WordPress or Squarespace or What?

May 5, 2020

By TES

WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, but there are lots of other popular website builders. Squarespace is a top choice for those wanting to easily build, design, and manage a site with little experience.

Both are valid but the decision should depend on what you – the business owner – need/expect as well as  the resources you have to build, maintain and ability to expand the website as your business does.

In the article “Squarespace vs. WordPress: Which one is better for your website?” there is a very good explanation and comparison of both platforms.

 

What Would We Recommend?

Before asking anyone, make your own research to get a criteria of what you need.

1. Define your criteria based on:

  • Type of Business (Services, eCommerce, others)
  • Budget
  • What are you expecting from the website platform?
    – I want to do it myself. Easy to maintain.
    – I need help to design it but want to be able to make edits myself and/or blogging.
    – I have no time/knowledge to design or maintain.
  • What are your immediate goals?
    – Get visibility online
    – Increase traffic on my website
    – Increase sells from my website

These are the factors that will frame your decision for sure.

2. Browse for articles about Squarespace and WordPress to get a solid understanding of which one fits better with the ‘criteria’ defined above.

3. Request a consultation or a quick evaluation to more than one provider that is expert on the platform you choose.

 

My Conclusion – Beyond Squarespace Or WordPress

Along the more than 10 years designing websites, the technology and customer demands have been – and will be – in constant evolution. We cannot predict how long Squarespace, WordPress or any other platform will be on the market. So I would say that there is no right or wrong decision.

What is really important – at least to me – is that YOU, as a business owner define the best criteria possible before investing time and money on a website:

  • understand what your website really means to your customers and in consequence how this affects your business
  • research/learn about web platforms available in the market
  • If you need help, request a consultation or evaluation to more than one provider. This is like looking for a reliable mechanic to do repairs on your car. So be patience and trust in your instinct.

If you have additional questions about it send us your questions at info@theevasite.com

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