I am working with Joomla for quite some years now and I always felt not really happy about WordPress as a CMS.
I had to develop a blog for a client for who I developed a site in Joomla and he wanted to have the blog done in WP, because "everybody tells me that a blog has to be a WordPress installation!" (although Joomla can do exactly the same).
I had my troubles but manged to make a decent theme with all the files, and extra codes to make it as comfortable for my client as possible (although the theme logic is no exsiting logic for me).
But I still don't understand the hype about this software.
For me it is, still, not a mature Content Management System. It is a Blog System and everybody is trying so desperately to push it to the CMS level.
The popularity comes from wordpress.org where every little child is able to create an account and to pick some presets and to say "Hey I am a webmaster! I have my own blog! I am soooo cool!"
So clients are more and more persisting to have their business websites with all the bells and whistles like web-meetings, shops and bookings in WordPress instead of a decent CMs like Drupal, Contao, Typo3 and, yes, Joomla.
So I obey to the wishes of my clients and to the need to earn money and I started this holidays again with WordPress.
Loads of things which comes native with Joomla have to be realized with plugins or coding which are found after ages of searching with Google.
This shows me that WordPress is still adolescent when it comes to being a grown-up CMS.
I am using 3.8 now making a "copy" of my current site just to practise. I want to organize my portfolio and create folders. One folder for each client I want to show on my site with all the screenshots of that project in that specific folder.
And I want it MY WAY and I hate to be ruled by some coding which tells me what to do and how to do it.
So Ursinus is absolutely right that the media handling of WordPress is absolute crap [Expletive moderated].
The media Manager (in fact this name is a joke for this stupid solution. It should be called "The Chaotic Clueless Media Container " is the worst solution I have ever seen.
And I am not even able to play with the code to crack the WordPress dictatorship concernning managing (oh well) media.
In Joomla there is also (of course) a media manager and this manager is entitled to be called a MANAGER.
One sees the structure of the folders inside the folder "images", which comes automatically with each installation and one can create folder, delete folders and rename folders.
One can create folders per FTP and they will appear in the media manager as well as the uploaded files in that folder.
Why is that not possible in WordPress? Is there a good reason or argument not to offer this option in WordPress?
Just enable webmasters, developers and all the people who are working in the backend to create their won folders and to upload the files they need in them.
I am looking now for three days to find a propper solution without gallery extensions (I want to manage images and other files without the burden of extra php- and other files coming with this extension!
Maybe my logic is different than from WordPress users but in my opinion this issue is just awkward and the developers of WordPress should be ashamed.
Rob van Linda