How to Setup a WordPress Site from Start to Finish in Less than 10 Minutes

wordpress-logoI  always hear people mention that they want to start a website or start a blog, but they have no clue about web design or no idea how to get started. Luckily, WordPress provides a quick and simple way to start a  blog which can lead to advertisers spending money on your site. If you can create a Word document, then you can create a basic WordPress site.

To help you get started, I created a step by step tutorial on the exact steps to get your new WordPress site up and running within 5-10 minutes. And most importantly, without any HTML or web design knowledge being needed.

You can also download the PDF version of How to Set Up a WordPress Website with BlueHost in Under 5 Minutes which includes screenshots as well.

  1. Go to Bluehost (clickable affiliate link to receive discounted rates)
  2. Click on Products – Shared Hosting
  3. Select the Plus package which is the most popular package offered
  4. If this is a new domain, then type in the domain that you would like to have to find out if it is available
  5. Fill out the account information
  6. Fill out the package information. The best price option is when a 36 month plan is purchased, this is recommended.
  7. Un-select Domain Privacy Protection, Site Backup Pro, SiteLock Security
  8. Fill out payment information and submit
  9. Once logged into your account, you will find yourself at the Control Panel as shown below.
  10. Under Website – Click on Install WordPress
  11. Click on Install
  12. Select the domain where you would like to install WordPress, which is the domain we just created.
  13. Click on Check domain
  14. Click on Advanced Options
  15. Change the Title to the name of your Site, for example – Chris Stocker Inc
  16. You can update the admin username at this point
  17. Create a new password of your choice (Remember security issues and keep it tough)
  18. Agree to the terms
  19. Install WordPress
  20. Once WordPress is installed, you will need to login.
  21. Installing a WordPress Theme can be done for free or by purchasing a theme.
  22. Click on Appearance – Themes – Add New
  23. Find a theme that you like and click on Install
  24. Once the theme is installed, click on Activate