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Overview

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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...

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Elementor is a cloud-based page builder for WordPress websites that allows users to control their full web design workflow...

  • 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

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16

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

49.99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.6

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95%
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95%
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Pros

The overall use of this product is amazing, very easy to use and my clients love it. The love the fact that they can do edits themselves.
It's good for what it is, which is a basic website maker that has the ability to make very function, nice looking pages.
Love that Squarespace introduced me to web design due to its ease of use. Templates are as great as Wix and both are really great competitors to one another.

Pros

How you have access to so many fantastic features for free, it's amazing how much you can do within Elementor and how beautiful sites made from it can be.
I love elementor as it's very easy to use. It's slick and sharp to use, with great features like copy and paste which makes it a breeze to use elements from other pages.
I started out using Visual Composer because that was the main visual builder that everyone was using. Over time Elementor plugin got better and better and their visual builder got better and better.

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

Cons

Trying to correct formatting errors or other problems is where elementor fails. You have to pay for premium to perform a lot of functions.
I hate how every company now wants you to pay monthly fees, and guess what we do it. I don't know why, but many people are used to this model now, including myself.
Sometimes there are nasty bugs. You have to do that site again.
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Key features

  • Total features117
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audio File Management
  • Auto Update
  • CAN-SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Sharing
  • For Small Businesses
  • Form Builder
  • Forms Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Group Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Layout & Design
  • Lead Capture
  • List Management
  • Media Library
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Optimization
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Multimedia Support
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Reviews Management
  • Revision History
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Website Publishing Options
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features44
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audio File Management
  • Auto Update
  • CAN-SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Sharing
  • For Small Businesses
  • Form Builder
  • Forms Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Group Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Layout & Design
  • Lead Capture
  • List Management
  • Media Library
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Optimization
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Multimedia Support
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Reviews Management
  • Revision History
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Website Publishing Options
  • Widgets
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations366
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net
  • Total integrations40
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Adobe Commerce
  • BigCommerce
  • Google Analytics 360
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Instagram
  • Klaviyo
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • PayPal
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter/X
  • WooCommerce
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • authorize.net

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Squarespace

Create websites with ease

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Squarespace is a reliable and powerful website builder that provides excellent design options and customization features for creating professional-looking websites.

Pros

My experience with Squarespace has been great. The website builder is user-friendly and offers a wide range of templates to choose from. Furthermore, the drag and drop is super easy to use.

Cons

However, the pricing plans are relatively expensive compared to some other website builders in the market, especially compared to software like elementor.

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Matt B.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Squarespace

Good if you just need to get a website up

Reviewed 3 years ago

We use it for a simple website that we needed to get up and running. Once we want more customization we might go with something else.

Pros

It's easy to use and the templates they have get you half way to a done site already. All you need to do is just make some point and click changes and add your text.

Cons

Its lack of customizations vs options like WordPress/elementor and clickfunnels. Also i wonder how this is impacted in terms of Google search sometimes.

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Kyle S.

Media Production, 11-50 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Squarespace

Seems like you could do the same with Elementor in Wordpress, for cheaper

Reviewed 6 years ago

A good idea in theory shown to fail in execution.

Pros

It easy to use and for the layman thats great cause thats what their target audience is. Provides simple templates to allow people to create a site for themselves or their company without paying for a web designer/developer.

Cons

The site is kinda pointless for the most part. You can do the same if not more with Elementor and Wordpress, for cheaper. The site allows for customization of templates, but they all end up looking the same in basic layout, and many color schemes are bad because people that dont have a design background are creating them. You pay a web designer for a reason, many sites from Squarespace reinforce that line of thinking.

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Design, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elementor

Building a wordpress site with ease

Reviewed 5 years ago

I didn't have any experience with building a wordpress site – but I had to learn for my work. My only background with website building is through Squarespace. Elementor made the transition to Wordpress easy because they had the same funtionality as Squarespace, and in some instances made things better.

