Thank you Bastian for the response - I was not expecting one and more importantly not looking to influence any decisions you make with the path of Neos - really my focus was to just put on record that I loved the idea of Neos, and would have been one of your disciples till my dying days. The reason I was so passionate about your success (and just a little about me being in love with the interface - read intuitive) is the early experiences I had in trying to grapple with what happened while I was asleep (not doing anything to do with web pages for over 10 years) - The rise of the WP ecosystem, and trying to understand CMS systems in general - WP is and probably always will be a mess for a newbie to get their heads around. Having an all in one solution - Neos - well I really wanted it to work for me and others that I could influence. My present situation is using and learning WP and have purchased plugins (Brizy and Oxygen2) to get as close to what I guessed Neos is (I am only guessing as I mentioned from the promise offered by the promotional videos) I laughed when I read Max-Milan’s comment
Yes Wordpress and a plugin or many is a few minute exercise and works every time with every host - it just works (and a degree in IT is not required) - Listing my experiences is not possible as I never got remotely close to an install - each host I contacted (as I alluded to earlier) was extremely evasive and avoided me as a pain in the “A…E” customer. This is what you would need to address so at least ordinary users like me could make a start. Reading the requirements and steps to install a working Neos installation and the reported issues with compatibilities and versions gave me a migraine…
I am Old - and from the very beginnings of computer systems and software to perform tasks I had a simple benchmark or requirement - it had to be more efficient than doing it the old way. And from my understanding, I believe that using WP with all its nutty protocols and quirks is more usable than Neos simply because it is just not accessible - There is an interesting organisation called W3.org that specifies standards for WEB content and accessibility - I noted that creators of websites are required in some cases to comply with guidelines listed on their compliance standards, yet if I was to apply their standards to Neos - it would not rate at all - Yes I know we as developers and creators should be smarter than the average web user - but it would sure help if we could get the tools to work !
I still want very much for Neos to suddenly become usable and easily accessible - I want the greatest success for you all. But my comments on difficulties with Neos does not exist - I can’t get off the starting blocks !