May 4, 2006 in 3 out of 5 stars, CMS, Hosted software

What is it?

editsite.net: A technically impressive, point-and-click, template-driven, hosted website creation tool aimed at moderately tech-savvy individuals or organizations wishing to build and maintain a rich website without worrying about technical details like hosting, programming, FTP and HTML editors.


Who makes it?

Ilkka Huotari

Why is it the killerest?

A solid CMS. It has an impressive hosted editing (WYSIWYG) tool and file management system. Once you get the hang of how it works, you can have a site up and running quickly that is easy to maintain. When logged in, you can even edit your pages in place. Click a bit of text and it toggles to edit mode where you can make and save simple changes.

Features include, calendar, discussion forums, photo albums, blog, a form editor, file archives, slideshows, email, search, simple yet attractive design templates, RSS feeds, and even some juicy AJAX love just for fun.

It works well in all major modern browsers and generates fairly clean code.

This is obviously a labor of love for Ilkka (the creator). He's very responsive to support requests, tries hard to improve based on feedback, and is constantly improving and polishing.

What could be improved?

It's not for complete novices (although motivated novices can pick it up quickly). It's for someone wishing to have fairly powerful control and features (and the learning curve that comes with that power), while still being shielded from the deeper technical details.

How much does it cost?

Free plans, up to $30 per month


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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I use Editsite over at Invanet.org and it is superb !!!

I have used all sorts of other CMS but I will be using Editsite from now on because Ilkka's service is top notch and he looks after his customers like no other.

As for the future my hopes are high, Ilkka is constantly improving the system and if he carries on the way he is going then things can only get better.

5 out of 5 so far for me :)

Posted by: Matt | May 11, 2006 5:32:36 PM