Hi ya’ll! I wanted to share with you how to setup a WordPress blog or website. I get this question asked a lot. The thought of starting your own sounds pretty scary if you are not tech savvy but this tutorial will make it easy and simple so you can start immediately. Follow my easy step by step tutorial below so you can start today.
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The first step is to think of a domain name you would like to use. If you already have a domain name then skip this step. If you need a domain name then get out your handy dandy notebook. Write down at least four or five names in case the first one you choose is not available. Try to keep your domain name short and simple. This will make it easy for your visitors to find you and type it in.
You can choose any hosting provider that supports WordPress but for this tutorial I’m going to use Bluehost (affiliate). This is the hosting service we use here at Studio Mommy. They offer exceptional customer service and will help you get your site started if you get stuck.
Go to Bluehost (affiliate) then click on GET STARTED.
Choose your hosting plan. If you are starting a new site for the first time then it’s okay to choose the BASIC plan. It’s totally up to you though. You can always upgrade later to a bigger plan when you need to. Bluehost will help you do that.
If you need a domain then refer back to the list of names you chose in Step 1. Add your first choice domain name to the box that says “Create a New Domain”. It will let you know if it’s available.
If you already have a domain name, fill in the box that says “Use a Domain You Own”.
Now you will need to fill out the personal information and choose the length of time you would like to use Bluehost services. The longer the amount of time the lower the subscription price. The last step on this screen is your billing information.
After step 5 is finished and submitted, you now have successfully setup a WordPress site. Awesome right? Bluehost will email your username/password along with links to your site.
If you don’t see the image below try logging into your Bluehost (affiliate) account.
You can also log into your WordPress site by typing this into your web browser yourdomain.com/wp-admin/
Remove the boring basic WordPress design with one of Studio Mommy’s themes. This is probably the hardest part, picking which theme you want to use 🙂
My themes are easy to customize and are budget-friendly. I know sticking to a budget is especially important when you are first starting out. Not tech-savvy? I will be with you every step of the way!