Hey guys, Bryan here with WP Cupid Blog and
today I’m going to be showing you step by step how to start a wordpress blog on bluehost
quick and easy. In this video I’m going to be going over
4 different steps to get a WordPress blog started with Bluehost. Step 1 is how to sign up for an account with
Bluehost, step 2 is choosing a hosting package, step 3 is registering a domain name, and then
step 4 is installing wordpress on Bluehost. I’ve provided a link in the description
below if you want to follow along with me in the video. The cool thing about the link provided below
is you will get a discount. You’ll get a free domain name with your
hosting package. Some awesome features you will get with Bluehost’s
hosting is a 1 click WordPress install, 24/7 support from Bluehost, and a 30 day money
back guarantee. You’ll also receive over $150 in advertising
offers from Google and Bing. Bluehost is one of the top web hosting providers
and is the #1 recommended hosting provider by wordpress.org. Bluehost also powers over 2 million websites
worldwide. Feel free to walk through the steps with me
to start your WordPress blog on Bluehost. Before we get started a little disclosure
the link is an affiliate link. I’ll receive a commission which helps support
this channel and helps us put out WordPress tutorial videos on a regular basis. Let’s get started. First thing you want to do is head on over
to bluehost. I’ve provided the link in the description
below so that you can get your free domain name discount. You’ll see the get started now button on
the page. Click the button. This is where you can select your hosting
plan. You’ll see three different options. You’ll see a Basic plan, Plus plan, and
a Prime plan. I recommend going with the basic plan and
then you can always scale up whenever you’d like. If you have more than one website then you’d
want to choose either the plus plan or prime plan. I’m going to choose the basic plan for this
tutorial as this is most common. Go ahead and hit the select button on whichever
plan you would like to use. We are now brought to a domain page where
we can choose the domain name that we want completely free. Or if you already have a domain name you’d
enter it in over on the right. For the new domain you can select if you want
it to be a .com, .net, .org, etc… .com is the most popular domain extension
so I’d recommend going with a .com if you can. I’m going to type in a domain here and click
the next button. You are now brought to a create your account
page. This is where you will input your information. We have first name, last name. Business name is optional. Put your country address information. Put a phone number and lastly the best email
for you as you’ll get emailed a receipt of payment and a copy of your login credentials,
etc. Below that you will see package information. You’ll see account plan. This is where you can select the term for
your hosting package. You have 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months,
and 60 months. As you can see you’ll save money the longer
you purchase your hosting for. I’m going to select the 12 months package. Setup fee is free. Domain is free. You’ll see site back up pro. You can unselect this as there are free backup
plugins you can use for your WordPress website. Search Engine jumpstart you can keep unselected. This isn’t necessary to have. Sitelock security find is security for your
WordPress website and protects it from hackers. I’d unselect this as there are really good
free alternatives. As you can see your saving a lot for this
hosting package. Below that you will input your payment information. I’m not going to fill this out for protection
of personal information. Once your information you want to select the
I have read and agreed to Bluehost’s privacy policy and terms of service. Now click the submit button. You are now brought to a confirmation page. Bluehost is also going to at this time email
your dashboard login information. You might need to pause the video while you
wait for the email to come in. Now we need to login to the bluehost dashboard. You can click the link they gave you or just
go to bluehost’s website and up at the top you will see login. Click login. Enter your account credentials and click submit. Once you do that you’ll be in the bluehost
hosting home dashboard as you can see here. Scroll down a bit till you see website and
then under that section you will see install WordPress. Click install wordpress. You should now see do it yourself free and
on the right hand side you will see the install button. Go ahead and click install. Once you do that you will see a select which
domain you would like to install to. So select the domain you want to use for this
and where you see the directory part next to it just leave that blank and click the
check domain button. It’s now going to check your domain name. This could take a few minutes so just be patient. Once that is done you will see the last step. You want to select show advanced options. You will see where you can change the site
name or title. You want to put the name of your site here. You will see admin username. If you need to change that you can. Under that you will see your password listed. Feel free to change it to a password that
you would like too. Select the box that says automatically create
a new database for this installation. Make sure you select I have read the terms
and conditions. Click the install button now. Now you’ll see a page or a popup saying
we’re setting up WordPress for you. Just be patient. You’ll see a progress bar at the top showing
the progress of the WordPress installation. Once it is done it will say your install is
complete. Click on the view credentials link. It will now give you the url of your website,
the login url for WordPress to make edits to your site along with your username and
password. Go ahead and click on the admin url link. Put the username and password in. And click the login button. And you will now be in the WordPress dashboard
where you can start creating your WordPress website by adding pages, blog posts, etc… Up at the top you will see your site title. Click that or hover over it to where it says
view site and click on it and you can view your site as you can see here. What you see here is the demo default theme
for WordPress. If you go to the site themeforest. They have hundreds of premium pre-made themes
for every industry. So if you don’t have a lot of knowledge
in design you can easily find a cheap theme put together really well here. I provided the link in the description below. If you decide to go with a premium theme you
can email us or send us a message on Facebook and we will setup your theme like the demo
content and give you all the plugins you need to have a successful site completely free. Our email is provided in the description below
along with our Facebook info. And that is how to start a WordPress blog
on Bluehost. Alright guys, thanks for watching. That is how to start a wordpress blog on bluehost. I provided a step by step summary of this
video via text in the description below. I’ve also provided the link to get the free
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