How to Create a Website with WordPress
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to get a website setup with WordPress.
To get started I will walk you through getting hosting setup with BlueHost and then walk you through how to setup your theme in WordPress and create your first post.
If you already have hosting you may skip the “Setup Hosting with BlueHost” as the steps to get started with WordPress do not require you to use BlueHost hosting. (Read to the bottom for a helpful tip to save some money!)
Setup Hosting with BlueHost
I will be using BlueHost for this tutorial. I chose BlueHost because they come highly rated, are very reasonably priced, and have excellent customer support. If you already have a hosting provider you may skip this step.
The first step will be to go to the BlueHost website, you can use my affiliate link below or navigate to the website. If you find this content useful you will be helping us create more useful content by using our affiliate links.
- WordPress Hosting: If you plan on just creating a WordPress site this will be the option that you want. The servers that these sites are put on are optimized for WordPress
- Hosting (Shared Hosting): If you plan on hosting other types of sites (not just WordPress) on your hosting account then you will want to choose this option.
The above screenshot is assuming you went with WordPress hosting but it shouldn’t be much different if you did go the shared hosting route. (Except maybe price and options). You will get three options Basic, Plus, or a choice plus plans. Honestly I would go for the Choice Plus, this is what I went with and the main reason why is it comes with automated back up and free domain privacy (which is a must in my opinion and costs an extra $1 per month on the other plans). Also if you want to create more than one WordPress website you can do that with the Plus or Choice Plus plans. All the plans come with a free Domain Name for one year which is really cool. Alone that will run about $10 or more per year. For those who don’t know the way domain names work you are basically just renting them on a yearly basis, you can choose to register them for longer periods but you will have to pay to renew them yearly.
On the next page you will be prompted to sign up either manually or using Google. Simply fill out the required information and scroll down to see the package details.
Save some $$$
If you want to save a little bit more money you can move your mouse up toward the browser back button and you should be prompted with a special savings offer! (This will not show up if you are using an ad blocker though)
Now just enter you payment information (if you want to pay with PayPal click “see more payment options”) and click “Submit”
You should now get a “Your purchase was a success” message and just click “Create Account” to continue. If you did WordPress hosting there will be a few steps which you can go ahead and answer or skip. That’s it for getting started with BlueHost, next we will go through setting up your WordPress site.