How to start a blog

How to start a self-hosted Wordpress blog on Bluehost

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Let’s dive in!

2. How to start a self-hosted WordPress blog on Bluehost (

Why Bluehost? Recommended by since 2005, Bluehost is a web hosting with awesome quick 24/7 support from experts, it’s fast and reliable with just one-click WordPress installation automatically and it comes with a FREE domain. Of course, you’re free to use any other web hosting provider suitable for WordPress.

On Bluehost, you can get a great plan for just $3.95/mo and they give you a FREE domain name.

And now, without more ado, here are the steps:

Step 1: Get started now

To benefit the discount and free domain, click here to explore Bluehost in another window. Then click the green button to get started.

Step 2: Choosing the perfect plan

The Basic plan is perfect for beginners but you can always upgrade later to the perfect plan that suits you.

Step 3: Choosing the domain

Step 4: Complete the Account and Package info 

At your Account information make sure you use a working email address because this is where your receipt and login info will be sent.

At selecting the Account Plan you can choose 12, 24 or 36 months. If you want to save some money you can choose 12 months.

Why choosing Domain Privacy Protection: Without Domain Privacy Protection, all your data is available to the public. Thus, Domain Privacy Protection is a service that hides all your contact information from the public on WHO IS listing. via But if you do not want it, easy just uncheck the box.

Step 5: Complete your billing info 

If you don’t want to pay with credit card, just click more payment options, at the top above the Credit Card Number, to pay with PayPal. Confirm that you’ve read the Bluehost’s Terms of Services and then hit the submit button.

Step 6: Choosing your password

After you created the password, you can click on login to move on.

Step 7: Choosing a theme

You can choose a theme now or later, it’s up to you.

Or you can buy:

Niche Pro Theme by StudioPress

Niche is a Genesis-powered WordPress Theme for bloggers that wanna go pro. Niche Pro allows you to build a lifestyle blog that will showcase beautiful content and is optimized to draw your audience in.

Academy Pro Theme by StudioPress

Academy Pro is the theme for online course creators, membership site owners, and educational content marketers. Showcase your authority, get more email opt-ins, and promote the benefits of learning from you.

But if you do choose a theme now, you can still change it later.

Click on the “Start Building” to continue.

Step 8: Choosing between Business or Personal

AAAnd welcome to your new Dashboard. It is just like the wp-admin we see at creating a free WordPress blog but with more details and advantages. From now on to login to your site just go to

You can pick from Business or Personal. You can change it later. And you will see this screen.

At Site Title: Add your future site name, e.g. mine is Ave Mateiu

At Site Description: A cute quote or whatever you wish, e.g. mine is Dream big & make it happen

And don’t worry, you can change it later.

Step 9: Customising the little details

And from now on, it is up to you to personalize your site just the way you want it. You can choose a new theme, new plugins. I definitely recommend JetPack and Akismet.

Step 10: Writing your first post

Posts -> Add New – And let your imagination go crazy.

    1. Post title: Write a catchy title. For more details, please visit my part 2 from the series ‘How to start a powerful blog’
    2. Permalink: That’s your post URL. You can modify his format from Settings -> Permalinks.
    3. In this area you have more options: to save your post as a draft, to preview your post. At Publicize, you can select where to share your post.
    4. The writing area: Microsoft Office Word’s most features so BE CURIOS.
    5. Categories, tags, featured image, slug, format – for more info about each one, please click on them.
    6. Text: Easily create your post with HTML codes.
    7. At screen option you can customize how your writing editor will look.
    8. After hitting the Publish button your post is LIVE. That means everyone can see it.

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