Hello everyone, I am Arslan Raza, and today in this series on how to make money online, we will learn how to set up a new word press website using BlueHost website hosting services. So, this is a complete step-by-step guide on how to install WordPress on Bluehost, if you’re a beginner and you’ve never built a website, this article is for you. So the first thing you’ll need to do is you’ll need to sign up for the BlueHost. You can do this by clicking the link below that’ll take you right to the Blue Host website portal and you’ll click get started now.
Click Here to go to BlueHost Portal
Once you go to the BlueHost portal, keep following the guide below step by step.
So you’ll choose your plan. For just $3.95 a month, you can host one website, or for $5.95 a month, you can host unlimited websites. You can choose either plan. If you are a beginner I would recommend you to start with the basic plan. So once you select your plan you’ll choose your domain.
What is a Domain?
Your domain is the URL of your website, for instance, Google’s domain is google.com. Now the great thing about the Bluehost is you get this domain a hundred percent free. So just by signing up and using BlueHost as your hosting company, you’ll get a domain a hundred percent free. So type in the domain you’re looking for, click Next. Then you’ll put in all your information in the picture shown below and click Submit.
Getting Started with BlueHost
Once you’ve created a Bluehost account you should be inside the Blue host dashboard. Now it’s easy to get lost in all the buttons and options shown below.
But if you’re creating a WordPress website you actually don’t have to mess with any of the stuff shown above. You just have to go down to the website section and find install Word Press and click on that. Now you’re going to choose the domain that you’re going to install Word Press to. You’ve just created your account you should only have one domain but after you select your domain click Next as shown below.
Now you’re going to add the admin information for your WordPress site. The first one you’ll do is the site name or title then you’ll choose the email address that you want to be associated with your account, your admin username, and password. The user name and password will be used to log in to your WordPress site once you’re done with all of that go ahead and click next. You will notice at the top it says WordPress is installing as shown below. All the steps are shown by black arrows as well. Follow these steps.
Once it says installation complete click view your credentials here so at this point you should see your username and password displayed as well as the domain you just installed WordPress to. Follow the picture below
Now, go ahead and click on the domain that should take you to your WordPress login.
Go ahead and enter the username and password you just created and click login so now you officially have a WordPress website. And if you’re logged in you should see this screen shown below.
Once you log in to your WordPress Admin Dashboard, you will see the dashboard as shown below:
How to Install WordPress Theme?
So now I’m going to teach you how you can customize a WordPress site. I’m going to show you how to create pages, how to create blog posts, and just a few of the basics to get you started. So the first thing you’ll want to know is how to see your website. You do that by clicking in the top left corner here clicking on the site title so that would be the website you have so far.
Now you will be seeing some content on your newly created website. The reason there is already content there is because this content is part of the theme the WordPress has installed itself in.
So the theme is what basically controls the design aspects of your website. You’ll have to click on the site title again and it should take you back to the dashboard.
And now I am going to talk about themes for a couple of minutes. I will show you everything in the screenshots below. You can change your theme by going to appearance and then themes.
Getting Familiar with Theme Settings
So as you can see I currently have the 2017 theme installed. If you want to change it to one of the themes on here just simply click activate now. If you want to find other free themes go to wordpress.org themes. Right there shown above, and you can search through hundreds or maybe even thousands of free themes I’m not sure how many there are but there are a ton. So once you find one that you like, click install, and then click activate. So now if you go back to your website you’ll notice that it is a completely different design and that’s because you changed the theme.
How to get Familier with Customize Panel?
So before I talk about adding blog posts, pages, and menus, and things like that. Let’s get familiar with the customize panel in this section on how to install WordPress on Bluehost. You click on customize right there shown above, or if you are back in your dashboard you can find customize by going to appearance and customize that way. You will be able to see the following settings.
Different Tabs in Customize Panel
So the first tab here tells us which theme we have installed and allows us to change it right here in the customize panel. The next tab is the site identity. Now, if you click on that it will give you the site title and a tagline, notice my site title is nomadic household, and the tagline underneath it says; here is a tagline.
