Hi, I'm very new to WordPress. As I've been looking all over for answers to a few specific questions that I have to improve my blog, I realized that I may be missing some very key concepts about WordPress in general.
Could someone answer my questions? I'm extremely confused, and a bit... annoyed:
The idea of "installing WordPress." I don't recall installing anything to login to wordpress.com with my account. Why is there so much talk about installing it?
Plugins. Tutorials say that I need to download a plugin and then put a php file into the Plugins sidebar in my Dashboard, but I see none! Where is the sidebar?
Editing my Theme. I know the WordPress is very good for editing the program of a theme, but I can't for the life of me find a way to get to editing it on my Dashboard. Where can I do this?
Thank you so much for your help. My wordpress website is http://mythoughtsphere.wordpress.com/