How To Build A Blog And Install WordPress With Bluehost (2018)

How To Build A Blog And Install WordPress With Bluehost (2018)

September 11, 2019 1 By Bernardo Ryan


hey what’s up John here if you’re
looking to create your very own website you’re gonna need to get yourself some
web hosting all right web hosting is what’s going to
allow you to you know create your own website and host it on the Internet
all right so what we’re going to be doing in this video is we’re doing a
full walkthrough on how to sign up with Bluehost how to get the cheapest price
how to set up WordPress which is an easy and simple straightforward way on
creating your own website I’m ninety percent of the web sites on the internet
use WordPress so we’re gonna be setting that up and you know we’re gonna be
doing a full walkthrough and how to you know create your own first post
customize the themes and do all the basic stuff in order for you to you know
start creating your website and start putting out content alright so the
reason I like Bluehost so much you come over here to the word wordpress.org
recommend web hosting Bluehost is actually number one here alright what’s
the number one recommended web hosting service for WordPress com alright so
what I want you to do is down below this video
um there’s gonna be a link for you to click on they’ll take you over to Blue
Hose website where you can get the best possible price so what’s gonna be their
current promotion it’s gonna be 395 per month instead of 799 alright so you’re
gonna get a free domain name you know one-click wordpress install on 24/7
support as well alright so if you click the link down below you’ll be taken to
this page and then you can follow along with the setup process
alright so the first thing we’re gonna do is we’re gonna set up our hosting so
if you were to get started now alright so the first thing we do is our select
our plan alright so we have a basic plan a plus plan and a prime plan alright so
the basic plan is good if you’re only doing one website all right so it gives
you 50 gigs of website space you can have one website one domain is included
with that alright so if you’re just getting started you know you’re just
gonna do one website this is completely fine for you if you’re just a beginner
if you know that you’re gonna have multiple websites I would recommend the
Plus plan but for the majority of people the basis
is going to be fine so simply click on that alright so now
we’re gonna enter a domain name so you can either already have your own domain
name or you can register a free one through Blue Hose so if you already have
a domain name simply type it in here click Next if you get a new domain name
simply type it in here and click Next so we’ll just do a an example here alright
so now we have to create our accounts we need to our account information so
simply type in your own information here come down to the package information so
you can select your term length so the longer you go the cheaper it’s going to
be so if you do a 60 month term it’s gonna be 395 per month I’m V do a 12
month term it’s gonna be 545 a month alright so you know most people just the
12 months fun if you want to save a bit of money and you know you’re gonna be
doing this in a long term go the more more lengthy so it’s a 16 month and 36
months so our setup is free our prime primary domain registration is free
these additional ones here you can uncheck because you don’t really need
simply uncheck those so your total is gonna be $65 that’s gonna cover you for
the full year alright so come down enter your payment information click I if I
read and agree and click Submit so what’s gonna happen now is Bluehost is
gonna do all the configuration so register your domain name set up your
back-office and then once that’s all set up they’re gonna send you an email and
the emails can have your login information
all right so simply click on the link that they send you in your email you
know it can take anywhere from you know 10 minutes maybe up to a couple hours
depending on how busy they’re but once you receive that email click on that
link and you’re gonna be taken to the back-office that looks like this so you
simply log in you’ll be come to this page what you’re gonna make sure that
you’re in the hosting here and you go to home and what we’re gonna
do is we’re an install wordpress as super super simple what you’re gonna do
is you’re gonna scroll down to where it says website simply click on install
WordPress then you’re gonna select your domain and click Next
alright so now you’re gonna put in your admin information so the first thing you
want to do is put in your site name R that’s simply gonna be what your domain
name is so the the name of your website alright then you’re gonna do your admin
your email address so simply type that in you want to do the admin username and
admin password this is going to be the username and password that you use to
log into the back office of your website so make sure it’s something you can
remember and I recommend that you write it down alright so simply click on next
and Bluehost is going to configure WordPress and add it on to your domain
and again this can be take anywhere from 10 minutes you could take a couple hours
it might even take 24 hours so if you get to a point where you it’s over 24
hours and it still hasn’t set up simply contact support and you know there might
be an issue that you’ll have to resolve but you know generally takes anywhere
from 10 minutes to an hour somewhere in there so what’s gonna happen is if you
go to your website and you simply type in your domain name if your website
isn’t fully set up it might go to a blank screen it might do you know set up
in process and like do an error and that simply means that you know your
WordPress or maybe even your domain isn’t fully set up yet so you know
Bluehost is still working on it it’s gonna take some time but once your site
is ready then what you’re gonna do is you’re going to type in your domain name
and that’s gonna show up what looks like a site so it’s gonna say you know a
simple a WordPress website and once it says that then your website’s live and
