By reading a web-developer planet I found an article about Measuring some CMS performance. Although the article is wrote in spanish you may understand the main ideas by looking at the graphs.
There’re two ideas I wanna to highlight:
- WordPress performance is not good unless you use a cache plugin
- Textpattern and Nucleus are the best ones in terms of performance. You may also mention Drupal but with an incorporated cache system
That makes me repeat once more an old idea that I have about this … CMSs. WordPress is most popular but its designed for personal weblog. You may use it to build up a website but it wasn’t desing for that. Even more; if you use WordPress you’re going to be in a continuous updating job, there’re constants updates ’cause security reasons or something.
Textpattern has been planned not just for a personal weblog but also for a hole website, and according Kusor, its code desing is simply better.
I can’t say a word about Nucleus ’cause I don’t know it.