go, I've added some blog posts, I've added three to be specific You can see them here, they're obviously about trainers Now, when it comes to blogging and content, it's gonna be a very important part of your website

You're gonna need some good content to be able to share on social media and to attract links to your site and to just basically add some value to your visitors So, yeah, you're gonna be wanting to think about the sort of content that you produce This is just some stuff I've knocked out really quickly just purely for this demonstration If I was doing it for real, I'd wanna make it quite a bit longer 'cause it's not really enough words, you want probably around 1,000 words if I'm being honest per article, maybe do some videos as well to really make your site stand out from the crowd, but I've added these just to give you an idea in terms of how they look and how to do it One thing I didn't mention just a moment ago is you will need to add a featured image to each post and you can do that when you're editing the post, coming down here, and there it is

You set it under the Featured Image bit and then that appears around the site, so it's a good thing to do The other thing I need to do is just tidy up that category, the Adidas one that I created which was a bit wrong There it is, just gonna delete that So, you can manage on your categories under Posts and Categories from here And I've created these other categories, these three here, subcategories to the blog

So, there's a couple of other little tweaks we just need to do now we've added those blog posts The first is this section here because the blog posts are actually showing here and I don't want them to, I just want products to appear here So, we can adjust this section by going into Edit Page And then if we scroll down and find that section which is this bit the Deals grid block, click on the pencil, and I just want this to pull in posts from the All Trainers category So, I can just start typing it in here

All Trainers There we go, it's found it, let's give that a click And the other thing that I don't want on this element is the filter thing, so I'm just gonna go to Filter panel and turn that off Save that and then update Let's have a look

We are gonna be adding a recent post to the homepage in a moment I'm gonna put it down here So, yeah, that's gone now, and obviously, it's still in here The other thing I want to adjust is, well, it's a couple of things The first is this trending bit which is cool 'cause it shows different products, but I don't want it to show blog posts

The only way I think I can do this is by adding a tag to certain trainers, maybe all of them So, I'm gonna do that by going back into the dashboard Going to Posts No, in fact, I'm gonna go into, no, that's fine I'm gonna filter it by All Trainers

I'm just gonna tag these with the word trainer, so we know they're a trainer Might be useful going forward as well So, I've selected all of these posts and obviously, going forward, I'm gonna make sure that I add the tag to all of the products and the tag is just gonna be called Trainer, type it in the Tags box, click Update, and it's gonna add that tag to all of these posts, but not the blog posts And then if we go into the Widget section, find that Trending widget Which is in the Sidebar Area, Trending, and then add the slug which is trainer

The slug generally matches the name of whatever tag or category you've created If it's made up of more than one word, the space will be replaced with a hyphen So, that's saved The other thing we've got here is this menu thing I think we'll come back to that in a bit 'cause I'm gonna add some pages, so we can link to them

Okay, let's have a look See if the post is gone There it is, now it's just got trainers in the trending Perfect That's that menu thing that we'll have a look at in a second

The final thing I wanna do with regards to the blog is I don't need posts to be part of the compare thingybob, that's obviously only for products So, to do that, we need to get the ID of the category Bear with me, it's not too complicated For some reason, you can't just type in the name, you need to know the ID of the category, so we go into Posts and Categories And we're looking for the ID of All Trainers category 'cause we can basically just find the category that we do want it to show or categories we want the compare buttons to show, so I wanna go to All Trainers

If I hover over it and then look down to the bottom left of my browser, I'm looking for the bit that says tag underscore ID and that will give me the number I need For this category, I see that it's 96 I'll put an arrow up, so that you can see what I'm talking about So, I'm gonna remember 96 and then I'm gonna go into Theme Options And then into the Dynamic Comparison section down here and then I'm gonna type in 96 into this bit, set the IDs of post categories where to show button, save changes

And if we go and have a look at something in the blog Like this one We'll see the compare button's gone So, that's the blog all done, let's add the recent post to the homepage So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna remove this section for now

I'm gonna have recent posts across the bottom here I think we can add some widgets to this footer as well, make that look a bit better, but for now, let's just get rid of this and add some recent posts I'm gonna go Edit Page So, you can repurpose that if you fancy it It might be suitable for your site, but I don't think I can really use it with the trainers

So, we need to scroll all the way down and it's all this stuff here What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna remove the whole lot by just clicking on this cross here And this one here When I say the whole lot, I mean each kinda section There we go, it's all gone

Then what I'm gonna do is add a new element and the element I want is a content module, so let's have a look in here and I'm gonna go for the three column posts, so let's just, oh, no, I don't drag it, I click it, there we go And it's bringing up the settings The category I want is blog So, I'll just start typing that in Like that

