The following is a step by step guide, complete with tons of screenshots, that will show you how to install WordPress and the SEO superstar, Studiopress Genesis Framework, onto a web host like BlueHost. Basically, this is the process I use when you order a WordPress Installation service.
1. Order Web Hosting
BlueHost is my web hosting company and host all my websites. They offer excellent service and I highly recommend them. BlueHost hosting plans start at $6.95 per month. They even start you out with a free domain.
2. Login to BlueHost
Once you receive confirmation you need to log into your account. Click the ‘Control Panel Login’ on the BlueHost.com home page. Enter the username and password BlueHost gave you and it will log you into your dashboard.
3. Control panel
The BlueHost control panel is where you redeem your $75 worth of free advertising via Google Adwords. The BlueHost control panel has lots of icons. Don’t let it intimidate you. Scroll down to Software/Services section.
From the Software/Services section, click the ‘Simple Scripts’ icon.
4. Using Simple Scripts
When you click the ‘Simple Scripts’ button you will be brought to script list. Click the third icon down, right hand side, under ‘Blogs’ subheading, labeled ‘WordPress’.
On the next screen, click ‘Install’.
Installation Preferences. The version of WordPress automatically defaults to the most recent. Go to the next question, ‘where would you like WordPress installed?’. Select the domain you want to install the WordPress software. Expand Step 2: Advance Options. Enter your Blog/Website name. And put in a default password you would like to use. As for username, ‘admin’ is easily remembered. Tick ‘automatically create a new database’. Tick the terms and condition agreement.
Click the “Complete” button. Now enter your blog’s URL and have a new look at your WordPress blog!
5. Log in to your WordPress Account
Log into your WordPress dashboard by entering http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/. Enter your username and password that you set up in Step 4. You will now be directed to your WordPress dashboard.
6. Install your StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework
On your WordPress dashboard, go to the Appearance tab > Themes> select the ‘Install Themes’ tab at the top > select ‘Upload’. Click ‘Choose File’ and select the StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework zipfile. Click ‘Install Now’. Once activated, select ‘Activate Theme’.
Congrats! You have successfully installed your own WordPress blog and StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework.
If you are still unsure about installing WordPress or StudioPress by yourself after reading this, than check out our WordPress Installation services.
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