lorax - 2:49 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
All valid points!
Security is an issue at times. But are the other CMS's really better at this or is this a matter of perception?
Hosting does matter as does the setup. Speeding up WordPress by loading scripts down low in the template, using a caching program, and designing templates to reduce HTTP calls for resources are all standard tricks.
I've seen a shift in how the WordPress team is developing the GUI for the Admin. It appears to me to becoming more unified and intuitive - not that it wasn't pretty good before.
@jk3210: can you give some examples of other CMSs that use "modern WYSIWYG" software? I know that Joomla allows you to use different WYSIWYG editors. Others? Any news from the WP development team on this?
@alt131: My gauge for "best" is both. I know that WordPress may not rank well in either category (admin and public display) alone or straight out of the box but I do contend that it has all the makings and in the hands of someone that knows how to use the API it can be extremely powerful.
I do hope the WordPress team builds a better security structure. I'm not sure what that means exactly but I know there are holes in there and when an exploit is released, all heck breaks loose until the hole is plugged. The dev team does seem to be pretty good at plugging - and in some cases identifying the hole in advance. But it does leave me to wonder sometimes. The funny thing to bare in mind is that WordPress is pretty open about the exploits and updates. How open are Joomla, SilverStripe, et al?