Bluehost WordPress Tutorial – Step by Step for Beginners
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Bluehost WordPress Tutorial – Step by Step for Beginners

September 1, 2019


in this video we’re going to set up
hosting with Bluehost Bluehost is a popular choice for WordPress hosting and
they offer lots of additional services and help should you need that in this
video I’ll show you how to properly setup and configure your hosting with
Bluehost as well as set up and configure WordPress so your site will be off to
the best start possible it’s really important to have WordPress configured
properly so you’re not gonna want to miss that section to be sure we’re on
the same page use the sponsored link below this video to sign up for Bluehost
there’s any special deals or promotions I’ll be sure to include those below also
using the sponsored link costs you nothing extra and might actually even
save you some money and it provides me with compensation so I can provide this
free tutorial series so let’s go ahead and take the first step in building our
website by signing up for hosting and configuring WordPress let’s go ahead and
get started so it’s pretty self-explanatory when you go onto the
Bluehost website after you’ve clicked on the sponsored link below you just click
on the get started now button here and then you can choose a plan now if you’re
gonna get your domain name with Bluehost I definitely recommend if you don’t
already have your domain name just to keep your life simple to go ahead and
sign up for it with the same company that you have hosting with just because
that way you don’t remember where is my domain name hosted with and who is my
website hosted with it’s all just in one place so if if your hosting company
offers that I definitely recommend that usually the price for a new domain names
about the same weathers with your hosting company or with a separate
company so just keep that in mind so I’m actually in recommend if you’re
getting a domain name on that you choose the prime here because it includes the
domain privacy and the domain privacy basically means that when you sign up
for your domain name they won’t have your address they’ll have an address
that Bluehost has that’ll just keep you from getting junk mail spam emails and
phone calls from people who you know really excited that you started a new
business or a new website and just want to try to promote themselves to you
it’ll keep you from getting all that stuff and it’s really kind of a big
time-saver just not to get a bunch of extra junk but of course any of the
plans are great they’re all gonna work great for helping you get started
building your website so just pick the one that you think fits your budget best
do keep in mind the prices that are going to jump up to as soon
time period but hopefully that the you know the initial time period will be
enough for you to get your site at the level that you want it to be at so that
you’re comfortable paying that extra price so let’s go ahead and select a
plan so if you can sign up with a new domain name you can add it right here or
if you already have a domain name just type that in there so they know what
your domain name is I’m gonna go ahead and create a new domain name I’m gonna
click Next I’m gonna add in my basic information
here and this is exactly the information here that Bluehost is gonna help you
keep private when you sign up for your domain name and then just confirm your
plan here and eat the sort of maximum benefit and pricing you do need to pick
three years I’m actually gonna pick twelve months I’m going to go ahead and
leave the default settings and then all I’ve got to do is just enter in your
credit card information and click sign up okay and then let’s go ahead and go
ahead and create a password for your account
I use it LastPass to manage all my passwords I think that’s a really good
idea for you to use some sort of password management system I like
LastPass this is one I started with there’s other great options like one
password and some other ones and then I’m just gonna use it to generate a
password for me go ahead and enter that in greeted a privacy policy again okay and so now here we are on our
Bluehost dashboard I next thing we want to do is go ahead and set up WordPress
so we can start building our website boo host and most hosting companies these
days make it really easy to get WordPress installed because you know so
many people are eager to get started building their website with WordPress
okay so to get started just go ahead and click on the get started button right
here I’m going to turn off these plugins that they want to automatically install
for you I don’t think you need them and then down here these are some options
that you can use where they’ll install WordPress and configure it for you but
the whole reason why you’re watching this video is because I’m going to show
you how to do it so it’s a great savings right there now if you just signed up
for Bluehost and you’re eager to get started on your website
I’m just know that it might take some time for your domain name to fully
propagate across the internet basically to fully get set up so if you’re eager
to just get started right now so if you just signed up for
Bluehost for the first time and you just added a new domain name you’re eager to
get started just know that it might take some time
even though Bluehost says that your domain is ready to go it might take some
time for your domain name to fully propagate and get fully set up so if it
doesn’t work the first time you try to install WordPress
you know just walk away for you know 30 minutes an hour and then come back and
then see if it’s working that’s just sort of a tip it happens with all
