Blogging Basics

Squarespace vs WordPress

Getting ready to build your website and wondering which platform will be best for you to use?

It can definitely be overwhelming looking at all of the options! Let’s look and the differences in Squarespace vs WordPress to determine which one might be best for you!

typewriter with WordPress typed on top of paper at top

*Please note when we are referring to WordPress in this post, we are talking about the free WordPress.org*

What is the difference between Squarespace and WordPress?

In very simple terms….

  • Squarespace is a hosted drag and drop website builder
  • WordPress is a content management system and requires a bit more work to get up and running

Which platform is easier to use?

Right out of the box, Squarespace will seem easier to anyone not familiar with building websites.

This is because Squarespace has several premade themes to choose from and can be set up in minutes with drag and drop ease.

This is great for the beginner, but certainly has limitations as you grow.

If you want a simple website or an online personal journal, Squarespace might be a good option for you.

computer screen with WordPress dashboard showing

When to choose WordPress over Squarespace…

  • when you want more flexibility to design your site
  • when you want to optimize for search engine (like Google) traffic
  • if you want to grow you traffic and your site
  • if you want to monetize your site
  • when you want the best option for managing a lot of content
  • when you need a robust media library for your images
  • when you want to organize and categorize your site for the optimum user experience
  • and more!

How to start a blog on WordPress:

Are you ready to start a blog that you can take to the next level?

Check out our How to Start a Blog post to learn the basics!

You’ll need hosting, a domain name, a theme and a few other things to get started, check out our Resources page for additional info.

Want some help getting started? Our Ultimate Blog Bootcamp can walk you through every step of the process!

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