There is an ever growing mountain of information available about WordPress, it’s plugins, themes and varied capabilities. Here are a few to get you going.
To get started with a free *front end* WordPress blog – go to WordPress.com. You will be quite limited in personalizing your blog, but it is a good place to get familiar with the interface. Your address/url will include wordpress.com.

But WordPress is so much more! Current web developers frequently use the “back end” WordPress installation as a foundational PHP site. It also provides a great, and FREE content management system.

As with any web design or construction endeavor, sometimes a specific Google or Bing search will get you right to the answer you need faster, or in a way that you can understand. Always try to find more than one solution to verify.