So if we wanted to change that too, here is a tagline we would just fill it in there and click Save and publish.
Now we’ll hit the back button and go back to the customize menu and the next tab colors. If we click on colors we’ll notice we can change the header text color which is right here or the background color.
How to Change Colours?
In this section of how to Install WordPress on Bluehost, we will learn about changing colors. So let’s try changing the header text color which is currently white, I’ll set it to red so there it is it changed that quickly. All you have to do is click Save and publish and it’s final. You can always go and hit clear and it will put it back to the default settings.
So, if we look again at the colors there was a background color, if we change that it changes the white background there to red or blue or green or whatever we want. And if we want to put it back to white we can simply click on default and click Save and publish.
Header Image Tab
So again let’s go back and take a look at the next tab which is the header image. Now you can take this site title out and put an image there such as a logo or something like that, just by simply adding a header image in here and, clicking Save.
The next tab is background-image if we click on that and we were to upload an image it would replace this white background with an image background. And, that is the customized panel for the most part.
How to Create Blog Posts?
In this section of how to Install WordPress on Bluehost, we will learn about creating posts. Before we get any further in it I want to show you how to create custom pages and blog posts. So let’s exit out of the customize panel and go back into our dashboard we’ll start by creating a blog post.
To do this you’ll go to post right here and you’ll click add new to create a new one or you can find posts you’ve already created right there.
Creating First Blog Post
So let’s click add new, and this is where you’ll enter the title of your post. Let’s say I’m going to call mine, “my first blog post”, and you’ll enter your text right here and if you want to add an image you’ll do that by going to add media once you’ve created the blog post that you want you just click publish now.
Notice that the link for this post is my website.com, slash the date and then the name of the post.
And maybe you want to change it so that it’s simply the name of the post right after your website that way you have very clean URLs for your posts. The way that you change this is you go to settings and go to permalinks notice that it’s set on day and name.
That’s why the date is showing up as well you just click on post name and Save Changes. And now if we go back to our post and click on my first blog post here notice the date is taken out of the URL.
How to Install WordPress Custom Pages?
Now, let’s talk about pages, we could go back to our dashboard but since we’ve already got the panel here we’ll just click on pages. You will notice the pages are created the same exact way as posts. Click add new, add the title of your page, add the text media you’d like to add and click publish.
If we go back to pages we’ll notice there is the sample page, and the page we just created.
How To Install WordPress Menus?
So now, that we have at least two pages let’s talk about menus. If we go back and look at our website this page has already been added to the menu but we can customize this.
We can take pages out, add pages in, and organize them exactly how we’d like. You can do that by going to menus or if you’re back in the dashboard you go to appearance and find menus right there. So the first thing you’ll do is you’ll name your menu and you’ll click create menu.
So, we have page one and a sample page showing up on our website. If we wanted to remove the sample page from showing up we can simply go to remove and click Save.
Now, if you wanted to add a home page because your home page isn’t an actual page, what you’ll do is you’ll go to the custom link you’ll add your URL choose the text that you want the menu to display I’ll add home click Add to the menu and we can drag that above page 1 and if we go to pages you can always add pages back in by checking them, and clicking Add to menu.
So under the menu settings will check the navigation menu under display location, and click Save Menu. Now we should have a home, page 1, and a sample page. So that’s how you create a menu on your WordPress site.
So, we’ve started with Bluehost and we’ve created a WordPress website and I’ve shown you how to use the customize panel, how to create blog posts, pages, menus, and basically, the best way to get better at building websites is to start building them. So if you need more help with your website be sure to check out other articles where I would write more on building WordPress websites.
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Note From Author
So, in this article, we have learned How To Install WordPress website on BlueHost in simple and basic ways. I would probably write more about it soon. Stay tuned and keep visiting this site to learn amazing ideas and ways to build your own small online business and make money online!