Interspire Website Publisher (with Coupon Code)

Wow, these guys know how to keep busy. It was only a few days ago that I told you about the Interspire Shopping Cart and now they’ve ordered another review for another software package.

Today, we cast the spotlight on Interspire Website Publisher, a complete content management system that is supposed to be superior in a number of ways over the competition. Better still, it’s been designed so that even “non-technical users” can “create and maintain fully functional websites.”

It’s not like the Interspire Website Publisher is completely new either, because this is apparently the fifth major release of the online software package. They’ve improved on it in just about every way and they’re more excited than ever to help you build your website. Let’s see what it’s got.

The Robust Yet Intuitive CMS for Everyone?


A lot of us have come to rely on WordPress for our CMS needs, but the free platform may prove inadequate for certain users with certain needs. Those who need a simple yet robust content management system may find that WordPress lacks in the support department or that it may lack in certain functionality. That’s where a paid solution like Interspire’s comes into play.

Checking out the feature set, you’ll discover a series of included templates, for example, so you won’t need to buy a custom theme. Other highlights include SEO customization, custom content types, content expiry options, one click lead capture forms, users in multiple groups, logo editor, podcasting support, and a completely modular architecture.

Whether you’re building a company website, developing an online newspaper, or promoting a podcast, it appears that Interspire Website Publisher will be able to handle your needs.


Just as with the Shopping Cart I reviewed a few days ago, the Interspire Website Publisher has a feature video that describes some of its key components. You can also try the online demo for a more hands-on approach.

A Glance at the Dashboard

One of the provided reasons as to why you may choose Interspire as your content management software provider is that they have “the easiest to use content management software in the world.” For blogging veterans, WordPress may seem reasonably easy to use, but the Interspire solution is supposed to be even easier. It’s all menu-based with a lot of dragging and dropping. That includes the actual design and layout as well.


The Interspire Website Publisher dashboard looks a lot like other Interspire products, taking on the same general appearance. You can see a few more shots of the dashboard on this page. Each tab tackles one aspect of running a website, like generating content, managing comments, and handling categories. There is also a handy image manager.

What Does an Interspire-Generated Site Look Like?

Building a new website using the Interspire Website Publisher is done through a WYSIWYG drag-and-drop style interface. You can use the provided templates as a launching point or you can import an existing design.

Awesome Cuisine is one of Interspire’s satisfied customers and you can see a shot of their website below.


Other good examples include Caribbean Bug and Red Tag Vacations. These sites have all decided to go with the private label approach and Interspire has no problem with you removing the “powered by” link in their designs.

Get 20% Off with Coupon Code

Just as with Interspire’s other professional software, the pricing for Website Publisher is not for the feint of heart. Even so, Interspire has done a good job with creating a system that “just works” while providing enough features to manage a fairly advanced website.

The regular prices for the Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition are $395 and $695, respectively. Based on this comparison chart, the main difference is just the number of admin user accounts.

Regardless of which version you choose, Interspire Website Publisher 5.0 can be had for 20% off if you use this coupon code: MXXHC93876KAFXU. Special savings for John Chow dot Com readers!


31 thoughts on “Interspire Website Publisher (with Coupon Code)”

  1. Sounds very interesting!

    John if I want to get in touch with them for a business opportunity, do you have who is the right person to contact?!



    1. wow thats unheard of 2 reviews within such a short time from the same place!!

      1. As long as the users interface is easy to navigate..I am all for it 🙂

      2. I have heard too, about this site, in the same week. I think they have enough to money to give a good propaganda.

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Mitchell Harper is the co-founder and an overall nice guy. You can find his info on the Interspire main page.

  2. Pretty sweet features, I bet it rocks. I am relatively hooked on WordPress because of the easy to install plug in feature, but I can see the value in the package, especially if it really is easier than WordPress.

    1. I guess its worthy to check it out.

    2. Tushar says:

      The biggest reason I love WordPress is because it’s free!

  3. At the frequent software reviews — must have something to do with your great posts!

    This site looks great, and will definitely be in the box of resources when I develop V.2 of my site!

  4. SEO Tips says:

    I can’t justify why you would spend money on a paid for CMS when you have something like WordPress for free. Although there might be slight benefits in some areas of having a paid CMS overall I don’t think it out weighs the fact that WordPress is free, simple to use and has a vast array of free plug ins to download and use on your blog.

