Bluehost WordPress Tutorial 2020 [Made Easy]

Updated: August 19, 2020
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In this Bluehost WordPress tutorial guide I’ll be showing you start to finish how to build a cool website just like the one in the video below. We will be using one of the thousands of free themes from WordPress.

Video Version Of This Guide

So if you guys have some time stick around and I’ll show you how easy it is to put up a website with WordPress using Bluehost. But before we get started I’m just going to go over a couple of things and then we’ll get right into building the actual site. 

Website hosting

Website hosting is basically where your blog is going to live online. It’s where all your content is stored, all your photos, your videos and basically everything that is on your website is stored there.

Another way I like to explain this to people is like this, think if you’re going to build a house, before you can actually start building you would need the land to put the house on.

So just try to think of the domain name as the house and the hosting as the land. Your website domain name is the address of your website, so for example some domain names are;; – you get the idea. 

Okay guys so now that we got everything explained, we can start going on and building our actual website. So the first thing that we’re going to do is head over to my website and go to my promo page which is and this is where we’re going to get our coupon for Bluehost.

Bluehost Coupon

So we’re just going to click on this bluehost coupon here, that’s going to apply a discount for us. And then we’re going to click on this green get started button here. Once you get here you can select your plan, I’m just gonna select the basic.

Okay. And this is where you’re going to choose your free domain name. So whatever you want your website to be called, you can enter it here and see if it’s available. So I’m just going to enter my domain and then you can click the next button. All right.

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Then when you get to this page, the first thing you want to do is scroll down and we’re going to uncheck these three extras.

You can keep them if you want but just to keep things cheap and simple, we’re going to uncheck them then what we’re going to do is scroll back up here to the plan. You can select the length you want.

I’m just gonna go with the basic twelve months. And you’ll see the price is $71.40 for the year, but like I said earlier, I’ll show you how to get the hosting for less than three dollars a month with a little secret tip.

The way you do that is if you’re on a desktop computer or a laptop just pretend like you’re gonna close the page, just like that and a little discount pops up, for just $2.65 a month.

So we’re gonna click on that “claim savings” button and then we’re going to scroll back down here, and we’re gonna uncheck these again. Watch the guide if you prefer to here on YouTube.

Bluehost Hosting Plans

Now, if we scroll back up to plans and select the basic plan for twelve months, you’ll see the price is just $59.40 now. So we saved a little over ten bucks which is always good. Now I’m going to finish filling out my account information and payment information, and I’ll be back. Okay so I got everything filled out.

I got the payment info in. Now just to make sure everything looks correct in your screen and we’re gonna agree to the Terms of Service and then we’re gonna click Submit. Okay guys. Now we’re at the confirmation page that was pretty easy. Now we’re going to set up our account.

So the first thing we’re going to do is check for a confirmation email and the way we do that is by visiting our email that we used earlier to set up the account. So I’m gonna go to my email right now.

Okay. And there’s a confirmation email along with a couple others that you can look over to and now we’re going to click on the “verify your email” button.

Bluehost WordPress Tutorial 2020

Okay. And that’s it; your account is now verified. Alright. Now we can go back to this original page here and we can set up a password for our account and the way we do that is click this green “create your password” button and you guys are obviously going to want to make note of your password too, just so you don’t forget it.

We’re going to agree to the Terms of Service; click Next. Okay. Now, that’s it. You set up a password; now what we’re going to do is login. 

Ok and when we get to this part right here, you can just scroll down and click skip this step because we’re going to be doing all this later. All right. So we’re gonna start building the actual website now and the first thing we’re going to do is click log into WordPress.

If you guys are just setting this up, and you click here and maybe you get an error page or anything like that. It’s just because it’s a brand new account and it needs a little more time to setup. 

Bluehost Setup

First thing we’re gonna do is go over here to appearance and then we’re gonna click on themes and this is where we’re going to install our WordPress theme. So we’re going to go over here to add new theme and this is where all the different wordpress templates are that you guys can choose from.

But we’re actually going to go over here to the search box here and we’re going to type in receptor and then this is the theme we want and now we’re just going to click on install. I’m gonna click on “activate,” ok and now our theme has been activated.

Now the next thing we’re going to do is we’re gonna go over here to settings and then we’re gonna click on general, this is where we’re going to edit some of our site info. So now I’m just going to edit my title and tagline.

WordPress Setup Steps

So now after that’s done we’re just gonna scroll down here and click on Save Changes. Alright. So now that that’s saved, what we’re gonna do is go to our website’s homepage and to do that we’re just going to click here and now what we’re gonna do is we’re going to edit our header image.

