WordPress vs Squarespace

10 May 2019

Thinking about getting a new website? Considering Squarespace? What about a much more tailored WordPress solution? Let’s compare WordPress vs Squarespace.

It goes without saying that over the past 20+ years the team at Hush, through its various iterations, has had an unrivalled level of success when designing bespoke WordPress website solutions for some of the region’s and country’s biggest organisations. We believe in web design done right, no corners cut, in order to deliver a truly bespoke web design solution.

Over those amazing two decades of web design, we have seen some fantastic trends in web and some not so fantastic trends. Geocities, Wix and Squarespace have all had varying success in the web design arena, but if you want your brand and organisation to be taken seriously, should you really be utilising systems like this?

Themes, themes and more themes.

We’ve stated in previous blogs that we’re not fans of themes for websites; they lack imagination, creativity and in a lot of cases, are not future proof. When you sign up for template-based websites like Squarespace, you have limited control over your brand. Yes, you can upload your logo and make a few colour changes, but your website will look exactly the same as someone else if they have also used the same template.

At Hush Digital we put you in control when it comes to bespoke WordPress web design. We incorporate your brand into the new design, designing everything with you and your brand in mind, not trying to shoehorn your brand into a pre-existing theme. So, when comparing WordPress vs Squarespace, there is only one solution that can deliver a design that truly ticks all the boxes.

In it for the long run.

Some of the template website providers do provide elements such as e-commerce and booking facilities, but like the templates they are built on, they are very basic and limited to begin with. They may appear to be cheap at the start but as your website grows, so does the cost of these e-commerce platforms. In the long run, it would have been more cost effective to have a bespoke website built with zero increasing % costs as and when your business grows.

Do these websites work out exact shipping costs depending on the size, weight and quantity of products ordered? Probably not. Have you got the ability go create custom events and bookings? Again, probably not. Your offering is unique and your website should be too.

When you are putting the specification together for your website, you need to think about these things. Squarespace will give you an online presence, but will it truly power your business? The web development team at Hush has years of experience in building bespoke WordPress websites and CMS solutions, enabling you to get the most out of your website.

Digital dream team.

You’ve got the perfect website or you think you have. However, things aren’t looking good, you don’t know how many visitors you are getting, you don’t know how to climb the rankings online or just need visitors to pick up the phone, email or purchase a product.

Will Squarespace sit down with you to work through a dedicated digital marketing plan and then implement it? Doubtful. At Hush Digital we have some of the best digital minds in the area, full to the brim with ideas to help your new website grow and get the results you deserve.

Little known fact: Squarespace templates score really low by Google’s Page Speed Tool, which can have a huge detriment to your SEO.

The personal touch.

Can you arrange a meeting with Squarespace and meet with your Lead Developer, Creative Director and Business Development Director in order to move your website forward? You can’t. Well, you can with Hush Digital. From start to finish, the team are here to help you through every stage of the development process, from concept to launch and beyond. When comparing WordPress vs Squarespace, think about the level of support and expert insight you could benefit from a more personal approach.

Portability.

We’ve all been there. Our websites have grown and now you need to redesign, grow and make it bigger. With Squarespace, it’s not as easy as that. You will literally have to start again on a new platform. With a WordPress website from Hush, your CMS can stay the same, while the front-end of the website gets a new lick of paint. The beauty of a WordPress site is its portability, it can be moved to a new server really quick and with it being the top platform, developers all over the world can work on your site, if needed.

So, whilst Squarespace will be adequate for some businesses and their position, this type of web solution will never truly give you a future proof web presence that WordPress can. Our WordPress websites boast a bespoke design, and are tailored to each client’s unique requirements and brand, with customised modules developed and integrated to ensure your site functions as desired. Contact us today if you’d like to find out more!

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