Absolute Newbie Without Technical Knowledge – pls help

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    I’m just setting up a complementary health business and have bought .co. and .com domain names in preparation for creating a pretty basic (free) website (very simple, a few images, about 5 tabs along the top of the page). I don’t yet have hosting. I’ve registered for a wordpress account but what I have appears to be a blog so I think I need to download from wordpress.org. rather than wordpress.com? My question is this: after downloading the latest wordpress release, what do I do to get to a point where I have something to edit? I have downloaded wordpress and have files on my computer but I don’t know what to do now to get going. Do I have to open something up? Do I need to have hosting in order to start building a website, or can I create it on my computer and then upload it to my host when I have one?

    Please be gentle with me; I don’t know any tech-speak as you can tell and this really is Greek to me.

    Thanks for your time and your patience.

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    kaboommix
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    Read all the Getting Started sections and watch the video tutorials -honestly, that’s the only way to go or hire some. Good luck.

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    #566735

    The thing is, the .ORG software will look the same as here because blogging is where the roots of wordpress are, but they have come a long way. It is entirely possible to set up a standard website using either wordpress.COM or a self-hosted wordpress installation on a third party website. This support document here will give you a general overview of how that is done.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/using-wordpress-to-create-a-website/

    WordPress has incredible flexibility and can be used for virtually anything. It just requires a plan, some knowledge and familiarity with the wordpress system and doing the work.

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