I know that there are lots of experienced bloggers on this forum and I have a question regarding the viability of WordPress as a true production system.
I am developing links.com. Due to the nature of the site and my goals, I need very reliable blogging software with excellent support. I am willing to pay.
I have had nothing but one problem after another with WordPress as I try to install it on Hostgator. (I used the Fantastico script). Right now, categories aren't showing up (even on the default theme) and none of the templates are working. Documentation and support does not seem to be sufficent (I have 20 years of experience working with PC software) and what's more, the number of problems that I am seeing crop up on this support forum is worrisome.
So, is there another piece of software that I should look at? Is there a general forum that I can go to where blogging software pros and cons are discussed?
Thanks for any assistance that you can provide.