Wordpress vs Squarespace Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

Flexible but Flawed

2019-03-07

Try Squarespace instead.

Pros

I've built many websites for clients in WordPress, and it's a highly flexible platform. You can do almost anything with it using the available plugins and themes. I love the responsive design options, too. It's also always being updated!

Cons

WordPress shouldn't be marketed to novices. It's not user-friendly in its base state. The very people who need plugins the most don't typically understand which ones to add. The new Gutenberg editor took accessibility backward, too.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Gabriel Audick

Love Wordpress!

2018-09-20

Pros

Extremely easy to set up websites. I'm the guy who usually creates websites for friends and family and I always use wordpress.

Cons

Some nicer squarespace-style templates would be cool :)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Geoff Noble

Better out the box alternatives

2018-09-08

Used it on a few business sites but have dumped it. Too much work to maintain.

Pros

Fairly customisable but this comes at a cost (see below)

Cons

Too complicated - Weebly and Squarespace are better for the average person.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 51-200 employees)

Pros & Cons of WordPress

2019-03-27

I ditched WordPress for Squarespace in 2015 and I haven't looked back.

Pros

Ubiquitous presence and ability to customize based on free themes and plugins.

Cons

Back-end is difficult to use and organize data. Seeing a recent WordPress CMS and comparing it to my early WordPress experience, it hasn't changed much, which is bad.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Sweeney

A dinosaur among the pre-teens of website design

2018-06-14

Pros

There are unlimited variables within wordpress and if you are fluent in code, anything is really possible.

Cons

I found squarespace much easier on the user front.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Zach Scragg

Good for beginners

2018-09-23

Good for beginners, but alternatives like Format, Cargocollective and Squarespace might be better.

Pros

It's easy to use and manage a website yourself.

Cons

The plugins can weigh down your site heavily.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 11-50 employees)

Customizable with a Learning Curve

2018-12-31

We recently migrated our blog from Squarespace to WordPress.

Pros

The beauty of WP is also the difficulty of it. There's an entire industry dedicated to customizable options. If there's something you want to do on your blog/website, you'll probably be able to find a plugin, template, builder, or theme that lets you do it. Also, in terms of out-of-the-box website solutions, if SEO is important to your site, you have to go WordPress. No one else can compete there.

Cons

It's just not easy to use. You can customize just about everything, but there's a pretty big learning curve. And it doesn't always work the way you expect it should. Also, because basically anyone can develop their own products for the platform, your back end can start feeling really hodge-podgy and overwhelming as you add 3rd party tools.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Eerik Hannus

Review of Wordpress

2018-11-18

I use it for every website I have, so I love it! It has the most options.

Pros

The ability to start for free! And when you make progress you can go for professional plans.

Cons

It´s not as easy to use as some other websites like Squarespace.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Arts and Crafts company, 1-10 employees)

Works great and reliably!

2019-03-06

Pros

This is really easy to use and customize, and rarely is broken or messed up.

Cons

The platform isn't as pretty as squarespace, but it works better so there's that!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Holly Everlast

WordPress is a great starting point

2018-10-07

Not as easy as Squarespace, but from my understanding, you can do way more with it.

Pros

You can do pretty much anything with WordPress. There are tons of free and paid themes and plugins so you can have as much or as little functionality as you need.

Cons

There is a little bit of a learning curve. I have to spend several days clicking around and watching tutorials to get started editing blog posts and installing a specific plugin.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Teichmann

Works well if you want to customize everything, but not the easiest route

2019-02-19

Pros

It lets you customize whatever you want, with few limits.

Cons

Finicky compared to Squarespace or other options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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John Seung

More features than I know what to do with.

2018-05-04

Pros

WordPress is a classic. Seemingly endless customization options are available. Unfortunately, the interface is not intuitive enough for me to utilize all of the features available to me.

Cons

WordPress is quickly becoming outdated and replaced with far shinier interfaces like that of Squarespace.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Tyler Broucek

WordPress

2019-01-08

Pros

I am a fairly novice website builder. I do it on a small scale with templated programs. WordPress sites always turn out looking great if you add a bit of HTML flair to it. Far more functionality can take place in the websites.

Cons

WordPress is a bit more difficult to use vs. something like SquareSpace. I've spent about equal time with each program learning how to use each.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Meagan Feeser

Wordpress Gal no longer

2018-12-04

While I loved Wordpress when I started using it 6 years ago, I've finally switched to Squarespace.

Pros

When I first started my blog six years ago, Wordpress was the most robust blogging platform IMO. It unfortunately has not kept up with the times since then.

