Originally Posted by globalcashsite
I am trying to develop a complete information web portal.
Are you able to code? if so I'd suggest install a framework rather than a CMS. That way you will have better control of what goes on under the page.
I tried to build a somewhat complex site with Joomla and it sucked, it's an accumulation of contributions from many programmers without consistency. I always ended up installing CodeIgniter (a php framework) and developing the application by myself even if it took me 3x the time.
Also sometimes clients come up with Joomla or WP sites and ask me to fix issues in them but modifying those components is a pain in the backside, believe me.
If you have a high level of tolerance and can adapt to the available components then you will be fine, but if you are trying to do something complex go commando, don't use any CMS.