Xsitepro or WordPress Blog?

October 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Xsitepro and Blogging

I had a fellow xsitepro user wonder if he should use a wordpress blog or xsitepro….in a rather lengthy post I suggested he use both and add a blog to Xsitepro

Hi Richard….really sorry for the delay, I have some health problems and then I simply forgot to answer your questions :oops:

Thank you for your thorough posting on the forum.
I had been avoiding wordpress because someone told me
it is more difficult than xsite2.
So, I never considered WP.
They said that it was mainly for blogging.

Actually wordpress is simpler to use than xsitepro. Once you get it set up….all you have to do is enter your keyword enriched blog title and blogpost. Yes, it can be really advanced, but you can learn that stuff as you progress.

I would purchase a domain that is simlar to your subject matter…get a cheap one like a .info domain. Next get a cheap hosting account , but make sure it has Cpanel….this allows you a 1 click installation of a wordpress blog. Once up, you can start posting and learning how blogging works.

The big benefit of a wordpress blog is that search engines see them as valuable sites because you will be posting something on a daily basis. This attracts the indexing spiders, it is a way to get ranking for your website. Xsitepro doesn’t do this anywhere near as efficiently as wordpress.

I’m not very good with xsite2 but I’m trying to learn for the past week.

hey…stick with it. It takes time, its no different than being a doctor, lawyer, accountant, carpenter or plumber. They all spend a certain amount of time learning before they can become proficient. I will say that Xsitepro makes the task of building websites almost painless….of course if you know nothing at the start about how websites are built….you’ll need to learn a little and….just practice…practice….practice…. If you have to, get another 3 dollar domain and start a website with the explicit purpose of learning how to use xsite……if you blow it up, no big deal :D

All of the wordpress templates I had seen, I thought they were just “nice”.
Nothing that I really wanted to use.
However, I never really looked at the choices until today.

But, the link you pointed towards the premium theme WP temps caught my eye.

Yes, those are some awesome looking themes….but based on our conversation so far, I think they are a little out of your league. Now, you could have someone install one and show you how it works, but they would not be a good theme to start with if you are interested in learning how wordpress works.

Now, I’m debating if I want to make a particular site totally with WP or to combine
the 2.

It really depends on what you are trying to do, what type of site you want to create, and to some degree your skill level. I will tell you many marketers are turning to wordpress. However, if you are selling a product it would be easy to start with xsite and create the salespage for your products. You can always add wordpress latter….the purpose would be for creating a site with lots of activity therefore enticing the search engine spiders.

Sorry to bother you with these questions but I don’t often find someone that is open minded
about many choices. Many times they are 100% something (dreamweaver, xsitepro, etc)

No problem….I feel bad that it took me so long to get back to you. By the way, I’m really a dreamweaver guy, but xsitepro is really starting to grow on me and I think it is probably as perfect as it can get for someone in your position.

Good luck and let me know if you have any more questions…will try to get back to you a little quicker :)

Original Quote

Scott,

Thank you for your thorough posting on the forum.
I had been avoiding wordpress because someone told me
it is more difficult than xsite2.
So, I never considered WP.
They said that it was mainly for blogging.

I’m not very good with xsite2 but I’m trying to learn for the past week.

All of the wordpress templates I had seen, I thought they were just “nice”.
Nothing that I really wanted to use.
However, I never really looked at the choices until today.

But, the link you pointed towards the premium theme WP temps caught my eye.

Now, I’m debating if I want to make a particular site totally with WP or to combine
the 2.

I haven’t seen any examples of where they were combined.
Maybe, I didn’t realize it when I saw it.

Is WP more difficult to learn and use than xsite2?

If you combine them, does it eat up bandwidth?
Or, am I better just keeping them separate?

Sorry to bother you with these questions but I don’t often find someone that is open minded
about many choices. Many times they are 100% something (dreamweaver, xsitepro, etc)

If you rather send it to my email, it is
.

thanks,

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  1. Looks like your site is getting alot of visitors. Are you doing any time of special coding to make your site appear so well in the search engines? Great Job!

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