If you’re new to WordPress and you’re either nervous or concerned about where to start, or even if you really can start. Whether you have blogged before, or not, the best advice we can give you is to start at your own pace. Make yourself a step-by-step plan for getting things rolling and follow it.
The great news is that there is a heap of options for assistance, including of course this website, the many WordPress Community forums and the help you will find within WordPress Codex.
Remember read the material you find at the WordPress.org site, make that plan, then and only then, install and set up the WordPress software. You should leave plunging deeper into WordPress (enjoying its power) until that time when you are fully familiar with its basic features.
It may not appear so at the beginning, but there will be a time when you become a fully-fledged WordPress user and make your own contribution to the WordPress community, Codex, Support Forums etc. Can’t ever see yourself being able to do that? Well, if you do make that plan, take the appropriate steps, take an interest and learn from others and use the tips and guidance provided by this site and others – in time you will be exactly in that position.
The journey along any path always start with that first step – in this case its finding out all about WordPress, about the WordPress Features and the things you need to do before you install the software. Then developing your plan, which involves such items as checking and verifying your website host – will they be able to fulfil those requirements? Will your web host be able to keep up with the changes that will arise with WordPress is one area that you need to be sure of.
Keep track of your website username and password, have a reliable text editor, FTP client and a good web browser as well of course. Also become fully familiar with the WordPress Features and Semantics.