hosting companies just the domain names take some time to set up and it can take
longer sometimes depending on where you are on the world and how fast the domain
name propagates across the internet so just keep that in mind
and down here we’ve got a marketplace with a bunch of different themes but I
already have a great recommendation for a theme that we’re gonna install later
on in this series so review up here where it says installation complete and
we’re going to click here to view our credentials and we’ve got a message here
that says your installation was successful and our we can access our
website here using this link here and we want to make sure you remember that URL
so you can able to use that URL later to access your site and then we’ve got our
username that we signed up with and our password here just go ahead and go to
the back end of our WordPress website so let’s click on this and it said before
you were gonna want to remember this actually you don’t need two slashes you
just need one slash this is gonna be your domain name slash WP dash admin and
that’s how you gonna login to the back of your site back end of your site and
we’re gonna use that email address and password that we set up click login and
since we’re watching this video and I’m guiding you guys through this whole
process on this is sort of a tutorial that you can go through that Bluehost is
set up but you don’t need that because I’m gonna show you how to do everything
that you need so just click on this I don’t need help ok so here we are on our
dashboard we’ve got an ad up here for help which I guess is through Bluehost
so if you wanted that I can just close it by clicking this close button right
here and then we’ve got just a few settings that we want to adjust on our
website typical WordPress install
don’t have this marketplace this is something added by Bluehost and I’m
gonna use our own theme and our own setup so we don’t need to worry about
anything in the marketplace there so let’s see which plugins Bluehost is
installed for us okay so under our plugins here a few things we can get rid
of so we can get rid of this Hello Dolly plug-in the jetpack plug-in is something
you may or may not want so you can choose to leave it in here or deactivate
it and add it in later we’re not gonna discuss that in this series it’s not
something I personally use but there are a lot of benefits to it if you’re
interested in it and we’re also gonna remove this Mojo marketplace thing
because we just don’t need it I’ve got some great recommendations for plugins
and and a great recommendation for a theme for you to use and the great thing
about WordPress is that there’s just so many options out there and so many great
tools and you’ve got access to them just through the regular internet so I’m
gonna go ahead and remove that and Akismet is a great service I use it on
my website and it does help protect your site from spam I don’t think it’s
something you need to have right when you first set up your website cuz it
takes a while for people to find your website and then also for spammers to
find your website so if you’re trying to save money in the short term there’s a
fee for it I do recommend it but it’s not something you need right when you
first start out with your website base if you’re starting to notice getting a
lot of spam comments on your site and it’s something you’re probably gonna
want to activate and install so I’m gonna leave that installed and leave
jetpack and Stokes I think that those are good options for you to look into to
see if you’re interested in it I definitely use a kiss mint I highly
recommend it and jetpack I don’t use but it is definitely very useful for some
people and something I kind of debate go back and forth on whether I want to use
it on my site or not let’s go ahead and do that activate these two so you can do
it by clicking the deactivate button here or you can do them both together by
clicking deactivate up there and then clicking apply and then after they’re
deactivated we can delete them by clicking on those buttons there and then
just clicking delete and then clicking apply yes okay there we go now let’s go
ahead and go down here to settings and we can see here we’ve got the title of
our website if we want to have a special tag line up here we
can add that right there it’s not simply it usually displays prominently on your
site but you do want to have it set up because it might show up in search
engine results and then whenever you change settings in WordPress you always
wanna make sure you scroll down to the bottom and click the Save Changes button
so the next thing we want to do is want to go down here to on the links this is
probably the most important setting to change on your website this is gonna
really help your search engine optimization automatically and what we
want to do is we want to change it to post a name and what that’s gonna do is
when you create a new page or a new post on your website it’s gonna use your URL
and then plus basically the name of your post or page right up here and if you
created a great title for your post and one that’s got search terms built into
it it’s gonna help search engines to find that content on your site this is
really important to make this change so click on post name here and then click
Save Changes okay and then that’s it now we’ve got the basic setup for WordPress
and we’re ready to install our theme so the next video I’m going to show you how
to install a theme and we also introduce you to one of my favorite themes for
building WordPress websites that makes building WordPress websites fun fast and
easy so head over to the next video

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