How to Install Wordpress on Bluehost

Installing WordPress used to be quite a bit more difficult. It was something tedious and something that we dreaded doing every time we had to do it. Not anymore. If you have a decent web host, like Bluehost, you’ll be done in under a minute. Check out steps below explaining how to Install WordPress.

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    You Installed WordPress on your Website!

    Now, you can log into your WordPress Dashboard by going to the URL: <a href="http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin" target="" rel="">www.yoursite.com/wp-admin</a>&nbsp;(of course, subsitute yoursite.com with your actual domain name).<br><br>You can go ahead and close your hosting control panel, as you won't be needing to use it anymore, for the time being.<br><br>You'll be taken to a login prompt, where you'll be able to enter your username and password as shown here.

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    Log into Your Control Panel

    To log into your BlueHost account, click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stepstobuildawebsite.com/hosting/bluehost" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a>.<br><br>Click "Control Panel Login". &nbsp;This will be on the top right corner of the screen.

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    Fill out Administrator Information

    The first box is where you fill out your site name. You can name it whatever you want, but we’d just go ahead and put your domain name in. It doesn’t make a difference, but it’s god to keep everything consistent.<br><span><br>Don’t generate a random username and password. Come up with one yourself. It’ll be better. Make sure you write this down after you complete the step, as you’ll need to use your username and password to log into your WordPress Dashboard each time you want to edit anything.<br><br></span><span>Be sure to check to automatically create a new database box. You’ll need to create a new database on your website for your installation. They’ll do it for you, just make sure the box is checked.<br></span><br>Make sure all the above information is filled out and check that you have read the terms and conditions.<br><span><br>Finish the installation by clicking complete!</span>

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    Find WordPress under the Script List

    This page will be populated with a bunch of things you can install on your domain. &nbsp;Find Wordpress under the "Script List". &nbsp;Wordpress should appear under the "Blogs" list. &nbsp;Click on Wordpress.

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    Fill in the Login Prompt

    To login, you will need to insert your domain and password. &nbsp;Once you login, you will be taken to your Control Panel (AKA Cpanel).

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    Find the "Site Builders" box

    By default, they have it located towards the top of your CPanel. &nbsp;It will be under the "Site Builders". &nbsp;Click on "WordPress" where the arrow is pointing and it will take you to the installation page.

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    Install WordPress

    Click on the Install button under the "Instal Wordpress" near the bottom of the page. &nbsp;The button will be green.

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    Purchasing a Hosting Account and Domain

    You probably already did this. &nbsp;If you have yet to purchase a hosting account or domain then make sure you refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stepstobuildawebsite.com/purchasing/how-to-purchase/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">this.</a>&nbsp; Remember, you can accomplish both tasks with one simple step. &nbsp;

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    Installation Preferences for Wordpress

    Install wordpress on your main URL. &nbsp;So it'd be <a href="http://www.yourwebsite.com/" target="" rel="">http://www.yourwebsite.com/</a>&nbsp;or <a href="http://yourwebsite.com/" target="" rel="">http://yourwebsite.com/</a>.<br><br>Next under "Step 2: Advanced Options" select the link that says "Click here to display". &nbsp;This will expand more options for your username and password for your WordPress website.<br>

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