Cons

I found Wordpress to allow too many spammy comments, despite multiple plugins, plus my site was attacked by malware multiple times.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Shawn Zajas

Could be the best platform for your website

2018-11-27

We make sure we purchase a plugin (beaver builder) which allows it to have drag-and-drop page building functionality similar to Wix/Squarespace. But with Wordpress, there is no cost!

Pros

The best thing hands down about Wordpress is the community. What does that mean... its the fact that developers worldwide are creating plugins for this platform. Why is that important? Because it means the time and money you are spending on your website won't be on a platform that can't keep up with current market-leading software. With wordpress, you can almost guarantee there will be a plugin or other integration with all leading 3rd party software, ensuring you can accomplish whatever you need for your website. Keep in mind, this is best for small to medium sized businesses.

Cons

It's still not as user-friendly as something like Wix or Squarespace. But with Wordpress you get the option to have more robust customization and options.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeffrey D. Katz

Gold Standard for Web Sites

2018-09-06

Better support options at Squarespace.

Pros

Wordpress has an amazing integration with google. It picks up your content almost instantly, and adds to the google index. We like it's ease of use, and feature set.

Cons

Feature creep: while WordPress may be the Swiss army knives of web development platforms, sometimes you just want a knife, fork and spoon. I was overwhelmed by the amount of choices provided.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rainie Oet

WordPress is a Pretty Good Entry-Level Website Designer

2019-04-08

WordPress was good for me for a few years, but I transitioned to SquareSpace, which I like much better.

Pros

It was easy to learn and understand the most basic features. Layouts are clean and easy to read.

Cons

Layouts are very distinctively from WordPress. The difference between personal and business level is immense. It is hard to customize websites.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Program Development company, 10001+ employees)

The Best Marketplace for Themes

2019-04-16

If you're not going to go with Squarespace, WP may just be the best option for customization and theme support.

Pros

There is no shortage of themes and support out there for WP. It is really easy to work within the themes to create a custom look and feel.

Cons

Not a very intuitive UI. It is very busy and difficult to navigate.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Jad-Evangelo Nasser

Web Design for Newbies

2019-03-13

I used wordpress to build my first ever website and it was perfect given that I had 0 web design experience, so it was great for me as a starter and I highly recommend it for beginners.

Pros

Easy to use. very organized. It gives you a lot of options in terms of what you wanna do and how to set up your page in an organized way

Cons

Not so much flexibility in terms of animations and design and somehow outdated compared to wix and squarespace.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean Magers

Great for high-level websites, but go elsewhere for quick and easy projects

2019-03-15

Often, clients with whom I work have website needs that are complicated, and more narrow than most website building programs can offer. WordPress hits the mark in this regard, but can be difficult to use and train new users with.

Pros

There are so many features and widgets that can be employed that Squarespace, GoDaddy, Wix, etc just don't offer.

Cons

Creating and maintaining sites through WordPress can be more time-consuming and cumbersome than the more user-friendly platforms like Squarespace, GoDaddy, Wix, etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Hunsberger

Wordpress Review

2019-04-14

Pros

A great platform for either a blog, or a full fledged website (in some ways, even better than Squarespace).

Cons

There are so many features and enabling them sometimes involves messing with code, which is a bit scary.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ricardo Odum

I wouldn't pay for it, but it's pretty nice.

2018-08-31

Good for what I did with it, but i made the choice of going with SquareSpace for my site for a reason.

Pros

Pros are that you have complete control over what you do or what is displayed. The simplistic look you get from it, isn't that bad, although it's not on purpose. You're kind of stuck with it.

Cons

The cons are that you have so much control that if you don't know what you're doing, your site or store can appear underwhelming. I've only used and see other people use the lowest cost services from Wordpress, and while the work displayed on was nice, the overall experience of the website or blog was sort of blah.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Angela Whiteside

Good solid product

2018-06-21

Pros

This is a great way to update your website using simple features that make it easy to teach and learn.

Cons

I worry about the security of this, it is not as secure as some of the other sites, such as Squarespace.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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DANIELLE GASSMANN

It's time for you to learn WordPress

2019-02-05

I originally launched a blog with Squarespace, but I finally made the switch to Wordpress after hearing so many recommendations about the superior features and SEO capabilities of Wordpress.

Pros

Without a doubt, WordPress has the most features and customizations of any web design platform. The themes are beautiful, and there are plug-ins for any need.

Cons

WordPress isn't intuitive to use and definitely seems intimidating compared to web design options like Squarespace or Wix.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan Traver

WordPress is THE platform for websites.