    The only major downside I can see to WordPress at the moment is the security problems they have however they are being dealt with continously too.

    1. I came here to post the exact same argument.

      Website Publisher may be better for newbies who want a more complete solution without technical knowledge, but for anyone with a bit of know how WordPress becomes incredibly powerful and flexible.

    2. Dot Com Dud says:

      I can justify some paid products, vBulletin for example has a lot of free alternatives but you really get what you pay for. Although I do think WordPress is a great option as a CMS, that’s why I use it as one, this looks like it would be more “choose your options, site gets auto built” as opposed to WordPress which is still largely up to what the user does.

    3. Tushar says:

      It’s just for people that can’t get WordPress to do what they want. WordPress isn’t the world’s CMS yet, and is still only a drop in the barrel compared to a lot of the other sites out there that aren’t made with it.

  5. Thank you for letting us know about all these new tools…

  6. I agree that WordPress is much better

    1. Brad says:

      wordpress is horribley limited on what it can do.
      If you want membership with arcade/forum/contests/community uploads/ – wordpress sucks b/c all this these “free plug-ins” don’t intergrate together. this paid cms route is better b/c it’s intergrated everything works right off the bat without having to reprogram plugins to work with other plugins. I normally just with wordpress, then if the market is profitable i’ll move into a better cms platform that’s more suited for the market.

      1. Yeah, I guess if you can’t be bothered to code, this software would be a better solution. I still prefer WordPress, but then again, I don’t have a problem with coding.

  7. Why anyone would need to go beyond drupal and wordpress for their website needs is beyond me.

    1. Tushar says:

      Are you serious?

      There are literally thousands of reasons to go beyond those two CMS scripts.

      Do you think large corporations run their main sites off WordPress or Drupal?

      1. Jake Stone says:

        Good one Firesale Stocks. I have been wondering that myself… what is this talk about WordPress and the likes. HTML is all that is ever needed, right?

        When your needs become more complex, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and the likes will all have their weaknesses. Uniquely developed solutions come into the picture at some point of time.

      2. Large corporations can hire the programmers to build a custom CMS.

  8. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    WordPress is the best blog platform for me! Between, thanks for telling us about all these tools John. Is there any SEO tools that you strongly recommend to us? 🙂

  9. HPG Inc says:

    Thanks for the info John. I am always on the search for things like this to tell my customers about. Although I love wordpress, some people need more.

    1. It was Michael Kwan who reviewed this, not John.

  10. John,

    What I need is a software package that does the following:

    1. Has an algorithm that researches trends in online purchasing, and updates it’s results every hour of the day.

    2. Researches the ad networks for the highest payouts for each market niche.

    3. Automatically creates a keyword-rich highly converting campaign on Google, MSN and Yahoo ad networks,

    4. Automatically creates an SEO-friendly landing page with rich content and stunning graphics, which causes a pulse-quickening urge to purchase the product or service within ten seconds of the reader viewing it.

    5. Automatically tracks and optimizes the keyword list(s) for each campaign based on the trending algorithm (in #1 above).

    4. Continues this process up to 1,000 campaigns in every currently performing market niche.

    Then I can truly live the ‘Automated-Dot-Com-Lifestyle’

    With all these intelligent web developers out there, and the sheer power of our computing platforms my project should be achieveable?

    If not I shall continue the current mind-numbing practice of manually performing all of the tasks listed above, which have achieved no profits to date and a tremendous outlay of cash!

    Your thoughts?


    Nicholas Chase

    1. Tushar says:

      And so goes the need for a webmaster at the end of the computer.

  11. So, what about support for plugins? That’s one of the primary features most WordPress users love…expandability.

  12. Good review Michael, UI may look into that paid option. My WP blog sometimes give a huge headache, I may love to have some support.

  13. Pahn says:

    this is the type of service wish to deliver.. I just hope I can do it!!!

  14. Dean Saliba says:

    Looks a bit too complex for me, I’ll stick to WordPress.

    Great review though. 🙂

  15. game-girl says:

    I think WordPress is the most famous for bloggers.It has also its merits and drawbacks.But still many people choose it.

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