WordPress is free and with this WordPress how-to guide, it can also be easy!
Invest a bit of time with this book, and you'll have a blog that suits your needs, delights your readers, and keeps visitors coming back. Here's something for everyone: blogging basics if you're just starting out, SEO and social media tricks to drive traffic to your site, and ways to customize your blog with plugins and themes.
Build your foundation if you're just getting started, learn WordPress and blogging basics
Dig in learn about the software that powers WordPress, how to obtain a web server, and why you need FTP
Dashing here and there see how to make the WordPress dashboard your administrative hub
Publishing perfection discover options for posting to your site, saving drafts, adding multimedia files, and more
Social media magic learn to make your site social media and search engine friendly
What's in a theme make your blog unique with personalized themes you can create or enhance
Attention geeks tinker with plugin base code or create your own plugin from scratch
Super you achieve "super admin" status by running a multisite installation
Open the book and find:
Tips for making your blog stand out
What you should know about open source
WordPress web hosting requirements
How to manage comments
The difference between blog posts and static pages