A couple days ago, I was giving a friend a tour of the PivotX backend. He was impressed by the looks and the ease-of-use, and of course I did not hesitate to brag about PivotX. Being a long time user of Pivot, and now PivotX, I've grown very accustomed to working with it, and I like it a lot.
How I ever started to use Pivot I don't really remember, I think I was talking to somebody that was already blogging, and told him I wanted to do that as well (this was back in the early years of this millenium I believe), and he pointed me to a couple alternatives, including Pivot, and it might have been the first one I tried.
Anyway, to get to the point of this post, after a while my friend asked me: 'So why do you use Pivot, and not WordPress, for example?'
To be honest, the only answer I could give, is "because I'm used to it, and I know how it works". After he left, the question kind of stuck in my mind, and later that night I went on the WordPress website
, and I must say I am very impressed with what's available there (am I allowed to say that here?). There is a vast amount of plug-ins, extensions, themes and what not. And overall, I think PivotX and WordPress are very much alike anyway (but I must admit I've never worked with WordPress).
So, I actually have two questions now:
1. Why should anyone choose PivotX over WordPress? Is there maybe a technical advantage that I don't know about? I don't have experience with WordPress, could it be it's not that easy to use?
2. To other users: why did you choose to use PivotX?
Anyway, I don't think I'll ever change my personal blog to another script, as I said earlier, I like Pivot, and I'm used to it.