05 Dec 13 1:17 pm
I vote WordPress! And for you to learn the basics of WordPress (installing, using, tweaking) and the basics of HTML/CSS.You would be surprised at how easy learning the basics are, and it goes a long way too.
The main thing that got me to switch from xsitepro 2 to WP, was the themes, the layout and usability of the sites, (although xsitepro sites are super fast!). When google made the Panda update I had to try and capitalize on it but xsitepro made that difficult as there're not really any "plugins" just HTML/CSS, some hacking needs to be done basically.
Even getting commenting abilities was a big deal. It got to the point that I didn't even use a template: electronicshelp.us (that's one of my many dead sites, please do NOT copy that site it's old
! I should probably take it down it's pretty spammy, and the blog is too lol, oh the blogs WP BTW it looks better than the main pages, hehe. ahh the good ole days when these pages ranked and made good adsense money.)
So yeah learn the basics, really I mean if you can get the basics down you can install WP onto your own server in 5-mins, have a theme slapped on it in another 5-mins, and it has almost everything you need as AN AFILIATE right out of the box. (There's plugins free/paid that specialize in turning WP into an Affiliate site, SEO optimized, a e-commerce store, a forum, a membership site, you name it there out there.)
Also you should actually keep using xsitepro because it's so fast at putting up a small site or a landing page for all the many reasons we need landing pages, that you should still use it, I will still use it to make "squeeze pages" "landing pages", "long form sales letters" etc., etc. but only because my WP Template Coding skillz aren't that great yet.