Squarespace

Squarespace


4.5 / 5
1072 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Squarespace is for anyone with an idea to share with the rest of the world. From artists to restauranteurs to bloggers to designers, anyone can use Squarespace to create a stunning web presence.


Average Ratings

1072 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $12.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $12.00 a month billed annually.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Squarespace
  • www.squarespace.com

About Squarespace

Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that give a voice to anyone's ideas. From designers creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to those managing their own online presence for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. By focusing our efforts on the fusion of design and engineering, we strive to create long-lasting products that place equal weight on form and function.


Squarespace Features

  • Channel Management
  • CRM
  • Data Security
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Kitting
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • Templates
  • Auto Update
  • Content Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO Management
  • Survey Builder

Squarespace Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Best option for Small Businesses that aren't IT savvy

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use is unparalleled.

Templates are aesthetically unmatched by competitors- it's not even close.

The ability to switch between templates whenever you want is amazing.

Very professional feel to website with seamless G Suite integration.

Cost is very competitive.

Mobile optimized websites are lightyears beyond GoDaddy and Wix.

Cons: The templates are amazing, and there are a lot of choices, but if you don't like the options, you are stuck with what they have. Customizing is very limited within the Template framework, unlike Wix.

In order to be glitch-free and mobile optimized, the templates have very little customization.

Overall: If you are a small business or a startup trying to get a professional web presence, or an existing company with a horrible website, don't believe the limitations of a decade ago and "pro" web developers and companies that create websites for you for a large sum of money with continuing maintenance costs. Website development sites like Squarespace allow for any moderately computer literate individual to create amazing looking professional websites and professional emails with little hassle. You don't need an IT department or a website developer, and honestly, your site will look better than many I've had created by corporate webdevs. The trick is that sites like Squarespace use templates that you choose and customize with your own content. The con is, while there are tons of options in templates, what you see is what you get and you can really only customize content and minor aesthetics like font, pages, color schemes, pictures, etc. However, the templates are gorgeous and modern designed sites that will make your website look cutting edge.

I've used several competitors, and while Wix is probably my next favorite due to customization, Squarespace is leagues better than any other site developer I've used, including Weebly, Wordpress, GoDaddy, Wix, etc. It is just so simple and the templates, while probably the least customization, are the prettiest ones available that add a professional touch you can't replicate in something like Wix. No IT, no problem.

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Squarespace remains my top choice, but just barely.

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace is easy to set up (a site can be completed in an hour or less if you have all the info you need ready to go). Once a site is live, it rarely has any issues, becomes visible on Google fairly quickly, and there are no security worries to deal with as everything is hosted on THEIR servers, not mine. The templates are the best in the business and it's difficult to make a Squarespace site look ugly. Not impossible of course, but tough :) Drag and drop interface is great and integrations abound.

Cons: Squarespace has become increasingly expensive, moving more and more features to higher and higher tiers. Their e-commerce options are great for a simple store with few product options, but you cannot change the image of a product when a customer selects a variation of that product - like a different colour of shift, for example. This was a deal-breaker on a recent project and drove us toward Shopify.

Wix sites used to look terrible. They can now look pretty good (again, mileage may vary with templates and design skills). Bandzoogle has more features for bands at a better price point. Weebly has great design options. All claim easy drag and drop interfaces. All offer cheaper options than Squarespace for a similar feature set.

Squarespace domains are free for the first year only. Then, thye cost more than many other options. I found that one out the hard way.

Overall: I used to build my own sites - first manually then through Wordpress. I used to have a lot of security issues. Multiple hacks and breaches. Lost sites and downtime. I haven't lost a wink of sleep over a website since I signed up for Squarespace. For me, that's worth the money I pay.

The software is beautiful, slick and simple (once you understand it - it's a bit quirky). But the cost keeps rising while other, cheaper options keep getting better. I still love Squarespace, but it's increasingly tough to recommend based on price.

The argument for Squarespace over Wordpress: for simplicity and beginners

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are many, many website creation platforms and making the wrong decision is a disaster no one should have encounter. Because Squarespace and Wordpress are so prominently recognized, this review is intended for those trying to decide between the two. Overall, I would recommend Squarespace for organizations, entrepreneurs, small size businesses, startup company, or anyone who wants to take a more simplistic approach to building their website. Wordpress would be better utilized for websites with a lot of content, images, or heavily customizable needs and/or larger businesses. Pros Squarespace website generation platform is a heavily controlled and monitored environment, run only by the company itself. All the testing is done within their own environment to ensure all plugins, tools, etc. are running correctly at all times. Squarespace is a great fit for beginners who would prefer to have the web creation platform make the decisions for you or those who want something simple and navigationally instinctual. Navigating my way around Squarespace took me a simple day to learn its ins and outs; it took me nearly a year to learn all the unique, in-depth features of Wordpress. Because Squarespace is not an open source platform, its customer support team is available 24-hours a day, to help resolve issues and provide advice (via live chat). It's their responsibility to fix any plugins, or issues that arise outside of your control. In contrast Wordpress is an open source platform, meaning the responsibility for fixing any issues that arise would fall on you; you will most likely need to hire outside help if you are a beginner and/or have little tech/coding experience. Although Wordpress is more customizable (developers/programmers can create their own plugins, themes, and tools and apply it to your site for a specific look) you take the risk of running into potential compatibility issues; open source does not always guarantee 100% reliability.

Cons: Because Squarespace is a more simplistic approach to web creation, you don't have the option to fully customize the theme or jazz it up the way you may want. If you are really looking to create a website that is fully automated and stands out from the general information website I would suggest WordPress. I have not found Squarespace's community help center to be as helpful in providing answers or pointing me in the right direction, however you always have support available to you; Wordpress has a larger collection of help forums on the web that can help you figure out fix issues, compatibility, coding adjustments, etc.

