I don't know how to put the quotes in the boxes like you did...do I use the /quote at the beginning and end or do I use close at the end? I'm just learning WordPress, doing a favor for a friend who wants to do a political blog but is technically challenged. Since years ago I used to design sites for fun with Dreamweaver, he assumes I can jump right in with WordPress.
After reacting to his panic call instead of thinking, (I am not a morning person...retirement means I can stay up late and sleep late) and posting my original post, I apologize that I took up everyone's time. I really didn't understand what he was saying. Once I was functioning and the cobwebs were cleared, I realized he had to be using an incorrect link (even though I'd sent him the link last night) and didn't understand domain names versus hosting services.
I sent him the link again and he had been using [email redacted] instead of the link I'd sent him last night. (He's 81, I need to practice patience with him.) Could have done without the morning panic call though. So that issue is resolved.
After I did some research, I realized that he was thinking he got the hosting services for $18, not the domain name. So that too is resolved although it took me a while to explain it to him after I figured out what he was talking about.
I do apologize for taking up everyone's time, but am certainly grateful to know there are folks who can help me when I get stuck...at this stage I'm pretty confused. Tomorrow I plan to do the tutorial and got WordPress for Dummies so I have a reference book.
So thanks to everyone who tried to help when I posted in my morning fog. He is so excited about this and we've been friends since the late 60s so I really want to make this blog possible for him.
I feel a bit foolish because once I was fully functioning, I knew he had to be using an incorrect link and it didn't take long to realize he was confusing a domain name with a hosting service. I was really winging it when I set this up last night. But I'll learn and he'll have a new toy to play with.
With gratitude for the wonderful folks willing to help newbies,