BoldGrid overview


BoldGrid is a simple-to-use WordPress site builder. It uses a drag & drop editor, which allows you to quickly build and customize a professional website without the need for coding.

BoldGrid comes pre-configured with a list of mobile-friendly themes for you to choose from depending on your sites needs. Additional tools such as backups are available as well to ensure your data is safe.

Signing up for BoldGrid when opening a DreamHost account

View the following article to open a new DreamHost account.

Make sure you checked the box titled 'WP Website Builder'. This installs BoldGrid within your WordPress installation.

boldgrid checkbox

Creating a site using BoldGrid

See the following article for further information on how to use the WP Site Builder (aka, 'BoldGrid'):

Resetting your password

After your account is created and WordPress is installed, you are emailed a link to reset your password. Click this link and either accept the current password (and write it down) or enter a new password for your WordPress login. See the following article for more information:

How can I enable BoldGrid on a WordPress installation?

If you didn't originally sign up for BoldGrid on your DreamHost WordPress plan, you can still enable it two different ways through your web panel.

Existing WordPress installations

If you have an existing WordPress installation:

  1. Navigate to the One-Click Installs page.
    The Manage Installed Applications button appears near the top of the One-Clicks Installs page in your panel:
  2. Click the Manage Installed Applications button.
  3. Expand the domain by clicking the arrow icon on the left.
    The One-Click Install expands for that domain, which shows you additional options:
  4. Click the Install WP Website Builder button on the right.
    A confirmation pop-up box opens asking to confirm the installation:
  5. Click the Install button to confirm. The WP Website Builder will become available in your WordPress installation in a few minutes.

New WordPress installations

If you don't have a WordPress installation yet:

  1. Navigate to the One-Click Installs page.
  2. Select WordPress from the list that appears.
    The following setup box appears when you select WordPress:
  3. Make your selections in the drop-down boxes and check the 'Install WP Website Builder' check box.
  4. Click the Install it for me now! button when finished.

Deactivating BoldGrid

It's highly recommended that you back up your WordPress site before deactivating a plugin. See the following article for more information:

Use these instructions if you need to deactivate the BoldGrid Inspirations website builder plugin:

  1. Open the wp-admin page for your WordPress site.
  2. In the left nav bar, select the Plugins > Installed Plugins menu.
  3. Click the Deactivate link under the BoldGrid Inspirations plugin.

Things to consider when deactivating BoldGrid

The BoldGrid Inspiration plugin controls many of the design features in WordPress, and your website may look quite different once it's deactivated.

When you deactivate the BoldGrid Inspirations plugin, your theme will switch to the standard WordPress theme, Twenty Twenty. All of your posts, pages, and images (if any) will still remain intact. You can also re-activate BoldGrid, delete it entirely, or select a new theme if needed.

In addition to BoldGrid Inspirations, there are several other plugins that you may also wish to deactivate, such as BoldGrid Gallery and BoldGrid Post and Page Builder (to name a few). You can use the same instructions described in the previous section to deactivate these plugins as well.

See the following article for more detailed information on uninstalling BoldGrid:

Did this article answer your questions?

Article last updated PST.

Still not finding what you're looking for?