Ive used several web page creators over the years including:
The easiest of these is Kompozer, but its unstable and support has ceased and WYSIWYG. Recently I had a need to do quick but tidy web page to upgrade my various sites. WYSIWYG is a Windows based program. I needed something that would work reliably under any web environment as I develop in localhost or web host modes.
I'd looked at CMSimple, Grav, Monstra, Typesetter, with a leaning towards Grav. Did a google search "compare Grav CMS" and a user commented on Bludit and how good that was. When I found Bludit download was less than a megabyte, and its online demo admin panel gave a good idea this would likely be suitable CMS.
A quick install to localhost and five minutes later I was editing. It looked great with plenty of plugins and themes to suit most folks needs. Then the dissapointing part - inserting an image with default editor made no sense to me. So I used a plugin editor CKeditor which is excellent full of features but it did not seem to work with Bludit. Tried another favourite plugin editor "trumbowyg" which was worse; showed no controls in its interface. At this stage I was almost ready to quit, but commented on github to the creators of Bludit to tell them of my plight and almost immediately a kind gentleman "Edi" told me to look a bit harder at the screen and image insert would become clear (it was a separate menu on right side). Thanks to Edi I have not looked back since. I am a programmer of 20 years and sometimes it really does pay to read the documentation which I didnt do!!
Tip - if you develop using localhost and want to move your localhost to web host its very easy with Bludit. I suggest you zip your localhost directory, upload to web host working directory, then extract (if using cpanel). You also need to log in to webhost Bludit admin panel and change the url. In my case it didnt work because .htaccess was cached in some dns. So ensure you clear all caches on your browser, and give your dns caches time to reset to the new Bludit .htaccess.
I rate this product as almost perfect if your criteria concur with my previous. Its not your Wordpress, and there are times where Wordpress or similar is required, but where appropriate, Bludit comes up with great results very quickly and easily and will continue to improve.
Here's one users comments: I'm currently building 3 websites with Bludit, one website and two Bludit/ECWID powered web stores. There still many features i would love to see but the custom theme development time is so much faster and 10x more customizable than with Wordpress.
Once bug issues are sorted, Bludit will become the defacto standard of lightweight CMS im guessing mid 2017 if not before. In the meantime, its still the best small easy to use CMS available in this writers opinion. However, if you are looking for a more powerful but lightweight WYSIWYG I highly recommend TYPESETTER Any comments or Bludit tips are welcome below. Alistair.
Review comparison Bludit and Typesetter is HERE
This Blog was written in Typesetter, to view the same website designed in Bludit go HERE