How To Install WordPress On Bluehost – Beginner’s Guide

In my post, I show you how to install WordPress on Bluehost, step by step.

I used Bluehost hosting for two years and installed WordPress on my main domain and subdomains.

My guide has illustrations to make it easier to follow. The Bluehost Cpanel is user-friendly and has direct links to WordPress installation software.

Install WordPress on Bluehost quick guide.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Cpanel.
  2. Select the Create New Site link from your dashboard.
  3. Enter your site name and tagline, then select Next.
  4. Choose your domain from the menu and select Next to start the installation.
  5. WordPress installation is complete. Log in to WordPress.

Let’s do that step by step.

Install WordPress On Bluehost

Step One – Log In To Bluehost Cpanel

First, log in to your Bluehost Cpanel account.

Bluehost Cpanel login page

After you log in, you come to your dashboard.

Bluehost Cpanel

Step Two – Create New Site

Under Useful Links, select Create New Site.

Create a new site

Step Three – Enter Site Name And Tagline

Next, enter your website name and a catchy tagline for your new website, then select Next.

Enter your site name and a tag line

Step Four – Select Domain

Next, from the menu, choose your domain. Leave the ‘Directory’ section blank.

Bluehost presents three helpful plugins to add to your WordPress installation. Tick the plugins you want or leave them blank.

To start your WordPress installation, click on Next.

Select the domain

Step Five – WordPress Installation Complete. Log In To WordPress Admin

WordPress installation takes a few moments.

WordPress installation begins

Once completed, you receive your installation details.

WordPress installed successfully

On the left is your website URL and WordPress admin URL. The username and password details are to access your WordPress admin.

Bluehost also emails this information to you via email.

Bluehost sets up a temporary homepage for you until you publish a new one.

WordPress homepage

Log in to your WordPress admin to start building your website.

WordPress login page

How To Install WordPress On Bluehost Video Tutorial


I have installed WordPress on several websites and subdomains. I think Bluehost is the most user-friendly of them all.

The direct link to WordPress installation on the dashboard makes set-up easy.

To Install WordPress on a subdomain, click on Create New Site, enter your site name with a tagline, and select your subdomain. Installation takes a few minutes.

How many websites and subdomains do you have? How long have you been with Bluehost? What do you think of their service and support?

For a tutorial on installing WordPress on Hostgator, check out my ‘How to install WordPress in Cpanel on Hostgator‘ post. I also have a YouTube channel with many WordPress tutorials.

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