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.

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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.

After enabling BoldGrid using one of the methods below, a BoldGrid Premium Connect Key is installed.

To confirm if a Premium Connect Key was installed, from your WordPress dashboard click the Dashboard tab in the left pane. On the right side under BoldGrid Notifications, look for Boldgrid Connect Key. If a key is not installed, contact DreamHost support.

Existing WordPress installations

BoldGrid should not be used if another website builder, such as Elementor, is already in use. If your site was built using one WordPress website builder and you want to change to another, you should first use a staging site instead of installing both builders on the live site.

If you have an existing WordPress installation:

  1. Navigate to the Install WordPress page.
    The Manage Installed Applications button appears near the top of the Install WordPress page in your panel:
  2. Click the Manage Installed Applications button.
  3. Expand the domain by clicking the arrow icon on the left.
    The installed applications expand 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 Install WordPress 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

View the following article for instructions on how to deactivate BoldGrid.

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