We’re excited to bring to you a swanky new product – Bluehost Website Builder, perfect for bloggers, budding entrepreneurs, and novice users! It requires zero coding skills and minimal effort to create stunning websites! Building a website is one of the best options if you want to establish your online presence. At the same time, it helps you expand your brand presence and reach your niche audience effectively.
WordPress is one of the most popular website building tools available, powering over 42% of all the websites built across the globe. Building your WordPress website is simple. However, if you’re a beginner you might be confused and plunged with countless questions. You must purchase a domain name, hosting, and then even design the website yourself. Sounds complicated instead of simple, right? Worry not! To make your task easier we at Bluehost have launched Bluehost Website Builder to build your WordPress website with ease.
With the Bluehost Website Builder, the website creation process is simplified so that beginners can easily build their website using smart drag and drop tools without worrying about coding or technical knowledge.
In this tutorial, we’ll help you understand how to build your WordPress website using our newly launched Bluehost Website Builder. Without further ado, let us begin!
Start Building Your Website – A Step-by-Step Process
Step 1: Go to the Bluehost Website Builder page, and purchase the plan of your choice
Step 2: After selecting the plan of your choice you will be redirected to the domain purchase page. Enter the domain name of your website and make the payment
Note: You need not purchase web hosting as WordPress Hosting is automatically installed with your website builder.
Step 3: Log in to your Bluehost account with your credentials. Post login you will be redirected to the Bluehost dashboard. Here go to the ‘My Sites’ tab on the left-hand sidebar and click on ‘Manage site’
Step 4: As you still haven’t created your website you will be redirected to the smart website building experience so that you can build your website. Click on ‘Start building’ to create your very first WordPress site with the Bluehost Website Builder
Step 5: Next, select the domain name for which you want to build your website from the drop-down, and click on ‘Next’
Note: If you have purchased only one domain name, the drop-down will only list that domain name.
Step 6: Answer the following questions prompted by the Website Builder. First, select what your site is all about – if it isn’t one of the nine suggested options, search for the right keyword and click on ‘Continue’
Next, give your website a name. We have named our website ‘Notes & Chords’ as our website is a music-based website. Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed to the next step
Note: Your website’s cover image is automatically selected based on the keyword you choose to describe your website. You can change this later.
Next, you need to add a cover image for your website. You can either upload a custom cover image or choose from the stock photograph database. Once you’ve selected your cover image, click on ‘Continue’ to proceed to the next step
Next, you need to provide a logo for your website. Your website logo is unique to your website, so you will need to upload the image. Once you’ve added your logo, click on ‘Continue’ to proceed to the next step
Depending on your website type you can select a font style. There are several font styles available on the Website Builder to choose from. Click on the font pair of your choice and click on ‘Continue’ to proceed to the next step
Next, you need to choose the colour scheme of your website. The colour scheme is divided into two segments viz. Content style and Brand colors. Choose the colour scheme based on your website and click on ‘Continue’ to proceed to the next step
Note: Fonts and colours are an important aspect of your website’s brand image – make sure they align with your logo and website name/tagline.
Next, you need to choose a navigation style. Navigation style is nothing but how your website header and cover image look to the viewer. There are 5 styles to choose from, click on each style to compare and select one. Once you’ve selected a style, click on ‘Continue’ to proceed to the next step
Lastly, it is time to add contact information to your website. The contact information that you will add will automatically be displayed on the Footer section of your website. Add all the relevant details and click on ‘Finish’ for Website Builder to start assembling your website basis your input
After the Website Builder editor has completed building your website, you will be redirected to your Bluehost Website Builder dashboard to manage it. In the meantime, the below image will be displayed on your browser – this is the time taken for the editor to build your website and connect it to your Bluehost Website Builder account
Step 7: After the editor has successfully built your website, you will be redirected to the Website Builder backend. The screenshot below shows how the backend of our Bluehost Website Builder looks like. You can make changes to your website as and when you wish to. Moreover, you can also preview how your website looks on both desktop and mobile before you finalise the design and hit ‘Publish’
Note: Until you click on ‘Publish’ your website will be in the staging coming soon mode, and the following page will be automatically displayed to anyone who enters the URL of your website in the address bar.
Once you are satisfied with how your website looks, the content placement and so on, you can click on the ‘Publish’ button to make your website live
Step 8: If you want to post articles on your website, you will need a blog. Click on the ‘Blog’ tile on the left-hand sidebar and a new window will pop-up. Click on the ‘Add blog to your site’ button to add a WordPress blog to your website
You can now easily design your blog page and add content to your website.
To publish your blog posts, you will automatically be redirected to the WordPress backend. Click on ‘Posts’ and ‘Add new’
Apart from this, if you want to learn more about WordPress and how to publish your blog posts, you can follow the steps in this tutorial.
Now that your website is built, when you visit your Bluehost login dashboard and go the ‘My Sites’ tab and click on ‘Manage Site’ this window will open. If you want to manage your website, you can do it via the traditional WordPress dashboard or continue editing using the Website Builder.
Build With Ease
Building your first WordPress website might sound complicated if you’re a newbie but it is an uncomplicated process with the help of our Bluehost Website Builder. We at Bluehost also provide additional assistance with our Blue Sky service to help you establish, manage, and grow your WordPress website smoothly.
We hope this tutorial helped you understand how to build your WordPress website using Bluehost’s Website Builder with ease. So, what are you waiting for? Go, build the WordPress website of your dreams seamlessly with our Website Builder today.
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