Start your WordPress Blog on Bluehost Step by Step Tutorial
Click here to start your blog on Bluehost and then follow my easy tutorial below for step by step directions.Starting your blog on Bluehost will get you up and running quickly and in the most frugal way. Bluehost is a great webhost and I personally have had a great experience with them.
Click on the “Get Started Now” and select your plan.
If you are just starting out, I would select the “Basic” plan. You can upgrade later. If you sign up for a whole year at the beginning you will also get your domain name free for a year – it’s a real good deal. Next you select your plan.
Now you register your domain name.
You enter your personal information and make choices regarding your hosting package. You don’t need a lot of extras at this point but I would definitely opt for the Domain Privacy Protection. Its only 99 cents and eliminates a lot of aggravation with unwanted contact. I don’t opt for SEO as I use the Yoast plug in but more about that later.
Next you will have to create a password for your account. Be sure to write everything down in a notebook. Click on “Create Your Password”.
You have finished signing up for your hosting plan and you have an official domain name and you have a password to your Cpanel. Your next step will be to install WordPress. You will need to log In to your Bluehost C-Panel Dashboard.
Next you will pick a theme.
Then you are all done with the sign up. Click on “Start Building”.
Your WordPress dashboard will open. It will ask you to choose either “Business” or “Personal” or “I don’t need help”. Choose “I don’t need help”. This gives you more flexibility and you will have me as your helper through the next steps.
Type in your Blog name that you have chosen. Under blog description, just give a brief description.
Look around the dashboard and familiarize yourself with it. A great website for WordPress beginners is WPBeginner which has tons of information on every aspect of WordPress. It is the best WordPress reference on the web, in my opinion, and is written in easily understood language as opposed to the “geek-speak” of many tech websites.
Time to move on to the next lesson -How to Blog – 3.