LightCMS is a powerful website builder that offers you the ability to create impressive and beautiful looking websites. The difference between LightCMS and other website builders such as Weebly, Wix and Squarespace is that it is a slightly more advanced interface that is best used by people with a slightly higher amount of experience building websites. If you are looking for drag and drop, you will not find it here but you will find a host of powerful features and the ability to create some truly impressive looking websites.
Features of LightCMS
LightCMS offers a host of excellent features to help you build the perfect website such as:
- Fully-Integrated online store
- Evite Integration to help create beautiful invitations
- Drag and drop image and photo galleries
- A Form builder for customizable forms
- Blogging tools
- Over 80 professional layouts
- Much, much more.
LightCMS is reasonably priced at only $19 / month for their starter package which gets you a 10 page website with 1GB of storage and 100 products in a store (if you choose to build one). To translate, this is a package suitable for the average website and most people won’t need to upgrade past this unless building a more complex site. Prices increase in tiers up to a maximum of $99 per month for unlimited everything.
All in all, the pricing for what you receive is very reasonable and definitely makes LightCMS a strong option to consider.
Who uses LightCMS?
LightCMS is, in our opinion, best used for small business websites and online stores. While blogging capabilities do exist and are fairly extensive, LightCMS really comes into its own best when building out business based websites.
We would recommend giving it a test drive if you are in the market for a website for your business and / or considering launching an online store. The blogging functionality that LightCMS offers would work well on a business website as an add-on as opposed to the websites primary draw.
Visit the LightCMS Gallery to see an example of some of the websites made with LightCMS.
Pros and Cons
- A large list of features.
- Websites built with LightCMS load very quickly.
- LightCMS lets you create websites that look beautiful on desktops and mobile devices.
- Online store builder works well and looks good.
- Could be overwhelming for new users with no website design experience.
- Not as easy to use as some other builders.
This isn’t a drag and drop, super easy to use system but it’s not difficult either. You can create some amazing websites with LightCMS but we recommend those considering it use it for business websites and online stores first as opposed to using it to start a blog or a more personal website.