Easily Create an Ever-Beautiful Website

Jan 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Beautiful designs

Great customer service

Affordable

useful integrations (PayPal, MailChimp, etc)

built-in SEO

constantly updating and adding more features

Cons: e-commerce platform has minimal features

No customer service phone support

Some features are only available on a limited number of templates

Overall: I have been using Squarespace for my e-commerce business for a few years now and love it! Squarespace sites are easy to create and update, while always remaining beautiful. I have used other drag-and-drop website building software in the past and even though the layouts looked right when I was editing, once I viewed them live and on different devices, there were always problems. With Squarespace's platform, my site always looks exactly the way I expect it to.

I recently added the e-commerce component to my site and while it doesn't have a ton of features, like other sites, it works perfectly for what I need. Some templates are better suited for e-commerce, so if that's what you're looking for, make sure to look into which ones those are.

Squarespace websites are also automatically optimized for search engines! Last year I took an SEO course to improve traffic to my website and a bunch of the suggestions involved manually updating parts of my site every few months so that search engines would continue to find my site. When I inquired with Squarespace about how to go about this, they let me know that their platform already does this for my site automatically--yay! I also discovered a variety of other SEO features that are built into every Squarespace site, so you don't have to worry about updating or even knowing about much of it--it's all done for you!

While Squarespace doesn't offer customer service by phone, they are timely with responding to inquiries via email and their robust online knowledge base has answered many of my questions in just a few minutes. They also offer a chat feature Mon-Fri.

Finally, one of the reasons I decided to switch to Squarespace was for integrations, like MailChimp--they make it easy to connect with my customers and streamline collecting their information. They also just added an integration with PayPal for checkout, which I can already tell has made purchases easier for my customers.

Overall, I am extremely happy with Squarespace and look forward to discovering, even more, features!

An high quality web solution for non-technical people who need create and manage a website

Feb 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Beautiful templates. Initially they offered relatively few templates compared to other website providers, however, all of their templates were very polished. Since their early days, they have plenty of templates to get you go quickly for almost any look you are going for.

- The page editor is very easy to start using and experiment and becoming productive.

- Product management: Product management is great in how you can manage dimensions, price, inventory, etc. When you make sales, it decreases the inventory accordingly (quite a nice little feature). The dimensions you input for your products works hand-in-hand with shipping options you offer with your storefront. HUGE benefit here for making sure the products you offer and are puchased will fit in the right boxes your customers purchased. I cannot emphasize how awesome this is.

-Sales reports and analysis tools: This is so nice to track your monthly/annual sales and correlate them to your promotional and marketing efforts.

Cons: - Pricing: More expensive than competitors, but you are paying for refinement and amenities. For non-technical people, refinement and features may be worth it. For Technical folks who can develop their own website, pricing may deter them from using SquareSpace.

- Template customization confusion: From a non-technical perspective, it may be very confusing why one template reacts differently to similar changes to layout/content creation. This could cause some frustration for those users.

Overall: This product helped me launch my web storefront quickly and easily. It was truly a pleasure using this solution for my personal business.

Absolutely the best website building platform for small businesses!

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For the minimal price that you pay, you get an incredible amount of features. There is practically an infinite amount of uses, especially if you have even the most basic understanding of CSS, which you can apply to every template. You can easily connect all of your social media, upload pictures, easily migrate content to new pages and templates, the list goes on. If you get stuck on something, the company has page after page of help guides, and since Squarespace is so popular and has been around for awhile, there is even more information and troubleshooting from actual users. The built in analytics are so easy to understand, and all of the necessary information is right there. You can easily connect API's, email servers, etc right on your account. Using the page builder is so easy. From rearranging content, to fully customizing the text and format-there really isn't anything you can't do with your website with this software.

Cons: My only complaint is what everyone else complains about: the templates! There's almost 100 templates now, so there's plenty to choose from. The main issue is that the templates tend to not have all of the functions you want, and you have to sacrifice certain functions for another. For example: you may need sidebar navigation, but the templates your client likes don't offer that, and you can't cross templates. I understand why you can't have ALL of the features on one template, but some templates with crossed features would be great.

Overall: Choosing Squarespace to build my website for my business is the reason I'm able to continue growing my small establishment. Since I'm able to use the analytics and connect further with Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools, I'm able to properly target my correct audiences and monitor their traffic accordingly. I'm able to test what works best for my company, and quickly modify anything that isn't working. Squarespace is one of the software's that I accredit my success to.

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A little more expensive than some other options, but very much worth the simplicity

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The best part of this software is the simplicity of it. I have tried to dabble in WordPress and setting up more revenue driven websites, and it just gets too complicated for me. I don't want to be hosting and updating my own versions of the backend, or worrying how a certain plugin will interface with anything.

Squarespace is fantastic for this because it's just dead simple, and does pretty much anything you want it to. It doesn't have more powerful features than hosting your own site through WordPress, but it will get you 90% of the way there and that's certainly what matters for most people out there.

The support is fantastic as well. Their software is generally very straight forward and can be figured out with a few quick searches, but the few times I didn't know what to do they were there for me and walked me through literally step by step on how to do anything. I consider a good amount of my monthly fee to them to be going towards the piece of mind knowing someone else is out there managing everything about the backend for me, and can give me advice whenever I need it.

Cons: With simplicity comes concessions in the way of customization. For one, you are very limited with what sorts of plugins/add ons you want to put on your site. SEO for example, you basically just work with Squarespace and hope theirs works pretty good.

As a result, you just don't have control over every little piece that you would if you built your own site up. However, I am not super technical. I think an appropriate analogy is cars - If you're a mechanic, you want to be more hands on and customize/maximize everything you can because you enjoy it and know what you're doing. Then there are people who aren't mechanics, but sure enjoy a nice car that works well and looks sexy with the understanding that you take it to a professional when you need help.

I'm the latter and Squarespace is built for people like me.

Overall: I got a beautiful website setup fast. It looks great, operates well, and never requires any updating or maintenance from me.

Squarespace review

Aug 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: Squarespace is easy to use and easy to connect DNS settings, It generally takes 24 hours for a site to go live after the DNS settings have been connected. The templates are beautiful, you can choose anyone and upgrade to either personal or business, I suggest business. The trial is 14 days but that is usually enough time to create a site since you are usually just replacing images and text.

