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Ready to create your own WordPress website in just 5 minutes? The journey starts with a few simple steps that anyone can follow.  

Introducing the AI website builder: this tool simplifies the process by providing a streamlined, user-friendly approach. This helps you quickly establish the basic structure of your site without any technical skills.  

If you’re looking for a more customized experience and have coding skills, you might consider building your site from scratch. While this method provides greater control over the website’s design and functionality, it will take more than 5 minutes to complete. For most users, starting with the AI website builder is the quickest and most efficient way to launch a WordPress site. 

Follow these quick steps on how to create a website in 5 minutes: 

  • Buy a hosting plan 
  • Choose AI website creator from Bluehost 
  • Connect a Facebook account 
  • Upload your website logo 
  • Choose the AI-generated website version 
  • Customize your website 
  • Edit your site further on WordPress 

              7 easy steps on how to create a website with WordPress  

              Step 1: Buy hosting plan and a domain name 

              Choose a hosting plan that’s perfect for your business needs. For the basic plan, you don’t get domain privacy —that’s only for the higher tier plans. Enter your domain name, but make sure to check if it’s available first

              You might want to check out a separate article on how to choose a domain name. That way, you can make sure it’s easy to remember, matches your brand, and doesn’t infringe on trademarks. If your domain is available, you’ll need to create an account, review your plan, add any extra services, and enter your payment info. Once you’re done with that, you’re good to move on to the next step. 

              Did you know that Bluehost is recommended by WordPress for website hosting and has been for more than 10 years? 

              Cloud Hosting 

              If you want a more powerful WordPress website that provides you with unmatched performance, power, and control for your high-performing website, you can also explore cloud hosting plans.  This option is perfect if your website is always online and expects high traffic most of the time.   

              Step 2: Choose AI website creator from Bluehost 

              To start building your website from scratch, first pick the ‘AI Website Creator’ option and hit ‘Get Started’. Next, provide a quick description of the type of website you have in mind. Whether you’re dreaming of launching an online store or setting up a personal blog, your description will help tailor the setup that you need. 

              Connect a Facebook account 

              If you’d like to get details from your Facebook account, connect it by clicking the Connect Facebook button. This helps our tool gather more information about your website and enhances its accuracy. But if you don’t have an official Facebook page for your website yet, feel free to click Skip for Now and proceed to the next step. 

              Once you’ve added a description for your site, it’s time to upload your website logo. If you don’t have one yet, a tool like Canva is great for designing one quickly. Canva offers a variety of templates and designs, so you can create just about any graphic you need in minutes. 

              When designing your logo, aim for something unique yet simple. Make sure it’s easy to read and reflects your brand. Using your business initials can be a smart way to keep it simple and memorable. Further, a catchy design makes it easier for your customers to recognize and remember your brand when they come back to make another purchase. 

              To upload your logo, simply drag and drop the file into the designated box or use the browse button to select an image from your local drive. 

              Next, you’ll select your level of experience with WordPress. Just click on the option that matches your expertise, and the AI creator will adjust as it prepares various versions of your website. 

              Step 3: Choose the AI-generated website version 

              The AI website creator will present you with different versions of your website. Just hit the Preview button to check a full preview of each version. And if you’re curious to see more options, simply click on the Regenerate button to explore additional designs. 

              Step 4: Customize your website 

              Once you’ve opened the preview version of your website, click the Customize button in the top-right corner. This is where you can play around with the look of your website. You can switch up the template colors using the options available or get creative by selecting Pick your own colors to mix and match as you like. 

              You’re not just limited to colors. Change up the website fonts by choosing from the given selections, or pick Select your own fonts to find the perfect match for your style. Once you’re happy with your adjustments, hit the Save & Continue button to move forward. 

              Step 5: Edit your site further on WordPress 

              1. On your account manager, head to the Websites tab and select Edit Site

                Once you’re on your WordPress dashboard, you have two options to access the editor:  

                1.a. Click the site editor under Dashboard  

                1.b. Or select Editor under Appearance.

                2. Next, you’ll be able to start editing your website using the block editor. For your website’s content, you can click on the white space of the editor to edit it.  

                3. This is what you can see once it’s clicked. Click on the + sign to see Blocks, Patterns, and Media that you can add to your website.  

                This is what it looks like: 

                You can scroll down to find more options.  

                4. On the left side of the editor, click the icon in the upper right corner. This will show you the Styles pane where you can improve your site’s look and feel through typography, colors, and layout.  

                You can also improve the aesthetics of your blocks and add your CSS through this pane.  

                If you click this eye icon, you can see the Style book, where you can see the cascading impact of your customizations. 

                When you’re ready to go live with your changes, just hit the Save button and the changes will be reflected on your site.  

                What to consider when choosing a website builder

                When choosing a website builder, there are several factors that you should consider to get the best tool for your needs: 

                Ease of use 

                Look for a builder that offers a user-friendly, intuitive interface. AI-driven options can simplify the setup process because they allow you to describe your site and watch it come to life with minimal effort. 

                Customization 

                Ensure that your chosen builder offers a variety of customizable templates and design options. This allows you to match your site’s aesthetic to your brand seamlessly. 

                Scalability 

                Choose a builder that can grow with your business. Features like free SSL certificates, CDN, and scalable infrastructure are crucial for expanding your site. 

                SEO tools 

                You should be able to optimize your site for search engines to increase your discoverability online. Look for a builder that allows you to tweak meta tags, headings, and alt text to draw more traffic to your site

                Technical support 

                If you’re a beginner, then you need all the help you can get. Ensure the builder you choose offers reliable, accessible 24/7 support to assist you whenever you might need it. 

                Pricing and value 

                Consider the cost and what’s included in the plans. Competitive pricing with bundled features provides great value for both new and experienced website owners. 

                Frequently Asked Questions  

                Does WordPress have an AI website builder?  

                WordPress doesn’t come with an AI website builder by default. But, if you’re using Bluehost with your WordPress site, the AI website builder is automatically added. 

                Can I create my entire website using AI?  

                You can definitely get a good start on your website using the AI Site Creation Tool, which helps you generate content, layouts, and designs. However, it’s a good idea to tweak the content and design yourself to make sure it reflects your unique brand. 

                What is the best AI tool for creating a website?  

                The best AI website creation tool really depends on what you need. The Bluehost’s AI website builder for WordPress is a great choice because it’s user-friendly and generates a lot of features.  

                Launch your website instantly!  

                Building your own WordPress website is now incredibly simple, especially with an AI website builder that guides you through the process. You can have your site ready in just five minutes with these easy steps. For those who want more advanced features and flexibility, you can always explore additional customization options later, but remember that this process can take you more than five minutes. Using an AI website builder ensures a quick, hassle-free experience to get your site online efficiently. 

                • Minal Agarwal

                  Minal is the Director of Brand Marketing at Bluehost. With over 15 years of business experience in the technology industry, she strives to create solutions and content that fulfill a customer's needs. She is a dog mom and a stickler for calendaring.

                  Education
                  Masters in Marketing Management
                  Previous Experience
                  Strategic Partnerships, Customer Success, Events and Community
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