I have helped many beginner guitarists get started playing the guitar, and over the years I have found that the best thing for beginners is to just play music. Early in my teaching career, I would often try to teach too much theory and technical jargon to beginning students. I bet you can guess what happened next. Most often they would become overwhelmed with thinking that the guitar is just too hard for them or they just don't have the natural talent to play the guitar, and they would quit playing all together.
In the years since, I have learned that beginner guitarists just need to play things they can have fun with right away (be it their favorite songs, a popular riff, or an easy solo) so that they can immediately become familiar with the rewarding side of playing the guitar and most importantly have fun with it.