Squarespace vs. Wordpress | Sproutbox Media

Squarespace vs. WordPress

Thinking about building a new website or redesigning your current website? Chances are you’re considering Squarespace and WordPress as your content management system (CMS). People have some pretty strong opinions on both platforms which makes it tough cut through the clutter. But not to worry, that’s why where here – to help provide an unbiased comparison so you can find the right fit.


Squarespace is a cloud-based content management system with integrated DIY website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. Think of it like an all-in-one website platform. The system allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites, blogs and online shops.

WHEN YOU THINK SQUARESPACE, THINK: Low Cost DIY website

BEST FOR:
Tech-savvy startups, solo-preneuers and small businesses strapped for cash. If you’re comfortable using Squarespace’s website building tools and want to keep costs low, this is the platform for you. It’s a great fit for people who want to dive into creating their own website for a fraction of the cost a professionally built website would cost.

THE GOOD:

  • Easy DIY Website Builder
  • Pre-Built Themes / Designs
  • E-Commerce Ready
  • Blog Ready
  • Hosting Included
  • Low Cost

THE BAD:

  • Closed CMS (can’t move website)
  • Limited Design Customization
  • Limited Development Customization
  • No Maintenance Built-In
  • Not Scalable

WordPress is the largest open-source CMS. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It’s also highly scalable which is why so many businesses choose to build with WordPress.

WHEN YOU THINK WORDPRESS, THINK: Professional Business Website

BEST FOR:
Professional startups and small to medium sized businesses. If you’re looking for a scalable, open-source CMS for your business – WordPress is it.

THE GOOD:

  • Easy to Update
  • Professional Themes / Designs
  • E-Commerce Ready
  • Blog Ready
  • Open Source / You Own It
  • Very Scalable

THE BAD:

  • Hosting Not Included
  • Requires Maintenance
  • Higher Cost for Professionally Built Website