New Features Highlight Scalability and Flexibility
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—February 25, 2015—LightCMS, a NetSuite (NYSE: N) company that provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based content management system (CMS), today announced a host of feature enhancements that extend its momentum as the CMS of choice for designers, design agencies and resellers. These advancements include an improved client billing option that makes it simpler and speedier for partners to bill and collect from clients, and improvements to the LightCMS user interface, WYSIWYG editor, online store, blog publishing tools, better SEO and more.
These enhancements align and support the LightCMS Partner Platform, offering greater flexibility and discount pricing to help designers, design agencies and resellers grow their businesses with LightCMS. They also coincide with the recent selection of LightCMS as winner of the CMS Critic 2014 People’s Choice CMS Award for Best Cloud CMS for Small to Midsize Businesses (SMB), based on open online voting by CMS users.
“LightCMS continues to innovate and provide the latest features and functionality we need to succeed and build our business,” said Denny Cave, founder, Cave Interactive Media, a website design agency based in Williamsville, Ill and a LightCMS design partner. “The continued evolution of the LightCMS platform is opening new opportunities for design agencies like ours to focus on growing their practices and delighting its clients.”
Here are some of the top feature enhancements LightCMS has recently added to its platform to help design partners and end users streamline and accelerate business growth and meet client demands:
Client Billing 2.0. Available now, Client Billing 2.0 enables LightCMS design partners to brand invoices with their company name, rather than bills being sent through a third party called WebSiteHostingBill.com. Partners can also see reduced bill processing fees through the use of Stripe for payment processing, rather than PayPal. For further information, please see http://www.lightcms.com/client-billing-gets-even-better.
New Element Toolbar UI. Elements are the keys to LightCMS's simple-to-use content management system and one of the many features that sets the platform apart from most other dashboard-based systems. The new element toolbar UI loads faster and provides a more efficient way to add elements, reducing clicks by 50 percent. For further information, please see: https://www.lightcms.com/introducing-the-new-element-ui
Updated WYSIWYG Editor. The new updated WYSIWYG sports a sleek new look without compromising functionality. The new editor offers a full-screen text editing feature, and it is also now accessible on mobile devices for easy editing on the go. For further information, please see: https://www.lightcms.com/new-features-updated-wysiwyg-editor-including-mobile-access
Simplified Password Protection of Pages. This new functionality answers LightCMS customers’ needs to be able to restrict access to certain pages of their site and grant access to only those visitors who know the password. This new feature makes it quick and easy to restrict access without having to create a user. For further information, please see: https://www.lightcms.com/new-features-password-protected-pages-and-calendar-enhancements
Responsive Design Checkout Features. The checkout page now provides the same fully responsive design available on other pages by bringing responsive design to the checkout page to allow web store visitors to experience a seamless and fully responsive shopping experience, regardless of the devices they use for making purchases from an online store. For further information, please see: https://www.lightcms.com/new-features-responsive-checkout-new-templates-and-more
Free Shipping and Stripe Enhancements. Two new free shipping methods have been added to the LightCMS online store such as free shipping for a product variant and the ability to create free shipping discount codes. LightCMS also added more available currencies for Stripe which was previously only an eligible Payment Gateway when the store currency was set to US dollars. The new Stripe library now supports additional currencies as payment such as GBP, CAD, EUR, CHF and AUD, opening up global commerce opportunities. For further information, please see: https://www.lightcms.com/new-features-free-shipping-stripe-enhancements-and-more
Blog Publishing and SEO Enhancements. LightCMS added several highly-requested blog features that provide users with added functionality for greater control when blog posts are published as well as customization ability and additional search engine optimization (SEO) related enhancements. For further information, please see: https://www.lightcms.com/new-features-blog-enhancements-and-more
“These latest developments exemplify LightCMS’s commitment to providing exceptional flexibility, ease of use and program-oriented support so that our design partners and end users can grow their business by simply focusing on what they do best in creating leading-edge websites,” said Justin Cowan, Director of Content Management for LightCMS.
LightCMS is a NetSuite Inc. company that provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use cloud-based platform used by more than 175,000 users, resellers, web designers and creative agencies to grow and manage their businesses and create beautiful websites and online stores that their staff and clients can easily manage themselves. With LightCMS users can focus on what they do best in creating leading-edge websites with a standards-based platform that does not require special programming languages while offloading server maintenance, hosting and upgrades to LightCMS. For more information about LightCMS, please visit www.lightcms.com
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Posted on Wed, February 25, 2015