How to Install WordPress On Bluehost: First Step to Building Your Own Website

If you’re looking to set up your own website quickly and easily, look no further. Below you will find a step-by-step guide, with screenshots, explaining in detail how to do it.

The best part? You can have it up and running in a matter of minutes.
The very first step you need to do is sign up using a web host and register the domain name of your choice (if you don’t have one yet)

Feel free to use any hosting provider of your choice, but I prefer Bluehost for its simple usability, reliability and 1-click-installation with WordPress. It makes integrating WordPress easier than I have ever seen with any other web host.

If you’ve already have a domain name, it’s just as simple. You can still use Bluehost as your hosting provider, even if you purchased your domain name from another provider e.g GoDaddy.

The registration process takes no longer than 5 minutes from start to finish.

Once you’ve created an account with Bluehost, I’ll explain how you can install WordPress using the Bluehost control panel

Quick tip: When creating any website, you must have a domain name and a host. Without these, you won’t be able to create a website for users to view, browse, or shop on.

STEP 1: Go to Bluehost.com
To get started, head to www.Bluehost.com and click on the “get started now” button.
· If you use this link, you’ll be able to get a FREE domain for a year, too. This discount applies to all Binnareviews visitors  

 A free domain (1 year), 1-click WordPress installation, and 24/7 support are included with your account.

STEP 2: Choose a Website Hosting Plan

Once you click “get started now,” you’ll be taken to a page where you can select the hosting plan of your choice.

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I got the “basic” option, which is a great choice for new websites for $3.95/month  (usually it’s $7.99/mo)

The “plus” and “prime” plans are great, but you don’t really need all the extra bells and whistles they offer unless there are millions of people flooding your site each day.
Save your hard earned cash and opt for the cheapest package to start with.

STEP 3: Secure a Domain Name

Your domain doesn’t have to end in .com. You can choose a different site ending if you wish, e.g .net, .org, .us, .biz, and .info if the first choice for your domain isn’t available.

If you’ve already got a domain name, just enter it in and click “Next” in the “I have a domain name” form.

If you aren’t ready to choose a domain right this moment, you can do it at a later point in your website setup.

Bluehost choose a domain name


STEP 4: Fill In Your Details

To create your account, just enter your personal information on the “create your account” page.

You’ll need to add your first name, last name, country, street address, city, zip code, phone number, and email address. Your receipt will be sent to the email address you enter.
It’s optional to also add your business name in this form.
Your account information

Finally, enter your payment information to continue.
Bluehost payment information

STEP 5: Check Your “Package Information” and Finish Registration

The next step in registering for a Bluehost account is to select your plan and package.

These are the last steps you’ll go through before your account creation is complete. Pay close attention to the extra options available, like Domain Privacy Protection.

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Consider the add-ons (optional)

Bluehost offers tons of great add-ons: Most of them aren’t necessary, but here are some add-ons to consider.
Domain Privacy Protection: It is only $0.99 cents more per month. It will keep your personal information, e.g. your name and address, private.

If you want to keep your website and domain information anonymous, spend the extra $0.99 per month. If you don’t, be sure to uncheck this box.

SiteLock Security: This add-on verifies your email address, physical address, and phone number. If you plan to sell a product or service on your site, this feature might be helpful for proving your credibility to customers.This service is an extra $1.99 per month, or $23.88 per year.

Codeguard Basic: This provides extra security to your website. WordPress is very secure, but this extra feature allows you to backup your site regularly.
If anything happens, or if you make a mistake, it will be easy to turn back the time and revert to one of the previous backups of the site. If you think you’ll use this feature, it’s definitely worth the extra $2.99 per month.

Bluehost SEO Tools Start: Bluehost claims that this tool can help you get search engine rankings. This feature is $1.99 per month or $23.88 per year.

Office 365 Email Essentials: A safe and reliable email platform powered by Microsoft, with online access to email and calendars from any device or web browsers. $2.99 per month.

Once you’ve selected your add-ons and signed up for a Bluehost account, you’ll be all set to build websites using your chosen or existing domain name.

Log in to Bluehost and pick the website builder of your choice: WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal.

STEP 6: How to Install WordPress with Bluehost’s ‘One-click-installation’

Bluehost offers “one-click installation” for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal for beginner users so that you can have your site ready to go in seconds.

Just click on your preferred website software below and the guide will expand (with images).

Once you’ve chosen a domain name and you’ve registered for an account with Bluehost, you’re ready to build with WordPress

To begin creating a WordPress site, log into Bluehost. Head on to “My Sites” and click on “Create Site.”
Bluehost create WordPress site

1) You’ll begin by selecting a WordPress theme for your website. Don’t worry too much about your selection – you can change the theme later if you change your mind.

Bluehost WordPress select theme

Once you’ve chosen a theme, log in to WordPress with the button on the left-hand side of the screen and start putting your site together piece by piece.

2) Next, you’ll be prompted to select which kind of website you’d like to set up. Select whether you’re looking to create a “Business” website or a website for personal use.

Bluehost WordPress Business or Personal

3) Once you’ve made a selection, fill out the Site Title and Site Description of your choice.

Bluehost WordPress Site Title and Site Description
4) Moving on to the next step, you’ll be prompted to select whether you plan to update your site with news and blog posts.
Bluehost WordPress update with news or blog posts

If you don’t, you can move on to the next step. If your site will be updated regularly with news and blog posts, select what visitors will see on your homepage.

You’ve got two options here: your most recent news and updates, or a static welcome page.

If you plan to use your website as a blog or news source, I recommend choosing the first option so that users will see your new posts as soon as they visit your page.

Bluehost WordPress welcome page most recent news and updates or a static

5) Build a basic “Contact Us” page if you want to provide users with a form to contact you or your company.

Bluehost WordPress Contact us page


6) Finally, you’ll need to connect your Jetpack profile to WordPress to improve security, grow traffic, and track statistics.

You can choose to do it later, but I recommend connecting Jetpack to WordPress as soon as possible to speed up your site creation process.
Bluehost WordPress connect Jetpack

Approve the connection process for your website and Jetpack by clicking the “Approve” button

Bluehost WordPress connect Jetpack Approve

Then you’re almost ready to launch your site! Add your business information or click “Not now” if you want to add it later.

Bluehost WordPress add business address

7) Be sure to install WooCommerce if you plan to sell products or services on your website.

Bluehost WordPress Install WooCommerce

8) Now you’re all done and your website will be ready to launch!

If you decide you want to customize more options before you launch, this is the time to visit the “Customize your site” area to double check your selections.

Bluehost WordPress customize your site

You can go back to your Bluehost dashboard by clicking “Bluehost” on the left side of the control panel.

Bluehost WordPress dashboard control panel


When you’re happy with your selection and you’re ready to launch your site, hit the “Launch” button!
Bluehost WordPress launch site
Once you hit this button, your WordPress site will be live.

That’s it, your website is up and running now!

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