In this Bluehost WordPress tutorial, I will show you step by step how to purchase and set up your hosting at the cheapest price with my secret trick. I will then show you how to register and connect your domain…
Bluehost WordPress Tutorial 2021 🔥 Beginners Web Hosting Setup Guide
In this Bluehost WordPress tutorial, I will show you step by step how to purchase and set up your hosting at the cheapest price with my secret trick.
I will then show you how to register and connect your domain. And lastly, I will show you how to install and build out your WordPress website on Bluehost. So if you’re a beginner and you’ve never built a website before, then this video is for you. At the end of this video, I’m going to give you a very special offer if you decide to pick up Bluehost through my link. I’m going to send you my six figure blog, of course, for free as a way of saying thank you.
This course will show you how to set up your WordPress website from start to finish. It will also show you how to adjust and tweak settings for optimal website performance. And lastly, show you how to start driving traffic and make money from your site. Now let’s get started.
First, you can click on the link in the description or type this into your browser. It will take you to my special discount page, where I will show you how to get the best deal. For transparency, this is an affiliate link. I will receive a small commission while you get a special discount and my six figure blog, of course, for free. So it can be a win-win situation for both of us. And I also appreciate you supporting my channel so I can bring you more free, unbiased and unsponsored content.
So you can see here the price starts from $3.95. But I’m going to get you a much better deal than this.
So let’s click on Get Started here for Bluehost shared hosting plans you can choose from. First of all, the difference between their basic and their next three plans is pretty much having unlimited website and storage over the one website and unlimited storage. So first of all, you need to decide, are you a small business or a local business that only needs one website? If so, then I just go with the basic. But if you’re looking to build an agency or planning on building multiple websites, then you definitely need one of these three choices.
Now, normally with other hosting providers, what you get extra between the medium and the top plan is that the speed of your website will increase with their optimizations. For Bluehost, that is not the case. So what you get from their higher plan of their choice plus and the pro is domain privacy and site backup. The site backup can be done for free using some plugins. And I’ve done another video to show you this. You can just search on my channel.
So that’s not required. And for the domain privacy, this is a bit fishy from Bluehost, to be honest, because they give you that domain for free, but then they charge you for domain privacy, which ends up being over $10, meaning that it’s more expensive than going with Namecheap anyway. And then the second year, Blumhouse is going to charge you for both the domain and the domain privacy, saying you’re spending up to thirty dollars a year for your domain name.
And that’s crazy to me. And I understand why no one explains and tells you this in the YouTube videos. They just want to cut out the purchase barrier so that you buy it quicker. So for me, I’m never going to suggest that you buy domain names from hosting providers, be it Bluehost, SiteGround or anyone. It’s always best and cheapest to just buy from a dedicated domain name provider like Namecheap. And I have another video here that shows you how to set this up if you need it.
In this case, I’m just going to select Basic so you can either get your free domain name only for the first year and you still have to pay for the privacy if you type in a name here and click next. But I’m going to do it the smart way and purchase my domain name from Namecheap so I’m going to use my own domain.
Now, type here, the domain name you want to click on next, fill out your account information. Here now we scroll down to the package information section. Now this is where I’m going to reveal the secret to you to get an awesome discount. So what you do is you hover your mouse all the way to the top of the screen like you’re going to exit it. And now a special sign up offer is presented to you and you can get it for just two dollars.
Sixty five cents. And this is my method for you to save some money. So now I’m going to click on claim savings. And if I come back down, you can see now my price is $2.65 and you will need to get it for 36 months. And that’s fine with me as once you commit with a hosting provider, you should always sign up for as long as you can because the price per month is cheaper.
And when it comes to renewal time, they always charge extra. So you can get it for three years. Go for it. You had the 30-day money back guarantee at the start anyway. If you don’t like them, you can refund at the start. Now we come down to the package extra and I recommend 100%. You don’t get any of these because it can be done for free with plug ins. Now you can see the total price for 3 years on.
The basic plan is only $95. So I think that’s an amazing deal in itself. Now we come down to the payment information. We feel that out. Now you agree with their terms and click submit. And here is your confirmation page.
Now we can click on create your account, put your password in and create a account. Now you can log in. We put in our website domain and our password and login. Now, this is the step they take us through to create the website. So fill these out.
Or if you don’t really want to, we can just come down and skip this step. It’s all the same. So now once you skipped or filled out everything, then the host will create your WordPress site for you. So technically, our site has now been created with the domain.
The next step you need to do if you got your domain name from Namecheap like me, then you need to point the DNS to Bluehost. And what you need to do is get a domain, my domain, and you need to click on here and go to DNS. And now you can see the name servers that we need to point to is this and ns1.bluehost.com And ns2.bluehost.com. So log in to my Namecheap account and from the dashboard click on Manage on the domain you want and now in the name server section click on custom DNS and then paste in your Bluehost name servers.
There was one and two and then you just click on say it says this may take up to 48 hours, but this is really the case. I’d say come back in the next 5 to 10 minutes and it should be ready. We should be no more than an hour. So now my domain name has been successfully linked from Namecheap to Bluehost where you can set up our website. So now from the home page, I’m going to click on launch my site, click launch my site anyway.
OK, now let’s review that website. You can see here, this is our barebones website and we still have to do a few things to it. The first being our site is not secured, so we need to install our SSL certificate right away.
So to install your SSL certificate, we go back to our home page of our house, click on advance typing SSL, click on SSL/TLS.
Now we select all and click run auto SSL success. You can see here at Preinstalled. Let’s refresh that page and our SSL certificate is now ready to go.
