Step 2

How To Install And Use WordPress

How To Install WordPress With Bluehost

You'll soon discover just how easy it is to install WordPress with Bluehost thanks to their 'Quick Install' feature.

Taking off from where we left in step 1, you should have a window open which looks like this:

You'll then be directed to choose a WordPress Theme, or in other words, how you want your blog to look. We wouldn't recommend spending too much time on this for now, just choose one that catches your eye as you can change your Theme at any time. (And we'll show you how to do this, and recommend some of our favourite WordPress themes in the next step)

Once you've selected a basic WordPress Theme, click the 'Start Building' button on the next page

At this stage, you will receive an email with your WordPress login details. Its IMPORTANT to know that your blog login details will be different to your Bluehost login details, and to keep a note of these.

You will then be taken to your WordPress dashboard where you are able to launch your brand new blog.

Exciting times!!

To make your new blog visible online, you'll need to launch it. To do this, go to the top tab on the left hand side that says Bluehost. Click on this and then click the Launch button.

Once you have hit the 'Launch' button, your website will be visible to anyone who types your domain name into the toolbar, although there's no need to worry as you wont have thousands of people visiting your blog just yet.

You may want to make a few simple changes to your blog right away, like changing the Site title or the Tagline. These features allow your readers to grasp what your blog is truly about.

All Done!

Once you get to this stage, this means that your blog is all set up, its online and you're ready to get creating. Give yourselves a big pat on the back and go and pour yourself a celebratory drink!

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