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New Features: Client Billing 2.0 and More

This release of LightCMS brings you the first phase of the highly anticipated Client Billing 2.0, Client Billing Activation. You will also find a new, responsive design in this release. Keep reading to learn more.

Client Billing 2.0 Activation Period

With this release, we roll out the first stage of Client Billing 2.0: Client Billing Activation.  We encourage you to activate Client Billing as soon as possible. Once activated, you are finished with your part, and all you have to do is to wait for Client Billing to become active on March 3rd.

Client Billing Activation is a simple process where you give us information about your credit card, your company, and your Stripe account. To activate Client Billing, simply follow the Activate Client Billing button on the Partner Program page. This button takes you to the Activate Client Billing page.  On this page, you will need to give us the following information:

  • Credit Card Information - If we already have your credit card on file, the card information is automatically populated. For your security, only the last 4 digits of the card number are displayed. If we do not have a card on file for you, then you will need to enter it to continue. If we do have a card on file for you and it needs to be changed, you can do that on the Account Information page.

  • Company Information - Your company information will appear in the header area of the invoice that is generated and emailed to your customer. You can view a sample customer invoice by clicking the invoice image. The email address will be listed in the header and will be used as the reply to address on the email.

If you already have a Stripe account you can sign in to it, or if you don't have a stripe account, you can set up an account by completing the form. You will be asked to provide information about your business, personal information about yourself, details to display on your customer's credit card statements, and your banking information for Stripe to pay you.

See our recent Client Billing 2.0 blog post for full details of Client Billing 2.0.

New Responsive Design 

We're excited to bring you yet another fully responsive design: Overture. As with all of the LightCMS designs, this design is available for use on any LightCMS website at no additional charge.

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You can use this design as is or customize it with the LightCMS built in Design Editor. If you're an advanced user, you can even download the design source code to use as a starting point for a new, custom design.

To see the design in action for yourself, click the image above or log in to LightCMS and go to the Design section on the toolbar. Choose the Gallery, and look for Featured Designs. You can apply the design to your site or download the source files. You can also see the design in the LightCMS Design Viewer.

Release 2015.1

New Features

  • Client Billing 2.0 Activation is now available. Follow the Activate Client Billing button on the Partner Program page to activate client billing on your account. 
  • A new responsive design, Overture is now available in the design gallery.


  • The percentage discount code amount was limited to only three characters. This prevented entry of discounts such as 1.25%. The discount field now allows entry of up to 5 characters, and server side processing validates that the percentage is not greater than 100%. 

Resolved Issues

  • In certain situations, a one cent rounding error occurred because the rounding method used for calculating freight was different from the rounding method used for summing the order. The checkout page now uses the normal rounding method for both. 
  • The force password change at next log in check box would not save the setting if the box was checked and then unchecked prior to saving.
  • Special characters in event titles are now stored correctly.
  • Paths to digital product download files are now always generated the same way.
  • If a store customer entered a billing or shipping company name, the name was not included on the order-print.aspx page.  Now the company name, if entered, is listed above the customer name on the order-print.aspx page.