web page design program ... calling it the "XSitePro 2.5 web page builder" sells it short
The New XSitePro 2.5 is acompletewebsite building
"XSitePro 2.5 web page builder software", as it's sometimes
called, is selling this product short. It is a complete web site builder software
that allows anyone to create a website, without having to learn html programming. You do not need to be a
guru, geek or webmaster, or know anything at all about programming to create great
looking, functional websites. XSitePro goes way beyond just creating individual web pages and
web sites, it also includes powerful features for organizing and managing multiple groups of
XSitePro 2.5 is like the swiss army knife web of web site building software.
There's a tool in it that makes it easy to do just about any website creator task you're likely to
been using the XSitePro web design software since version 1 was released in 2005. I
was looking for a website builder that was flexible, quick to learn and easy to use (and inexpensive!), and
that's exactly what it was. Version 2 of the XSitePro web design software was even better and now version 2.5
continues to improve an already impressive product.
first thing I did when I got version 1 of the XSitePro web design software was the tutorial. Printing it
first helped since I had only a single narrow screen monitor at the time. The tutorial covered all the basics
of creating a simple website - including, and this REALLY IMPRESSED me, uploading the website you build in
the tutorial to an XSitePro test server to see it working live! Yes,
you can build and test your website (tutorial or otherwise) without having to own a domain and have a
hosting account set up first.
upgraded to version 2 I did a complete run through of the new tutorial, and had the tutorial website up and
running on their test server in about 45 minutes. Even if you're an absolute beginner - brand new to website
building - you'll really appreciate the completeness of the instructions and how quickly you can see your
results up and working. No exaggeration… you could come home after work and buy, download and install the
XSitePro website design software and be
finished the tutorial - with your tutorial website uploaded and running - before bedtime!
Just do not skip the tutorial... you'll end up spending much more
time later looking for all those basics you would have learned quickly during the tutorial.
XsitePro templates and ready-to-use clipart
images are included.
selection of XSitePro templates is included, and many more are available from Intellimon and elsewhere on
the web. Also included are all sorts of graphics and clipart images for arrows, bullets, buttons, etc. You
can add in others any time you want too if you simply copy them into appropriate folder of the XSitePro installation on your hard drive.
templates now include many with the modern "web 2.0" look. If you have a graphics editing program you can
customize the templates or create your own from scartch too. XHeader (also by Intellimon) is a really simple & super quick program to create
customized web page header graphics with.
Here's a really nice feature of the way XSitePro uses templates... you can select a new website template
design for your website anytime (from one screen) and every web page you've used it on AUTOMATICALLY changes. So
lets say you have a site with 300 or 400 pages of content and you want to give it a new look. It only takes a
few mouse clicks to do it.
The XSitePro 2.5 website design software works offline and builds the
entire site on your own hard drive. Important if you're on a low speed connection or trying to conserve
bandwidth. When you're ready, then you upload it to a webserver using the built-in ftp utility. A
couple of clicks and you're done. Any work you do to your website is always done to the copy on your hard
drive, then uploaded to your webserver. If you wanted to change your webhosting to a new provider you can
upload your site to a new host in just minutes.
layout is made simple with a WYSIWYG editor - it's easy to see exactly what you're creating as you
build it. A preview button allows you to view your new XSitePro page layout in your web browser without
having to publish it to a web server first. Your final check of the layout will of course be from your web
server after you've published your work. A word of advice... check your page layouts with as many different
browsers as you can, just to make sure everything looks good in them all. Sometimes things that look great in
one browser just don't display as nicely in another.
Copy an existing site with XSitePro 2.5.
duplicate a site that you've already built? It's copy 'n paste EASY. I can take a site I've already built
with XSitePro, copy it, make the changes to keywords, content and
appearance (apply a different template) and I have a complete new site ready to publish. If you're going to
need to do this frequently, you can even save your site design as a template...
Create your own XSitePro website templates design.
special purpose template so that you can produce a group of similar specialty sites? XSitePro allows you to do your own customized website templates design. Start from
scratch or by changing an existing similar template, and saving it as your new website
Search Engine Rankings features, including Siloing, are built
are concerned with search engine ranking there's a wizard to guide you through optimizing your new website. This
should make your site better search engine optimized than 90+ % of what's out there, without you having
to be an SEO guru or having to hire one. Run the search engine rankings wizard, review the suggested
changes, then make the changes you want. It's like having a built-in consultant for on-page
added in v2.5 are tags (like you see in blogs). They're SEO gold becuase they include a behind-the-scenes,
automatically created, site map style index page for each tag word (your keywords). This means extra pages of
unique, highly relevant, auto-generated content to improve your site rankings.
