This answer depends on if you want to play an acoustic guitar as a singer songwriter type
An electric guitar and be a rock star or metal god (like me!)
Or classical guitar and be like segovia
Also, can you read music or play any other insturment?
By far the best way is to play along with someone else who can already play
youtube has millions of videos, including heaps of stolen ones from professional courses
As far as reading goes, guitarists invented tablature to eliminate the need to read music, which is fine if you want to learn the chorus to come as you are, but if you wanted to learn composition some day or to be able to play along with other insturments, you will struggle with tablature alone.
Still its probably the best resource to get you going
Pick an easy song, go to http://www.ultimate-guitar.com
and find the tab for it
Not knowing what genres of music you enjoy, I cant really suggest a song, popular music generally has no guitar at all or its just a heavily sampled cut up and edited loop with a heap of fx processing.
One of the best all round guitar groups who have strong melodies that a beginner can play and will develop good discipline is 'the shadows', dodger would approve of them I think. Easy to play badly, impossible to play it like Hank B Marvin
If you get into electric guitar and want advice on gear or whatever, I have just about every damn piece of gear available including a room full of guitars, amps, fx processors, recording interfaces, mics etc. And I rarely use them!