PreMadeNiches Installation Guide


Documentation 1.0.6


  • Created: May 15, 2015
  • Latest Update: August 05, 2017
  • By: PreMadeNiches

Thank you for purchasing ready made blogs from PreMadeNiches. We hope you find our work to your satisfaction. We always welcome feedback and suggestions so don't hesitate to contact us.

To your success,
PreMadeNiches

Introduction

Using ready made blogs is a sure way to cut the learning curve and help you quickly build a new niche site. This helps you focus more on promoting your money site, drive more traffic, and eventually earn big income.

In this installation guide, you will find the needed information from creating database, uploading installation files, and finally installing the blog using the importbuddy script.

Please take note that after installation, you don't need to buy the Backupbuddy plugin license. The plugin was included to help you install the ready made blog quickly and easily.

Before Getting Started

The PLR blog package is very easy to install and manage. If you're already a WordPress user and are familiar with its basic functions, then there should be no problem for you managing your new WordPress based website.

Nevertheless, please note that this installation does NOT cover basic WordPress usage. It is expected that when you bought this ready made WordPress site, you already know how to operate WordPress.

On the other hand, if you are a new WordPress user but really interested in becoming a webmaster and internet marketer, just go on and install this package and then feel free to explore the admin area.

Try to create posts, edit existing ones, or even delete some. Feel free to make experiments with your newly installed blog. This way you'll get accustomed with the basic WordPress features and its usage!

Here are some links that will help you to become more confident with WordPress:

Requirements and Compatibility

Owning your own niche site requires these three online assets:

  • Domain name
  • Webhost account
  • Basic WordPress skill

Domain Name

You need a domain name ready for your new website. Domain name is the name of your website and is made up of a series of alphanumeric strings separated by periods. Ex. plrmines.com, premadeniches.com, moviesfb.com etc.

The best registrar where you can buy a domain name is Namecheap.

Webhost account

You need an online space for your website files and programs. This is where you're going to upload the installation files and it's where the programs are executed so that it can be made viewable to the internet.

Make sure that your webhost allow you to set up WordPress and also allow you to add a MySQL database. WordPress ready made blogs cannot be used on WordPress.com hosted blogs.

Find a webhost which is compatible with WordPress versions 4.0 or higher, PHP 5.2.4 or higher, and mysql 5 or higher.

For easy site management, look for web hosts that uses cPanel as file manager. This is where you manage your website's files and programs. It's also easier for us to install and manage your site if requested.

Recommended cPanel Enabled Webhosts

If you don’t have web host yet, we recommend the following hosts. These hosts are proven to be reliable because we are using them for our demo sites.

1. HostGator. Hostgator allows unlimited WordPress installation and it is one of the cheapest and reliable web hosting out there. See HostGator coupon codes here.

Click here for more recommended webhosts.

Basic WordPress skill

To be able to manage your site on your own, you need have at least the basic knowledge in using WordPress. Don't worry, it's not a complicated tool that requires a college degree. As long as you know how to use a Word document or any text editing tool, you'll quickly learn how to use WordPress.

WordPress Tutorials

If you're a WordPress beginner, there's a step by step and fully illustrated tutorials here: WordPress Tutorials.

Blog Installation for cPanel Webhosts


IMPORTANT! DO NOT install WordPress on the destination server. The importbuddy script will install all files, including WordPress. Delete any pre-installed Wordpress to avoid installation conflicts.



It is assumed that you already have a Webhost account that uses cPanel as control panel. Here's how cPanel looks like: Click here to see Paper Lantern theme (defulat theme) and click here to see Retro theme.

If you are using GoDaddy to host your sites (although we really don't recommend GoDaddy for anything), then click here. A separate site installation guide for GoDaddy webhost users will open.

If your webhost is iPage, Fatcow, Domain.com (again, we don't recommend this host for anything), and other webhost comepanies that use vDeck Control Panel, please use this guide.

If you are still looking for a reliable but affordable cPanel webhost, then we highly recommend HostGator. Use the coupon code "PREMADENICHES25 " to get 25% discount.

For complete beginners, click here to watch the whole video about installing the blog.

Quick Guide for Experienced and Advanced Wordpress Users

1. Create a MySQL database. If you're new to manually creating databases, you can follow this steps.

2. Upload the backup file and the importbuddy script on the root folder of your domain/subdomain. The backup file and the importbuddy script is found under the "Files to Upload" folder which is included with the blog package you donwloaded from PreMadeNiches.com

3. Run the installation script on your browser by typing this url format: http://yourdomain.com/importbuddy.php.
Example: http://forexfans.org/importbuddy.php

4. Enter the default ImportBuddy password then simply follow the on-screen prompts.

That's it. The whole installation process can be done in under seven minutes depending on your internet speed.

