I'm very new to WordPress, have a site up and running, but find that almost NONE of the so-called "WordPress for beginners" "WordPress for Dummies", tutorials, videos, etc. really introduce a new beginner to WordPress or to Website building or Blogging. Maybe this introductory level of information exists, but after searching and viewing countless blogs, sites, videos, I haven't come across what is needed.
The WordPress.org site and codex mentions "ease of use" -- it isn't easy, unless you have struggled for weeks, months, years using other tools, and find WordPress actually "better". I mean "better", not "easy". There are thousands or hundreds of thousands of WordPress "consultants" out there who provide services because it "isn't" easy.
So, for a beginner, no, let's say a "pre-beginner", there are some pre-conditions to your using WordPress to create a blog or content management website:
1) You need to understand file management, text editors, FTP utilities and "Safe" file editing techniques (see point 4, below). All the WordPress info I have found so far assume you know this stuff and ignore or skip over it.
2) Be prepared to edit files and change the PHP or CSS files that will be part of your site. Hosting companies provide the editor, or do it on your PC if you are OK with using FTP to move files to/from the hosting server. In my opinion, the "editor" functions on the WP Dashboard, wp-admin, will only do certain things, perhaps not safely (i.e., I don't think automatic copying from base theme to child theme happens when you use the editors).
3) The Themes (a collection of WordPress folders and files) that I have investigated may have very helpful support people and forums (or not), but they all tend to solve problems or adjust their themes by instantly reverting to editing PHP or CSS files.
4) Learn about "safe" file management, because the default tools don't protect you from making human errors in the files you change, and they don't have automatic roll-back to a working system. The "Child Themes" capability goes part way to solve the problem, but again, requires that you copy files from the main theme to the child theme directories on your website folders. I haven't seen if/how they provide recovery automation.
5) Assuming you have your website hosted by someone, you MUST learn the hosting service's utilities for file management and editing. Also, if the hosting company offers daily backups for a reasonable price ($1 per month or so), TAKE it.
6) While on the subject of hosting companies/services, they ALSO assume too much about a beginner, and don't take the time to walk you through their tools and services.
7) And some of the hosting services don't know very much about WordPress, even if they have installed it for you.
8) You will also need to be able to install and use an FTP application on your PC or Mac, in case you need to upload or download files to and from the hosting site. Keeping a local backup of files is one reason.
9) Keep looking for basic, introductory tutorials, videos, blogs, forum posts, etc. because perhaps there is information out there somewhere.