Well, after much hype by friends, I jumped in the WordPress world feet first. I spent a fair amount of time reading through the pages and pages of how it all works. (I gotta say that WP is wordy on its instructions and getting a simple answer to a basic question is like reading an encyclopedia.)
I figured the only way to really find out about WP is to get a paid account and a domain for my new webpage. Now I am thinking, "WTF did I waste my money on." I have used iWeb, Rapid Weaver, Webly and even DreamWeaver to design webpages and those were all very intuitive. I even spiced up iWeb sites by using 3rd party software programs, editing my own html, so I am not exactly an idiot at this. Granted I am no pro web designer, but I can usually find what needs to be fixed in a page-full of HTML code.
Having said all of this, I need some serious training on how to use WP. I have selected a theme and every time I go to preview the page, it displays everything without any design elements, the themes are certainly not being applied. After reading the WP CSS help page, I tried to edit the CSS, and accomplished nothing.
If anyone has any links to some basic WP training and CSS used on WP videos or instruction pages, I'd be most grateful. Please don't send links to WP help pages, I find WP's instructions too non-specific and too wordy.
The blog I need help with is mhjp-lisbon.com.