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If you are ready to get started you can set up your blog now! If not don’t worry I’ll email these instructions to you again in a few days.
This process should take you about 15 minutes, so let’s get that taken care of right now!
Here’s an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide on setting up your blog hosting with the best web hosting provider on the planet.
1. GO TO WWW.BLUEHOST.COM AND CLICK “START YOUR WORDPRESS BLOG NOW!”
2. PICK A DOMAIN NAME FOR YOUR BLOG
(Already have a domain name? Just click on “I have a domain name” and enter your domain. Then move on to Step 3 by scrolling down a bit.)
How do I choose a good domain name?
Tip: Don’t worry about picking the perfect domain name. Your domain name isn’t cast in stone, you can always change it later if you wish.
Be sure you choose a domain name that is…
1. Easy to Remember – Don’t choose a nonsensical name, something tough to spell, or a long name full of dashes. “www.best-tech-gadgets-in-the-world.com” won’t ever stick in someone’s head, but something like “www.techgeeks.com” rolls off the tongue.
2. Unique and Descriptive – You want a name that reflects who you are and what you care about. Be creative and build an identity you’re excited about!
3. Trustworthy – Domain extensions like “.com”, “.org” or “.net” are the most popular, with “.com” being the one most people think of first. Try to avoid crazy extensions like “.rocks” or “.biz”, as these are less commonly used, tougher to remember and not as trusted.
Still stuck? Just use your name as the domain name, e.g. JaneSmith.com. The pro is that you’re free to decide/change your blog topic later. In the meantime, you get to build your personal branding.
Type the domain name you want to use in the box, then click “next”. If the name is available, you’ll be able to claim it. If it’s not available, choose another one.
If the name you want isn’t available, BlueHost will show you some alternatives that are similar – or you can punch in a new name and try again.
I’d suggest you to use something that ends with .com, .net or .org
3. CHOOSE YOUR BLOG HOSTING PLAN
I recommend the “Basic” plan for now – you can always upgrade later if you decide you want more advanced features, but you get more than enough with the Basic Plan.
Having cold feet? BlueHost offer a 30-day money back guarantee so you have nothing to worry about.
4. COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION
Once you’ve chosen your preferred hosting plan and found a domain name you like that’s available, you’ll need to register it by putting in your contact and billing information.
Tip: To save money, you can un-check the boxes under Add Additional Services. You don’t really need them when you’re just starting and you can always add them later.
5. LOG IN TO YOUR NEW ACCOUNT AND INSTALL WORDPRESS BLOG
It may take a few minutes for BlueHost to register your account, so be patient. You should get a confirmation email when your account is ready.
Once you’ve logged in to your control panel (all the information you need for that should be on your inbox) , it’s time to install WordPress. Thankfully, this takes just one click!
- Log-in to your BlueHost control panel
- At the top click “Get Started With WordPress Today”
- If WordPress isn’t there for some reason, scroll down a little bit on the control panel and click on “Quick Install” under the Software & Services section. Look at the top of the page, in the left sidebar section for WordPress.
Once clicked, you’ll be automatically transferred to Mojomarketplace.com – don’t panic, this is just a site that helps BlueHost install blogging platforms (like WordPress).
You should immediately see a screen where you’re offered to “Install” or “Import” WordPress. Click “Install” to get to the next step.
When you’re finished, “Install WordPress”. Once you’ve done that, you’ll see a loading bar at the top of your page that will eventually tell you that your WordPress blog has been installed and you’ll see your log-in credentials.
6. LOG IN AND CHECK OUT YOUR NEW BLOG
Once the installation completes, you’ll get an email that shares your login information, including an “Admin URL”. (In case you missed that notification bar)
To log in to your blog, click the admin URL. If you forget this URL, it’s simply www.yourblog.com/wp-admin (where “yourblog” is your domain name).
Congratulations – you now know how to make a blog using WordPress. You’ve installed WordPress and set up your blog, all on your own! As you can see, it’s really easy and straightforward.
7. REMEMBER – I AM HERE TO HELP!
If at any point in this process you have any problems setting up your blog, you can always contact me for help, totally FREE OF CHARGE!!!