Thanks for the help. I have read that WordPress has a very supportive community.
I need some clarification.
Can I use Verizon or 'adobe business catalyst' to HOST my wordpress.org site ?
Both of these offer free hosting to me as a customer.
I would need INSTRUCTIONS on how to configure this on the other side but I cannot find any information. I have come across so many different places where it appears I should begin this configuration 5 minute install etc.... But they seem to overlap (redundant) or point one to another place and it is not clear to me to when to step back into the original steps.
Also can someone clear this up for me.
I already create a wordpress.com site.
Then I came to realize that I needed to create a wordpress.org site because I want to install plugins.
I found a youtube video about how to MIGRATE wordpress.com to WordPress.org but there is not a date on this video.
Is this a true way to quickly create the wordpress.org site ?
I actually find it confusing that when on wordpress.org and seeking steps to install, I do not actually see an explanation - so far- about getting a theme etc.
I am using this rather nice set of directions in the CODEX.
I manually installed MAMP on my Mac so I think that I can sort the rest out but if there is anything specific regarding macs please alert me.