13 Dec 09 6:35 pm
I agree with you vuedoolor.
I bought XsitePro back when it was first released (2005?) and then upgraded to version 2 when it became available. I've built some decent sites with it and definitely got my money's worth from it many times over.
That being said...
If I were starting all over again, I'd learn Wordpress - case closed.
The learning curve for both XsiteProV2 and Wordpress are both pretty high, especially when we're talking about customizing new sites, but as far as built in traffic generation goes, Wordpress beats XsitePro hands down.
The built in pinging feature lets the major social networks know every time you make a new post and Google is all over those networks because of the steady stream of new content. This means that you can get indexed and ranked highly - fast!
The fact that it's designed to build sites in a silo structure, just as Google loves. This can result in higher rankings. XsiteProV2 has this capability also, but Wordpress is free.
Plugins for just about anything under the sun and more! Most of them are free!
The ability to get user generated content that can grow your blogs on autopilot and keep the search engines coming back regularly. You may have to moderate them but they're FREE.
I could go on and on, but I think I've made my point.
XsitePro is excellent for setting up quick mini-sites and sales letters. I highly recommend it for that, but I'm learning Wordpress for building my authority sites from now on. It just makes sense. I've even considered moving some of my bigger sites over to Wordpress, but I'm chicken. lol