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I dont know if I like Wordpress, what are some good alternatives for b

     
9:55 pm on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I installed WP, and I dont like how the website "feels" in a browser. It just feels a little heavy, inflexible / stiff (could not think of a better word here) etc, like there is that whole mechanism begind the scenes that loads the content etc. I looked on a site on Joomla and I had a better impression as far as this.

I know that WP is popular, there is a lot of plugins, tutorials, themes etc, but I just dont think this is the way I want to go (I want to have about 10 micro-niche affiliate blogs). I know tha WP is specifically for blogs, and thats what I want to do, and Joompla is more of a CMS etc, not necessarily for blogs. I know about other, less known CMSs too.

What are my best options here for blogging. Would it be better to stick to the WP in the long run, one way or another?

Thank you.
11:54 pm on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Many of my friends disagree with me, but I like Movable Type.
10:28 pm on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I would caution against judging any platform by how it looks out of the box. You might try a theme like Thesis ($$$) or the less flexible, but quite capable Flexibility3 theme (which I think has a freemium model).

I think a lot of CMS do blogs quite well - Drupal, ModX, a zillion others. But I think that "heavy" feeling of a page generated by a system tends to be more prevalent. That said, if you put some energy into your theming, most of them can look any way you want and several have mechanisms that easily allow for "context" meaning different sections of the site have entirely different themes.
12:42 am on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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ergophobe is right in saying that it's best not to judge a CMS by it's default install. All of the CMSs require some modification to get them setup so they don't have that klunky feeling. Even Movable Type *gasp* ;)