it’s ready for you to begin customizing you simply go to and type in your domain
name and then you want to do slash WP dash
admin alright and if you enter that and you know what comes up
a blank screen or it comes up you know WordPress is configuring or you know an
error um that simply means that psych ground is still creating your website
but if your website is good to go it will go into a page where you can enter
your admin username and your password alright so that’s just the information
that you did on the previous page what you did here so if you enter that you’ll
be logged in to your back office which is going to look like this alright and
in here this is gonna be where you can you know customize your website ads
posts pages all that kind of stuff so the first thing you want to do is you’re
going to want to come down to appearance and click on themes now basically here
is where you can choose you know through hundreds of different themes for your
website so you can click on add new theme and then you can scroll through
there’s literally hundreds of different options for you to choose all right so
you can sort by a you know popular latest or you can filter but you know
for this example here let’s go to popular and let’s go to let’s go to this
one here so I just click on activate and then your your active theme is going to
show up here so if we go to visit site right it’s gonna kind of look like that
alright so we need to customize it a little bit but as you can see it’s
starting to look like in that example so if you want to actually customize it
what you can do is go back to your dashboard here click on appearance and
then customize alright so basically here is what you can do is you can add um you
know you can change up the menus you can change up you know the sidebar and all
that kind of stuff with colors so the first one is site identity so this where
you can add a logo it will just pop up here you can do your
site title which is here and your tagline which is here so if you want to
edit it you don’t you just change that next is color so we can come down here
we can change the different colors so we can change the background color you know
the the different colors of here the highlighted color all that kind of stuff
header image if you want to add you know an image right here we can add that you
just simply add in your image and upload whatever one you want I’m in a
background image you know I probably you wouldn’t really want to do that but
menus so we can do the menus here we can do the menus on the side you want to
create a main menu so if you just create a new menu
do main menu and click on this one here primary menu click on next and then you
know you can add items you know you can put in different posts you can put in
different pages custom links and that’s going to appear here all right so if you
want to create you know a home and about a blog a resource contact page what
you’re going to want to do is you’re going to come back to the dashboard
[Music] you’ll want to go to pages add new
and here you can enter the title so we can do Annabelle page maybe you’ll do a
contact page a blog page all you have to do for now is create the title and click
publish alright so then what you do is you can come back to appearance you can
go to menus and you can click the menu you want here so we’ll go main menu and
then you can add all the different pages so if you go to pages you can simply
select the about page add to menu it’ll come over here and then whenever you go
to your site it’s gonna show up in the top corner here
alright so that’s that the next thing is if you come back to appearance customize
next on the list was widgets and what the widget is is just the sidebar here
alright so we can add different sidebars you know we can add a search button we
can add recent posts archives categories all that kind of stuff all you do is add
a widget select it from the side here and then it’s going to show up on the
side pretty simple all right so that’s that for appearance if you want to add a
blog post all you’re gonna do is go to posts go to add new simply enter your
title so your post title here you can add some text
[Music] and you simply you can come down you can
add different categories tags I’m a feature image you click publish and
that’s going to be published to your website all right so you go to visit
site and that page we just publish is going to show up here obviously I didn’t
publish that page but you know that as you can see it’ll look something like
this alright so that’s that and the final
thing you want to do is you want to add an SEO plug-in and essentially what
that’s gonna do it’s going to allow search engines to find your content
which is super important to be come down to plugins if you go to add new what you
don’t want to do is you’re gonna want to come over to search plugins type in
Yoast click enter and it’s gonna be this one here with 1 million active installs
this is gonna say Install Now so click that click on activate and then what’s
gonna happen is if you come over here you’re gonna see an SEO option click on
dashboards come over to features scroll down and make sure that all of these are
enabled so they should all be kind of this purpley pink color
make sure they’re all enabled click Save Changes then you’re going to want to
come down to XML sitemaps and make sure that XML say map
function is enabled so you click here click Save and you know what you’re
pretty much ready to go so that’s all you really need to do your hosting is
set up you know the essential SEO package is all set up
so all you need to do now is you need to start building out your websites so
adding more content adding more pages and once you start doing that your
website’s gonna grow so all the basic back end stuff is set up all you have to
focus on now is adding more content and getting your website traction
all right so let’s compete for this video hope if you found it useful again
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wordpress hosting package set up all right so let’s compete for this video
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