NOTE: The ImportBuddy password is found in the notepad file called "Login Details". The default blog admin username and password is also included in that file.

Step 1. Upload the Installation Files

For complete beginners, click here to watch video tutorial.

1. On your computer, unzip the blog package you downloaded when you purchased it from PreMadeNiches.com. You can use WinZip or WinRAR. Free WinZip version is usually pre-installed in most Windows based computers.

2. After unzipping, open the folder "Files To Upload". This is where the actual "installation files" are placed.

3. That folder should contain the "backup file" (usually in a "backup-blogname-some78ue" filename format) and the "importbuddy script". DO NOT unzip the backup file.

4. Upload both the "backup file" and the "importbuddy script". Use your favorite FTP software or use the built in cPanel uploader.

Since we're already logged in on our webhost (remember step 1 when you created your database), we're going to used the cPanel uploader.

Note: For the purpose of this guide, I bought a new domain called forexfans.org. We are going to install the forex blog package with this domain. I already pointed the domain from Namecheap to this webhost which is HostGator. I also added the domain using the Add On Domain tool. If this sounds new to you, here are quick tutorials on how to do it:
How to Point a Domain to Your Webhost
How to Add a Domain or Subdomain

5. In your cPanel dashboard find the "File Manager" icon then click on it.

6. A new tab/window will open. On the new window, you should see the File Manager Page.

7. On the left side click on public_html.

8. On the left panel, you will now see that the public_html tree will expand revealing more folders under it. On the right panel, you will also notice revealed folders. These are actually the root directories of other domains/subdomains which are hosted on this webhost account. Some of these are live sites actually.

9. Click the forexfans folder. This is the root folder of our new website forexfans.org.

10. On the right panel, a new space/area will open. This is where you will upload and host your forexfans.org's programs and other needed website files.

11. You can now upload the installation files by clicking the Upload tool. See illustration above. When clicking the upload tool, the Upload files page will open in a new window/tab . See illustration below.

12. Click the "Browse" button to select and upload files from your computer.

13. Find and select the installation files from your computer. You can only upload one file at at time so we'll select the backup file first and then repeat the same step to upload the import buddy script.

14. You should now see the progress bar indicator on bottom right of your screen.

15. When upload is completed, you are now ready to run the importbuddy script.

You may have noticed that it took me 15 long steps to explain the simple file uploading process. That's because I have to show a screenshot for every single step for the sake of the many Wordpress beginners and older folks who are not yet familiar with webhost file management.

It may seem a lot of work but once you get accustomed to it, it should only take you less than five minutes to finish.

Now, let's proceed to the final step. You will be viewing your new shiny live site after this... and it should only take less than a minute.

Step 2. Create A MySQL Database

For complete beginners, click here to watch video tutorial.

1. Log in to your cPanel account using this url format:
http://yourdomain.com/cpanel

Click here to see how a cPanel dashboard looks like.

2. On the cPanel dashboard find the "MySQL Database Wizard" button .

3. Click the "MySQL Database Wizard" button and you will be redirected to the "MySQL® Database Wizard"

4. Enter a database name then click "Next Step" button.

Tip: Your database name should be something that will allow you to recognize it from other databases especially if you have already created or planning to create more databases on your webhost account. For example: forxblg42687 as shown above.

5. Enter database username. Up to 7 characters is allowed.

6. Generate a database password by clicking the "Password Generator button" then click "Use Password" button.

7. Click "Create User" button.

8. Now copy and save your new database info into a notepad. You will be using this when installing your blog package on step 3.

For this example your database detail should be:
Database Name: homs4a_forxblg42687
Database Username: homs4a_frxb463
Password: RO1m&pNNGxaN

Again, you should save this important info because you will be using it in this step.

8. Now, tick (check) the box beside "ALL PRIVILEGES". This should automatically check all fields under it

9. Finally, click the "Next Step" button (as shown by red arrow on above image).

10. That's it. You have successfully created a database for your new blog.

If you are observant enough, the database wizard says "Step 4" but that's actually the confirmation notice that you successfully created a database. The whole process would normally be done in under a minute with just three litte steps - simply pointing and clicking!

Step 3. Run Installation Script

For complete beginners, click here to watch video tutorial.

1. On your browser, type http://www.yourdomain.com/importbuddy.php then hit "Enter" key on your computer keyboard.

So since we're going to install Forex Blog to our newly bought domain forexfans.org, we will type: http://forexfans.org/importbuddy.php

2. Enter ImportBuddy password.

NOTE: The ImportBuddy password is included with the download file. Open the "Login Details" (notepad) file and you should see that password in the first 5 lines.

Also, your default login username and password for the blog is found in there.

3. Click "Authenticate" button to continue.

4. Click Next Step button to proceed. Nothing to configure here.

5. Again on the next page "Step 2 of 6: Unzipping Backup File", click Next Step button as long as the installation wizard says, "Files successfully extracted."

