How To Host A WordPress Website On Bluehost | WordPress Tutorial
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How To Host A WordPress Website On Bluehost | WordPress Tutorial


How To Host A WordPress Website On Bluehost. WordPress Tutorial. Hey guys, Bryan with WP Cupid Blog and in
this video I’m going to be showing you how to host a WordPress website on Bluehost step
by step for beginners. Whether you’re a newbie at technology or are
a pro this step by step how to host a WordPress website on Bluehost video is perfect to follow
along with. By following this WordPress tutorial video
you will have your site started in as little as 10 minutes. At the end of this video, you will have your
website successfully hosted on Bluehost. The first step I’m going to cover is how to
choose and register your own domain name for free with Bluehost along with providing you
with a discount on their hosting. Step 2 is choosing the right hosting plan. Step 3 is getting your website setup with
WordPress. Step 4 is going over a WordPress tutorial,
and step 5 is going over helpful resources when starting your website with Bluehost. If you don’t have time to start your WordPress
website right this second be sure to bookmark this video so you can come back to it later. Be sure to subscribe to our channel as we
are always posting new website tutorial videos. I provided a link to Bluehost below in the
description to get your free domain name and our exclusive up to 63% off Bluehost hosting
discount. Be sure to click the link in the description
to take advantage of this Bluehost discount deal. I do want to mention that the link is an affiliate
link and I’ll receive a commission which helps support this channel and helps put out more
WordPress tutorial videos. The first thing you want to do is head on
over to Bluehost via the link in the description if you already haven’t to get your Bluehost
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 four different options. You’ll see a Basic plan, Plus plan, Choice
Plus plan, and a Pro 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 choice plus plan. I’m going to choose the basic plan for this
tutorial as this is most common. The Pro plan I recommend you scale up too
after your site generates revenue and you start receiving lots of traffic. 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. As you can see you’ll save money the longer
you purchase your hosting for. I’m going to select the 12 months package. Domain registration is free. SSL Certificate is free. This SSL feature is a free SSL Certificate
which makes your site secure with the green bar and with the https. Domain Privacy is an addon that I highly recommend. It will prevent telemarketers and marketers
getting a hold of your personal contact information and bugging you with their services. The domain privacy will show Bluehost’s information
for the site and not yours. 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. You’ll see Codeguard. Codeguard creates daily backups and allows
you to restore your site with a click of a button in case something happens. There are free alternatives that work just
the same. SEO Tools Start you can keep unselected. This addon will submit your site to search
engines and provide a report on your site ranking and keyword rankings. Submitting your site to search engines you
can do for free. This isn’t necessary to have. Office 365 Email Essentials is the email software
Microsoft Outlook that is commonly included with Microsoft Office. If you’d like to have your email powered by
this Microsoft addon feel free to keep this selected. This isn’t necessary to have. All of these addons are completely optional
and up to you to get. As you can see you’re 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 is filled in 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 page where you will
choose a password for your Bluehost account. Click the create your password button. Input the password you would like. Click the I have read and agreed to Bluehost’s
Privacy Policy and Terms and Condition and click the next button. You will be directed to a congratulations
page. Click the blue login button to login to Bluehost. Bluehost is also going to at this time email
your dashboard login information to the email address you provided. You will now see pick your Theme. Bluehost has a bunch of awesome free WordPress
themes to choose from. You can select a Theme now if you want too
or below the Themes you can click skip this step. If you choose a Theme now you can always change
the theme you pick without any problem at a later date. I’ll be going over this in more detail, later
in the video. Once you choose your free Theme or click skip
this step you’ll be at the page here stating all done. Click the button that says start building
to start building your website on WordPress. Once you click that and log in you will be
at the WordPress dashboard. This is what the WordPress dashboard looks
like. It’ll ask you a few questions as you can see. If you don’t need help just click the you
don’t need help option. Once you do that you will see this page. You will see blog posts where you can add
new blog posts. You will see where you can add new pages to
your site. If you want to change your navigation menus
you can do so easily and if you are going to sell products on your site you can install
Woocommerce to do so. On the far left you will see tabs. Hover over them and get to learn them. Posts is where you can add new posts. Pages is where you can add new pages. The media tab is where your images will show
that you upload to your site. Comments is where you can view comments people
leave on your site. Plugins is where you can search for and add
plugins to your website. Anything you want to be done or added to your
website more than likely there is a plugin that will make it happen. Appearance is where you can change the look
of your theme or change your theme to another one or a Premium theme. Select Themes when you hover over appearance. It will showcase free WordPress themes that
you can choose from. If you select most popular it will show you
the most popular free WordPress themes. Hover over a Theme and click install and then
click activate to make the Theme your WordPress theme. You should also see add new theme on this
page. This is where you can add a new theme if you
got it from another site or it is a Premium Theme. In the top left of your WordPress dashboard
you will see welcome here or your site title towards the top of the page. Click this to view your site. To login to your WordPress dashboard you can
do so via the Bluehost CPanel or by typing in your domain name with a slashwp-admin. Here’s an example. It’ll bring up this page here. Just input your login credentials to be logged
into WordPress. A great resource I have used for several years
and recommend for professional WordPress themes that look like an award winning design agency
did your website is Themeforest. This is their site here. If you go to the navigation menu and hover
over WordPress you can select popular WordPress themes or themes in a specific industry. You can also type in your industry with wordpress
after it to browse Premium WordPress themes related to your search. Definitely check this site out. Another great resource that is helpful and
used by over 500,000 users is the drag and drop editor called Elementor page builder. Elementor page builder makes starting and
creating your WordPress blog easy. You can make edits by dragging and dropping. Search elementor page builder on the plugins
page and install and activate it if you’d like to try it out. Elementor has a free and paid version. I’ve provided a link in the description so
you can checkout and compare the features of the free and paid versions. Another great resource to check out is fiverr. I provided the link in the description below. You can get almost any task done for $5. This is what the Bluehost cPanel looks like. You’ll see here you can login to WordPress
from it. Over on the left hand side you can click the
my sites which will pull up your current WordPress sites along with other awesome things in that
menu. And that is my WordPress Tutorial video on
how to host a WordPress website on Bluehost. If you have any questions, get in touch as
I’m here to help you with anything you need. Alright guys, thanks for watching. Give this video a thumbs up and subscribe
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