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Squarespace vs WordPress

by Mia Mart I am a writer

In process of creating a website for your business? If yes, then you must be looking for a website building platform? If you do not have in-depth technical knowledge and want to use a platform in which you do not require any coding skills then Wordpress and Squarespace are the two names that must have come to your mind. At this point, you need to compare each platform’s approach to decide on which one to choose. Here, we will have an overview of Squarespace vs WordPress.

Squarespace:

This platform has a drag and drop approach which makes it beginner-friendly. You will be provided with a wide collection of simple yet stylish templates. If your website needs conventional features then this is a suitable option. It includes everything you need right out of the box including hosting, themes, plugins and much more.

Wordpress:

This platform is more on the technical end. It requires a little bit of technical knowledge. Although you will be provide with one-click solutions by some hosting providers but you will still have to update the software or make some other changes according to your requirements. You will require a basic knowledge of the platform to perform these tasks.

WordPress vs Squarespace

The main difference between both the platforms is that Squarespace is an online website builder and WordPress is a software which needs to run on its own web server.

In WordPress, you will have to sign up for your website’s hosting and purchase a domain name in order to start. Then, once you have hosting, you will have to install the software before you can start. In Squarespace, you do not have to sign for hosting or purchasing a domain. Instead, all you have to do is, just sign up for a Squarespace account. Then, within a few moments, you will be able to choose a template for your website.

In order to use Squarespace, you have to only sign up for an account. And after that once you log in, you will have access to a user-friendly interface. Whereas, WordPress requires a little more technical knowledge. It requires you to install and update the software, plugins and themes. You have to go in a little more of the depth of how does a website work.

Work Approach of Both Platforms:

Squarespace:

Squarespace provides a guided experience for building your website from the very start which continues till the end. You have to select the design, your website’s purpose, and then title along with some additional basic details. After that, you can edit the demo content of your selected design. You can also create your own content entirely from the start, if you want.

The entire website is managed by different subpages that are connected with each other through the menu. You can make changes to each page. You can also adjust how it relates to all the other pages through navigating the site builder’s options.

WordPress:

In WordPress’s admin panel, you simply get a dashboard displaying all the different options and settings unlike Squarespace’s admin panel that offers a guided tour-like experience. Your website’s design is a good place to begin with. You can do so by going to Appearance > Themes and then click on Add New. This step will take you to the official WordPress approved theme directory.

Here, you will find the listing of all free themes. You will have to search through them to find the one that really suits your website. After choosing a theme, you can expand the overall functionality of the website. And you can do so by using plugins. Plugins allow you to add different kinds of additional features.

Now you have come to a point where you can call it a day in terms putting the framework for your website together. You can start adding content so that you can get your website looking just as you would like that.

Key Features:

WordPress:

·         If you have multiple users managing the website then you will be provided with advanced user management.

·         It also offers revisions, media embedding and some more advanced content management options along with advanced styling options.

·         You also get already integrated basic image editing.

·         There will be an option for manual HTML editing as well.

·         You get Social media integration and SEO features through plugins.

Squarespace:

·         The content and its appearance can be customized.

·         You will be provided with an integrated image editor.

·         It provides different built-in modules for every purpose.

·         You will be offered with a subdomain by default.

·         You also get built-in website traffic statistics.

Final Thoughts

There are some situations in which, WordPress is a better option when compared to Squarespace, and for some other situations you will find Squarespace better. It totally depends on your requirements that which platform you should go for.

Squarespace is the best option for beginners who want to create a website on their own, but do not have much technical knowledge on site-building. On the other hand, people who want to have more freedom in building their website should use WordPress. It suitable for users who have enough technical knowledge. Undoubtedly, using WordPress gives you more control over your website and increases your options when it comes to managing the appearance and functionality of your website.

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About Mia Mart Freshman   I am a writer

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