WordPress vs. Squarespace
I create websites on both platforms.
There are pros and cons to having your site built with each one.
Which is right for your business?
Two Ways to Create a Website
Both WordPress and Squarespace are two platforms used to create a website. There’s several differences between the two with each having their pros and cons. But they both serve the same purpose: to create a website.
It’s similar to baking a cake. You can use either a microwave or an oven. Both are the means to the same end, but there are pros and cons to using each of them as well.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of having your website designed on WordPress vs. Squarespace:
7-Point Side-by-Side Comparison
WordPress websites do cost more. There’s more complexity, more design & more backend plugins that help make it awesome.
Squarespace has everything built in. It’s an all-in-one package. It’s also more simple, has fewer options and doesn’t take as much design time.
2. Ease of Use
Once your site is done, you can take over. It’s relatively easy with the Elementor plugin. I have training videos to help you learn the plugin. But it’s definitely not as easy as using Squarespace for making changes.
One of the appeals of using Squarespace is how easy it is to edit your site after it’s done. There’s also lots of tutorials on the Internet on how to make changes to your site.
If your WordPress site has a blog, I’ll provide you with an easy to follow video/guide to show you how to add posts. Easy, just not as easy as Squarespace.
Simple and straightforward to add a new post. Plenty of online videos to walk you through the process as well.
4. Help & Support
You’ll find plenty of videos online on how to use Elementor to make changes within WordPress.
Not only will you find plenty of online videos, but you have 24/7 support from Squarespace itself with a dedicate help section on their website plus support staff.
5. Plugins & Flexibility
This is where WordPress shines. There’s endless plugins and flexibility to make your site dazzle. You can add extensions from all kinds of developers and create just about anything you want.
There are a few 3rd party extensions you can use with Squarespace, but your options are pretty limited. Not a lot of flexibility, but the simpleness is a benefit in and of itself.
eCommerce with WordPress is done through WooCommerce. It’s complex and challenging to use … but, it’s also pretty flexible allowing you to be creative with your online store & shipping.
Squarespace has 3 different eCommerce plans that vary in price. Their base business plan is simple but works. Not much flexibility in the design of your store, but it does look nice and works well.
7. Design Options
Another highlight of WordPress with access to every Google font, amazing color combinations and the ability to design sites that are unique and especially creative.
Only the best fonts are available. You only get 3 colors per site. All websites are built off templates. But, the end result is a very stylish, sophisticated looking website.