Rich Brooks on Fast Company asks What’s the Best Blog Platform?. That’s an easy one to answer. There’s still some disagreement over “What’s the best CMS?” but we’re trying to make that one easy to answer, too.

23 thoughts on “Best Blog Platform?

  1. CMS is too easy too. 😉

    Next big step is Web framework!

    I’m working on a talk that tries to show WordPress as a full feature Web development framework.

  2. There is no doubt about that huh? but again like you I think that a better title will be the one you use!

    Keep on the amazing work you guys do and thanks to WordPress for puting food on my table 🙂

  3. This is a good question.

    WordPress is pretty good, and better if you install it on your own server. Really easy to modified, and enough blog template to find what you want.

    I’m familiar with WordPress, but if you just want to share easily pictures, videos, musics or quotes, the best is tumblr.

  4. I’ve spent a few months working with drupal and although I found it hair-tearingly complex compared to wp (or maybe that’s just cause I was new to it 🙂 I think the one thing it has that’s neat is that it has a collection of preset custom content types that you can attach to your ‘posts’ in the sytem.. I think wp can benefit from having a way to snap in a solution for that, defining post types with predefined fields for attaching files, images, text fields, things like that.

    I’ve not done ‘deep’ WP stuff for a couple years though so maybe there’s something that parallels that already

      1. I mean like, giving a category a picture (like you can do with the post thumbnails). (BTW, it’s early and I have not had my tea yet. I hope I make sense.)

        I’ve arranged comic chapters into a taxonomy, each page a custom content post, each chapter it’s own first level in the taxonomy. In the archives, I show each chapter with its title, description and an image representing the chapter (because comic readers rarely remember dates or titles).

        I have to use special plugin to associate images with the taxonomy, and I’d rather build that functionality into the theme so I can distribute it more easily. But the plugin is too complex, and its author has advised me to keep them separate.

        If I recall correctly, Drupal allows one to associate an image with a taxonomy out of the box, a feature I (ironically) never used when I used Drupal.

        Now I see why that would be handy!

  5. For ease of use I always use WordPress (notice the capital P) but there are times when I use Joomla!. Joomla! has a lot of built-in capability WordPress does not yet have, which means I don’t have to search for a bunch of plugins to accomplish those features built into Joomla!. With the custom menus feature though WordPress made a huge leap forward on the and I hope that trend continues. I would like nothing more than to be able to focus on one platform for my clients.

  6. When it comes to “being a CMS”, WordPress lacks several points, among which the rewrites that WordPress uses are simply “outdated”. Opting-in to a “canonical” meta tag simple proved there is something wrong when it comes to URI logic.

    Having said that, I round it up by saying WordPress will remain a blog until the DevTeam realises that a “Post” is merely a “Page”, sorted by date instead of a “sort order”.

  7. I love WordPress. Mainly because of the ease of use and because of the plugin support. but it is accessible from project to project.

    Matt, thanks for sharing!

    Best wishes from Germany 🙂

  8. As WP approaches the flexibility of being any sort web site (a blog and/or more), it will undoubtedly be the most widely used builder in the world. The design and CP are intuitive and straight-forward. While Richard mentions Joomla, WordPressians need to stay the course. No one software can/nor should do everything or have every option. This is a pitfall of giant software manufactures–success causes loss of focus. It happens over and over again: MSFT, Adobe, Corel, and the list is unending. For example, WordPerfect 6.1 is still the most outstanding version; it has two short comings that are acceptable given its small amount of code and speed of work. The two are: it is 16 bit, so it can only use 7 characters to name files and rebooting is required if some error closes the program (learning to use the program eliminates this last deficit). All of the other bloat that has been added over the last decade is superfluous.
    WordPress should evolve as WordPress and not try to coop the ideas of other programs. If Joomla has some feature one likes, build a plug-in to add it.
    Otherwise, carry on WordPressians…