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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install BoldGrid for WordPress. You can create a new site, a staging site, or install BoldGrid on an existing WordPress website.

Installing BoldGrid in AMP

  1. Login to AMP.
  2. Click the Install Popular Software button.
    Software Setup link in AMP
  3. Click the Install BoldGrid button, on the Install Popular Software page.
    BoldGrid Install Link

    You will then be on the Install BoldGrid page, and will see a message stating "Please Choose the Setup that Works Best For You ".
    BoldGrid Install icon
  4. Click the Proceed link for the option you want to use. Below are the walk-through guides for each option:




Setup BoldGrid

  1. If you have more than one domain, choose your domain from the drop-down menu, then click the Continue button. If you only have one domain, just click the Continue. See the examples below.
    Account with multiple domains:
    Select BoldGrid site

    Account with only 1 domain:
    Install Bold Grid
  2. On the next step you will create your login information. Fill in your username, password (in the two fields), then your Email Address (in the two fields).This will be used to login to your WordPress Dashboard and Administer our site.
    Bold Grid user setup
  3. Click the Install BoldGrid button to complete the install.

Setup BoldGrid for Testing

  1. If you have more than one domain, choose your domain from the drop-down menu, then click the Continue button. If you only have one domain, just click the Continue.
  2. On the next step you will create your login information. Fill in your username, password (in the two fields), then your Email Address (in the two fields).This will be used to login to your WordPress Dashboard and Administer our site.
    Create Bold Grid user name
  3. Click the Install BoldGrid button to complete the install.

Installing BoldGrid Plugins Manually

  1. On the Download BoldGrid Plugin page, click the Download BoldGrid Plugin button. This will save the plugin to your computer.
  2. Copy and save your Connect Key.
    BoldGrid Plugin for WordPress
  3. Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
  4. Click on Plugins in the menu at left, then the Add New link on top.
  5. Click the Upload Plugin button on top.
  6. Click on Choose file, select the BoldGrid plugin that you downloaded earlier. Then, click Install Now to run the installation.
    Bold Grid plug in setup
  7. Click the Activate plugin link to enable the plugin.
    Enable BoldGrid in WordPress
  8. When the plugin activates, you will see a "BoldGrid API Check" message on top. Enter your Connect key in the available field, then click the Submit button.
    Setup BoldGrid Key in WordPress
  9. You will then see a message stating "The BoldGrid Inspirations plugin requires these other plugins for best results. Please click to install and activate" Click the Install button.
    BoldGrid Setup completion

    Allow some time for the additional plugins to install. You are finished when you see a message stating Installation successful! Please click here to visit your plugins page.
    Bold Grid setup complete

Troubleshooting

The following is an explanation for the following messages.

Message Description Solution
CURRENTLY, YOUR DOMAIN IS NOT POINTED TO INMOTION HOSTING Domain is not pointed to InMotion, or not registered. You can install on Temp URL, or you can continue installing on the domain.

Congratulations, now you know how to successfully install BoldGrid! Continue to our full BoldGrid Education Channel, which includes many walk-through guides to help you build your dream site! If you're not currently using InMotion Hosting as your webhost, but want more information about installing BoldGrid, you can visit the BoldGrid Support Center.

Continued Education in Course Getting Started
You are viewing Section 2: How to Install BoldGrid
Section 1: BoldGrid - First Steps for New Website Creators
Section 3: How to Log into BoldGrid

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