Thanks so much- sorry this has been so long- this will be a slow process for me as my time to even take your advice is incredibly limited...
I am at the point of installing wordpress. I'd of course prefer to do a simple install but it seems to not be an option, so I'm looking at the custom install and am unsure what to put in the "install to" and "select database" fields. That's as far as I am.
I have a domain registered, but no domains hosted on my account (I'm hosted on my friend's account). i think i noticed that I'm supposed to be fully hosted to support wordpress? Basically, when I'm on the manage account page, everything is 0 except for the one registered domain.
Sorry- i know these are probably simple questions but i'm so unfamiliar with this.