There are plenty of good questions and answers on TeX.SE. It's likely that each person has their favorites. Wouldn't it be nice for this site, and others among other (not all) SE to have somewhat of a crash course for beginners and intermediates indicating a series of posts?
Some recommendations point out to read some excellent books, such as Knuth's or The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2. But what can one read directly from the site in a pragmatic one by one case? I think that focusing on online resources, and on building a positive possible path is unique in what I'm asking. My question is similar to another similar one that got a negative response. The problem with that, in my opinion, is that it remains as if one said to all new-comers:
—no, the maze has no map or compass of any kind.
...just go one step at a time kiddo, then all will come together
I believe that this may be true. However, it remains dark and frightening for those who see an exagerated steep way ahead. There shouldn't be a necessary and mysterious moment of glory that comes like magic whenever it wants to pop up. Learning comes by steps but you should be able to follow paths, even when every choice to where, when and how much to advance is a personal one. Even the comments on the post recommend it to be continued.
Another answer seems a good abc for learning TeX, just a little short, and more for using the site, and not as much about using TeX and a progression on it.