2018-12-04

We've built dozens of websites for clients on WordPress, Drupal, Wix, html and Squarespace... WordPress is hands down our favorite and what we recommend first to anyone.

Pros

The level of customization coupled with ease of use for non-developers puts WordPress above other template based platforms or more development friendly platforms. Easy to use for all levels of editors.

Cons

Occasionally a plugin will become outdated or break a site... pretty easy to revert back to before the break and fix but that's my only con.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Client Engagement Partner (E-Learning company, 51-200 employees)
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Decent for the price

2016-01-12

The UI is appealing, there's lots of templates to choose from, and it's comparable to Wordpress (but not necessarily superior).

Pros

It's a dead simple website creation tool. No need to get into the weeds. It's fast, and it's pretty.

Cons

Not as flexible as Wordpress. Not as free as Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 11-50 employees)

Simpler than Wordpress and awesome for non-technical people

2018-08-07

Pros

Making simple website is really fast and you don't need any technical knowledge

Cons

It has fewer templates than Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom Arne Danielsen

Simple, intuitive, good-looking

2018-11-15

Pros

It is very easy to get started Rich selection of templates

Cons

Less of a rich ecosystem compared to Wordpress

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eerik Hannus

Review of Squarespace

2018-12-01

I would recommend it.

Pros

It' soo easy to use! You don't need to be a programmer to make amazing websites!

Cons

There aren't as many functions as a wordpress site....yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Performing Arts company, 51-200 employees)

Very easy to use

2018-09-12

Pros

It's very quick and simple to make website updates. Very user-friendly. The way they map out your webpages is very intuitive.

Cons

Details are not as customize-able as they are in Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Marcus Bricker

I liked Squarespace better than WordPress.

2018-08-10

Good experience, better than using WordPress in my opinion.

Pros

I had to build a blog for a college class assignment, I attempted to use WordPress, but after struggling for a while I decided to try Squarespace, and I am glad I did!

Cons

Squarespace was much more user friendly, but I did like some of the features that WordPress offered.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Sherry Gillis

Inherited SquareSpace On a Project

2018-11-20

I haven't studied SquareSpace THAT much, so am not able to get too in depth with my observations. My general impression is that the platform is outdated, but that is only my review. Perhaps there are hidden qualities about which I am not aware.

Pros

It was easy to find the pages to work on and get started at SquareSpaces. I had inherited a project that had been placed on SquareSpace previously and continued to work on it. I have been able to work on the platform.

Cons

I'm more accustomed to working with WordPress, so to work with SquareSpace is a bit of a challenge.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Klass

Decent quality Squarespace platform

2018-07-20

Easy to use website builder with less updates as it's competitor, Wordpress.

Pros

I like that it's very user friendly. The trial period is quite nice for people that are dipping their toes into the platform and the ease of pushing a website live is painless.

Cons

There are quite a few restrictions on what you can do within the code that makes things difficult. Simple things like padding are not editable and you're left with a website that doesn't flow the way you might like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicholas Sutter

Great for Beginners

2018-09-11

Great for basic websites and beginners - doesn't offer much to those looking for depth.

Pros

Provides a good framework for people new to web design by bringing many important aspects together.

Cons

Can be a bit rigid, not as flexible as other web platforms like WordPress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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McKenna Wild

For quick and simple websites, Squarespace is a great choice.

2018-12-05

Pros

It's super easy to get started with a new site. The built in templates are beautiful. Since they host your website for you, there's no risk of viruses.

Cons

Ultimately I left Squarespace for Wordpress because they are limited with how you can customize the templates.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy Liu, CSCS

Great service to build your website!

2019-03-05

Pros

Simple interface design, can customize your own website without learning code. Drag and drop makes it easy to use.

Cons

SEO is not as good as Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Sporting Goods company, 201-500 employees)

Easier to use than WordPress

2018-09-15

When I need to create a quick website for a project or campaign SquareSpace is my go to as it is very simple to use and the results are very professional.

Pros

- Being an all in one hosting / management solution it is quicker and easier than setting up a WordPress site. - Features are super simple to use, and previewing your work is much faster than with other services. - Customer service is helpful when stumped.

Cons

. - Not as many compatible plugins as WordPress.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Iris Hopp

#1 Recommendation for easy portfolio sites - good templates

2018-11-17

Superior to Wordpress for showcasing art portfolios.

Pros

In 2015-2016 suddenly everyone migrated to Squarespace for their professional websites. Trying it out myself, they are a lot more accessible to showcase portfolios. Within two clicks of visiting their site, you can browse templates for showing off your visual work. It's incredibly easy to use for anyone who doesn't want to outsource their portfolio site.

