I agree with Rasmus and have note used application frameworks for those reasons. However just a month ago I discovered the Laravel framework and am pretty impressed with it-deadly simple, solid, éloquent code.
Mihailob - 2014-02-06 18:29:03 - In reply to message 2 from Manuel Lemos
Well, I don't know... Till now I guarded myself from using PHP frameworks because of the "all you don't need" inside, many of them are pretty much stuffed with lot of things I will never use and also found that often they are over-complicated. So I used my own kind of framework structure to put simple things working simply (and I refer from time to time to PHPClasses :) )
Otherwhise, as Rasmus said, if have to use a pre-made - Wordpress or Drupal (I and find also that Drupal is too much complicated, at least till version 7)