To install Discourse on Bluehost, you can follow the steps below:
- Log in to your Bluehost account and go to your cPanel.
- Under the "Website" section, click on "Install WordPress".
- On the WordPress installation page, choose the domain where you want to install Discourse.
- Fill in the required details for your WordPress installation, including the site name and description.
- Make sure to choose a strong username and password for your WordPress admin account.
- Click on the "Install" button to begin the installation process.
Once WordPress is installed, you can proceed with the Discourse installation:
- Access your WordPress dashboard by going to "yourdomain.com/wp-admin" and log in using the admin credentials you created during the installation.
- In the WordPress dashboard, go to "Plugins" > "Add New" and search for "Discourse".
- Look for the "WP Discourse" plugin and click on "Install Now". Then, activate the plugin.
Now that the plugin is installed, you need to configure it:
- In the WordPress dashboard, go to "Settings" > "Discourse".
- Enter your Discourse forum URL and the Discourse API key. You can obtain the API key by logging in to your Discourse admin panel and going to "Admin" > "API".
- Adjust the remaining settings based on your preferences, such as default category, publishing method, and other options.
- Save the settings.
At this point, you should have successfully installed and configured Discourse on your Bluehost account. You can now start using Discourse as a forum or community platform.