Pros: Squarespace is amazing if you are not familiar with code, it has a drop-and-drag function and many visually appealing functions, You can also add additional things like promotional popups (which is your subscriber block that pops up when you open a site), Facebook pixel, google analytics, connect MailChimp to collect a database and ad words. With Squarespace your images won't be converted to low res, you can also add videos but these videos have to be connected via a third party such as youtube or a video service. The best thing about Squarespace is their customer service, their live chats. These experts help you with your issue and if they can't help you with the solution you were hoping for, they suggest alternative methods. SEO is amazing.

Cons: The business package is expensive and if you don't have a business package you can't use a mobile info bar, place a Facebook pixel on the backend of your site and you also can't use Mail chimp to collect a database or a subscriber list. The e-commerce site is not available in rands yet. You also can't have an except dropdown on a page, this is a problem is you have long text and want a "read more" option. You can use anchor points but only if you are paying for a business plan. You also can't have a video on a banner if you are viewing in on mobile.

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Out of all the website hosts I have found Squarespace to have the best templates and interface.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The templates are number 1 for what I like most about Squarespace. They are professionally designed in a way that is highly customizable and very clean looking. You can have a great looking website quickly and with customization you can make it look original.

I started using Squarespace over 4 years ago and still haven't come across a better website builder and host. The interface for adding content is a more accurate WYSIWYG(what you see if what you get) management system. Anybody can signup with Squarespace and adjust a template of their choice quickly and aesthetically with the admin interface. There is also advanced options for adding in your own code when needed. I've tried many hosts in the pasts and usually website builders are riddled with issues in spacing, formatting and errors - squarespace just doesn't have this...and for that reason it's a pleasure to use.

Cons: Price. Unfortunately Squarespace has gone up in price over the years for monthly and annual plans. If the cost is within your budget then it's highly recommended.

Overall: A clean professional looking website with easy to modify templates. I've also never had my site go offline or become 'slow-loading' when trying to view. Server issues are virtually non-existent and that's important with a business website.

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Incredibly easy website management

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: There's a reason that these guys are probably the most well-known website solution product out there. The user interface is super slick, and so easy to use.

The price is right for what you can do once you get your feet under you. I've worked with a handful of different websites in Squarespace now, and it makes it easier to recommend it each time I set up or collaborate on a site.

The knowledge base content is pretty comprehensive and I've never had an issue finding an answer to a question.

There's a (fairly new, I think) mobile app that is handy to have access to while on the go.

Pages that are deleted can be recovered, making it easier to trust handing the keys over to someone to get familiar with it.

There's options to sell products directly from your site, which means one less thing to set up elsewhere.

Cons: The templates are pretty limiting. You can try them out, but honestly, with the options that are there, there really seems to be just 3 or 4 general layouts with minor differences template-to-template.

There are some annoying little things like not being able to move a gallery of images from one page to another unless it's been saved as a gallery, but they're all minor things that can be avoided as you become more familiar with the platform.

Overall: I help manage several Squarespace websites, and have found it very intuitive and quick to set up and edit pages. It's easy to manage your plan and I haven't found their campaigning to be annoying at all while a plan is active or after it's been disabled. Overall, I've been really happy with the experience of using Squarespace and have recommended it anytime someone is looking to set up a new site.

I manage multiple Squarespace sites

Mar 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I manage multiple Squarespace sites and for the most part find it easy to use. I love that it links to Mailchimp and my other social media making all the marketing work that I have to do that much easier. I often recommend Squarespace to my clients who have really out of date sites that they have to have a web developer update. They have a plethora of templates and you can create some really nice, well designed sites without too much manual effort (depending on what you're trying to achieve). The customer service is honestly unbeatable. They are super quick with their responses and are typically able to help you trouble shoot an issue or explain why something can't be changed (typically has to do with the parameters of the template).

Cons: The hitch with Squarespace is that you get 90% to where you want your site to be but maybe not 100%. From template to template you lose certain abilities. This could be as simple as having a hamburger navigation in the top right corner or something larger. For what you're paying the value is obviously there, but if you have a really concrete idea of what you want your website to be you may want to invest in something more custom or a Wordpress template that is more customizable because it could be a headache in the long term.

Overall: My overall experience with Squarespace has been good. I was using a different template web hosting site years ago. I haven't looked back since switching to Squarespace. It's been 4 or 5 years now (maybe longer??) and the lazy part of me will probably stick with Squarespace for another half decade because if it ain't broke...

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Still Prefer SquareSpace over WordPress

Dec 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Updates on it's own, unlike WordPress which updates could break 3rd party applications or templates, and happens all the time.

Great for first time users to figure out what they are doing fairly simply. Has great tutorials, help, chat, twitter support, and customer service is much better than WordPress' non existent support.

Cons: They change their pricing constantly without any advanced notice ever. In the past 6 years I've built client sites on this platform, they just keep upping the price for everyone.

They offer ZERO affiliate solutions, just a discounted first year off for multiple builds and circle members.

They have a JavaScript rendering that makes all sites slower than they should be and have not addressed this not playing to well with Page Load Speed or Google Analytics. They don't particularily care either.

Their customer support can get behind quite often, resulting in a solution that comes long after you needed it.

Overall: They are my go-to builder for new clients that want the ability to make edits and changes on their own in the future without causing confusion. Less headache than WP and WIX which are other builders I am familiar with.

DIY Website Tool is a Good Option for Most Web Design Needs

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: While there may be some free options out there that boast the same feature and options in website building as Squarespace, they simply don't measure up. This is a great option for an individual building out their own brand, or a small business entering a new industry, and trying to carve out their niche. The pricing options certainly aren't cheap, but manageable for a variety of budgets. As with most website building options, the larger the site you're looking to build, the more you're going to spend. The ease of use is really what sets Squarespace apart from most other solutions. You can feel comfortable recommending this software to a wide range of skill and experience levels.

