Yeah well, maybe let’s not get to y here : of course we’ll get compared and that’s only fair since making a choice often involves reviewing different candidates
The WordPress vs MODx thing depends, as Lammikko says, on what you want to accomplish.
Are you planning on building a pure blog with a few static pages, and possibly a galery ?
Then WordPress might be a good choice. I consider it one of the good blogging systems out there along with Textpattern, Expression Engine and DotClear. But so is Ditto, MODx all purpose snippet ! (and Trackbacks are coming
But if you’re planning to do a bit more than blogging and need the ability to go further at some point, then definitely choose something else like Drupal or MODx. Try them out ! Visit opensourcecms.com and get a feel of the interface. Then give a look a sample website to see what those are made of.
MODx has some unique features that set it apart from others
, and one of them is template variables (how about custom fields, unlimited in nature or number, that could can set default value for and tie to external data source, plus being easy to insert in your templates ? Cool uh ? Well, that’s TVs).
Most of all, it’s probably the most flexible open source content management system. Period.
Now we’re not going to lie to you, it means a bit of learning but not so complex that you’ll give up.
All it takes is curiosity, and a taste for experimenting. If you got that, let me tell you, you’ll even have FUN learning MODx ! I know I still do !!!
Why ? Well, it empowers you. You got control over design (no limitation whatsoever, and standard compliancy is a given), but also over content structure (see TVs above). And, last but not least, a friendly (and possibly fun) community