I created a website for my wife ( http://www.tackypolice.com) which she, as a school teacher, is always too busy to moderate and update. Unfortunately, Joomla is a security nightmare if you have forums on it. Every update to its community builder produces 1500 attempts by russian hackers to register or worse. It seems that somehow they know immediately if an update is applied to patch something.
Fortunately, I can check these names against known forum spammers:
http://www.stopforumspam.com but it is not automatic.
I am so disgusted with this labor that I'd like to move to what seems to be more secure: WordPress. The interface would be easier to use for my wife.
But I have a few questions:
If you use a Forum on a WordPress site, are you any better off or are you going to encounter the same spam/hacker problem that will require constant manual oversight?
Is there a way to preserve and transfer your valid user database and forums and posts to the new service?
I wonder if joomla is targeted more just because it is a known security sieve...
Or would anyone recommend Drupal or something else instead for some of these issues?
After this experience, I would never recommend Joomla to anyone. What a time waster.
[Couple of edits, no sigs thanks - Mark]