said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@artbitch I hear what you are saying:
“I hate blogs. I am trying my darndest to stay as far away from blog as possible which, seems to be not only impossible with WP, but also confusing to the point where we can’t even clarify which is which here.
A blog is a kind of layout and general format for a web page right? Vs what? A webpage not having those particular characteristics? Hmph.
I don’t know why the answers would be any different.”
Wordpress.com gives you very limited functionality and is on THEIR site. You have the Wordpress.org software downloaded on YOUR site and it is far more functional and changeable and is your content and only gets changed or edited or deleted by YOU, not Wordpress..
Maybe you are confused between a page and a post?
A Page is where you create an individual page which appears as a tab like other websites. But because this is Wordpress software, it works like a website but also has functionality to be JUST a blog. That is rather a simple description but may differentiate it for you. A further note: Many pages can be created but Posts are all on one page and can be set to the latest posting appearing first or the other way around. So when you are in the Dashboard, you indicate New Page for a New Page and Tab and New Post when you are inserting a newer post but all the posts are under one tab.
I think what would also help you understand is to go to You Tube and type in search terms for Wordpress Tutorials – there are tons – maybe if you watch a couple of them it would clear up your confusion.
I would offer to go thru a live tutorial with you by a remote program where I could share your computer screen or mine and walk you through it while on the phone but I think You Tube would be just as good a solution.
Let us know how you are doing with this. Don’t give up! You’ll “get it” in no time.