Like you, I was looking for free and alternative web sites dedicated to learning WordPress without all that techno-speak B.S., that was also supported by a very knowledgeable, supportive and friendly community. That’s where http://www.wpbeginner.com
WPBeginner is helping me with a WordPress project I am currently working on! Also, they have some of the most active Meet Up groups in the NYC/NJ/Philly area! Give them a try!
If you ever wanted to get into hand lettering, this is a great place to start. Stephen Bradbury does a lot of great tutorials and is a great artist to follow to get into lettering. You can find him on IG and Behance here. https://www.instagram.com/stebradbury/ https://www.behance.net/SteBradbury