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Based off answers to this question: Will I pick bad coding habits from PHP books? and many others it is a general consensus that PHP is not the most well suited language for web development anymore (if you are not completely knowledgeable about the language).

I use Drupal and write custom modules in PHP, does this viewpoint of PHP being an ill fitted web coding language also apply to Drupal based PHP sites?

I generally build community sites and intra-company sites, are there better means of building these than with PHP and drupal frameworks?

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did u look at WordPress ? it become very powerful with customization tools. –  Yusubov Oct 8 '12 at 19:50
I will check it out, I always assumed it was more of a bloggers tool for people who didnt have any web development experience. But I believe it is also written in PHP like Drupal. –  Quinma Oct 8 '12 at 19:53
yes, it is a php –  Yusubov Oct 8 '12 at 20:04
check symphony, getsymphony.com –  pandu Oct 9 '12 at 5:53

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Better is not exactly applicable to the situation.

Are there tools that are more powerful than Drupal/PHP. Absolutely.

Are there tools that are easier to use than Drupal/PHP? Absolutely.

Are there tools that are both? That's harder to answer. If you already know Drupal and PHP and can accomplish everything you need using those tools, then the answer is no and you are trying to solve a problem that you don't have yet.

Getting stuff done should be your priority.

That said, learning new stuff is important. WordPress is similar to Drupal and definitely worth a shot. They are both PHP so the transition will be easier than moving to a Ruby/Python based CMS or Framework, both of which could be another next step in your learning process.

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