Couple of days ago, there is a comment about why one commentator had moved to Drupal from WordPress. Honestly, I didn’t really pay attention to that.
I must say that my satisfaction for wordpress isn´t there anymore since they´ve been releasing. It´s been made very vulnerable for spam attacks. I migrated my WordPress Siteblog to Drupal. Hope it´ll will better.
And coincidentally, I came across 1 article from Drupal blog, where one blog moved to Drupal from WordPress due to performance issue.
So is WordPress that bad?? Full of spams & is not scallable??
On the first claim, I see it merely as a frustration with the number of spams, and no statistical evident to support his claim. I’ve been a WordPress user for 1.7 years. Along the way I got 75k spams (not much for certain blogs), but Akismet works well protecting my blog. So no fuss here.. The spam goes to ‘thrash’ directly.
1 thing that needs to keep in mind is, WordPress is the most widely used CMS. Due to its popularity, which means more blogs built with its platform, compared to its nearest competitor; and hence there are huge chances for spammers to take advantage over it by inventing different ways of flooding the blog with spams (don’t you want to invent 1 thing and impact more things than what you could do with the second most thing).
Probably I can use Windows as an analogy here. It’s more vulnerable to attacks compared to Mac OS or Linux due its worldwide usage of over 90% (plus other internal factors such as the security, bug & etc, and I know the Window market share has dipped to below 90% recently).
While the 2nd claim, since it’s written by Drupal user and posted in Drupal blog, I cannot be too sure about the fact inside. Furthermore, I’ve never used Drupal, so I’m not really in a position to provide any feedback about it.
WordPress has made it possible for more people to start blogging, easily. I’m pleased with WordPress especially the simplicity and how its communities support this platform. There are bunches of plugins and themes out there to make your blog stand up from the rest.
In terms of performance, blogjer is just a ‘small kid’ with only hundreds of page impression daily, so I couldn’t comment more, enough to say that I’m satisfied with it, even without any ‘cache’ plugin to boost the performance.
Anyway, Matt has came across to the post as well and here is what he says. Please take note these tips are from the WordPress founder itself, and it doesn’t come often. (full comment on that post)
1. Every release of WP gets faster, so upgrading can get you sometimes significant boosts depending on your bottleneck.
2. Use the memcached object cache backend.
3. If memcached is set up, use Batcache instead of wp-cache.
4. If you get a lot of comments, consider using InnoDB as your storage engine instead of MyISAM inside of MySQL.
5. Double-check that your webserver is set up properly for static requests, this is the cause of 90%+ of the problems we see.
This post is not trying to decide which CMS is the best, but merely my ranting, and if you feel offended, take it to yourself. I welcome any comments.
Perhaps what Matt said here is useful for you “We haven’t found the upper limit of this strategy (scalling) yet.”