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Squarespace versus WordPress: It’s a topic I am excited to explore today. While I design primary using Showit (which has a WordPress backend), I wanted to explore these options for those who are in the process of deciding which platform is best for them.
In the past few years, easy drag and drop website builders have grown rapidly. With strong marketing campaigns (think Superbowl, Spotify, Google Ads) Squarespace quickly joined the ranks of WordPress and Wix for it’s easy to use website builder, sleek templates and low monthly cost.
As a professional designer, I often get the question, “which website platform should I choose?” I have clients with concerns that their current web design platform isn’t serving their business well, hoping to switch from one platform to another, or wanting to learn more about which platform is best for their business.
And it’s a question I am happy to work through with anyone, because I believe that everyone should have a website that is:
Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both Squarespace and Showit.
I want to preference this with that a lot of times I do refer clients to Squarespace. It is a clean, easy to use and fairly-priced option for beginning entrepreneurs. When clients cannot afford my website services, I always suggest getting started on Squarespace. My design services come into play when clients are ready to take their business to the next level, but Squarespace is a great foundation.
Showit is an easy-to-use website builder that has WordPress has a backend. They utilize WP Engines for hosting and will take care of everything regarding migration of your site to updates. When updating the design and content of your website, you will use Showit but when you want to add a blog post, you go into the WordPress back-end to add it.
Both Squarespace and WordPress are powerful platforms! What matters most when determining which platform you’ll use is what your unique needs are. Send me an email if you have any questions – I am happy to help you walk through to determine the best platform for your business.