Another reason to switch from WordPress to ExpressionEngine

Ok, this post had some info about switching to ExpressionEngine since WP was so insecure.

It turns out my WP install was hacked and the content here was replaced by lots of spam links. I don’t know how to get the content back (unless it was indexed somewhere, took a quick google but didn’t find anything) .. Oh, the irony.


Comment by joao on 2010-01-08 22:38:42 +0000

that is a good point, i mean there is so many stories of wordpress being hacked that is time for people view alternatives, but wordpress is in people minds as the top “blog” platform and engine labs hasn’t made a top effort to promote a template system that is appealing.

Example you dont have as many books on EE as on wordpress, i love EE and is my platform when doing php cms kind of work.

Elis Lab has promote their templating system as an easy solution so that designers know and can be exited about.

I am with you on this one.

By the way cool site this one of yours.

Comment by Bjørn Børresen on 2010-01-08 22:51:51 +0000

Its about choosing the right tool for the job. WordPress will often be perfect for the job if you’re just doing a simple blog, in fact I’m still using WordPress here on my blog for that reason .. EE will work better for more advanced sites. But as this post shows, keeping an eye on security updates is more important if you’re running WordPress.

Luckily updating WP is a lot easier than EE. In fact when approving your comment just now I got a message in the admin area that a new WP version was out. And voilá, with the click of a button:

Downloading update from

Unpacking the update.

Verifying the unpacked files

Installing the latest version

Upgrading database

WordPress upgraded successfully

Nice :)