If you have not installed WordPress yet, please go to Step 2 to find out how to do it.

Once WordPress is installed on your site, you are ready to start blogging. In this step, I will show you just the basics to start with your new WordPress blog. The next step will show you some more advanced changes you can make to customize the design and structure of your blog.

Log in

To begin, you must log in to your site. Go to http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin to have the login screen (replace “mysite.com” with your domain name). If you are unsure of the username or password, check the email that has been sent to you from BlueHost with this information.
WordPress Login

Editing Your Blog Title

Once logged in, you will be in the WordPress admin area. This is where you will make the changes you want for your blog. For starters, you will probably want to change the title of your blog. To do this, go to the bottom of the menu on the left to click on “Settings”. This should lead you on this screen:

Wordpress blog title

Here you can change your “Site Title” and also the subtitle, known as your “Slogan”. Enter what you want in these two boxes, then scroll down and click the “Save Changes” button.

Once these changes are saved, they will appear immediately on your site. To see what your site looks like at any given time, you can simply type your domain name in the browser and press Enter.

How to Write an Article

Blogging is a question of writing; so, we will learn how to write your first blog.

Go to the left menu and click on “Articles”. (Click on the image below for an enlarged version.)
Wordpress add new post

You will already see an article entitled “Hello world! This is a default article on every new WordPress blog and we do not need it. To delete it click on “Trash” right under the article.
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To start writing a new article, click on the “Add” link (in the left menu or next to the word “Articles”).
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You should now be on the article creation screen. You can enter the title in the top box and then start writing your article in the lower box.
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If you want to add an image to your article, click “Add Media” and “Choose Files” to download an image from your computer. You can make adjustments to the size and alignment of the image on the next screen. Once done, click on “Insert in the article” to add the image.
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Once your article is finished, simply click on the “Publish” button on the right side of the screen to publish it.

Publishing Your Blog

Even after writing a post, your blog post can still have a “Coming Soon” page like this:
coming-soon

When you’re ready to delete this page, you can do this by logging into your blog and clicking on the link shown at the top.
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Then?

Congratulations! You now know how to publish content on your site!

You will probably want to make some other changes to your blog as I describe in the next step, but none is absolutely necessary because your site is already online and ready for the world to access!

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