LightCMS (discontinued) vs. Wix

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LightCMS (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
LightCMS, from NetSuite, was a cloud-based content management system for building websites and eCommerce storefronts. It is designed to be used by individuals, non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses. The product has been discontinued.N/A
Wix
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Wix is a free, hosted website builder, designed to be user-friendly and customizable without requiring coding from the user. It is well-known for its eCommerce solution, which allows users to build an online store.
$14
per month
Pricing
LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Website Plan - Combo
$14
per month
Website Plan - Unlimited
$18
per month
Website Plan - Pro
$23
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Basic
$23
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business Unlimited
$27
per month
Website Plan - VIP
$39
per month
Business & e Commerce Plans - Business VIP
$49
per month
Enterprise
$500
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Wix
6.6
61 Ratings
19% below category average
Role-based user permissions8.01 Ratings6.661 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Wix
7.7
93 Ratings
1% above category average
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings6.282 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.01 Ratings8.966 Ratings
Admin section9.01 Ratings8.284 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings7.793 Ratings
Library of website themes10.01 Ratings8.390 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings8.193 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings8.379 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings6.176 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
0% below category average
Wix
6.6
85 Ratings
11% below category average
Content taxonomy4.01 Ratings6.866 Ratings
SEO support7.01 Ratings8.374 Ratings
Bulk management8.01 Ratings6.448 Ratings
Community / comment management10.01 Ratings5.753 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings5.768 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
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Ratings
Wix
6.9
48 Ratings
11% below category average
API00 Ratings7.044 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.833 Ratings
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LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Image Relay
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Tridion
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(93 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LightCMS (discontinued)Wix
Likelihood to Recommend
NetSuite
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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Wix
The fact of Wix moving away from their ADI web-building tool in favour of Editor, in my opinion, makes a huge mess of everything. I feel a lot of the ease and automation of designing my website has gone to such an extent that I now "recommend" Wix only for professional developers. Worse is that I have to redesign a big part of my website as items are now linked to each other in a different way than used to be the case. In my opinion, A big ZERO for Wix, who clearly should do their homework again.
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Pros
NetSuite
  • 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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Wix
  • Easy to create and duplicate website, and web pages for similar products, services and campaigns, so you do not have to start from scratch
  • Find features such as video, image and button, and templates to customise your website's feel and look. For example, recently, I was able to add a countdown timer for the sale of tickets to our online conference.
  • Creating website Anchors - making it easy for you to take a visitor to a particular part of a page so that they do not need to scroll through the entire webpage making it more user-friendly.
  • The SEO part of Wix makes it easy for you to set up meta data, create fully functional social media shares that are on brand and looks professional in the Google search engine..
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Cons
NetSuite
  • 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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Wix
  • One place where Wix falls short of other CMS's is with insights and analytics. On other platforms, I can instantly see how many page views I received, what time the pages were viewed, location, etc. But seeing this information on Wix requires a Google Analytics integration that is not automatically included when you make an account. You have to first go to Google Analytics to make an account, then come back to Wix to activate the integration, it's a little time-consuming for a feature that most CMS's come with instantly.
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Likelihood to Renew
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
We will definitely renew Wix. The ability to completely control our website has been invaluable to us. We will maintain this service as long as we are an incorporated organization, we've tried several other software options and this has been the best solution by far for all of our needs.
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Usability
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
Great customization, but a pain to backtrack. They recently added the ability to set fonts etc as headings, title, body etc, but if you did not begin your build with these presets you are screwed if you ever try to change font/ colors/layout etc.
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Reliability and Availability
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
I never had an outage issue per say. I would say it was very reliable of a website building platform and as a marketing source there was never any issues connecting it to the server. I don’t recall there being any editing tools or hosting issues. Nothing went down when using it.
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Performance
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
Not complex at all. It teaches you how to use their platform in a dynamic way. Each tutorial offers an explanation that can be reviewed later on. The connection speed of a web page has been smooth so far, with no major problems regarding this subject. Overall, Wix can manage 10+ pages with great connection speed.
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Support Rating
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
As stated before I didn’t use the support as I did not have the feature and did not often enough need the help. I was able to figure it out mostly on my own by exploring the site. I’ve found exploring and playing on it told me how to do most things.
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Implementation Rating
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
Like I said I was a beginner so it was fun to navigate and teach myself how to implement the features when building and maintaining my site. It was a fairly easy place to host my domain, and creat something simple.
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Alternatives Considered
NetSuite
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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Wix
Wix is a great starting platform for anyone looking to create a website. It definitely holds its own against any other all in one website creation platform. The one thing I would say is if your main focus is solely on eCommerce you may be better off using something like Squarespace which is specifically designed for that market.
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Scalability
NetSuite
No answers on this topic
Wix
I give this rating to Wix because it's a great content creator. It has a great platform and also offers great customer service. If you encounter any technical issues, with Wix you will find a solution. For premium members or domain holders, this is the same as for Trial members or non-domain holders.
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Return on Investment
NetSuite
  • 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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Wix
  • The data-driven, dynamic pages will eliminate an entire part of our event launch process. Multiplied across 60 events, over several years, that will save us a ton of time but also vastly increase the quality of our presentation.
  • The data-driven pages will also give us the ability to archive past events and radio shows in an easily searchable manner. This will be helpful for us when it comes to booking new events as well. (It has been no small feat for me to figure out the code to get this all working, though!)
  • This new site will reflect our brand and organization vastly better than our old site. It will make our organization appear much more professional and legitimate.
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