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Whether you want to learn how to create a blog or set up a website in 5 minutes, the first steps are always the same.

However, before you can begin, you have to decide how you want to set up your website. Most people use either a website builder or a content management system (CMS) like WordPress, because they’re the easiest to start with.

A more advanced option would be to build your site from scratch, but this requires coding skills. It will also take you more than 5 minutes to build a website from scratch.

For the sake of simplicity, we’ll break down the setup into easy to follow steps using WordPress. The rest is up to you!

  1. Buy a domain name and hosting plan
  2. Install WordPress
  3. Publish website

Step 1: Buy a domain name and hosting

Estimated time: 3.5 Minutes

Picking a domain name that best suits your business or blog is generally the hardest part! Chances are, you’ve already put some thought into what you want your domain name to be. Once you’ve decided on a domain name, and it’s available for purchase, the next step is to buy it!

From here, you’ll be able to add a free trial for a WordPress hosting plan! You can also select any other add-on’s that you may want for your website (like Google Workspace). Though not required, we highly recommend the Domain Privacy, which is a paid service that keeps personal information private on WHOIS databases.

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

Once you’ve entered a domain name, you’ll fill in your billing information.

starting a website in 5 minutes with bluehost

Step 2: Installing WordPress

Estimated time: 1 minute

A few years ago, this was the most complicated step. In fact, it was nearly impossible to create a website in 5 minutes when you had to install WordPress manually.

Luckily, Bluehost has worked hard to make installing WordPress one of the easiest things to do.

Step 3: Publish website

Estimated time: 30 seconds

Congratulations! Once you hit publish, you will have successfully set up a website in less than 5 minutes.

From here, you can design your site using templates and plugins. You can control everything to do with your WordPress site, such as creating pages, writing blog posts, and changing the appearance.

If you are new to WordPress, here are a few resources to keep up the momentum!

Best of luck with your new WordPress website that you created in 5 minutes!

  • 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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