Squarespace

Who Uses Squarespace?

Trusted by the worlds best, Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to succeed. Entrepreneurs, photographers, restaurants, musicians, businesses, fashion designers, and more use Squarespace.

What Is Squarespace?

Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence. Look like an expert right from the start with award-winning templates for your website, online store, or portfolio. Customize the design to fit your personal style and professional needs. Get found in search by more people with powerful SEO tools. Learn where your website traffic is coming from, what your visitors are looking for, and how they're interacting with your content or products with in-depth Analytics tools.

Squarespace Details

Squarespace

http://www.squarespace.com

Founded 2007

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Starting price

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Free Trial

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Squarespace deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Squarespace Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Group Posting
  • Image Library
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multimedia Support
  • Order Management
  • Post Management
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Management
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Calendar Management
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  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
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  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Metadata Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
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  • Order Management
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  • Product Catalog
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Squarespace Reviews

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Overall rating

4,6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,4
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,3
Value for Money 4,3

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Derek N.
Derek N.
Founder
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/04

"The best web design platform available"

Comments: I am designing 99% of my clients websites on Squarespace. It helps me get to market faster and easier, and deliver a product my clients love.

Pros: I have been designing websites professionally for over 15 years and it's very rare that I don't design on Squarespace for clients. It's easy to use, the templates are beautiful, and there are so many features and endless flexibility.

Cons: I wish custom code injection was available on the basic/personal levels. As of right now, you need to upgrade to the business account to inject any code in the header or footer.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/08/04
Kacy L.
Website Owner, Ministry Developer, Content Creator
Religious Institutions, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/31

"Clean, simple start-up but not the smoothest system."

Comments: I use Squarespace primarily for blogging and building a brand. It is not optimal for writing, editing and photos, but it makes for a great, clean website with many options with electronic forms, pull down menus and features. Overall, it's a great product, but still very clunky and unsteady.

Pros: It is easy for a non-expert like me to build a blog, navigate a website and make quick edits. Squarespace stands out above the rest in simplicity with drag and drop features. It does a good job with electronic forms to make a way for more to opt in and covers all the bases on what you need for a website. They offer great analytics!

Cons: The software is very clunky. I tend to use it on my MacBook, but have learned to write content somewhere safer than putting it straight into website. It has crashed so many times, and adding pictures often takes a very long time. The iOS apps seem to work better but that's not optimal for my work. I've also struggled some with text editing and formatting. The process isn't smooth.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/31
Andrea C.
Andrea C.
Copywriter + Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/23

"SquareSpace is a let-down. It's hard to use and is missing basic features. The marketing fooled me!"

Comments: Overall, I hated using SquareSpace and I was so disappointed because I switched away from WordPress + Divi to give SquareSpace a whirl based on SquareSpace's amazing marketing. What a let down. I will never use SquareSpace again. My client wanted both of his sites designed in SquareSpace because he was also duped by the ads. I made one site and it took forever because I was constantly googling how to do something with code to get the site how we wanted it. If you use SquareSpace be prepared to be frustrated or to hire a developer. Basic functionality is missing and you can't copy anything you've done to use elsewhere. I wanted to duplicate the first site and modify it for the second. You can't do that. I had to make both sites from scratch. Support was absolutely terrible. Zero help compared to the awesome Divi support staff that has made my designing life so great for so many years (I'm not an affiliate, just a fan). Oh! And SquareSpace is expensive! You have to pay for each and every site. With WordPress, you pay for hosting somewhere, like Siteground, and you can add as many sites to that account as you like no charge. Squarespace has pretty templates that you can't modify pretty much at all, and it's expensive with terrible support. Do not choose SquareSpace as your CMS unless you are a developer. Awful.

Pros: SquareSpace has beautiful templates. They are truly gorgeous. SquareSpace also has an easy-to-use sidebar of options that puts everything that you can do on the left side. The interface is as clean as the templates. Hosting of your site is done through Squarespace. That's it when it comes to pros. There are a ton of Cons to using SquareSpace.

Cons: As a WordPress user (who has also designed with Wix), SquareSpace falls short almost everywhere. You can't import your brand font—essential. You have to use code or a back-door solution with AdobeFonts. If you want 5 items in a row, no can do. You get 4 or 6. You can't drag the amount of padding around items and sections. You must use spacer blocks (time consuming and such a bad way to do things). There's no media storage! If you upload your photo it isn't stored anywhere for easy selection later. You must upload the same image multiple times whenever you need it—frustrating. Changes can't be made on individual copy styles. Squarespace sets up its CMS as a global system so if you want to change the way your font looks in just one place, you need to insert code (markdown block). You should be able to select it and change the size or colour. But no. It's CRAZY! So time-consuming. Missing basic word-processing functionality. Squarespace has no plugin options. You can't duplicate a page of your site and you can't duplicate your site! Everything is done from scratch! In WordPress, you download a .JSON file and upload it somewhere else and you're flying. Not with SquareSpace. You can't make your overlays look different per section. Everything applies globally. You can't add borders to images. The biggest CON? There's no undo! No revision history. If you delete something accidentally, it's gone forever. Support is terrible. Every answer is "you can't do that" or "try to find code.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/23
Erin R.
Creator & Host
Broadcast Media, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/31

"A Novice Can Do It"

Comments: I've had a great experience with Squarespace. I'm currently going through a website redesign. I utilized their "matchmaking service" to try and find a designer and thought it was the most efficient system. It's like online dating. You fill out a form, which is like your profile, stating what you want. You get matched up with several designers. From those you "swipe right" on five. Then it becomes up to those five to court you by sending you an email, reaching out to jump on a Zoom and you take your relationship from there. I feel like I scored. I am enjoying working with my designer. She's so knowledgeable and she understands what I'm trying to accomplish. I cannot wait for my new site to deploy.

Pros: For the most part, anything I've tried to create on Squarespace is relatively easy. If I had questions, I was able to find a YouTube tutorial to figure it out. The sites look professional on both desktop and mobile and don't break the bank to create. You can also make your site transactional which is nice and the fees involved are reasonable.

Cons: I am not a tech savvy person so some of the functionality requires an in-depth online lesson to recreate something I've seen, however, it is all figureoutable.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/31
Stephen O.
Director of Communications
Religious Institutions, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/04

"Value and Simplicity, Meet Beauty!"

Comments: I have now built over 10 full websites using Squarespace and each one continues to grow my knowledge and stretch my ability. As I aforementioned, you don’t need to be a pro, but if you are, designing an incredible, impactful and don’t miss this, mobile friendly website is simple and easy.

Pros: The best thing about Squarespace is the ability to create gorgeous websites with little to zero experience. You don’t need to be an HTML wizard, but if you happen to be, you can still take full advantage of everything Squarespace has to offer.

Cons: Honestly, it’s hard to say one. For the mid level prosumer, I haven’t found a single better option.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/04