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    hi lindatracy can I just ask you, on your comment 'start trying to customize and change things' is your site you then refer to then further down not customized?
    is this a blog still? or are is that a static blog though..sorry if the questions seem simple I am just not over familar yet with wordpress´...thanks

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    The WP static site example I gave is customized. It's not a blog.

    Some clarifications of terms might help. WordPress is not a blog, it's a blogging platform (a script that can be used to produce a blog).

    A blog (short for web log) originally was a public journal or online diary that was used primarily to share personal information, not business. More and more people use blogs for business now, but it still pretty much means a site that is regularly updated with journal-like entries. Another major feature of blogs is the interaction - readers can post comments. Oh.. and RSS is another popular feature.

    I choose to use WordPress for static sites mainly because of the ease of updating and because it's free (I still have some html sites and use a wysiwig editor to manage them, but I prefer WP now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamel View Post
    thanks angie and don't worry I will have more questions as soon as I take a deeper look at it...but for now... do you do well enough in the search engines with your xsitepro site? or is it your blog that does that..if you know what I mean..do you have to work harder to get noticed when you start a static website?
    Again one of the continued things I hear about wordpress and yet is it not still skill at SEO,linking etc etc that ultimately matters blog or no blog..just a passing thought as I type
    It doesn't matter whether or not you use XSP or WP as far as SEO goes. It's all in how you optimize each page of any site or blog. I disagree that it's harder to get a html/static page indexed over a WP blog. It all depends on how well you optimize everything, linking, etc.
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    I think Word Press is super easy.
    I showed my sister in law and wife how to use it and it was easier to explain and for them to learn than how to use the TIVO.

    i am currently hooked on Thesis theme and if you want great typeset and no customization it is nice out of the box. For lots of customizations, xsite pro maybe easier although I have not used it I looked at the site and product.

    For that matter Dreamweaver will let you drag and drop and build a site from scratch pretty easy and they have templates to use also.
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    "do you have to work harder to get noticed when you start a static website? "

    No because your ranking in the search engines depends on the quality and relevance of your writing and the overall SEO of your site.

    SEO is affected by your web code being clean or crap and so the web editor or blog has some effect.

    I had a site with tons of good original content, built with xsitepro which persisted with zero PageRank for ages.

    I had an expert SEO review the site and he spotted crappy code which he reckoned was sabotaging the site.

    I had the site rebuilt with FrontPage - itself not exactly a paragon of virtue - and within a couple of weeks my site went from PR=0 To PR=2 and PR=3

    And WordPress is a lot easier for me than any HTML editor.

    WordPress can look however you want it to. I'm guessing that plenty of sites you visit and think of as static sites are really WordPress.

    It all comes down to a personal decision about how you like to work and what you feel comfortable with.

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    Is it also true as I have been told that 'because of the plugins available for WordPress it's a clear winner over XSitePro' so tell me then you who use Xsitepro your arguements for that comment please

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    oh and another thing about wordpress I have also read that you should not, to quote: ¨'just use Fantastico... it's a bad idea. You need to learn to "do it right" so you can upgrade' I know what Fantastico is barely (seen it in cpanel) but would like to understand better about the upgrades statement..thank you!
    Sorry I ask a lot of questions but just want to understand better

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    "Sorry I ask a lot of questions but just want to understand better "

    Hey, Jamel, this place is perfect for asking questions, keep going!

    I've installed a lot of blogs and never done things the long, boring, complicated way that a Wordpress Geek would do it.

    All my blogs have been installed using an automatic blog installations wizard.

    In the early days that was using fantastico, then fantastico de lux and now my host recommends using Simple Scripts

    If there is any advantage of doing things the long way I don't know what it is!

    I like things to be simple!

    All The Best

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    I use both word press and xsitepro. You can do a lot with both. As a newbie I new nothing about word press and have had problems with it. If you have too many plug ins or a plug in is outdated it can mess up the whole site. Those things drive me crazy!!

    That is why I prefer xsitepro. Xsitepro is really easy to use and you don't have to get into the technical part of it. But it is not a blog! So I still have both!

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