How To Install WordPress On a Subdomain On Bluehost

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

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

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

WordPress installation on a subdomain 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 subdomain from the menu and select ‘Next’ to start the installation.
  5. WordPress installation is complete.
  6. Log in to your new WordPress subdomain.

Let’s do that step by step.

Step One – Log In To Your 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 – Select The ‘Create New Site’ Link

From your dashboard, under ‘Useful Links’, select ‘Create New Site’.

Create a new site

Step Three – Enter Your 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 Your Subdomain

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

Bluehost present 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

Your WordPress Installation Is Complete

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 your 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 buiding your website.

WordPress login page

How To Install WordPress On a Subdomain 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 make set up easy.

To Install WordPress on a subdomain, click on the ‘Create New Site’ link, enter your site name with 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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