Don’t feel bad at all. Wordpress is an extremely robust and very complex CMS platform. I have a Computer Science degree, over 5 years in the field, and the many years of playing around as a teenager trying to learn (I’m hardly a teenager anymore… or a 20-something even, haha). I will drop my pride and say that the first time I got a look at the administration side of Wordpress, I was a bit intimidated by all of the options and this and that… sadly, the setup was the easy part, to me… but even that took a good deal of reading the documentation carefully, etc…
So, having said that… if someone like me can have trouble with it at first, I think you’re doing good to even know what Wordpress is.
Is there a particular reason you’ve decided on Wordpress as your CMS? There are several others in the One-click Install list that are much easier to manage and setup… unless you have an explicit need for Wordpress, you may want to look into some of the other CMS/blogging platforms, such as “concrete5”… “Drupal” and “Joomla”, are two other very popular CMS (content management systems, or beefed up blogs). ModX is another. Some of them are much easier to deal with and manage. Wordpress is built to handle lots of users, extensions, custom code, and a wide scope of functions to fill… many LARGE websites that you may not even know use Wordpress. So to say that Wordpress is your “average” blog or whatever… it’s not.
So let me know what your needs are on your site, and trust me… your question is not “too dumb to breathe”. It’s pretty typical of even experienced computer users upon first glance at it all to be taken aback. I can do whatever I can to help you… I just need to know specifically what you’re trying to do, where you’re stuck at… what messages you’re getting, etc.
If you’d rather speak to me in private, you’re welcome to private message me with any details, etc that you may not want to post for all to see. I don’t mind.