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Overview

Joomla is an open-source content management system (CMS) which allows users to build websites & online applications, with...

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Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful website, online store, or portfolio. Drive traffic to your Squarespace...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

$

199

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

$

12

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

205

170

84

21

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
85%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,415

614

117

21

4

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

Easy to install, the WYSIWYG editor is good for starters and professionals. Joomla is open Source, popular and supported.

Siraj W.

The ease of deployment is one of the best benefits. You can even auto-install it in most servers.

Yaco L.

Joomla is a stable solution that has been around for many years and continues to get better and developed by the strong Joomla community.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Pros

I have been satisfied with my Squarespace experience and would recommend it to others. Our website is clean and functional and it was easy to learn how to do everything on the backend.

Melissa H.

Squarespace is a well-designed, elegant solution to building a website when you are not a techie. Their options for designs are generally clean and artistic, and the back-end tools are very useful.

AF

Anne F.

I am grateful that I have an attractive, easy to use website, especially now when more and more of my customers are buying online instead of in person.

AH

April H.

Cons

This tool was a threat to our profits because of those technical variants. There are so many conflicting help files and out of date tutorials, the tool has become a victim of it's own complexity.

JL

James L.

I dislike that the PayPal plugin for it fails too frequently. I dislike that there's a color change line in the body of the web page for no good reason (light blue to a slightly darker blue).

GT

Gail T.

Compatibility with certain software packages and hardware due to highly possible dishonest and cowardly development protocols from OTHER COMPANIES.

Chad E.

Cons

The options are limited. Editing pages can be difficult because everything needs to be dragged and dropped into place, but most of the time all of the other blocks will shift during editing.

Melissa H.

One of my colleagues who is taking over for me, really disliked how the Squarespace template prevented any changes. He contacted Squarespace and with their assistance was able to break the template.

JK

Jan K.

The flip side is that Squarespace has few if any bugs, while Wix and Weebly can get strange errors in my experience.

Cody M.

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  • Last review5 days ago
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  • Last review3 days ago

Key features

  • Total features21
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audio File Management
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Document Classification
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Group Posting
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • List Management
  • Media Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stock Management
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features114
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audio File Management
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Document Classification
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Group Posting
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • List Management
  • Media Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stock Management
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations166
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations229
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend1/10

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Joomla

Older website builder

Reviewed 2 years ago

I would not recommend this CMS if you are trying to build a website because it is not intuitive or easy to use.

Pros

I liked that you could send out monthly newsletters using the Joomla software. For example, it kept an archive of emails and you could send out content to those emails.

Cons

Posting content on Joomla is not intuitive. It is an outdated CMS compared to wordpress or squarespace.

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Squarespace

My favorite website creation software

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've used Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress and many other CMS platforms but honestly after switching to Squarespace I will never go back. If they could add a few more features it would be perfect.

Pros

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Cons

No cons were added to this review

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Squarespace

Every Website We Build Starts with Squarespace

Reviewed a year ago

Years ago, when I started my marketing agency, I would pander to my clients. This one wanted WordPress - another wanted Joomla. The technology was too much to handle, and the site quality decreased as a result. After years of working with WordPress, we decided to only build on Squarespace. It's been a great choice that has helped us grow our portfolio immensely.

Pros

Squarespace has made it super simple to create a new website. Every single website we build now is on the Squarespace platform - and that's for a reason! The software is user-friendly, the buildouts are quick and painless, and the customers are always happy with the finished product.

Cons

Styling and formatting could be easier on the Squarespace builder. I hate posting up images on pages and blog posts. There's no easy way to resize the images and ensure they look good. I also hate the blog formatting. I want my blog to be aesthetically pleasing - instead, it looks like a robot just spit it out.