Do you want to start your conservative blog right now? We can help!
You have great ideas to share and the world needs to hear them. Right now, you can start your own blog. Think of a creative name or use YourName. com
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Step 1: Purchase your Hosting Package
This is very simple and inexpensive. Follow these step-by-step instructions.
Open Bluehost in another window and we will guide you.
Click on the green GET STARTED NOW button on the Bluehost site to start your blog.
On the next page you get to pick out your website name. It can be YourName. com or something that describes your blog. Type in a couple to see how they look and if they are available.
The next step is just like checking out at an online store. You need to “purchase” your hosting package. This is your website name (domain) and the hosting (the fancy computer at Bluehost where your site will live). There are also some extras here. Remember that they bill annually. Also, put in your phone number so Bluehost can call you to verify you are a real person.
Also, I always buy the WhoIs privacy. That helps keep your identity (name, phone, email) private from people on the internet.
Step 2: Install WordPress from your new cPanel
WordPress is the free nuts and bolts of your website. It is very user friendly and helps you create and maintain your website without having to be a computer genius.
Now that you have purchased your domain name and hosting package you will get given access to something called a cPanel.
Don’t get stressed when you see all the options. You only have to click a couple things.
This step will show you how to install WordPress yourself, but you can ask BlueHost to do it for you.
We’re going to click “I can do it!” because we’re awesome!
Scroll down until you find the icon called Install WordPress. This is the amazing new software that lets you install WordPress on your host in just a few clicks.
Now, the next screen has a few options but is actually really simple.
Fill out all the options making sure you use a complex username (not admin) and password.
And you’re done!
Once it has finished crunching the installation it will give you a confirmation screening showing you your unique WordPress login URL that will look like this:
Copy this and bookmark it and make sure you write down your username and password on a piece of paper. Never write this information down on your computer.
This URL is where you go when you want to write posts, change WordPress themes, etc. You can virtually forget about the BlueHost area for most blogging tasks these days.
Step 3: Change your theme and start blogging!
The final (and most rewarding) step in the process is where you install a beautiful new theme design and start writing your first posts!
To change your theme simply find APPEARANCES in the left sidebar and then then click THEMES. Up the top will be a tab called INSTALL THEMES – click that one.
Once you are here, use the search function to find a theme that suits your needs. There are literally tens of thousands to choose from.
Once you have found a theme that you like you can preview it or just install it. Click the link and all the work is done for you!
Now you are ready to start blogging on your new WordPress blog! That whole process from sign up to installing a theme can literally only take five minutes to do. Just follow this guide and if you run in to any problems you can ask one of BlueHost’s amazing live support crew for help. They are there 24 hours a day.