How to Use WordPress Tutorial

Here at Bluehost, we LOVE WordPress. It’s one of the best and easiest tools for building a full-blown website. And we’re not the only ones who think so: over 50% of all new websites are built with it and over 14% of existing sites already use it!

Bluehost is the #1 company of all WordPress recommended hosting providers. Our servers are optimized to host WordPress sites and our one-click installer makes it easy to get up and running in seconds. Still, to make it even easier for those new to WordPress, we’ve recently created video series demonstrating how to use it, step-by-step, click-by-click, and uploaded it to our Bluehost YouTube channel. Check it out and let us know what you think!

WordPress began as a blogging tool, but it has evolved over time: now it’s a full-blown content management system (CMS), which means it lets you to build a website without having to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc… Instead you just install WordPress on your Bluehost hosting account and log into an administrative “back-end” tool (or “Dashboard” as WordPress calls it). There you have several options and can upload pictures, add text, install free plugins, create pages, change the look and feel of the website, and more! WordPress handles all the complicated coding work for you so all you have to do is click publish.

Still, as with any tool, it does take a few minutes to learn how to use it. When you create a website, WordPress has several customization options to help improve the functionality of your site. You can choose between different plugins like yoast seo and widgets to add features. Our new WordPress Walkthrough series covers everything you need to know, from how to install it on your Bluehost hosting account to how to build real, functioning web pages. We demonstrate how to:

  • create a home page
  • change the theme and appearance add a photo gallery
  • make a static page
  • upload a resume
  • add a blog
  • install and use plugins and widgets
  • insert an image
  • Add a contact form
  • remove comments from pages
  • and much more…

Additional Tips to Remember When Learning How to Use WordPress
● Add Google Analytics
● Create engaging content to your site appear in search engines
● Make sure you have the latest version of WordPress to get the full functionality of the CMS platform
● Link to your social media profiles

We’ve tried to make the videos quick, crisp, & clear as they guide you through the process of building a website step-by-step. In fact, you can visit the actual site we created to see the finished product! Check it out here:

And we’re making more videos just like this, so make sure you don’t miss out! Subscribe to our Bluehost YouTube Channel, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter! And as always, let us know what you think and what you’d like to see next!

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