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Set Up Your Site Using BlueHost

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These are the first 5 lessons of our Start Building Your Website Here course. This series uses BlueHost as a hosting company so if you’ve chosen to host with BlueHost follow these 5 lessons and then pick up at Phase 2 with lesson 6 using either Thesis 2 or Genesis 2 as your theme. The entire series consists of 70 self paced videos that take you step by step through each part of the process. You’ll need no prior knowledge of website building. We only assume that you can use a web browser and a word processor.

Lessons 1 – 5 for InMotion Hosting

Lessons 1 – 5 for HostGator

Before you begin

  1. Selecting a domain name
  2. Selecting a hosting provider

Lesson 1 – Register Domain – Setup Hosting Account

  • Register your domain and setup your hosting with BlueHost
  • Tour the BlueHost control panel

Lesson 2 – Setup and Configure Email

  • Setup your Primary Email Account
  • Configure Outlook to Receive Mail from your Primary Account
  • Configure Gmail to Receive Mail from your Primary Account
  • Setup additional Email Accounts

Lesson 3 – Install WordPress on Your Site

  • Install WordPress
  • Tour the WordPress Admin Interface
  • Login to Your Dashboard without a login button
  • Initial WordPress Configuration
  • 3 Different Faces of WordPress
  • Configure WordPress to act like a Traditional Website
  • Configuring WordPress for Optimum SEO
  • Tour of the WordPress File System

Lesson 4 – Setup your FTP system

  • Download and install FileZilla
  • Configure FileZilla to Connect to Your Website
  • Download Customization Section from Your Website
  • Configure FileZilla to Synchronize with Your Website

Lesson 5 – Installing and using themes

  • Understanding WordPress Themes
  • Finding Free WordPress Themes
  • Finding Premium WordPress Themes
  • Simple WordPress Themes Customization

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