If you’ve got a web hosting account with Bluehost, it’s time to install WordPress on your domain. If you haven’t got a Bluehost account, go back to step 3 and follow the easy guide to sign up for a Bluehost web hosting account.

This post is part of the Blog Cogs Start Blogging With WordPress Today tutorial.

  1. Start Blogging Today with This WordPress Tutorial
  2. Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your Blog
  3. Registering for a Bluehost Web Hosting Account
  4. How to Install WordPress on Your Domain
  5. Optimizing the WordPress Settings
  6. Installing WordPress Plugins
  7. Install These WordPress Plugins Now!
  8. Choosing and Installing a WordPress Theme
  9. SEO Optimize Your WordPress Blog Posts
  10. Improving Your WordPress Blog Security

Make Your WordPress Install Easier; Use a WordPress Recommended Web Host

Bluehost is a WordPress-recommended web hosting service. Many of their services are tailored specifically for WordPress users like you and me. That is why installing WordPress with Bluehost is so straight forward.

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WordPress recommends Bluehost

Step-by-step Guide to Install WordPress on Your Domain

You can install WordPress on your domain manually which is a bit complicated. However, Bluehost offers a one-click install of WordPress on your domain. It couldn’t be simpler. Log in to your Bluehost account and follow the slideshow below:

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STEPS
  1. Log in to your Bluehost account.
  2. In your cPanel, scroll down to the website section and click install WordPress.
  3. Instaling WordPress with Bluehost really is a one click process. Just click install.
  4. Select your domain. You can choose to have a domain with or without the www. For reasons too complicated to get into here, but which will be discussed in a  future post, you’re best going with www.
  5. Tick show advanced options, fill in your site title and choose a secure admin username (not admin!) and password. Make sure there’s a tick in automatically create a new database. Tick the T&Cs and click install now.
  6. Be patient. Good things are happening!
  7. Done! Click view credentials to generate a summary of your admin username, account URLs and password.
  8. Click for the summary of your admin username, password and URLs of your blog and dashboard (your dashboard will be like www.blog.com/wp-admin). Copy and paste everything to a secure place and bookmark the URLs in your browser so you can navigate to them quickly.

Next: Optimizing the WordPress Settings

Now, navigate to your brand new website to see it in all its glory. Hello World! I know you’re itching to start writing content, posting articles and monetizing your blog. But before you do, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the WordPress dashboard and optimize the WordPress Settings. Click the button below to get started.

Optimizing the WordPress Settings

About The Author

David Borrowdale is the founder and editor of Blog Cogs, a blog about making a living from blogging. Learn more about him here.

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