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How To Set Up a Quick, Easy, Professional Website in Minutes

I started a new local company and we were able to set up our website in about an hour and 20 minutes. It took about an hour to come online after we bought our domain. Then we set it up. Here are the easy steps:

  1. Buy a domain name, you will need a host site, I love Bluehost. I think it is one of the best host companies and it is very simple to use. (You can go there to see if your domain name is available). They usually have you pay yearly but you can also pay for two years and get a discount.
  2. After you sign up you will click on your Hosting tab at the top of the page.
  3. Look down until you see the heading that says: Website. You will want to click on Install WordPress. This will give you an easy blog like website. You can use this format and still choose a very professional website but it will be very easy to run.
  4. Click on Get Started. Select your domain. If it is not available yet, you may need to wait an hour or two for Bluehost to activate the domain name that you purchased.
  5. Choose your domain name. Click Next. Fill in your settings. Site Name or title, Admin username,  Admin Email, Admin password. You will want to write these down but you can always reset them if you happen to forget them. Check all the boxes and Install. Allow it a few minutes to install.
  6. Log in by going to www.(Your Domain Name Here)/wp-admin
  7. Choose Appearance
  8. Choose Themes
  9. You can preview and activate different themes until you find the theme that you want for you blog.
  10. Enjoy Your New Website!