Squarespace… WordPress… Wix… Weebly… so many options, but who to choose?
If you’re wondering … is Squarespace the best choice for my website? My answer is… Maybe.
It’s a solid choice, but may not be for you if you have big membership site plans, or if you want everything exactly the way you want it.
If you want a user-friendly, low-fuss, easy to DIY option, then yes – it’s for you!
Please note that this article was written with Squarespace 7.1 in mind.
My favorite Squarespace features
- Super easy page navigation
You create all of your pages right in the – you guessed it – Pages tab. Very intuitive. And you create your menu by dragging pages up to Main Navigation (or Linked Pages), and keep pages out of your navigation by keeping them in the Not Linked section.
You can see in the above example, that the Home page here does not appear in the main menu as it is in the Not Linked section.
2. The backend is super user-friendly
In the same vein, the entire backend is user-friendly. You don’t have a ton of gadgets. Things are mostly where you would think they would be.
3. Native email marketing
Squarespaces comes with its own email marketing – Squarespace campaigns. This means that you can spend zero time – like literally – integrating your newsletter with your website.
The downside, if we’re being honest (and I always am!) is that Squarespace campaigns is not the most intuitive. So if you don’t want to use them, you can integrate MailChimp with Squarespace pretty easily.
4. Native scheduling
Squarespace bought Acuity scheduling, which is my go-to for client booking software, so it integrates super easily and you can even access it from your website dashboard.
5. Native e-commerce
Squarespace e-commerce is very easy to use and comes with your website – so again, no integrations. Great for DIYers.
6. Great drag and drop layouts
Squarespace 7.1 (learn the difference between 7.1 and 7.0 here) comes with easy to put together pages using sections. Every time you add a new section to your website, you can literally choose a different premade template, and then easily swap in your content. This makes Squarespace a great option for DIY.
While you may find that you want to work with a professional or use some custom CSS code to get the ultimate customized and polished look, you can get pretty far on your own, and there are a ton of great Squarespace experts and free CSS code instructions out there. (I mention some of those resources in this post).
So, all-in-all, this makes Squarespace the best choice for DIYers and people who don’t want to fuss with integrations!
Resources mentioned in the video:
Squarespace ➡️ https://www.kcocreative.com/squarespace
Squarespace 7.1 Crash Course ➡️ https://u.camp/c/awesome-squarespace-71-design-css-customizati
Best of luck! Xx, Kara
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