Cons

Squarespace is easier to set up if you want a portfolio site, but once you have everything set up, the differences between Wordpress, Wix, Squarespace, Artstation portfolio sites etc. are not that big.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dawn Krueger

Squarespace is a good option for basic, artsy websites

2018-06-29

A great solution to building a website for certain types of customers.

Pros

It's faster to setup than Wordpress and usually less expensive depending on the features needed when you consider the hosting and maintenance costs associated with Wordpress.

Cons

Since Squarespace is a closed source CMS, it's more secure and easier to use than Wordpress, but you don't have the flexibility in design and features that WP offers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)

Great for some things

2019-04-03

Pros

I'd use Squarespace if I were setting up an Ecommerce type company. It's definitely one of the better looking platforms out there

Cons

Platforms like WordPress, Weebly, and Wix are a little easier to use, with more flexible options

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)

Great way to have a website

2019-04-13

Pros

Been using SquareSpace for my blog for a few years and it is way better than my experience with WordPress.

Cons

Some of the plugins in WordPress or their own implementation would be nice to have in SquareSpace.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura Herbek

Website builder offers many useful features

2018-03-14

Our website looks clean and attractive. It is easy to receive customer inquiries and payments. Squarespace's blog feature has encouraged us to update our website more frequently.

Pros

We moved our website to Squarespace's hosting platform due to the multitude of features it offers. The templates look sharp and professional, and they play well with mobile browsers. We also like the various widget features and the easy addition of a shopping cart so our customers can make payments through our website. Another great tool is the "password protect" option for individual pages. With this, we can designate some pages for the general public and others specifically for current clients.

Cons

Not quite as user-friendly as Wordpress. However, this seems reasonable since Squarespace does give us more tools.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Good option for first time web designers

2018-03-31

Pros

Lots of templates and tutorials on how to get a website up and running. Good security features as well.

Cons

Not a lot of plugins or customizing sites like wordpress. Hard to transfer to another site or hosting.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Russell Cragun

An Easy To Use Software

2018-08-22

Pros

I really liked how simple it was to use Squarespace. I've set up a few clients on this, and it really helps them manage their own site and business.

Cons

There are not as many tools to use, and isn't as powerful as Wordpress. Still a great choice though.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Beatriz Datangel

Only CMS I use and consistently recommend

2018-11-04

I use Squarespace for my personal website and for my web design clients. It's provisioning, access control and designs are great. Most of the features and templates can be customized enough for a majority of uses.

Pros

* Great templates * Easy to use CMS * Great security options (a dream compared to Wordpress/WP Engine)

Cons

Not much! * The custom image blocks can be annoying to use. * There should be a bulk/MSP pricing for freelance designers. * Could be better customer service

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Van Goodman

Easiest way to get a website up and going.

2019-02-26

It only took me a couple of total hours to setup the website for my business. Loved the experience.

Pros

Probably will never use wordpress again.

Cons

Cost. This is a little bit more than I would like to spend, but it's so much easier than figuring out hosting, ssl certs, etc. so I went for it.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Grant Williams

The best easy to use CMS

2018-11-24

Pros

Squarespace is one of the easiest CMS's to use on the market right now.

Cons

While Squarespace is very simple to use, it lacks many of the features you get with an open CMS like Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Staci DeVries

Squarespace Best Choice For Price, Support and Design

2019-04-05

Squarespace would be my recommendation (even over Wordpress) for personal or professional bloggers.

Pros

I LOVE Squarespace. I used squarespace to build my personal blog and the process was incredibly user friendly. I liked the limited number of layouts because even though there are less layouts, the customization makes it looks personal. The support is AMAZING. Great choice for displaying images, too.

Cons

It was hard to pay the yearly fee. Though minimal, it was worth it to have my website hosted and owned by myself. It's been worth it!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

For quick sites, this is the best tool!

2018-08-22

We have done sites on Wordpress, HubSpot, and more, and this is by far the most user friendly tool of all!

Pros

When creating websites on Squarespace, it's easy to make a beautifully designed website quickly.

Cons

The functionality is limited compared to other online web design softwares, but for ease of use it suffices.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim Liu

Great website interface

2017-11-10

Easy to run website

Pros

Easy to edit, pretty intuitive to use. I had a webdesigner set up my squarespace account for me and he gave me a crash course on it.

Cons

Not as customizable as say Wordpress. Sometimes certain things such as publishing a blogpost is a bit tough to format with images.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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