SQUARESPACE VS. WORDPRESS

1. SAVE THAT $$$

I know what you may be thinking, 'Gosh, Squarespace has this monthly fee and Wordpress doesn't... Squarespace cost too much.' Well, I am here to inform you that you will end up spending MUCH LESS on a Squarespace Site VS Wordpress. 

Hidden Costs in Wordpress: 

  • Additional Plugins $
  • Premium Themes $$
  • Security Updates $$
  • A Web Designer On Retainer $$$

These are the real costs associated with any Wordpress account. The number one way to save money on Squarespace is being able to run your site on your own with their easy to use interface.  

So you can spend all that money you’re saving on a new business book, a web designer, or that new pair of heels you have been eyeing.


2. USER-FRIENDLY

Squarespace is EXTREMELY user-friendly. I am talking college roommate, ride or die, do the holidays together kinda friendly.  

I spent so much time when I was on Wordpress working on correcting formatting, fixing broken plugins, and struggling to find solutions to the problems I was having.  This was beyond frustrating and prevented me from focusing on the actual context. Say so long to that issue! Squarespace allows you to simply focus on what is most important in your biz.  

Even for my clients, I take each of them through a 1.5-hour tutorial so that they can see how easy it is to make quick changes, upload a new blog, or add a new product easily. This is my favorite part of the process because my clients can launch their site feeling empowered to take over their biz. 

3. GO LIVE IN ABOUT 10 MINS. 

Most of the time, when a client comes to me to do their site, they needed it done yesterday. While I can't time travel, I can have a coming soon page up in a matter of minutes and your website complete in 12 days. 

This all thanks to Squarespace's easy to use interface, ability to connect domains, and having everything you need in one place. There is truly no other platform (Sorry Go Daddy  Commercial) that can have a site up as quickly as you can with Squarespace. 

4. SECURITY

This is what sent me packing my bags and leaving Wordpress for good. I was constantly worried about various plugins to update and if I was not quick to respond I was putting myself at risk of being hacked. This made my website a point of stress instead of a point of passion. 

The next point of Security is the SSL updates. Wordpress does not automatically update your SSL Certificate leaving your site open to hack not just you but your site visitors as well. 

Squarespace offers free SSL certificates for all Squarespace Domains connected and pointing to a Squarespace site. With SSL enabled automatically, your visitors can access a constant, secure connection on every page of your site. Through SSL, your visitors see a lock icon next to your URL in the browser, showing that their information is safe.

Basically, if  a site is secure this is what you will see  next to the URL in the browser bar:

browser lock icon.png

I now have the peace of mind knowing my site is secure for myself & my clients. 

You can know own your blog, biz, or online shop with confidence and ease. 

Obviously, I am a Squarespace fanatic but I do know in some cases Wordpress and other platforms may be better for you and your goals. Send me a message and lets see if Squarespace is right for you!