Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:however, it is not anywhere near as easy to do so as it is with something like wp for instance.
Playing with WordPress and reading about it led me to the opinion that it is a far more complex way to begin the development.
WP is just the replacement from the text editor to form editor, buttons instead of tags.
Just another way of programming, as for me.
The difference is that you often do not need most of the buttons and the WP functions to begin a blog.
Quick installation and no need to customise everything.
As for phpBB, yes, I think of it as one of the best platforms for websites that has most of the basic functions built-in. Maybe I'm used to it, but I think that writing an extension for phpBB is easier and more effective than customising plugins for WordPress.