In this new era, things are pretty easy to do with point,touch and click convenience, and starting a brand new wordpress blog has also become a lot easier with this easy with this click and install technology. [ Blog post updated Decemeber 2017]
Below we have given an easy guide to install your new wordpress blog with bluehost. They have also been the official hosting partner to the most popular website and blogging platform online – wordpress.org.
Bluehost has come out with a new deal at $2.95 for limited time, and its updated below. The 1 click install comes with all of their plans, to make the process of creating a blog so much more easier and quicker.(this deal wont last long)
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!). We show you how below.
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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 website install 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 Easily
I have created tutorials on getting your website started before, but people have given me feedback that it’s not detailed enough and had too much fluff . So here is a brand new one.
This is a “barebones get your blogging started today” kind of guide with as many pictures as i could gather – that I could include in one mega post . So don’t be shy and get started with your online venture 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 wordpress.org. 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.
[Prices for hosting plans below]
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 – anywhere 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.
Step 1 – Choose a hosting plan that is suitable for you
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.
Step 2 – Choose your domain name
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.
Step 3 – Provide the Name and details for billing and your confirmation emails
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.
I managed to escape that price rise due to being on a longer plan. But you can choose a plan according to your ownr budget and affordability.
At the minimum, I would recommend you get the domain privacy and site back up pro as optional extras, if you can afford 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 is regular backups of your website that the hosting company keeps just in case of any emergency or hacking of website by outsiders.
Step 4 – Select your Plan or Package and any Optional extras
Please note down your login email/name and password that you will register with bluehost to login into WP admin later.
When you finish purchasing your hosting, you can login to your hosting account immediately with the login and password details.
Below is the wordpress backend cpanel sitehosting screen once you login top admin area. The website login area is different from this login area.
Step 5 – Click on the install word-press icon
Step 6 – Install WordPress
You will see this screen next (to start a brand new wordpress blog install), click start
Step 7 – 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.
Step 9 – Blog is installing
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.
You will get sent an email with login details
Your blog is ready and set up, now all you have to do is write content and tweak your blog further if you need by logging into the admin area of your blog.
I suggest you first write up and article or two on your blog as your first priority and then explore further options from within your admin area over a period of time to improve your website functionality, design and SEO.
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 tutorialonce 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!!
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