This topic is for discussing the blogging platform Wordpress. Tips, tricks, links to articles and videos, and questions about how to operate said presser of words belong here.
Wordpress.com is a straight-up blogging platform that operates similar to Tumblr - you select a prebuilt theme to put up your site and pay extra for custom functionality such as plugins and custom themes.
Wordpress.org is a PHP framework that is installed on a web host. Common paid Wordpress hosts are GoDaddy and Bluehost. For free hosting of the Wordpress, normally I would recommend x10hosting, but right now you can’t get a new account on the system. Other free hosts I’ve tried have been horrible.
If you’re a complete newbie, I actually recommend the whole book Teach Yourself Visually: Wordpress. If you want to know how to program using Wordpress, get Wordpress Complete: Sixth Edition. There is a learning curve here. Give yourself enough time to learn how to use the system.