When you shouldn't use Squarespace: my honest take on it

When you shouldn’t use Squarespace

When you shouldn't use Squarespace

This is a tricky one for me because I help you to make the website of your dreams with Squarespace. Then why would I write a blog about not using Squarespace? You’re right. It’s not my favorite subject. I would much rather tell you why you should use Squarespace. But I have to be honest with you and that means that I also have to tell you when you shouldn’t use Squarespace.

Squarespace is a great website platform to use when you want to build your website. Especially when you don’t want to do all the technical stuff yourself.

But there are a couple of reasons to not use Squarespace.

WordPress is much more flexible when it comes to building a website. There are more templates (themes) you can use than with Squarespace. Also, there are 10000s of plugins for WordPress that can make your website into anything you want. If you think of a feature there probably is a plugin for it. 

When you want your online course on your own website you can better use WordPress. Squarespace doesn’t have the possibility to run your online course on your own site. It’s possible to make pages password protective but then you have to give that password to every member. With WordPress plugins, your students can make their own accounts.

The cost of having a WordPress website can be lower. And I emphasize the can be. WordPress itself is free, you have to register a domain and choose a hosting company though. Both cost money but there are different companies who offer these services so you can do a comparison. There are free themes, builders, and plugins to make your website work. But some themes and plugins have to be bought. So not everything that you maybe want is free. 

Even though there are plenty of reasons to not use Squarespace I still recommend it for beginners and people who don’t want to spend time installing updates and making backups or be responsible for the safety of their website. 

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  • 19 November, 2019

Marit Verlaat

I'm an introverted online business owner with wanderlust. I believe that being an introvert is one of the best assets a business owner can have. Introverts are excellent at working alone. They can work towards a goal without getting distracted. Plus, introverts are amazing at learning new things. I'm here to empower you to make your own website as awesome as you are. From the comfort of your own home. In your own time. So you can live the life of your dreams.