My beginner’s guide takes you step by step on how to install WordPress on Bluehost hosting.

When you purchase Bluehost hosting, you have access to a Cpanel. It is on this Cpanel that you can install WordPress.

Bluehost makes installing WordPress easy the process takes just a few minutes.

You can install WordPress to your domain, or any subdomain you create, the process is the same.

Let’s get started.

Log into your Bluehost Cpanel

Step one, log in to your Bluehost Cpanel.

Bluehost Cpanel login page

After you log in, you come to your dashboard.

Bluehost Cpanel

Create a new site and install WordPress

Step two, create a new site. On the bottom right, under ‘Helpful Links’ is an option to create a new website. Click on that link.

Create a new site

Now, the WordPress installation process starts. Enter your website name and then a tag line, then click on ‘Next.’

Enter your site name and a tag line

Next, choose where you want to install WordPress. You can install WordPress to your domain or a sub-domain. To install WordPress to a sub-domain, you need to create it first.

To start, select your domain from the drop-down menu.

Select the domain

I have selected a sub-domain I created before starting this tutorial. To continue, click on ‘Next.’

Bluehost also recommends three plugins for your new site. If you wish to install any of the listed plugins, tick the box in the top-right corner. Unless you need these, I recommend installing plugins later.

Your WordPress installation is complete!

After you click ‘Next.’ installation begins.

WordPress installation begins

WordPress installation on Bluehost takes a few minutes. Once completed, you receive your installation details.

WordPress installed successfully

On the left, is your website URL and your WordPress admin URL. I recommend you open these in new a new tab and bookmark them. The username and password details are to gain access to your WordPress admin dashboard.

If you close this tab by mistake, don’t worry, Bluehost emails this information to you via email.

Your website URL has this as a default homepage.

WordPress homepage

Here is the WordPress admin login page.

WordPress login page

How to install WordPress on Bluehost video tutorial

How to install WordPress on Bluehost - Beginner's guide
Watch this video on YouTube.


The first time you log into your Bluehost Cpanel after purchasing hosting, Bluehost will help you install WordPress step by step.

If you create a sub-domain, you can use this process to install WordPress.

To start WordPress installing on your main domain or sub-domain, click on the ‘Create new site’ link on the first page after logging in.

For a tutorial on how to install WordPress on Hostgator hosting, check out my ‘how to install WordPress in Cpanel on Hostgator‘ post.

Before you return to Bluehost to install WordPress, would you kindly leave me a comment? I would love to get some feedback from you. Did my post help you? Would you like me to add more detail?

I look forward to reading your comments.

I also have a YouTube channel with many WordPress tutorials. Check out some of my videos, don’t forget to say hello in the comments!


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