And now the next step is to install plugin on our WordPress dashboard to activate this SSL. So we’re going to click on my site now. We’re going to click on manage site and login to WordPress. Now go to plug ins and click on ADD. You now search SSL and click install.
Now on the really simple SSL plugin activate.
And before activating our SSL, we need to make sure that our website is correct. So to do that, we go to settings. Let’s go down and we need to change this by adding an S and making sure it’s the right website link.
Copy this over pasted in here and now we can scroll down to the bottom and click save changes. So it brings us to this page. So we need to go back to Bluehost and manage site again and click on login. And now we come back down to plug ins and click on that. Now click on Go Ahead and activate SSL. So make sure everything is secured on your whole website.
OK, SSL is activated and we can check this by clicking on the visit site. You can see now Lokke is there and it shows the certificate is valid to our site is fully secured and our Web site link is also correct now. So we’re ready to move on to the next step. We still have the same installation and editing section to go. But I just wanted to ask if you’re getting value out of my video so far. If so, make sure to hit that like button and subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss out on similar quality content just like this that I release every single week.
Now, I will show you how to set up your website by installing a fast and free theme with a page editor to help you quickly edit a beautiful looking site. So what we first want to do is go to a parent and click on themes and scroll down and click on add new thing in this search box, type in Astra and now click on Install. And activate, so now we want to click on Get Started, and now you see you have an option to select a page bura I always choose Elementor as that is the one I use and I believe is the best one.
So now you can see these premade, beautiful things you can choose for your website. So this is how I always create a website is by finding a theme that most looks similar to what you want to create. And then you simply just change the text and the images and move things around a little bit or a lot to make what you want. Right. It’s much, much harder to start a full website from scratch, and no one really does that anymore these days.
So you can see here from this election, there’s all sorts of website, there’s e-commerce websites, there’s blog websites, there’s, you know, personal training website. But I just go back up to the top and just pick the very first one and go from there. I think it’s more like a blog Web site, which is what most of us want to do. So click on that and click import complete site. And take the lead previously important site and click import, just give it a little bit of time to install all the correct plugins.
And that’s it, the side is ready. Let’s have a quick look. OK, you can see here, right. And you have a very beautiful looking site and you only have to change a few things to get started. But, of course, Elementor has free whole sections, too, that you can replace, for example, this part with another premade section template, no problems.
So I’m going to start off by showing you how to change images and text.
So we click on Edit with the Elementor.
And I’m going to replace the image, but just to quickly show you, everything is very easy to edit on Elementor because you just have to hover over each of the elements you buy, hover over the text. You can just come and replace the text, which are change here to my website, and you can change things here, too.
But let’s change the image right now. So I’m going to click on edit section and now I’m going to go to style. And you see, this is the image we are going to replace. Now you click on Choose Image, select that and choose the image that I want and now click insert media. Now you can see I have another clean image I replace and it still makes the website look really good. So you can obviously do this for all these other images and change them around to however you like it and even buttons.
You can change the text them here or you can change the color again by clicking on the style and changing the background color to another color. Maybe I choose green. I can change my title.
Something like that, if you’re happy with that, just make sure to always check your tablet, you and your mobile view, and if everything looks in shape, then you just click on update and this will save all your changes. And of course, I go much more in depth on this in my six figure blog course if you decide to pick that up. But now you have a good idea of the basics and should be able to build out the website from here if you want to.
So now the next thing is I’m going to show you how to edit the headers. So click on exit to dashboard, go back to our WordPress dashboard, go appearance themes. And now we want to customize our Astro theme. Once we’re inside, we want to click on menus and click on menu here. This is where you can add or move around your pages on your header. So, for example, if I want to swap around the service with about and I just do this now, you can see it’s been swapped around or if I wanted to make it a subheading, then I just bring it in.
And now my back page is part of my service page. See, another thing you can do if you want to add more pages to the menu and you just click on add items and you can add in either pages or posts. So if I want to add in a post, just click on the post. Either create a new post by typing in a new post name and press add or just adding an existing post there. So I will add an existing post and you can see it appears here and if I’m happy with that, then I click on Publish.
So that’s how we edit our menu. And if we want to change the logo, you can also come and click on here and in the logo section you just click on Change Image, go to upload files, select your files, take your logo and click Choose Image. Now you can see here my logo is that you want the size to be bigger. We can move that around like this and I’m happy with that. I’m going to click on Publish and the next thing I want to show you is how to add pages of post.
So I’m going to exit this and I want to add a post. So I’m going to click on Post and click on Add New and you simply just have to add your title in so that my title and now my text goes here.
It’s that simple, but if you rather use a page builder like I do, then just click on edit with Elementor instead. And now you can see we’re able to edit that text, add new sections. We can add anything we want. It’s very flexible and we can add videos. We can have images, anything we desire. So this is all up to you to play around with. But this is just a basic of showing you how to add a page or a post.
And once you’re happy, then you can either save it as a draft or if you’re ready for the world to see it, you can click on publish. And now we go back to our dashboard and click on The View posts. You can see that our page is actually live. Now, if you decide to pick up blue eyes through my link, just make sure to send me your receive two [email protected] and I’ll send you my six figure blog, of course, as soon as I confirm your receipt.
It’s that simple from this video. I’m sure you can see the Bluehost has a very intuitive Batken, which is perfect for beginners. But what you may not know is that their speed and performance is not all that great. So if you decide to use Bluehost, then you need to optimize your website. And this next video is going to help you with that. So check it out and I’ll see you in the next one.