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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Part 4
If you’ve made the decision to use the self-hosted version of WordPress at WordPress.org as your blogging application, this part is for you! In Part 4, you learn how to get a domain name and a host for your blog, as well as how and why you need to understand and use a little something called FTP when you blog with WordPress.org.
 
Part 4 also teaches you how to start your blog using WordPress.org, choose a theme, upload a theme, find and use plug-ins to extend the functionality of your blog, and make your WordPress site look less like a blog and more like a traditional website.
 
After you’ve read Parts 3 and 4 of this book, you’ll be able to confidently use all the features the WordPress.org blogging application ...

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