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Friday, October 22, 2021

Squarespace vs. WordPress – Forbes Advisor - Forbes

Last updated Monday, October 11, 2021 10:00 ET , Source: NewsService

With more and more entrepreneurs seeking to create their own website content, start a blog and retain control over design features, both Squarespace and WordPress remain popular options.

The two platforms are both beginner-friendly, but have different strengths and weaknesses depending on your goals.

Squarespace vs. WordPress: At a Glance

Squarespace is a software as a service (SaaS), all-in-one beginner website builder. It is designed for users who want to pay one flat fee to access everything. Squarespace monthly subscriptions include templates, site management and plugins. It’s very user friendly, with hosting included and no coding involved.

WordPress is another hosted SaaS platform designed for beginners, offering customizable features for building and maintaining smaller websites and blogs. In addition to a free option, it also offers paid plans with more features and add-on choices.

Note that we are referring to WordPress.com, which is different from the self-hosted WordPress.org.

Both Squarespace and WordPress allow users to create websites using provided tools and templates, and require no coding knowledge, but the site-building experiences are different. Choosing the right platform for your business or brand will come down to what exactly you need your site to do, and how many options you are looking for.

How the Platforms Stack Up

No Design Knowledge Needed

Neither Squarespace or WordPress allow for unlimited design freedom, which is often ideal for beginners....



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