I had a prospective real estate website client send me a note over the weekend because they were told that WordPress was a weak platform for complex websites. I responded with the following:
On the subject of WordPress being a bad platform for complex sites, I would consider the WP clients on the following links as being the most complex:
WordPress is a user friendly platform developed in PHP. PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is now installed on more than 244 million websites and 2.1 million web servers.
From what I have seen, the only people trashing WordPress are web design companies that don’t offer WordPress.
Two final notes…
There are companies that lead you to believe you will actually own your website upon completion, when in all reality you paid a set up fee to rent your site.
And some companies don’t want you to have editing control over your website as they rely on additional residual income every time you want to make any changes on your website. WordPress rocks because you control the keys to the kingdom with regard to edits and creating new pages and content.