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.
- Start Blogging Today with This WordPress Tutorial
- Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your Blog
- Registering for a Bluehost Web Hosting Account
- How to Install WordPress on Your Domain
- Optimizing the WordPress Settings
- Installing WordPress Plugins
- Install These WordPress Plugins Now!
- Choosing and Installing a WordPress Theme
- SEO Optimize Your WordPress Blog Posts
- 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.
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:
- Log in to your Bluehost account.
- In your cPanel, scroll down to the website section and click install WordPress.
- Instaling WordPress with Bluehost really is a one click process. Just click install.
- 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.
- 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.
- Be patient. Good things are happening!
- Done! Click view credentials to generate a summary of your admin username, account URLs and password.
- 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.