Pros

What I love the most about Elementor is the ease of use of the software. The drag and drop functionailty and the WYSIWYG nature of it really helps a beginner/novice user build his or her own Wordpress website. The free version is as full featured as you can get – you'll be able to create beautiful websites and add features to them, easily. I was also able to try the Premium version and it did not disappoint.

Cons

If you're new to theme/wordpress builders there might be a little learning curve to get through. But it is real easy to use once you get going. The drag and drop nature of the plugin is what makes it stand-out.

SG
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Scott G.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elementor

Great option for wordpress sites

Reviewed 4 years ago

Very happy to be able to build a professional looking wordpress site without knowing how to code.

Pros

Makes Wordpress as easy to use as alternatives like Webflow and Squarespace so you get all the advantages of an open platform. The free version makes it easy to get started and you'll quickly see its worth the paid version.

Cons

It can take a bit of practice to understand how to use the UI but its the same with squarespace and webflow.

SR
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Simon R.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Elementor

Using Elementor for a Digital Agency Start up

Reviewed 10 months ago

On the whole really impressed and would recommend it as a strong alternative to the likes of Wix and Squarespace especially given the power of the tool to do more with it

Pros

Elementor has helped me fill knowledge gaps as I start up a business providing web design for small businesses. It is easy and intuitive to learn. The tools are powerful and integrations are good. I am using mailchimp integration more

Cons

Initial integration with woocommerce seemed to limit my options for themes. This maybe because I am creating my first shop but I think could be improved. I.e I seem to not be able to use a standard header and am restricted to archive templates

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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Elementor

Ok Product, Terrible Service

Reviewed 2 years ago

I was a writer when I started using Elementor. I loved it at first. When I launched my own agency, my go-to was the Astra theme with Elementor. I don’t even know how many sites I built anymore. It really was a beautiful thing. Now I’m the in-house head of digital marketing for a company. My boss insisted I use another theme and host with Elementor. It’s been nothing but problems. Elements are glitchy,...

Pros

When it works, it makes WordPress sites as easy to work with as Wix, SquareSpace, or Weebly. My favorite theme (Astra) builds with Elementor, so I can build a very nice customized site in about a day despite not being a developer.

Cons

It’s buggy. Elements, like the typing/ animated text were released even though they don’t display properly. They were left buggy for forever (many months). I’m not even sure they’re working right now. Oftentimes, things don’t display right on mobile either. Their latest update broke my site. I didn’t realize it was Elementor’s fault, so I left updates on. Two weeks later, it broke my site again. Pair that with their shoddy hosting that’s often down and crummy tech support/ customer service and it’s a recipe for disaster. I wasted so much time going between Elementor and the theme’s developer with each blaming the other for things not working during the build. I don’t know how many things i scrapped or how many times I changed direction because things just weren’t working right.

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Marcos C.

Entertainment, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Elementor

Elementor Makes Wordpress Even Easier

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's very easy to develop a website with Elementor. Not as easy as with, say, Squarespace, as you still need to keep it updated, build it on a Wordpress core, etc. But Squarespace's monthly fee is just a deal killer for many of my clients, most of whom prefer a single-payment design solution.

Pros

There are quite a few website builder plugins for Wordpress, but the main reason why I prefer Elementor is the templates. They have some amazing templates, including full-page templates which allow you to completely bypass your Wordpress theme original look. We could have only dreamed of stuff like this in the past.

Cons

It can be a bit buggy sometimes, and the competition is really stiff in the Wordpress Builder space.

DF
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Deborah F.

Photography, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Elementor

It's worth the learning curve!

Reviewed 8 months ago

The first week, I was incredibly frustrated because I was expecting a drag-and-drop experience similar to Wix or Squarespace. I did not find Elementor to be very intuitive. HOWEVER. Once I sat down and watched some tutorials and figured out how to navigate the software, I fell in love! I don't think I'll ever use another site builder!

Pros

I have precise control over my website I have the flexibility to code my own content when I need to It manages my content beautifully My load times are MUCH better than on my previous site Managing the theme is quick and easy

Cons

There's a definite learning curve in the beginning, but once I figured out how it works, it was pretty smooth sailing