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Bluehost

Creating your first website is very easy with Bluehost and Wordpress.  

  • Step 1: Get a Domain Name & Hosting - I recommend Bluehost

  • Step 2: Log Into Wordpress

  • Step 3: Install A New Theme

  • Step 4: Edit Your Website 

Step 1: Get a Domain Name & Hosting

  • First step click the "Get Started" button above. 

  • Choose Basic Plan and enter desired Domain Name (ex. Name.com)

  • Make sure your desired domain name available. 

  • Enter your contact and billing info. 

    • I would choose 12 month package just getting started. Untick all the extra add ons.

    • Enter your CC info Accept the terms & conditions

  • From there you are ready to go.

Step 2: Log Into Wordpress

  • Bluehost will send you and email that you will have to verify.

  • Create your account on BlueHost

  • Log into account - Opens up the backend of Wordpress

  • Once inside you will want to create a new user.

    • Click User, then new from side menu. I would create two users. Your primary email, and a secondary one. Or, give a trusted family member or friend admin rights so you can always get into your account.

 

Step 3: Install A New Theme

  • Bluehost is going to ask you a series of questions to recommend some themes and plugins for your website.

    • Themes are types of websites, Plugins are features. Don’t worry about your answers you can change everything.

  • You will start off with a very basic site, but you can change that very quick.

  • Click Apperance - Themes - Add New Themes

  • Wordpress will give you a Wide variety of theme options

  • Click Import Complete Site Plugins

 

Step 4: Edit Your Website

  • There are a number of tutorials on youtube to show you how to edit and maintain your site.  Things are pretty intuitive, based on your tech skills I would spend a few hours learning how to edit and maintain your site.  Be sure to learn how to protect against hackers and saving a back up.  

Sample: Resume Site

Disclosure: I am an affiliate for Bluehost, and will receive a commission if you sign up through my referral link. This is at no additional cost to you, and you will get great pricing and a free domain name through my link.

Contact

Best way to contact me is to connect on Instagram.  

I do my best to respond within 48 hours, but get numerous messages per day.  

Email:

RonMcKeefery@gmail.com

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