So we have just registered our domain and gotten our hosting! Now it's time to setup our BlueHost account and log into our WordPress site.
Step 1: After completing the signup process you will be taken to the next page where we can insert our password for BlueHost. Please note that this will NOT be your WordPress password, we will set this up later!
Step 2: On the next page we will be able to enter our BlueHost password. Make sure it contains at least 1 special character, 1 capital letter and 1 number. Also make sure to check the box agreeing to the terms and click on next.
Step 3: On the next page we are shown a few themes we can choose from. If you see a theme you like feel free to select it and give it a try. Remember: we can change themes at any time without losing any of our pages. In the next part of the guide I will walk you through picking themes and give a few examples of themes I have used in the past.
If you don't see any themes you like, just scroll down and skip this step for now.
Step 4: We will be taken to the next page where we can actually log into our new WordPress site. As you can see in the bar on top, BlueHost gives you a temporary domain so we can start building straight away! So let's click on Start building and move to WordPress.
Step 5: Welcome to WordPress! As you can see, WordPress offers help setting up your site. Since you are following this Step-By-Step guide we can just click on 'I don't need help' for now, as we will cover every single part you need to know.
Step 6: We are now ready to start building our site. As you can see on this screen our website is now displaying a 'coming soon' page, which we will keep for now. As soon as we are happy to show our website to the world, we will press on launch.
For now: let's go to Part 2 where we prepare our WordPress site to be as fast, save and userfriendly as possible!