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WordPress VS Squarespace

This is a common question I get often;

Do I start a WordPress blog or a Squarespace blog?

And the truth is they are both great and for different reasons. It really depends on what you want to do with your blog/website. I have used both blog platforms and I do like both so I can understand how it can be a bit overwhelming choosing between the two.

 

So Let’s Compare:

 

WordPress

Positives:
  • Endless customization
  • Easily create a blog + portfolio + shop all in one
  • Developers created millions of plugins which can be added to your blog
  • More industry standard, more things are compatible with WordPress

 

Negatives:
  • More complicated to understand
  • Hard to setup if you don’t have experience

 

I recommend WordPressΒ for:
  • People who are looking to create a business with their blog
  • Anyone wanting to create a more complex site
  • Any team blogs (there are many plugins to manage a team on wordpress)

 

Squarespace

Positives:
  • Easy to use
  • Built in Mobile themes
  • Security built in
  • Hosting and domains are built in and easy to install
Negatives:
  • Limited customization
  • Hard to adjust with you
I recommend Squarespace for:
  • People who want to setup a quick and easy portfolio
  • Those that only need a simple landing page (check out our The Morning Loft website as a sample)
  • Someone who doesn’t have time to learn the basics of WordPress and wants a simpler solution

I hope that was helpful!

If you are still not sure which direction to take feel free to describe what you want to do in the comments below and I’ll be happy to guide you πŸ™‚