Cons: While the ease of use and feature set are certainly a bonus, one of the main things I see as an obstruction is the slow load times. Having a bit of background in SEO, I realize that this is a major factor in how Google views the quality of websites, and unless Squarespace is able to improve their site speeds, they are going to see the SEO of their individual sites drop. For the casual individual webpage or small business owner, this may not be a problem, but it becomes a concern when you're looking at the software for more of an enterprise-level project.

Favorite turn-key web platform I've ever used.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is such a powerful website creation platform that anyone can use, regardless of your industry or business size. Plus, it's beautiful, easy to navigate, packed with all the right features you need (page navigation, embedded features, analytics, e-commerce, etc..). Plus, it's extremely cheap given the alternative of custom building a website, hiring a graphic designer, and then waiting for all that to be done. Can't say enough about how impressed I am with this platform.

Cons: At times, you're limited by our own creativity or experiences when trying to setup your website on your own. There is a learning curve to figuring out how to make the site do what you want it to do based on your creative abilities or how the drag and drop features work. This is also a benefit, but takes a bit to learn how to get things to turn out how you have them in your mind.

Overall: I recommend this product all the time to other small nonprofits and anyone trying to launch a creative idea because of it's immediacy, ease of use, professional abilities, and cost. So many features packed into an affordable website solution pack.

Wonderful Tool & Easy especially for beginners!

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is a really great product because it allows you to build on top of beautiful, professional designs, but you can also tweak it enough if you have the skills, to be completely unique without doing a lot of extra back-end work. If you don't know how to code but you want to have a lot of control over the way your site works and looks, it is absolutely perfect. I love Squarespace because of the very clean and simple layouts you can use, the ease with which you can edit and also the customer service is quote good. Any time I have had a problem, the customer service has been 9/10 helpful and when it wasn't, I ended up being able to solve my own problems after a bit of poking around.

Cons: What I would like to see improved is the organization for bigger sites. I manage several websites, and one of my bigger clients has quite a lot of information and pages required, even after slimming content down to a bare minimum. It is sometimes quite confusing when going through larger website trying to find certain pages, content, or being able to edit that content. It can sometimes be quite frustrating and on those occasions, customer service obviously can't help. I know there must be a better way! Over all the organization is perfectly fine for smaller sites, but when its a service being paid for, I'd love to have something less "cookie-cutter" for other types of clients.

Squarespace to Get a Website Up and Running Quickly On Your Own

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace really helps you create beautiful websites. They have a range of templates that you can scroll through and decide which will suit your business. You have to be somewhat comfortable with technology to get yourself up and running, at minimum to sign up, transfer your domain name if you already have one.

The best part about Squarespace is that it does all the hosting and backups for you. This is a big deal for business owners who just don't have the capacity and knowledge to do this.

Cons: It's a little trickier to customize. I'm a WordPress person and work with clients that use Squarespace. I also find Squarespace a bit more difficult when it comes to SEO. I'm used to having more control over what I set as keywords and structure vs what I can do in Squarespace. That's also because I use WordPress with Yoast.

That said, I've researched Squarespace and they do seem to do some decent ranking with their SEO tools. I am not an SEO expert so if that's a thing you want to learn more of, def dig in a little more.

A challenge I found was with the Comments field. Have a look at how they work when you do a test run. If you have a client that's not comfortable with the admin side of Squarespace then pre-empt that with a walk through, and if you're administering the site you'll want to coordinate and handle the actual comment updates on their behalf.

Overall: While Squarespace is very easy to setup and build content into, you'll want to put time into practicing the How To. Everything is drag and drop, so you add blocks (text and images) to the pages you build. The only thing I've found annoying is the spacing when you drag around these blocks, and trying to remove excess space in a layout. But this is something you'll run into with other site builders. I enjoy using it and it does offer a very user friendly experience.

The best website customization tool for anyone

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace is extremely simple to understand, customize, and create a beautiful-looking and highly-functional websites. They have one of the best customer supports. The platform is very user-friendly for developers, designers, and people with no website-building experience alike, with simple drag-and-drop tools, features explained in simple buttons and natural languages, and a separate dev platform for those with coding skills that want more customization. The templates provided are all simple and beautiful so you can't really mess up the design even with little to no design experience. Their forum is very active and you can get crowdsourced answers to almost any questions you come across while using Squarespace. I also love that it's so easy to connect any social media accounts you have as well as analytics tools that are critical for most websites!

Cons: I've built 2 portfolio sites, 1 blog, and 2 business websites on Squarespace to date, and couldn't find anything I disliked!

Overall: I'm mainly using Squarespace for both my personal portfolio website (I'm a graphic designer) and my startup's landing page. The various templates provided by Squarespace serves practically any purposes you could need a website for, so after a couple hours of research I was able to pick out the perfect templates for each sites and have a decent-looking website up in a day (although it took much more time afterwards with the specific contents).

Easiest Website Builder There Is

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is not your average blogging site. It is made for businesses, both small and large. It is easy to use - you simply drag and drop elements to where you want it to be on your page. No coding is necessary. They also have tons of templates you can easily adopt so even if you are not a web designer, your end product looks professional and beautiful.

Cons: In Squarespace, there is almost more than one way to do something. This is great for tech-savvy folks who want more options. However, when training my clients to manage their website, it has been a bit more challenging because they only want to learn one method and the various options confuse them. I would recommend that Squarespace cleans up some of its elements a little bit so it is easier for a new user to know the difference between each other.

Overall: After using almost all the different no-coding-required website builders out there, I think Squarespace is the fastest and easiest way to build a website, especially if you have e-commerce. Everything is integrated into their platform so it is very streamlined.

Quick, Affordable, Inexpensive Website Solution For All

Apr 09, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace makes creating and launching a website super easy, I might even call the process fun. The interface is intuitive and the library of themes makes it so you don't have to start from scratch, just find something that suits your tastes and requirements, add in your resources, replacing the stock ones and you're off. I have recommended Squarespace to people who have no experience building websites and they've managed to make some truly impressive sites with their limited knowledge and experience. The solution is very inexpensive, perfect for small businesses for freelancers but can easily be used for much larger businesses. The eCommerce aspect of a site can usually be the daunting part but Squarespace makes it easy. There really isn't more to say, if you need a website, try Squarespace.

