How to install WordPress in Bluehost Shared Hosting

The interface of Bluehost has changed in a user-friendly. Please see "How to Install WordPress on Bluehost" for installing WordPress on the new Bluehost interface.

In Bluehost, it's possible to install WordPress automatically by using the Install WordPress tool under hosting > cPanel > website:

Install WordPress in Bluehost
The Install WordPress tool in Bluehost

However, it's not recommended to use the Install WordPress utility to install WP in Bluehost. You might get errors while installing WordPress using this method.

In my experience, it's better to use WordPress tools. Please go to WordPress tools > New Install:

How to install WordPress in Bluehost
WordPress tools

Please fill in the fields:

  • Domain
  • Path
  • Site Title
  • Admin Username
  • Admin Password
  • Admin Email

When you click on Install WordPress, the installation process will start.

When the installation is complete, you will be directed to the Updates tab as shown below:

Bluehost Auto WordPress Install

Automatic Updates can be configured in this page. For security, it's desirable to turn on the Automatic Updates features.

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