So, you are new to website builders, and the choice is overwhelming. Which one to choose? Which one is the right fit for your case? Well, I’ve been in the industry for a long time, but I still find it difficult to answer these questions without knowing what exactly you expect to get and how much time, effort and money you’re willing to invest into your online project. For this reason I’ve decided to start a new section on SuperbWebsiteBuilders – Frequently Asked Questions. Hopefully, this section will help you make the right decision :).
Today we take a closer look at MotoCMS site builder, as it differs a lot from its competitors and thus raises many questions.
Q: What sets MotoCMS apart from other popular website builders?
A: As opposed to Wix, Weebly, uCoz and other hosted site makers MotoCMS is a standalone website builder which is not associated with any web hosting provider, and exists independently, in the form of CMS templates. In a nutshell: if you build a website with Wix, there’s no way to move your site elsewhere – Wix website builder works exclusively on the company’s servers. While with MotoCMS you can use a web host of your choice.
Q: What are CMS templates?
A: CMS templates are almost ready websites: they come equipped with an admin panel, site building tools and widgets. Find more about CMS templates here.
Q: There are Flash and HTML templates in their library. Which should I choose?
A: Frankly speaking, there’s no black-and-white answer to this question. It all depends on your needs. If you can sacrifice your site speed to amazing visual effects, opt for a Flash template (there’s a customizable Preloader aimed at making the loading process less boring :)). But if you’re looking to build a fast site with static content, an HTML theme will be the perfect fit.
Q: Can I use one MotoCMS template for multiple websites?
A: Unfortunately, you can’t. Each domain (website) requires a separate license.
Q: How much does it cost to launch and maintain a site using MotoCMS?
A: Unless there are discounts, MotoCMS templates come at $139 per piece. Along with the template itself you get a built-in admin panel, free CMS updates and lifetime tech support. MotoCMS doesn’t require any renewals. You pay only once for the template. Website maintenance expenses will depend on your web hosting provider.
Q: Is it possible to edit my site’s mobile view?
A: Yes, it is. To preview and edit your site’s mobile view switch to the Mobile Editor. It uses the same handy What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get and drag-and-drop editing principles. No coding required.
Q: Are there any ways to extend my site functionality?
A: Each MotoCMS template contains a set of predetermined widgets to enhance your website. These are Maps, Galleries, Contact Forms, Paypal and many other extensions. Each template has a detailed description and can be viewed in demo mode. Besides, advanced developers may create their own widgets and integrate them into the control panel to improve MotoCMS functionality.