WordPress, Drupal, Django, and the ongoing search for the ultimate web development framework

As promised in my last post, I’d like to take some time today to rant about WordPress. ¬†Actually, let’s not rant today. Rather, I will gently share some of my thoughts about the platform, and talk a bit about my experiences with other web development platforms as a backdrop, while musing upon the merits of each:

I’ve used WordPress plenty of times over the years for basic blog sites, like this one and this one, and I think it’s a great platform for simple blogs that work out of the box without having to learn much or write any code. ¬†But I’d never considered it a full-fledged content management system, and wouldn’t think to use it for anything other than the most basic site with only a few static pages and a news or blog section. Continue reading