Installing WordPress on Bluehost via cPanel and Mojo Marketplace is a 5 minute job. After you’re done, it’s time to start customizing your blog and securing it. I’ll make this child’s play for you.
Let’s get started.
Installing WordPress on Bluehost with Marketplace
- Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
- Find the Website section in Bluehost cPanel and select Install WordPress.
- Click the Install button.
- Choose the domain name to install it to. In the field next to the domain, you can enter a subfolder such as ‘blog’ or leave it blank if you want the site’s main page to be the blog.
- If necessary, you can edit the email address, username and password for the new WordPress installation. Click “advanced options” and you can change those settings.
- Read through the license and service agreements and check the boxes.
- Select the Install Now button.
After that, it’s the normal stuff. Log into the WordPress admin URL. It will put it on screen and email it to you at the email you entered during the install.
Once you login, do all of the regular setup things, like: (and this may not be everything you can do but it’s a great start)
- choose a nice theme – some commercial ones are here
- upload some theme type graphics like banners to the media library so you can use them with the theme
- install some necessary plugins like security, caching, social, jetpack for stats reporting and pairing with WordPress.com, and SEO plugin like Yoast
- choose a niche to blog in and get a good keyword tool so that you can figure out which keywords to base each blog post around to draw in internet search traffic
These are the basics and the minimum to starting a healthy blog on Bluehost.
Don’t allow SPAM posts on your Bluehost hosted blog. The anti spam post plugins will flag them and simply mark as spam and delete them in bulk every so often.
I will be making some posts and videos about creating cool blog graphics (look around my blog to see – I know where to get nice graphics and how to combine them into your own creations) and also how to drum up some more traffic beyond just doing SEO, so stick with me.
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