How to install WordPress
If you opened this article it means that you are serious about this blogging thing and would like to know how to install WordPress.
Whoop whoop welcome! But, it also means that you realized that blogging is no joke and oftentimes the reason for a headache. Okay, okay a lot of times.
The different options, the new terms and hundreds of do’s and don’ts can get very overwhelming. That’s why I decided to help you make sense of WordPress and guide you through the installation process.
Disclosure: Because I find Bluehost to be a great hosting platform for new bloggers, all links to Bluehost in this article are referral links. If you use this link to purchase a subscription, I’ll earn a small commission. This helps me to work in Ministry full-time and cover the expenses of this blog.
Choose a web hosting platform
Hopefully, by now you have decided on a hosting platform. If not, I suggest you read these articles I wrote about how to start a blog and how to choose the best blogging platform.
My personal recommendation, Bluehost, is one of the few hosting platforms directly recommended by WordPress and one of the easiest ways to install your WordPress blog.
They offer a 2-year plan for only $3 per month and upon signing up you receive one domain name for free, which will save you some money.
For this post, I will assume you already possess a Bluehost account (if not, get one NOW) and let’s get started.
How to install WordPress
I recently had to update this post, because Bluehost recently added a new feature. Upon creating a new web hosting account, WordPress is now automatically installed by default.
Which is freaking amazing!
It makes the whole process so much easier. But of course, I will still teach you the step-by-step process on how to install WordPress.
After you finished installing Bluehost as your web host, you will be led to a page that prompts you to pick a WordPress Theme. This might seem a little fast and you are not sure yet what you want your blog to look like.
Don’t worry and pick any Theme that appeals to you. You will be able to change the theme once your WordPress site is set up.
All done! Now you can already start building your Christian Blog.
First, you need to choose whether your blog is for business or personal. If you don’t know yet, I advise you pick personal first. The layout is more simple and there is always time to switch later.
If you made it all the way here, I’m sure you agree with me that this might be the easiest WordPress guide ever. Thanks to Bluehost, the experience is extremely easy and only takes a few minutes.
At this point, you are basically done and can focus on launching your WordPress site. You get to decide what you want to do first.
- Publish a blog post
- Set up your navigation menu or pages
- Start an online shop
The possibilities are endless.
My suggestion is, you first install the 10 Must-Have WordPress Plugins for new bloggers.
And once you launch your site, you get access to everything that WordPress has to offer and are on your way to becoming a Christian Blogger.
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