Installing WordPress with Bluehost

How to install WordPress on your artist portfolio site at

Installing WordPress with Bluehost

You should now have registered your domain name and bought hosting with BlueHost (Go back to Chapter 1 to find out how). The next step is to install WordPress on your site. Bluehost make this super-easy; in fact you can do it within a few clicks. By the end of this tutorial you’ll have the bare bones of your website live on the internet.

1. Log in to Bluehost using your domain name and the password you created in the previous tutorial

Log in to Bluehost with your account details before installing WordPress

2. Go to the Control Panel by clicking on the first option (cPanel) in the main navigation bar.

Go to your Bluehost Control Panel to find where to install WordPress

(A pop-up may appear with 2 options. Choose to do it yourself; the other option is Bluehost trying to sell you on their set-up assistance, but for our requirements it’s so simple, you can easily do it on your own.)

3. Once you’re in the Control Panel, you’ll see a number of headings. Under ‘Website Builders’, click on ‘Wordpress’.

Click on WordPress to go to the installation screen

4. You’ll then be redirected to Mojo Marketplace. Once you reach the main screen, simply click ‘Start a brand new install’.

The Mojo Marketplave is where you'll install WordPress to your live artist website

5. You’ll be asked to select which domain you would like to install to. If you only have one domain registered with Bluehost you won’t have a choice. If you have more than one use the drop-down menu to find the domain for your artist website and click ‘Check domain’.

Select the name of the website you want to upload WordPress to

6. You should then be taken to the last step before installation. Tick ‘Show advanced options’ and complete the form with your site name. Then choose an Admin Username and fill in that information – this can be as simple as your own name. A password will automatically be generated for you to log in to WordPress, but you can change it on this form to something more memorable if you wish.

Finally, fill in your current email address (which will be used for all communications from WordPress – you can always change this later). Make sure the box for ‘Automatically create a new database for this installation’ is ticked. Then tick the box next to ‘I have read the terms and conditions of the GPLv2’ (or click on ‘GPLv2’ to actually read the terms and conditions!!!).

Finally click on ‘Install Now’.

Complete the requested details which will be used when your log in to WordPress

7. On the next page you’re taken to, scroll down to see the progress of your install. Once WordPress has been fully installed, you’ll see a message saying ‘Installation complete’. Next click on the Login URL (which appears under STEP 1) to access your site’s WordPress admin area (also called the Dashboard – this is where you’ll be creating your live site).  Ignore STEP 2 for now – this is a sales pitch from MOJO for their premium themes.

The installation of WordPress on your site is now complete

8. Once you reach the WordPress Log-in page, enter the Username and Password you created earlier (in Stage 6), tick the box that says ‘Remember me’ to avoid entering these details every time you want to edit your website, and click ‘Log in’.

Log in to your admin area on your new WordPress website

You’ll then be taken to the WordPress dashboard where you can start building your website.


So, there you have it – in a few clicks you’ve installed the basis for your artist website. Now we need to make it look great. The first step in doing that is installing your chosen wordpress theme.

NOTE: If you wish to follow along with all of the tutorials in this series, you’ll need to install the Klasik theme from

See the Klasik theme in action at


Go to Chapter 3 – Installing your WordPress theme >>>

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