Cons: The service has not failed me yet and any time I've reached out to support to ask something replies have be prompt. I have no gripes with Squarespace and I can recommend it to anyone.

Overall: Squarespace made the process of creating and publishing my website quick, easy and inexpensive. I have never had a problem setting up or using the service.

The best all-inclusive website designer

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a wedding photographer, my website is many times the first point of access for potential clients. Squarespace has helped me, extremely easily, build a fully-customisable site to showcase my work, keeping my photography front and centre. There are dozens of templates to choose from, and the page builder is made in a way that even someone that isn't too tech savvy would be able to make their website from scratch. Their customer support team replies to queries within a few hours, and their pricing is very reasonable.

Cons: My only downside with Squarespace is that some very basic design functions, such as font sizes, vary so greatly between certain templates. For instance, the template I currently use doesn't give me the option to change the size of the normal text font, but only lets me change the size of the body text as a whole, altering headings in the process. This is a minuscule problem, and I easily found a way around it.

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A very capable site builder

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace makes it easy for just about anyone to make a functional, aesthetically pleasing website. They offer a good variety of competent templates to choose from, spanning everything from online stores to photography portfolios.

The editor is easy to use, and well laid out, making it a breeze to add and edit site elements, as well as site-wide design pieces. I've used Squarespace to create a number of sites over the years, and the quality to time invested ratio is always astounding - its easy to create something great.

Cons: Where Squarespace is so easy to use, it does come with drawbacks. Unless you know custom coding, you'll likely find yourself and your ideas somewhat limited by what you're actually able to do in any given template. This is the trade off you accept with Squarespace - greater ease of use for less customization. Other editors, such as Wix, offer a bit more freedom (but with that, they require a great technical skill to manipulate). But, if you're happy with somewhat standard features, there is a lot to love about Squarespace.

One other thing is that even though there are a number of templates, Squarespace templates (and many pre-fab site builders these days) have a "look." So don't go in expecting to completely break the mold

Be there or be square (JK)

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: How flexible the templates are, once you figure out how to use spacers, blocks and all the good stuff you can really customize the templates to pretty much look like anything, and if you HTML savvy, well the then, the world is your oyster.

Cons: SquareSpace recently updated their terms so that HTML code injection are only available for business users, which doesn't make much sense to me since the people who tend to use square space the most are designers, photographers, etc. for their portfolios. I can understand why an e-commerce plan would cost more, after all you're using their platform to generate income, but why would a young designer that's just trying to get hired by showcasing his portfolio and skills should be charged more for using code is beyond me.

Overall: Amazing. Really. I've made countless sites and was always super happy with the result and customer support along the way. The only platform I created that I wasn't entirely happy with was an e-com site, not only does it cost 3x but it doesn't offer a-lot of the robust options that site like Shopify and Magento do. Granted it's cheaper, but I can't see a serious e-comm store using the platform in it's current state. Overall if you're building a portfolio site, or a site for your restaurant, SS is better then WIX and any other web builder I used. But if you're looking to build something more complicated I would look elsewhere.

We migrated to Squarespace for our web host almost a year ago and could not be happier!

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our business is centered around getting people outside, enjoying their time on the water and hopefully helping them to learn some interesting stuff along the way. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond for our customers and anticipating what they'll need or ask for while onboard. So when we were shopping around for a new web host, it was actually fun to find out that Squarespace takes the same approach. Even better was discovering how easy Squarespace is to use. Look, we're outdoorsy boat and water and nature and wildlife people, not coders. Squarespace makes it easy for us to tell customers our story. Super easy to include photos, video clips and imagery. Quick and reliable integrations with online booking, payment systems and social media. Could not be happier!

Cons: There are a couple quirks involving text formatting for drop down boxes that can expand and collapse (like are often seen on FAQ pages). Overall though, this is such a minor issue for us it's hardly worth mentioning. Plus, I've heard Squarespace is aware of it and is working on a solution. One of the great things about Squarespace is that they not only seek feedback from customers, they actually listen and respond!

The Website Platform That Lives Up to the Hype

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I've made or contributed to at least a dozen sites through Squarespace & I can confidently recommend it to anyone. The ease of use is really incredible, and it's so easy as a designer (mainly graphic design, not much coding experience) to create a beautiful website and then hand it off to my client to maintain.

Cons: While Squarespace is ALWAYS improving their software, I have had to deal with some extreme glitches on their end. There have been instances where hundreds of Squarespace-built sites will not function properly. They generally remedy this within an hour, and it's only happened sporadically once every 1 or 2 years.

Overall: Squarespace is the perfect solution for a small business owner, entrepreneur, creative, or even a casual user who just wants their own beautiful website. While a Squarespace user will encounter the limitations that come with being such a user-friendly platform, it's almost always worth it to build through Squarespace.

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Point and Click Web Design

Feb 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My grandma could build a webpage with Squarespace. Her grandma could have done it too. It is really that easy to make an honest to goodness professional website.

In my small office, we have given editing access to several members of our staff, and allow them to update and improve the website at will. With the edit permission settings on Squarespace, they just can't mess things up. And if they do manage to destroy things, somehow, I know we can reconstruct the whole thing from scratch in an afternoon. The templates are that straightforward. We no longer need to pay a web designer to make changes and do upkeep for us.

Cons: The built in payment system is mandatory. For some businesses, like mine, we are mandated to use specific vendors for credit card processing and just can't go with the provided vendor. That is frustrating.

I created a Squarespace site for a side project nonprofit business and was surprised by the features

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I went in with low expectations because I am used to working with a few different CMS's (Kentico, WordPress) and was assuming I wouldn't be able to do much with SquareSpace because of it's low price, which was ok because I only planned on having a few pages anyway. I was surprised that I could easily build in a Contact Form, eCommerce for Donations, and an Event Calendar. It didn't take me long to get up and running, and was also pleasantly surprised how easy it was to add what I wanted to the CSS to make some changes from the initial template.

