Although a quick google search will likely net you very similar results, we’ve posted a Minecraft information page in our Wiki for some basic resources and links for those who are new to Minecraft. 

Included on that page is a step by step guide on creating a new profile to play on the Nerdcrafteria server while we wait for plug ins to update to the new version. This can be used any time Mojang updates Minecraft to a new version and we aren’t able to upgrade right away.