I am super new as you might imagine.
I can't quite figure out the difference between these three software packages on a fundamental level. In other words the difference between a full editor, a content management system, and a blog. I know that they are different but the lack of basic descriptions out there on what the differences are is not making it easy to choose which one for me to start with.
I want to get something up now, and be able to learn and grow with my sites. The sites I am creating have a main page and a forum (which I was just going to use SMF for). Please let me know how I can just get started and stop getting confused. I think I am overwhelmed by all of the options and opinions and I am looking for a bottom line that has been quite evasive.