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If you would like to know how to start a WordPress Blog with Bluehost then this is the post for you. It’s incredibly easy to create a blog in this way and I recently managed to do it in under 15 minutes whilst documenting each stage too.
I still can’t believe how quick it is to set up a blog these days and if I can do it anyone can!
Starting a WordPress blog on Bluehost is very tempting because they offer a free domain name (ad) for the first year, a free SSL Certificate, 1-click WordPress installation, 24/7 support and a 30-day money-back guarantee all for just a few pounds a month.
Have you been thinking about starting a blog but didn’t really know how? Then continue reading to find out what to do….
How to Start a WordPress Blog with Bluehost
This will take you to the window shown above.
1. Choose your plan.
The first thing I did was click the ‘Get Started Now’ button then from there I had to choose a plan. When creating a blog I find that the basic plan is always enough, especially when just starting out. This is what I chose for my new WordPress blog today.
2. Create a new domain name or skip this step!
Next I entered my new domain name (this is the name of your blog). You don’t have to enter a name at this stage because Bluehost give you the opportunity to set up your blog and create a domain name later on. This option is perfect for those who are keen to start a blog (ad) but don’t know what they want to call it yet.
3. Create your account.
After entering my new blog name I created my account by giving Bluehost my details as shown above. I then went on to choose a pricing plan.
4. Choose a pricing plan.
The above shows that I had the choice of a 12, 24 or 36 month plan and the more months I purchased the lower the price would be. I chose the 36 month plan but I’ll talk about that again in a bit!
5. Add any extras you need.
The final decision that I needed to make was whether I wanted to add any extras. The one thing I always do is add Domain Privacy and Protection which is currently £0.81 per month (£9.77 per year) as without this my contact information would be available for anyone to access online.
I unchecked all the other boxes and now was able to see how much the total cost would be if I choose a 12, 24 or 36 month plan with added Domain Privacy and Protection. Heres the comparison:
12 months = £58.60
24 months = £87.71
36 months = £91.16
Although purchasing 12 months is an amazing deal I always tend to get 36 months when starting a new WordPress blog as this works out the cheapest in the long run. That’s exactly what I did today.
Once I had added my payment information and agreed to the terms of service that was it!
I now have my new blog in six easy steps!
This is what happened next….
I logged into my new account and got ready to take on the world as shown below!
Bluehost asked me a couple of questions so I told them I was creating a blog which was a beauty blog and that it was for myself.
I then entered the name of my new blog and created a tag line.
Next is the best bit where you get to pick your free theme. You can easily change this anytime so if you’re keen to get going it’s okay to pick any one then go back and change it at a later date.
Once I had chosen my theme Bluehost started to install WordPress (ad)!
This is the page it took me to where I found I have set up my site. I couldn’t wait for it to go live so I hit the ‘Launch my Site’ button. It then linked my new WordPress blog to my domain name and that was it. My site had now been launched! Yay.
Below is the free WordPress theme that I chose and I honestly couldn’t be happier with how it’s all turned out.
Next I need to start adding some menus, widgets and blog posts etc. If you would like to know more about how I’m going to do that please let me know and I’ll write another post explaining how it is all done.
Have you created a WordPress blog with Bluehost?
Please leave any questions or comments you have in the box below!
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