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LightCMS

2 Ratings

AspDotNetStorefront

5 Ratings
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Score 6.4 out of 101

LightCMS

2 Ratings
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Score 6.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AspDotNetStorefront

If you need a tool to manage a website, this is a good place to start. If you aren't ready for something of this caliber it might not be meant for your business. It's a stepping stone and you need to be ready to learn and it may require a bit more attention.
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LightCMS

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

AspDotNetStorefront
8.7
LightCMS
Product catalog & listings
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
LightCMS
Product management
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
LightCMS
Bulk product upload
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Branding
AspDotNetStorefront
7.0
LightCMS
Mobile storefront
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
LightCMS
Product variations
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
LightCMS
Website integration
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Visual customization
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
LightCMS
CMS
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS

Online Shopping Cart

AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
LightCMS
Abandoned cart recovery
AspDotNetStorefront
7.0
LightCMS
Checkout user experience
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
LightCMS

Online Payment System

AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
eCommerce security
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS

eCommerce Marketing

AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
LightCMS
Promotions & discounts
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Personalized recommendations
AspDotNetStorefront
9.0
LightCMS
SEO
AspDotNetStorefront
8.0
LightCMS

eCommerce Business Management

AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Order processing
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Inventory management
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Shipping
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS
Custom functionality
AspDotNetStorefront
10.0
LightCMS

Security

AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
8.0
Role-based user permissions
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
8.0

Web Content Creation

AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
9.0
Admin section
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
9.0
Page templates
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
10.0
Library of website themes
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
10.0
Publishing workflow
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
8.0
Form generator
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
7.0

Web Content Management

AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
7.3
Content taxonomy
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
4.0
SEO support
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
7.0
Bulk management
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
8.0
Community / comment management
AspDotNetStorefront
LightCMS
10.0

Pros

  • Tons of reporting tools
  • Easy to navigate
  • Multiple user profiles
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  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
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Cons

  • Not everyone can navigate easily without training
  • Some reports can be fairly large and take lots of time to download
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  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
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Alternatives Considered

More customization and ability to work with web designers make it an easy tool to manage projects and promote growth of your store front. It may not be as user friendly as others but it has more flexibility by far.
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We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to use customer service tools
  • Invaluable reporting abilities
  • Tier users makes it easy to manage employees
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  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
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Pricing Details

AspDotNetStorefront

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

LightCMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details