How to Create a Blog: Step #3 How to Configure Your Blog

Configure Your Blog

How to Install WordPress

First, you have to install WordPress. We explain the process here in easy steps. Control Panel design changes from time to time, though the images below will not change much.

1. Go to the Bluehost control panel (cPanel)

Bluehost cPanel

2. Scroll down to find ‘One Click Install’ (arrowed above). Click on the image and select the WordPress option from the list provided:

WordPress One Click Install

3. Click on the ‘W’ image and you will find the screen below:Use the drop-down box arrowed to select the domain where you will install WordPress. Click on ‘Check Domain.’ Click on the ‘Show Advanced Options’ box that appears and you can then enter the title of your blog, a username and password. This enables you to access the blog as administrator:

Install WordPress on Your Domain

4. Use the drop-down box arrowed to select the domain where you will install WordPress. Click on ‘Check Domain.’ Click on the ‘Show Advanced Options’ box that appears and you can then enter the title of your blog, a username and password. This enables you to access the blog as administrator:

WordPress Install Advance Options

Make sure you keep a note of your login details then click ‘Install Now’ and that’s you done.  You should be emailed your user name and password.

You can log into your site using the URL yoursitename.com/wp-admin/ or the URL emailed to you by WordPress. Enter your user name and password and you will reach your Admin Page:

WordPress Dashboard

This is the first page you see when you access a new WordPress site. From here, you will customize your blog and get it looking how you want it. The black dashboard to the left contains all the tools you will need to achieve this.

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