It is often these two ( drupal & wordpress ) are compared to another and due to the default feature sets, drupal always ends up as the winner of the two while wordpress is looked down as a great blogging toy or blog publishing platform.
However, when those comparisons are made, people unfortunately compare only the base engines & functionality - totally ignoring the plug-in-world, thus, missing the bottom-line. At the end of the day, if there is a wordpress plug in for that particular missing feature, who cares whether the base engine covers it or not?
If the base engine does not cover a certain high level functionality in wordpress, but say drupal does, it is way too easy & misleading & to say and disheartening to read stuff such as "Well, You cannot do that in wordpress!". What a narrow vision but yet dangerously authoritative!
What if a wordpress plug in makes that functionality possible? What about then?
I pity to those webmasters who end up reading those narrow-vision comparisons and thus selecting drupal as their choice of cms.
I'm sick and tired of people with limited knowledge of wordpress plug-ins to keep on saying, well, that's not possible with wordpress.
With this thread, I'd like wordpress masters to come up and take on this matter and nail it for once and for all!
Give your plug in based pointers/solutions on the areas where the drupal base engine beats wordpress.
Be specific by saying things like >> it is claimed that wordpress cannot do [ feature XYZ here ] while drupal does!, but here is the proof, that this conclusion is wrong because with the XYZ plug in, wordpress can too! <<
Here is a starter.
They say that with wordpress, you cannot run a web site where you allow your site visitors to sign up ( to have a username/password ) so that they can be contributors, or subscribers to the site, or to apply for another admin defined role?
Is that really something that is impossible with wordpress?
I know that drupal shines on this. But with wordpress, once again and for the record, is it really true that not even a plug in would help wordpress address that?