Installing WordPress on Bluehost

Interested in installing WordPress on Bluehost? This guide will walk you through the steps of signing up for a Bluehost account and setting it up to run WordPress. Let’s pretend you’ve decided to focus on creating passive income by sharing your love for crocheting blankets. (It’s OK, you can admit it.)

Step #1 – Sign Up for a Bluehost Account

Visit Bluehost and sign up for an account by clicking on the big green “Sign Up Now” button.

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Step #2 – Choose Your Domain Name

If you haven’t already registered a domain name with GoDaddy, you can get a free one with your Bluehost account.  In the box under “I Need a Domain Name” enter crochetingblankets and click “Next”.

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Step #3 – Enter Your Account Info and Choose a Plan

Yay, is available! I can already see the dollar signs dancing before your eyes.

Enter your Account Information, choose either a 12, 24, or 36 month plan, uncheck the boxes (the only one you might be interested in is the Domain Whois Privacy), and enter your Billing Information.

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Step #4 – Install WordPress on Your Bluehost Domain

Congrats! You’re now the owner of the web’s soon-to-be domination hub on everything related to crocheting blankets! Now it’s time to install WordPress so you can wow the world with your hot yarn tips and videos of your elite needle skills.

Under the cPanel tab, scroll down to “Site Builders” and click the button that says “Simple Scripts”.

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From the options available, choose “WordPress”. (At the time of this writing version 3.4.2 is the latest, but Bluehost always gives you the most recent stable release.)

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Click the green Install button.

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You’re almost there! Choose your domain name,, from the dropdown menu. Next, give your website a name, most likely “Crocheting Blankets”. If you want to create a separate login & password for your WordPress installation then click “Click here to display”. Otherwise, uncheck the three boxes for the upsells Bluehost is trying to get you to buy, check the box to agree to the terms & conditions, then click the green “Complete” button.

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That’s it! Now go to to login to your new website. Start creating content and let the passive income flow!


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Kent McCorkle

Dr. Kent McCorkle is a chemistry professor, online entrepreneur, world traveler, and self-proclaimed foodie.

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