For the price, you get a clean, modern and responsive website. I honestly don't know why more small mom and pop type stores make the very small investment to have a site that is far superior to many other of the cheap options.

Cons: Although there are quite a few available, there could always be more template options. Many of them seem to be retreads of others. Other than that, there were a few features that took some trial and error before I could figure it out, but most people should be able to get up and running relatively quickly.

Overall: I was somewhat of an amateur to building a website when I decided to go with Squarespace. It is not idiot-proof by any means, but I was definitely able to make a nice, clean site pretty much on my own. Squarespace has so many features that most small to medium sized businesses could do whatever they need with it at little cost.

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SquareSpace allowed me to take my website to the next level

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is easy to use and the design options give me the flexibility to tailor my website easily. It's so easy to use, and no drag and drop here - you simply add blocks from a small pop up menu and then you can move them around on the page. The blog pages are awesome - simple, cleanly designed and easy to add a post. The "duplicate" feature for blog and web pages makes it so much faster for me to add what I need in very little time. And the price is perfect!

Cons: Only issue I have is that when you add a block to the middle or bottom of the page, the whole page jumps up to the top. Once I complete the block, and save it, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the block and continue adding another block.

Overall: Overall, SquareSpace has been a tremendous asset to grow my business and have a nicely designed website that works and handles traffic well.

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A Pricey But Worthy Website Builder

Apr 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is a simple yet powerful website builder. If you have barely any IT or design background, Squarespace takes care of the most difficult parts of designing a website. While I'm using Squarespace, I feel safe knowing that I'm using a simple product powerful enough to fit my design skills(or lack thereof) and preferred final product of website. You won't find a product as stunning and simple as Squarespace

Cons: For those who want to take a more hands-on design approach, this website builder may not be the best solution. Since it's designed for beginner to mid-level website designers, it does not have a wide variety of code implementation or customization. You'll be primarily stuck in the website template you chose from the beginning, which isn't a bad thing if you're not savvy with code and website customization.

The BEST web software!

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: SquareSpace truly can't be beat as far as I'm concerned. When I first started my business and had no idea how to create a website, squarespace solved all of my worries. The software is incredbly easy to use, has beautiful templates and lets you control just about everything you want to make your site look and feel unique. It's perfect for small business owners, artists, musicians and more.

Cons: The only gripe I have with SquareSpace is the pricing layout. It's certainly on the steeper side of website hosting sites and the additional features that make your site stand out/function better can increase your monthly bill.

Overall: Overall, my experience with SquareSpace has been second to none. It's given me a way to monetize my work, sell products and keep everything fresh and organized for the years to come. I'd HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking to build site.

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Love Squarespace

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love Squarespace. In terms of creating websites and managing domains, Squarespace makes it easy. Setting up a beautiful, functional website is very easy. My clients love my work, and it's because Squarespace makes things easy for me. The user interface is easy to navigate, even for less technologically savvy clients.

Cons: Customization is a little difficult sometimes - if you don't stick to their themes, it can be hard to make things look exactly how you want. However, it is also one of the great things about Squarespace, is that you don't have to work terribly hard to make things look great.

Overall: I design websites for a living, and I use Squarespace about 70% of the time when building a website for a small business. I know that once I hand over a completed product, my client is going to have a beautiful, highly functional website that will be easy to maintain.

Squarespace has made my life significantly easier with their editor

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use!!! I can repeat this all day when talking about Squarespace. I have used EVERY competitor out there and nothing comes close. The editor is easy to use for anyone, even if you have no experience with code. I'm good with HTML/CSS but still prefer to use their interface. I have to create quick websites all the time and have experimented with every brand, Squarespace wins.

Cons: Templates are great but there aren't enough of them to truly stand out sometimes. You can kind of tweak them to differentiate but they could use some sort of way to really set yourself apart in the way HubSpot templates do.

Overall: SquareSpace has saved me a seemingly infinite amount of time and effort. The editor is perfect and allows you to throw together a website in minutes if needed. If you have more time you can really create a beautiful website with no knowledge of code.

Sleek, functional, easy-to-use blog platform--my favorite yet!

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the look of Squarespace, and the easy-to-use features. I don't have to go clicking around forever to find what I need to update, review, or track anything about my blog. Squarespace is sleek and professional and I am confident I am receiving a great product for a great price.

Cons: There is not a lot to not enjoy about Squarespace--not much to say here.

Overall: Squarespace is my favorite blog host to use. I have dabbled in Weebly, Wordpress, and Squarespace, and I finally settled on Squarespace because I loved the sleek, functional, easy-to-use sophistication of this host.

I run an editing/writing blog and I loved how minimalist and straightforward the platform is. My customers can find the information they need quickly and the site looks professional and clean.

Updating my information, tracking followers and comments and site traffic are all easy and quick to do with the layout Squarespace uses.

I have not tried to utilize the commerce portion of Squarespace, but I would feel comfortable giving it a go considering the positive experience I have had with Squarespace already.

Recommendations to other buyers: While Squarespace automatically gives your website a .squarespace url, I highly suggest buying your own domain name. This will show your customer and visitors you are professional and committed. Squarespace is a great host, but there is no reason you need to display their name right alongside yours.

Squarespace allows you to build and host a website all in one place!

Dec 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is amazing. You can build a website and host the site all in one place. The platform is pre-loaded with creative templates to build your website. It is well equipt with insightful tutorials on how to build the site, with step-by-step instructions. The drop and drag format makes it easy to be creative and make the website stand out as your own creation.

Cons: Squarespace is constantly reaching their audience to understand user experience. Therefore, in the earlier versions of Squarespace, there were areas of advancement that would need to happen. However, the company and software have evolved to be the leader in website creation and hosting.

Overall: Squarespace has allowed me to have a creative website presence on the web due to the incredible website templates along with the ease of application.

Stunning High-End Websites for those who don't need bells & whistles

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Stunning sites

High-end product

Self-adapts for mobile viewing

Integration with google

Great designs

Cons: Lack of customization on individual templates

Not enough consideration of SEO

Need to use CSS

Overall: I always used Wix in the past to build websites, however I needed a very high end look and Squarespace fit the bill.