And that's all fine I don't want to use filter, Show all is fine This is to do with prices and stuff, so I don't need that 'cause it's a blog Go ahead and see what that looks like, I'm gonna update the page Then if we go to View Page

Scroll down, let's have a look There's our blog stuff, looking good I think I'm gonna add a bit more space at the bottom and then I'm gonna add a title, a bit like this one that says, "Pages from the blog," so let's do that So, we scroll down again It's this one

So, I'm gonna just duplicate this empty space Wanna duplicate any element, you just click on this little button here and there we go, then I can drag that below And then in terms of the title, I'm just gonna copy this one here 'cause I want it the same font and stuff I might have to change the colour to black, but that's about it I think I'll put it above the empty space, is that a good thing? Let me have a look at it on this

Yeah, I'm gonna add a bit more empty space on that Let's copy that one Drag it down, put that one above We'll see how it looks in a second when we adjust it Let's click on the pencil to edit that custom heading and changing it to latest from the blog

I wanna make sure the colour is black, near enough black anyway Save changes and then update And let's have a look That's looking good I think that's probably too much space there that wasn't there

A little bit too much space, so let's make one final adjustment It probably needs to be 20 or 30, something like that Let's put it down to, just click on the pencil, then I can just change the number here Do 20 or 30, let's go 30 We're gonna update

There we go, that looks good So, the next thing I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna add some simple pages, like an about us, a contact us, and that kinda thing Maybe a privacy policy, you know the usual pages that a website should have And we can add them across the top there, maybe Maybe add something to the footer as well

Just kind of finish off the site And then of course, we'll add Google Analytics and that probably be about it Ooh, excuse my brightness There will be other videos where I do go forward where we'll go into stuff like SEO and that kinda thing, but for now I'm gonna leave that out of this video, we'll end with analytics, but let's add those pages So, go to New Page

Call it About us And publish I should probably add some words, I suppose You can obviously layout the pages as you want If you wanna use the kinda drag and drop editor, you just click Backend Editor

Then you can start adding elements and text box and all that kinda thing So, you know you'd add something like that or you can just change the text Welcome to TrainerSaver Make that a heading by just doing that So, it's very similar to Word

We find you the best trainers Also, you'd add more words, but I'll save you from watching me type for now Let's press Update I'm gonna crack out more pages I'm not gonna populate it with content just yet 'cause it's a bit boring

You'd add your own blurp information, whatever you want So, I'm gonna do a Contact us You can add a form or a email or something like that Let's add one more Privacy

If you wanna find a privacy policy, you can find like a generic one online that you can just add I'll add some extra content later after I've finished recording I don't wanna put you through me watching, put you through watching me add content What I'm gonna do is add these to a menu To do that, I'm gonna go to Appearance and Menus

And then I'm gonna adjust the top menu I'm gonna remove this stuff And then I'm gonna add these Oh, then Add to Menu You can drag and drop them exactly how you like it

Like that Let's click Save The other menu I want to adjust is the one that's in the widget Let's go into widgets The one in the Side Area

This one I'm gonna change the widget to Learn More Then I'm gonna select that secondary menu again Like that Let's have a look at the site

So, there is our pages across the top Then if we go into the blog, there's the other little menu there So, to finish off the design, let's do this footer area These are just widgets again, so we can add all sorts of different things Let's go to TrainerSaver and then Widgets

And you got these footer areas here where you can add whatever you like I'm gonna remove that BuddyPress widget The first thing we're gonna add is a, let's see what we got So, yeah, I'm just gonna go for text To start with, put that in one

About TrainerSaver And I'm just gonna say we find you the best price on your next pair of trainers The next thing I'm gonna add is just a little bit about being an affiliate An affiliate website and we may earn a commission on your purchase Thanks for using us

So, let's save that The next one I'm gonna add is a disclaimer, you kinda need it for Amazon So, again, I'm just gonna use a text for that I'm gonna add it to Footer 2 Disclaimer

I'm just gonna copy and paste it off another site that I created a while back, Shop Power Tools Feel free to copy and paste it off my site It's just this blurb here Like that Then Footer 3, what should we add? We got all these widgets to choose from

We could go for something like social icons Which I'll show you how to set up in a second Okay, like that So, I assume you're gonna be adding social links You're gonna set up a Facebook page and all that kinda stuff which I'm gonna do, I haven't gotten around to it yet, but I'll mostly just go to Facebook, create a page, and go to Twitter, create an account, then you add the URLs in the Theme Options

Under Where is it? Social Media Options, there we go So, we just add some links It'd be facebookcom slash whatever and twitter

com slash whatever, you get the idea And Instagram and whatever else you sign up to I will obviously set up some social media profiles going forward I might do some videos on that separately Oh, I think it was http, doesn't it? I'm gonna copy and paste, I'm lazy

