Installing WordPress on HostMonster Or Bluehost

Installing and maintaining a WordPress blog is really nice on Hostmonster and Bluehost because it uses Fantastico, a very nice application manager. In this screencast, I will walk you through the steps of setting up a new WordPress installation.

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Note About WordPress

WordPress is a very nice piece of software that can be used for more than just blogs. In future screencasts, I will show how to use WordPress to create a corporate informational site. I will also show how you can actually use WordPress to sell products.

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16 thoughts on “Installing WordPress on HostMonster Or Bluehost”

  1. hey thanks a lot for showing me this, i was about to go through the huge instructions that wordpress.org has.

  2. hey, there were lots of blogs about Temple, Dream, and Blue, but only yours had a video. You took the ? mark off of my forehead and that is why I am clicking on your link. justified comp.

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  4. Hi Jimmy, thanks for the video. I’m close to signing up with host monster or blue host and maybe you can answer a couple of questions. I’m happy to use you as a referral.

    How does one customize a wp blog using wordpress templates or other methods, say, dreamweaver, within blue host? Is this easy and flexible? Your video shows us the default WP theme. How does one go about changing that?

    And, the purpose of our blog is to show a series of videos on a particular subject and allow viewers to comment on them. There will be dozens of videos, and I don’t want the endless scroll in order to get to the ones viewers may want. Can a single blog have multiple pages –each page with it’s own video and own set of comments?

    Thanks so much for your help and your clear tutorial.

    Greg

  5. Hi Jimmy, thanks for the video. I’m close to signing up with host monster or blue host and maybe you can answer a couple of questions. I’m happy to use you as a referral.

    How does one customize a wp blog using wordpress templates or other methods, say, dreamweaver, within blue host? Is this easy and flexible? Your video shows us the default WP theme. How does one go about changing that?

    And, the purpose of our blog is to show a series of videos on a particular subject and allow viewers to comment on them. There will be dozens of videos, and I don’t want the endless scroll in order to get to the ones viewers may want. Can a single blog have multiple pages –each page with it’s own video and own set of comments?

    Thanks so much for your help and your clear tutorial.

  6. Thank you Jimmy! You were the missing link… the instructions on BlueHost forget to mention that you have to go to Fantastico to find WordPress. They just start with “Choose an admin name…”

  7. Hi, I just installed WP on my site, but some of the setting are coming different on my account.
    I have hostmonster account.
    When I set up WP using fantastico, it doesnt ask me for email configuration.
    I set up my blog on the site given. But it shows me the list of files.
    Please help me whats wrong with it.
    thank you

    1. Asfia,

      It looks like hostmonster is doing something differently now with the email settings. You should be able to ignore the email portion of my tutorial. I think hostmonster will set this up for you automatically.

      I also have heard that some people aren’t even seeing fantastico in the control panel any more. If so, there is an installer named “Simple Scripts” that can also help you get WordPress up and going.

      Hope this helps.

  8. I signed up with Bluehost through your site. My site goes down almost every day for atleast 30 minutes or more. So far using Bluehost has been a big mistake. Tech support is very poor and gives canned answers which do not address or even attempt to solve any of the problems. Every time I have contacted Bluehost support about the same problem they give me a different answer every time.

  9. My WordPress blog hosted at Hostmonster is loading very slow today. Can you explain the reason behind it? Everything was working fine. I did nothing to the site. Then why this sudden slowness?

  10. Is it possible to tell me exactly what the primary sources for this post were? I can’t find them detailed and would want to cross reference the particular resources you employed. Let me know that as it will certainly save me some time. Thanks.

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