@rain, I post the link that way for a reason. It takes them to the "entire site" NOT just a specific post. Thank you.
@time, it is not ill-informed or opportunistic to offer someone who states they are NEW to WP help. Having been in those shoes not long ago myself I quickly found that there is a big "lacking" in the way questions are answered by you and others like you at times. Most responses are either links to personal sites (wait..isn't that what your telling me not to do?) like yours that are very technical in nature or links to the Support site (which IS very helpful IF you understand the answers) or very technical replies that it seems many don't understand (if they did then the same questions would not get asked over and over again)
What I offer is just a simple BASIC understanding that hopefully makes sense in a way that most can understand.I stay away from the more technical things for a reason. There is a wealth of information for the more advanced options here and that's wonderful but you have to understand the basics first.
Telling someone you have to go here, do this or that is fine if they know where here is or even how to find it, otherwise its just a moot point and one that leaves them frustrated and looking for help again.
So thank you for your opinion, but I will continue to offer help on a basic level to anyone who is new so that they can hopefully move forward and learn like I did and continue to do.