I'll admit, at first Squarespace was difficult for me to navigate when building my homepage. However, I watched the tutorials and was able to figure it out quickly.

The final product is stunning and I didn't have to do anything to make it mobile friendly - which is a huge plus. However, with the built-in adaptability comes some trouble. You cannot fully customize everything. There were several items I wanted on the site or little tweaks I wanted to make that were not possible.

I'd hope to have a gallery style blog page, but the design I chose for the rest of the site didn't allow that. In addition, the SEO on the design I used was very difficult to get right in Google. I tried to work with customer service, however they said the only way around my issue was by building custom CSS code.

So, I taught myself to code. There are people who adapt Squarespace sites for a living, but I didn't want to pay for this.

Overall, I'm happy with the final product and clients love it. I would like to see more customization options.

Templates are Great

Mar 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the simplicity of building a Squarespace site - I've built a couple SS sites in just a few minutes. The templates are very elegant and save a lot of time and thinking about layout. Blogs and ecommerce features are good. It's easy to set strikethrough pricing and have simple-enough products.

Cons: The Analytics section is good but there could be more insights. Google Analytics is good to use in conjunction with the out-of-the-box insights on Squarespace.

With the ecommerce feature, if customers miskey in their shipping address, there is no easy way to edit the shipping address. Wish this capability could be added!

Overall: It's a good platform for simple ecommerce (just a few products) and for showcasing a portfolio of work. Squarespace saves a lot of time by offering elegant and navicable features.

The best site designer

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Squarespace is by far the best site builder I've used. It is so easy and intuitive and it can be customized with some CSS / HTML. I've been much more successful with complex sites on Squarespace than on Wordpress or Wix. The templates are very visuals-friendly. Customer service is also fantastic. I accidentally deleted the wrong site in progress, and they managed to find it and restore it for me.

Cons: I would like some more minimal templates, ironically. There's such a look to "squarespace" templates that tends to favor one-page, highly visual templates. But sometimes if you're a more info-heavy site, that doesn't work out. And yet, this isn't super deterring as when I was creating a site for someone who wanted to be more info-heavy, I managed to edit the template enough to achieve that look. You do have to pay more to edit CSS and such I believe, which is also a bit irksome. Squarespace is also just much more expensive than its competitors, but it's very much a 'get-what-you-pay-for' and you do get something amazing and clean. I also wish the 'shop' function was in the basic plan and not in the more expensive business plan.

Overall: SquareSpace is easy to use, versatile, and customizable. You don't feel nervous passing the reigns on to your client after you've built the site because of its simplicity. Customer service and plan benefits are also fantastic. It is a bit pricier, so I wouldn't recommend it for someone looking for a super simple site such as a 'who am I' or blog site if they're on a budget.

Easy website builder allows us to create trendy, mobile friendly, websites in little time.

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The trendy templates make website building a breeze. Prior to finding Squarespace, we spent thousands of dollars rebuilding our office website. When we found out that the development company was going to charge us a monthly fee to host the site, we decided to rebuild the website on our own and host it ourselves. I mirrored the custom website using a Squarespace template in less than 4 hours. So easy.

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) builder makes creating a website super easy. There are lots of advanced options, but the essential actions are front and center.

You can drop in html if you are an advance user Or just use the templates.

We can house more than one website in the same account.

Built in analytics allows us to see what pages are viewed the most.

Allows password protected pages as an option.

Graphic friendly.

Cons: There have been a few times when the builder has glitches and I had to close down the browser and reopen it for it to work.

There is not any free stock images with the site, so you have to have your own images to select from.

Overall: We build websites for each of our ministry events to get the message out. Squarespace allows us to quickly build a website and get information in peoples hands without having to hire a web development company.

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Proud Squarespace User

Jan 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy to use. And they have awesome customer service for when you have questions, as well as a pretty comprehensive knowledge base. I like that I can easily update my site on my own without outside help.

Cons: I've just started using the e-commerce functions over the past six months or so, and it's fine for now, but I wish it was more robust to grow with me. Who knows, though! They do make a lot of improvements every year.

Overall: I've been using Squarepace for just over two years, and love it. In fact, my web designer and I just did a blog post and Facebook Live about the pros and cons. We're both fans, and I'm happy with my website being hosted here. It's pretty easy to use, has a lot of capabilities, and really like the company as well. I've recommended this platform many times, and will continue to do so!

Visually stunning, user friendly design & functionality

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visually stunning, mobile responsive template designs that allow a TON of user-friendly, drag and drop design flexibility. My website looks like I pay 20x more than I actually do and has truly revolutionized my business! I love the form feature and the ability for my customers to contact me and fill out questionnaires based on a wide variety of different "field" options all automatically sent straight to my email.

Cons: The website editor has crashed for me often on Safari, so I had to get used to using Chrome for website editing. The form reporting also isn't the greatest, so while I do love getting form responses/reports sent straight to my email, they are sent in plain text in the email body so it makes it more difficult to gather and synchronize form results (would love PDF/spreadsheet options as well).

Overall: 15x as many inquiries as I got before using another website builder platform, customer credibility, and a LOT less stress and time wasted!

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Squarespace is Simply the Best

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace has been the easiest website creation and hosting provider I've ever used. Compared to the several I had tried before, the utility and intuitiveness of Squarespace makes it very worthwhile in terms of effort to put in, and value received. I've been using it for my portfolio website going on 4 or 5 years now, and I'll use it forever. It provides a breadth of gorgeous templates that can each be customized to reflect your own unique work, message, or product. Setting up a marketplace or storefront is also possible, everything is just made easy.

Cons: Some templates and specific options can be obtuse when trying to find something to change. Say you have a certain width between thumbnails you want to change, or the color of a certain link or text, it may take some digging to find. But once you do, you've learned some of the ins and outs of Squarespace and are prepared to change this again in the future.

Overall: Squarespace allowed me to create an easy to navigate portfolio site for my creative work, ready to view for both desktop computers and mobile devices. It was incredibly easy and worth the time and money.