To do that we’re gonna go over here to customize and we’re gonna click on that. Then we’re going to click on header image, then we’re going to click on add new image and then I’m just going to drop my header image here.

Then I’m going to click select and crop. Okay. Now once that’s done you’re just gonna go over here and click on publish.

And by the way, if you guys need any stock photos to use for your website, if you go to this website called, you can find tons of free images to use and they’re completely free.

Okay so now that that header has been saved, I’m just going to go back over here and if you guys see all this stuff right here this is where you can go and edit any of these things here. Alright guys and so after that’s been saved, I’m just going to go over here and now I’m going to click on theme options.

Then I’m going to go up here to color accents and this is where you change the color of this right here. You guys don’t have to change it, I’m just going to change it to a different color.

Okay! So I got my color now and I’m just going to click on publish. Okay now we’re just going to close this and we’re going to go over here and go back to our dashboard.

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Okay so now what we’re gonna do is start adding some posts, so we’re gonna go right over here to the post section and you’ll see that there’s already one up right here.

This is just the demo one that comes with WordPress once you install it. So we’re actually going to get rid of this. This is how you delete any posts that you don’t want anymore.

Editing posts

We are going to come up here where it says bulk actions, we’re gonna click on this arrow, then we are going to click move to trash, then we’re gonna hit apply. That’s how you get rid of a post.

So now what we’re gonna do is click on the add new button. Okay so this is our post section and this is where you add the title for your post and then this is where all the content goes here. Okay. 

So I just put in some of my content right here and if you guys want to add other things like images or other media, just click on this add block and you can see all these different things you can add right here.

If you want to do an image or audio, whatever you want, it’s all right there. Okay, now what I’m gonna do is add a featured image for this post.

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So to do that, we’re gonna go to featured image and then click set featured image and then we’re gonna click on upload files, then I’m just going to drop my first image here and also to the image size I found that works best with these featured images for this theme is 1024×1024.

And if you guys use the site that I recommended to get your free stock photos from you can actually put in if you click on custom size you can put in 1024×1024; and then that’ll give you the exact dimensions for each photo that we’re using for in this theme.

So now I’m just going to click on select and now that featured image has been inserted, and now we’re just gonna go up here now because the post is done and we’re gonna click on publish.

Then we are going to click on publish again and now we’re just going to click on View Post to see what it looks like. Okay. That’s our first post right here and this is how it looks from the website’s homepage. 

So now I’m gonna go back over here to my dashboard and I’m going to go back to the post section and now I’m going to add in 9 other posts, the same way that I did for this last post.

I added the title and then I put in some content and then I added a featured image. So again, I’m gonna go and do this 9 times for 9 different post and then I’ll be right back.

Ok guys, so I just finished putting up my last post and this is what they look like now. That’s with all 10 of them of all, and something else that I want to mention too within these posts are, if you want to add categories to your posts so you can separate them, all you have to do is go over to categories and you’ll see right now it’s in the uncategorized section but you can also add a new category.

Add Categories

So, for example, I’m just going to add a few. Okay so I just added in some more categories here and I just put this one and its correct category. So now after I did that, I’m just gonna come up here and I’m gonna click on update. 

The next thing we’re gonna do is add some pages to our website. So we’re just gonna go over to pages, and then we’re gonna click on Add New, and now these are the same thing as the post. You just add a title and then you can put your content under here.

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So I’m just going to add my title here for my page and then you guys can set a featured image if you want, I’m not going to though just because it’s a page instead of a post.

Then after your page is done, you have everything you want on it, just click on ‘Publish.’ Okay, now I’m gonna go and I’m gonna add two more pages and then I’ll be back. 

Bluehost WordPress Tutorial 2020

Alright. So I just added my two other pages here. So now what we’re gonna do after that is, go over to appearance and then we’re gonna click on ‘menus’. Once we get here we’re going to create a menu and you can name it anything you want.

I’m just going to name it as menu-one, once you do that click create menu right there, then go over here and select the pages that you want to show up on the menu. Once you do that click on ‘add to menu’ then you can rearrange them any way you want by going like this.

You can also add them into subcategories by just moving them over to the side like that. Don’t forget to select this right here, this is primary menu and now click on ‘save menu’.

Okay so now if we go to our website and we click over here, we’ll see that that’s where our pages are that we just set up in our menu section. Alright guys, so that’s going to bring us to the end of the video here, we got our whole blog set up with all our post.


Now what you guys need to do is just go and add your own content in, so I hope you guys like this bluehost wordpress tutorial 2020 guide and video and if you did, give it a thumbs up and if you have a question or a comment, you can leave it down below in the comment section and I’ll try to get back to you guys as soon as I can.

So thanks again for reading and watching and I’ll talk to you guys later!

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