Oh, now it's witter And like that So, let's go and have a look at our website now Oh, I need to change that so it says TrainerSaver, but there we go, that's looking quite nice now There's our social media links

So, if we just go and adjust that widget and then we'll also just change this copyright message as well So, yeah, let's change this to TrainerSaver Wonder if we should add a space Okay, so that's all done So, to adjust that copyright message, I think that's in the Theme Options, let's go and have a look

Scroll down, what am I looking for? I'm looking for Footer Options, there we go And then we can change this here to, let's go with 2018 WP Eagle We should probably even add a link if you feel like it So, that's a a href equals and then that and then you add your website

I know, it's just straightforward, isn't it? Just copy this exactly and you'll be fine if you wanna add a link Ooh, we can even add a logo for the footer Should we give that a try? I might have something to use, let's have a look If it looks rubbish, I'll take it out TrainerSaver

I've got my main logo Let's give it a try It might be too big or too red or something, let's have a look I just wanna see where it appears Okay, let's save, that is quite big, isn't it, let's have a look

Okay That's okay I think we'll go with that So, the end is nigh as someone once said, there's a light at the end of the tunnel The site is pretty much there, let's just finish off by adding Google Analytics, so we can track how much traffic and stuff like that we get to the site

You're gonna wanna go over to Google Analytics, you can find it just by searching for Google Analytics It's here, mine's probably gonna just sign us right in, but yeah, go over to there and sign up for an account or whatever if you haven't got one already I'm gonna create myself a new property 'cause I've already got an account set up, so I'm just gonna create a new one It's a website, the website name is Trainer Saver The URL is trainersaver

couk We are in retail, I guess, or something like that Is there a retail or shopping? Let's go with shopping That's fine

Get Tracking ID And that's it, simple as that We now go back to the site Now, we've got our Analytics account and profile set up We go into the dashboard

You remember at the very beginning, we got that Google Analytics plugin that was installed automatically, let's give that a go So, I'm not sure it's still active, I'm just gonna double check Let's go into Plugins and Instal Plugins And it was that one there We need to activate it to turn it on

And then it brings up this message, "Please configure your Google Analytics settings," give that a click And then you click Authenticate with your Google account, you need to be logged into Google and all that stuff Click Next Click to get the Google code Select your account

Click Allow It gives you this long code of stuff, copy it into your clipboard, close that window, and paste it in there And we can select the profile, where is it? There it is, TrainerSaver Click Next And then were all done, we're all set

Let's click Save Changes You can allow or disallow tracking, whatever you wanna do, that's the plugin people tracking what you're up to, but that's all done, so it should now start tracking people when they come to the website and then you go back into Google Analytics in a day or two, you know how much traffic you got, where they're coming from, all that kinda thing So, we are literally pretty much on the last few steps What I'm gonna do I just tidy up the site a little bit because the demo content did instal some plugins and things that we're not using, so in order to keep the website running at peak performance, I recommend that you turn off stuff and remove stuff that you're not using So, we're not using BuddyPress which is like a social media thing, I'm gonna turn off all those, and we're not using BuddyPress again, let's turn that off

And we're not using WooCommerce, so we can turn that one off We don't need the Importer anymore We don't need the cloner anymore So, I'm just gonna bulk deactivate those And then I'm gonna go back through and tick them all again

I recommend setting up Akismet if you get a chance, just set it on and follow the wizard It's good if you start getting a lot of comment spam So, yeah, I'm gonna tick all these again I don't know what that debug is, I'll leave that for the time Tick that one

And tick that one That one and that one and then Bulk Action again and Delete Says are you sure, okay This takes a few moments, it is doing it There we go

Let's just go back and check the site one last time There we are, we're all done And it's looking good, I'm really pleased with it and hopefully, you've got this point and you've now got your own site as well that you've created and you're pleased with it, too Now, be sure to keep an eye on the channel, I'm gonna be doing some more videos around this site, SEO, and stuff like that, adding more products, other features, whatever the stuff I come up with, so yeah, be sure to check out the channel, but for now let's go back to me and my face and let's do the end part of this video, but yeah, well done if you've got it, your site to this point and you've got this far in the video, I know it was a long one and it's been a bit of a journey, but yeah, well done Whoa, you got to the end of the video, well done

I hope you've got a website that you're happy with If you've got a website that you're not happy with, then let me know in the comments below and obviously, share your website with me, put a link to your new website in the comments and I'll take a look I'd love to see what you've created As I mentioned previously, I'm gonna be doing more videos around this website, so things like promotion on social media and SEO and all that kind of stuff, so be sure to subscribe by clicking on the little eagle Click the little bell to be notified when I do upload a new video

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