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Xsitepro or Wordpress?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Oliver09, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Oliver09

    Oliver09 Newbie

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    Hey guys n Gals.. I will be going down the website design and reseller hosting method road in a few months time and am looking for some advice on what I should use to build the customers websites. I was really sold on Xsitepro but then stared drifting towards Wordpress mainly because of the very clean professional look you can get from some of the templates, as I think maybe Xsitepro could look abit dated from some screenshots I have seen.

    The reason I like the look of Xsitepro though is it looks like a very quick and simple way of producing these basic sites that I am looking to provide. I have built a few sites with Wordpress and kinda got abit bogged down with design and layout etc.

    Any advice would be great, and also any recommendations on any good premium Wordpress themes that I could use for small business's. If im going to pay the cost of Xsitepro I thought that I could get some very nice Wordpress themes for same or cheaper.

    thanks all.
     
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  2. skrode

    skrode Junior Member

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    if you are worried about wordpress setup speed, you could make your own wordpress folder with pre downloaded plugins and then just upload it and active
     
  3. Ninety9media

    Ninety9media Junior Member

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    Generally you can only use a theme once if you buy it, but anything made in x site pro can be sold as many times as you want

    I think wordpress looks far more modern, even some free themes look fantastic. Wordpress is all I use
     
  4. Vjo7a

    Vjo7a Registered Member

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    WordPress definitively :), but, in order to increase the speed of building a site with it, you better hunt for some good premium themes from sites like themeforest, theme junkie, woothemes, elegant themes and so forth. For small business I recommend you to look for templates that already have custom post types included for portfolio, services and products.
    The other path is getting a premium theme framework and build the sites yourself, but there's a learning curve for learning the theme funcionality plus you need to know some CSS, HTML and PHP.
     
  5. artfuldodger

    artfuldodger Registered Member

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    I use both.

    Most clients will probably be more "wowed" by a WP install with a slick theme.

    As mentioned - the trick is to set yourself up with base install that has all your common plugins (anti-spam, seo, image gallery, etc) that you can just ftp over after creating the base install - or even better grab a copy of wp-twin .. it was on here at one point so you can just recreate the main settings.

    With a unique header and a quick change to the stylesheet - normal clients may never even notice you are using a templaet at all.

    I can get a unique client site up - plus whatever unique industry related plugins features (gforms, menus, maps etc) in about 20 minutes now. Of course - spend way more time at customizations when its part of the contract - but if you are really trying to churn them out. other than waiting for DNS to propogate .. a wp install and customization is about as easy as it gets
     
  6. brutusmaxi

    brutusmaxi Newbie

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    wordpress all the way