How to start a new wordpress blog in 5 minutes without breaking a sweat

| April 15, 2016 | 17 Comments

In this new age world things get pretty easy to do with point and click, and starting a brand new wordpress blog has also become easier with this point and click technology.  Bluehost has come out with a  new deal at $2.95 for limited time, its updated below and luckily they have 1 click install to make the process of creating a blog easy.(Updated  11 September 2016)

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When people ask themselves will I be able to make a blog , some of you might break into a sweat. But let me assure you, – it’s not that hard as you think. With 1 click install and new custom software, making the whole website process has become quite easy peasy (really!).

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[Below is my detailed step by step starting guide.]

I am going to give you the most detailed and easy to set up guide to get your shiny new blog started today, so there is no more reasons for you to slack off and you can get it literally started today.

You could most definitely do the whole thing in 5 minutes if you’re that good,but  for some it may take a tad bit more time than five minutes ( 15 to 20 mins max)

Installing and Setting up a wordpress blog quickly

I have created tutorials on getting started before, but people have given me feedback that it’s not detailed enough and had too much fluff ( ya right!!). Anyway, so here is a “barebones get your blogging started today” kind of guide with as many pictures that I could include in one mega post . So don’t be shy and get started already!

I deal with many hosting companies and bluehost is one of my favourite hosting companies. I recommend them just because they are always priced nice and affordable and have reliable hosting and they are also easy to use.

In fact they have been the top recommended hosting company by I also recommend the “WordPress CMS” which is one of the easiest to use website software.They are many top Australian websites using wordpress including HeraldSun which uses the more pricey enterprise version VIP wordpress.

Below is the main hosting pricing plans for blue host called the

  • Basic plan
  • Plus plan
  • Pro plan.

The plus plan is most popular for a reason, if you decide to start another blog then you can use the same hosting account for more blogs up to 10 blogs.

Off course the basic plan makes sense if you are just starting out and on a budget, which most of us are.

I know when I was looking to start my first blog, the price was the most important factor in addition to reliability of the provider.

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The next couple of steps  to start a blog, could easily be done in a couple of minutes.


At this stage, click on select – after selecting your plan if you have not got a domain and you are making use of the free domain name with your bluehost plan, you can then search for that free domain name over here.

If you already got a domain name that you want to use with this webhosting account then you can transfer it to your blog hosting as well on this screen.


Enter domain name and click next.


Next you put in your payment details and then go to the next step of choosing your plan and optional extras you would choose.


To get the $3.95 deal you will need to get the 36 month webhosting plan. I will be honest and tell you, that I thought this to be a trick to get me to sign up for a longer period. But in fact it saved me money over the longer period when I purchased my first hosting as the price rose the next year and I managed to escape that price rise due to being on a longer plan. But please choose as your budget allows you to do.

At the minimum, I would recommend the domain privacy and site back up pro as optional extras that you could consider if you have the budget for it.

The domain privacy stops people from snooping on your name and address which would need to be listed in the registration details when you buy a domain name. The site back up process is self-explanatory.


Please note down your login email/name and password that you will register with bluehost to login later.

When you finish purchasing your hosting, you can login to your hosting account immediately with the login and password details. Below is the sitehosting screen once you login.

Click on the install word-press icon


You will see this screen next (to start a brand new wordpress blog install), click start


Select the free domain name you got or then the domain name you transferred in this screen and then click to install your blog


The wordpress website/blog installation process will begin now.

WordPress can be customised to be used as a blog or a business website. All you need to do is change the theme to change the blog design and look of the blog/website to any sort of website you need.

Themes are available on the internet from as low as $10 a theme and also for free from within your wordpress blog.


That’s it, follow the instructions on the next pages to finish, and your blog should get installed in the next couple of minutes and you should be ready to blog.

Remember that this special price of $3.95 a month can be claimed by our digital grog readers by signing up from this tutorial here and you get this special price for 36 months + a free domain name.

The good thing about getting a bluehost hosting account is that they not only offer other popular website software like Drupal and Joomla apart from word-press, but also offer a range of other software’s like Coppermine (you can create your own image gallery online which other people can contribute too), PHBB forums (you can create a forum of your own) and many more useful scripts.

I hope this detailed picture tutorial helped you in some way. Do leave me a comment below to show you luv or just ask a question and I will try to answer it soon as I can. Let me know if there is anything worth adding to this tutorial once you have gone through the same process and I shall add it in or update in a new post.

Good luck on your new journey!!  /jeff

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JJay blogs on Technology related products ,websites, SEO, Social Media and blog promotion. JJay also writes articles for Stock market , Finance and business blogs and websites.

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  1. Jane says:

    So what happens after step where i click on start install.. dont know whats happening


    • JJ says:

      The installtion process will begin , on the top right hand corner there is normally a progress bar telling your whats going on unless they have changed things around .. but it will surely have some text telling you whats going on on that page

  2. jess says:

    Hi, thanks for this very helpful post! Is it even possible to register a domain if you don’t plan on using it immediately?

    Basically just ensuring that you get the domain name that you want (if possible).

    I’m planning to blog on varying topics what would you recommend to do as far as a name? Do you think it’s imperative that the name coincides with the topic?

    I only ask because I’ve seen fashion/beauty blogs where their names have nothing to do with fashion or beauty. I’m sooo stuck on the name I can’t move to the next steps! Ugh!

  3. trap says:

    I think that Blogging in 2016 will be a major source of information DISSEMENATION and a huge part of marketing (not that it wasn’t already).

    With what you’ve said it’s pretty obvious that blogging will only gain more and more popularity. Every organization with at least a flicker of self-respect has its own blog AND YEAH CORPORATE BLOGGING, so small wonder blogging it is such a “viral” phenomenon.

    It’s a great post, very informative and it might be an amazing tutorial for beginners in blogging like me.

  4. Cathy says:

    Hi jeff

    I just signed up with hostgator.. for my blog hosting .. is this tutorial or process similar for installling my blog on hostgator .

    I know you said bluehost for this tutorial.. but just asking..

    help appreciated


  5. Nurul says:

    nice info mr. Thank

  6. adam says:

    Hi JJ

    im new around here , just moved to australia
    and just starting an online business, looking to sell gadgets online. what do you recommend for hosting and that sorta thing

    adam skeer

  7. Hello, i feel that i saw you visited my website so i
    got here to go back the choose?.I am trying to find issues to improve my site!I guess its
    ok to make use of some of your concepts!!

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