6. Now, on "Step 3 of 6: URL & Database Settings" you may want to use custom url for your site. However, this is not recommended if you don't know exactly what you are doing. So no need to change this one.

7. Change Database Settings. This is a crucial step. You do it wrong, the sky will fall and you'll get frustrated. :-)

Now, open the notepad where you pasted the database info when you created it in a Step 2. Simply copy and replace old database info with the new ones.

NOTE: In case you are wondering, you don't need to change the "MySQL Server" and "Database Prefix". Just leave it as it is.

You only need to change the MySQL Server setting if you are using other webhost that don't use cPanel such as GoDaddy. There is a separate guide about installing on GoDaddy servers.

8. When you're done changing the database settings, click "Test Database Settings" button to check if the installation script can connect to the database with those details. If all indication says "Success", then simply click on Next Step button to continue.

9. On "Step 4 of 6: Database Import" you should see the message "Initial database import complete!". Click "Next Step" button to proceed.

10. On "Step 5 of 6: Database Migration (Updating URLs, paths, etc)", check if your new site is working. Simply click the url after "Import complete for site:" in this case, http://forexfans.org.

11. Site is complete! Congratulations, you have a new website.

The installation process is simple and straightforward. After 2 or 3 more successful blog package installation you should already be comfortable and may not need to follow this guide anymore. You can be on your way to setting up more niche blogs that can make you good steady passive income in the days to come.

For questions and product issues please contact us using our online contact form.

Your feedback, comments, corrections, and suggestions are highly appreciated. We want to make sure our products have the kinds of features and functionality that will be useful to you and allow us to give you the best value that we possibly can.

Based on your feedback, you can help us decide what are the most important things to work on with future updates.

You can now Login to Your New Wordpress Site to Replace Affiliate Links.

IMPORTANT: After installing your ready made blogs make sure to update Wordpress and all themes and plugins.
Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Update WordPress and WordPress Plugins

Replace Affiliate Links

For complete beginners, click here to watch video tutorial.

1. Log in to your Wordpress account using this url format:
http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin. See Tutorial on How to Login Here.

2. On the left side of your Wordpress Dashboard are the different Menu Items.

3. Hover your mouse over the "PMThemes" menu item then click "ADS Settings".

If your blog uses the theme Nichebarn, then your menu item should look like this:

4. You will be redirected to the theme's ADS settings page. You will see these four sections:

  • ADS Settings and Replacement Panel
  • Post Content Ads
  • Amazon Affiliate Links
  • CLICKBANK TEXT ADS
  • REPLACE AFFILIATE LINKS

5. Change any ad codes in section "Post Content Ads" with your own ad code. Change it with your adsense code if you like to use Google Adsense.

6. If you're an Amazon affiliate change ID and keyword under the "AMAZON ID" section.

7. If you're a CBEngine member, change member ID and keyword under the "CLICKBANK TEXT ADS" section. Please take note that this for the text ads only (if there are any). It's NOT a requirement to join CBEngine.

8. If you're a Clickbank affiliate, go to "REPLACE AFFILIATE LINKS" section then generate your own encoded Clicbank affiliate links and replace Affiliate Link #1 and Affiliate Link #2 fields as needed. That's all you need to do here.

If you're confused about how to generate encoded Clicbank affiliate links, see quick tutorial here.

Don't forget to click Save Changes button!

If you don't want to use Clickbank, just ignore this section then go to the Widgets area of your WordPress admin and change the ad codes . The ad codes are usually in shordcodes form (see screenshot below).

How to Generate Your Own Encoded Clickbank Affiliate Links

Follow this quick guide if you're going to replace Clickbank affiliate urls in the "REPLACE AFFILIATE LINKS" section.

1. Let's start with Affiliate Link #1. Get your own encoded Clickbank link by going to HopLink Shield Tool: https://www.clickbank.com/hoplink_encoding.htm

2. Fill in your own Clickbank ID on the Affiliate Nickname field. Go back to the theme panel and copy the provided Vendor ID #1 (as shown below).

3. Paste Vendor ID on the Vendor Nickname field. The two fields are now filled up. See screenshot below.

4. Click "Encode" button (as shown in red arrow above). You now have an encoded clickbank link (see blue highlighted url below).

5.Now, create Affiliate Link #2 by clicking "Check Another?" link. Repeat steps 2 and 3.

6. Now that you have both 2 Clickbank affiliate links, replace them on the area provided on the "Replace Affiliate Links" area.

7. Don't forget to click "Save Changes" button! Otherwise, those old affiliate links will remain unchanged.

8. Go to your site and hover your mouse over each banner to make sure the correct Clickbank Affiliate Links/Alt Tags/Banners are appearing!