How to Install WordPress with Bluehost within 3 minutes!
So you have already purchased your domain name and hosting with Bluehost, if not then you can do it from bellow. After all set we ready to Install WordPress with Bluehost.
But for that first, you need to install a CMS (Content Management System) on your website. Do you know what is it? A CMS is the back end editor of your website, where you can write posts, add images, and then choose how it is going to look to your user.
WordPress is the most popular and powerful CMS available on the internet (it is free). Others CMS include Joomla or Drupal also good an powerful and there is nothing wrong with them. But there have a few reasons why WordPress is popular for webmasters:
- 100% free.
- It has the most popular themes to choose from.
- It also has thousands of 3rd party plugins that can do nearly everything.
Last but not least: The installation process is so easy, Just need to follow these steps and you can have an installed WordPress website ready to go within 3 minutes.
Step 1: Click the ‘Install WordPress’ icon
In your hosting section on Bluehost control panel, click on the ‘Install WordPress’ icon. Then you will be taken to Mojo Marketplace, which will handle the installation process, as well as offer you to buy premium themes to add to your website.
Note: Should I need to buy one of Mojo’s themes?
It depends on how you want your site looks like. This site uses the premium theme Thesis 2.0 for its distinctive look. You can also purchase premium themes from Themeforest. There are also thousands of free WordPress themes you can download in the ‘Appearance’ section of your WordPress site after install.
Step 2: Click the green ‘Start’ button.
Once you enter Mojo’s marketplace, Click the green ‘Start’ button that says ‘a brand new install’.
Step 3: Select Which Domain You Would Like to Install to:
Important Point: For WordPress install you can choose www. version or non-www. Version of your domain name.
For Example: “http://www.yourwebsite.com’ or “http://yourwebsite.com”.
Make sure you are aware which version you are choosing for your site. It may not make a big deal right now, but Google considers those two links to be two completely different websites. So when you start getting backlinks from other sites, you should make sure that they all point to either the ‘www’ or the ‘non-www’ version URL of your domain name. We should mention that one version of your URL is not necessarily better than the other. It does not matter which version you pick. But once you choose it, you should be aware of how Google treats your website’s domain name.
Step 4: Enter your website’s Name and Admin info.
Here need to enter your website’s title and tagline. You can also set up your administrator name, pass and contact email address. Keep in mind you need to pick something secure, so do not use your actual name as a username or do not use the word ‘admin’. The Mojo Marketplace installer will help you to choose a strong password which is strong enough to be acceptable.
Step 5: Agree to the Terms & Conditions, Click ‘Install Now’ and Finished!
Check the box which says ‘I have read the terms and conditions’ click install button and you are done. You will get an e-mail notification within 30 seconds when your WordPress installation process is completed to your site. Then you can log-in your site using your administrator username and password and create the website of your dreams.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com?
If you have a website hosted with Bluehost then no need to worry about wordpress.com. And WordPress.org provides free WordPress application (WordPress CMS) which you can download from wordpresss.org site. WordPress.com is a website that allows you to create a ‘wordpress style’ website using their sub-domain and hosts it for free like Blogger. You can create as many as you can something your URL like: ‘yourwebsite.wordpress.com’. Also, you are not able to add affiliate links, sell products or anything else while using their platform. WordPress.com is for personal journals and hobbyists.
How often do I Update WordPress?
WordPress has an ‘Auto-update’ feature which will automatically update when updates become available. If you wish you can do it manually. WordPress has vastly improved on their updates and you should feel safe letting WordPress update for you.
Is WordPress better than Joomla?
That is a very good question. Both Joomla and WordPress are free applications that enable you to make websites. The only reason we recommend WordPress because it has a larger community of theme-developments and plug-in makers to help make website creation easier for those people who are not experts in code.
Speaking of code, what coding language does WordPress use?
WordPress is based on PHP. This means you need Linux server to host your website if you want to use WordPress CMS. Don’t worry Bluehost offers Linux-server hosting plans only. The Windows equivalent of PHP is ASP.net. Many company websites use ASP.net for their back end instead of PHP.