Google sitemaps (xml sitemaps for
search engines) and robots.txt files.
XSitePro will create and maintain both a "search engine friendly" xml sitemap and a robots.txt
file if you choose. If search engine rankings are a priority you'll create both. Wizard driven choices &
simple explanations make it easy.
Navigation menus and sitemaps are automatically created by XSitePro. Both static menus and and
sitemaps to be customized to your choice of appearance. Where you want the navigation menus to display is also
your choice - top, bottom, left side, right side or any combination of your choice. An optional "bread-crumb
trail" creation feature is also built in. Just click to enable it (or not) and decide where to display it.
A custom forms wizard is a right click or menu button away. The forms wizard has some presets to make it really
simple to integrate commonly used auto responders, like Aweber.
Build your own squeeze pages just like the pro marketers do. No expensive extras, like premium themes
& custom plug-ins are required - it's already all built in.
scripts intoXSitePro websites.
You can install custom scripts easily by following menu selections and simply pasting in the
script. Whether it's custom script on just one page or a requirement on every page, it's just a quick selection
box check and easy to do.
advertising like Google Adsense with XSitePro.
Example RSS feed. This feed
is from Intellimons XSitePro press release
Yes, you can embed incoming rss news feeds into your site. Just like this.⇒
You can aslo create your own out-going rss feeds. This is invaluable for internet
The outgoing feed for this page is at the top right of this webpage, but I could place it
anywhere, or in multiple places. Here it is again with a different icon:
features outlined above combine to make XSitePro an especially good
website design tool for affiliate site building. Affiliate sites can be rapidy created,
affiliate links and advertizing inserted and published.
Groups of affiliate sites (or any sites) can be organized together as a single project within
XSitePro. Keywords entered for a project are automatically included in all new affiliate sites created within
the project. This is a timesaving functional & organizational benefit of using XSitePro for affiliate site
Point 'n click integration of Facebook "Like" and Twitter "Tweet" buttons is built right in. Right-click,
select social-media, click, click & its done.
To allow user commenting XCommentPro [available seperately] integrates
perfectly, and other users report success using other "add-in" social commenting scripts. I've added social
commenting at the bottom of this page using XCommentPro, so you can see an example of it at the bottom of this page.
If you'd prefer to use Facebook commenting you could paste in the code snippet [available free
from Facebook] for that instead.
search capability using XSitePro.
XSitePro has the ability to generate it's own site search like this one. Text, colors, form
and button styles, etc., are all customizeable.
Alteratively, copy n paste Google's site search code instead. It's dead easy:
user features using css page design.
XSitePro uses css page design as a clean and efficient way of producing the html code for a
website. It seperates a lot of the graphic appearance controls from the content of the site (which makes it
"cleaner" for the search engines to index properly). It also allows us to do neat graphic things... since
"transparent" is a valid css page design attribute. In css, "transparent" is a valid color, just like red or
green. This is sometimes useful to work with when you want to achieve a particular graphics effect.
You don't actually need to know anything about css, or even understand anything about it.
XSitePro just "takes care of it" for you.
Pop-up, pop-in, pop-under capabilities in
<== Click the image for a "lighbox" style popup
All built in. Wizard & menu driven for simplicity.
XSitePro 2.5 Review Summary.
XSitePro does a VERY capable job of all the aspects of website
building, and then some. You do not have to know anything about html to use it. To
create more complex sites though, you will need to educate yourself just a bit, and then you'll usually
discover that XSitePro has a simple way to do what you want it to do. When I had to add some
php scripts to one of my sites it only took a few minutes to figure out how to implement it into the webpage.
If you can't figure it out yourself odds are you'll find someone in the users forum who already has, so don't
waste time - look there first.
require anything better than the "free sitebuilder" that your website hosting account (maybe) offers,
then XSitePro is probably for
you. If you have any plans to produce lots of websites, then you owe it to yourself to give XSitePro a try.
flat-out works and you'll be amazed at how fast you can have your first website up and running with it. Your
subsequent sites will go up even faster.
out for yourself at http://www.xsitepro.com/ and see if it’s right for you too.
What I've covered here is only a small fraction of the capabilities of this great website building
XSitePro user since 2005
Disclosure: If you decide to buy XSitePro after following a link on this
page,I may receive a commision.
This very plain & simple website was
built withXSitePro 2.5. Watch the video below to see some great
looking examples of artisticly designed sites that were also made using XSitePro.