DIY Website and Domain

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have no experience in web development, but Squarespace made it SO simple to create our website and domain with just a few clicks of a button. It is VERY user friendly and the templates to start your website are easily customizable. The ability to purchase a domain and ease of connected a new domain to our site was mind blowing.

Cons: For a beginner, it takes a little trial and error to figure out exactly which design options apply to which pages. I think Squarespace is meant for the average joe with little developer experience, which limits some deeper functionality.

Overall: Overall, Squarespace is a HUGE money saver for those who do not need in depth functionality on their website and may just want a simple landing page with some information/contact buttons.

Squarespace

Feb 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: As a web developer that used to make websites for people, Squarespace has completely eliminated the development aspect of making websites. It is super easy to use, the templates are all beautifully designed, it is integrated with a ton of other software programs, and the average person can use it to manage their site.

Cons: There are only a few things that bother me with squarespace. I wish you could actually customize code or add/create your own custom html pages with the given templates; however I understand that it probably goes against their whole ideology. Also, lately I have had trouble with dealing with spacing and moving of blocks, but I think that is something I just have to get used to dealing with.

Not sure what I'd do without Squarespace.

Apr 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: First, it's extremely user friendly. It's EASY. It's made for visual people that don't know how or don't WANT to code it all to function correctly. Everything is just built in. There's a wide range of templates provided that will suffice almost any creative need for a site. Desired features (like instagram, blogging, ecommerce) are incorporated seamlessly. Customer service is great, too!

Cons: It's a little pricey - but you get what you pay for. You're paying for Squarespace to do ALL the backend work. For example, I pay extra to incorporate printful to take care of every detail of store orders. The price tag for these additional features can add up, though. Some might think it's worth it. I do!

Easy websites

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: In my experience, this is the best website builder for junior level to mid-level graphic designers. But senior level designers shouldn't sleep on the Squarepsace either. It's very capable of handling custom designs which in turn help you build a fully branded website for personal or client work. And they continue to add more and more features to support the needs of these higher level designers.

Cons: Squarespace, in the end, still needs an internet connection to design your websites. Maybe an offline-mode would really help especially remote workers who could have spotty internet connection.

Overall: I'm a very satisfied user of the product. It helped our business launch a few brands quickly and with high quality output.

Squarespace is a game-changer in the web world!

Jun 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: We have been using Squarespace for several years now and at this point, it's really the only platform that I would build a website on (for my own purposes). The ease of use, the simply, clean, and well-designed templates, and the functionality is awesome, and all of this with very reasonable pricing. It's also so simple to use that any normal person (without much web knowledge) can easily maintain their own website rather than having to pay a professional to do it.

Cons: There are certain features that are lacking that you could get through other web platforms (especially shop features), but overall, these things are small in comparison with all that it does have to offer, especially for the price.

Been a Happy Customer for Years

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is a great choice for artists who know what they want . The templates look professional and clean, not amatuerish and clunky. The customizations that you can run in the Code Injection area ie: google analytics and Facebook Pixel tracking are great.

Cons: I wish I could combine templates without having to hire a developer and lose support. If you customize too deeply, Squarespace eventually can't help - which makes sense. I just wish there was more customization overall.

Overall: 1. Continuous Service - is rarely down

2. Cool looking templates - my content looks great!

3. Awesome integrations are easy to set up - Google Adwords, Adsense, Pixel, all wonderful and important for a modern website.

4. Support always answers my dumb emails really quickly

Squarespace is my saving grace for web design!

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I LOVE that Squarespace is so user-friendly, has beautiful templates that are super customizable, has a very visual user-interface, and is very reliable. I've never had any issues with Squarespace and I've been using them for years. Most importantly, Squarespace allows for beautiful websites to be easily made with a relatively low learning curve, while still allowing the ability to custom code sites to your liking.

Cons: I do wish there was even more customization, though they keep adding new features every year. Figuring out how to custom code in special features can be tricky.

Overall: I get a functioning, reliable, easy-to-use, beautiful website for my business that brings in new clients weekly.

Easiest way to have a professional product without blowing the budget

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I can't stress enough how easy it is to use this product. Once you select a template that suits your needs, all you have to do is plug in your content et voila, a clean website. The best feature by far is Squarespace's automatic optimization of your site for any viewing format. It completely eliminates the fear that part of your content won't show up on a mobile device.

Cons: In the two years that I have used this product for multiple business pages, I haven't come across anything that is horrible. Occasionally, I wish that the photo resizing was more customizable, but that isn't a unique issue to Squarespace. I feel the same way about Emma Email Marketing.

Many Improvements in Recent Updates

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: Bugs have been fixed, features and integrations have been added, and the price has risen very sharply. It's now too expensive for some clients who are just starting out, who instead look at Shopify or other cheap/free options to get started.

Pros: Squarespace is my go-to referral when a non-technical person wants a great looking website that they want to update themselves. The base templates looks great, offer good customization, then I can point them to the bits that they will actually need to interact with: blogs, ecommerce, and simple content updates. Whether they build it themselves or I do it for them, it's very easy to have a classy modern sight that your average Joe can rely on for their business. The WYSIWYG editor is best in the business.

Cons: Plans are expensive for what they offer compared to competitors. Strange layout issues can haunt you if you try to stray from the pre-made templates. Sometimes the editor will freeze up and cause you to lose work. Custom code editor is very basic, and third party integrations are limited by that.

Capterra loader

Semi-easy interface, lots of template options. Great designs.

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The templates are very pretty and the interface is mostly intuitive. I was able to design my Website in a weekend and was very pleased with the results. A year later, I updated it by changing the template. It took another couple of days to do this, but I love that it's easy enough to change and breathe new life into the site.

Cons: The interface isn't always intuitive and can get annoying if you don't know how to do something. And it's not easy getting used to searching for a solution amongst the hundreds (probably thousands) of help videos they have out there. Would be nice to talk to a human who can help occasionally.

Overall: Overall, I like SquareSpace enough to keep using it.