I would like to get some opinion about using WordPress as a data intense Web Application, let say like rememberthemilk where a user can have multiple post (task) just in a single day. Or maybe like twitter where one can even have multiple post (twitter) in an hour. Another point is that those web application is open for public, not on a limited group of users.
If downloaded and tried P2 theme, as the closest benchmark, but I am not sure how it performs with a large number of users.
And the question is;
- is it advisable to create those kind of app in WordPress?
- What are the drawbacks if it is build using WordPress?
Currently I'm experimenting a custom WordPress theme that can be used a personal finance log. This was started only as wp-ajax experiment.
The theme has a front-end upload form, to log each transaction, and put them in the 'budget' (transaction category) and 'account' taxonomy to be queried. Every users have their own main budget and account custom-post-type with child budgets and accounts.
But along this experiment I started to wonder whether a single WordPress installation is suitable as a private-blog-that-anyone-can-register-to like this. Is it possible to handle large number of users ? And how far can I push a WordPress as an app framework?