Why My Clients and I Love Using Squarespace

Why choose Squarespace - Squarespace Specialist

1) Security

It's frustrating how much time it takes to the keep WordPress code base and plug-ins updated, and to ensure the server files are secured. Many web hosts do not include security updates as part of their hosting plants. Squarespace handles all security and maintenance issues, so you can focus on what *you're* best at doing.

2) Speed

Many WordPress sites are on shared servers that load very slowly. WordPress is more complex than many business owners need, and having to navigate all that noise is time-consuming and frustrating. Squarespace servers are optimized to deliver pages quickly. Their drag-and-drop interface means it takes just minutes to create a new, great-looking, page. 

3) Beauty & Simplicity

Squarespace has a number of templates to choose from, each emphasizing a particular topic or business model. There are built-in fonts, styles, and integration with Getty images, so you're creating new, beautiful pages in no time. You can literally drag images from your computer desktop right into your Squarespace page. Each template is mobile-responsive so your site looks great no matter which device you're using.

4) SEO

Squarespace templates are optimized for SEO, and all plans include built-in Analytics. For even more detailed stats, connect your Google Analytics account in Settings.

5) Built-In Functionality

Every Squarespace template has built-in Forms, MailChimp Integration, Photo Galleries, Slide Shows, Event Calendars, Google Maps, eCommerce, file hosting, and much more, all without having to install any Plug-ins.

5) Flexibility

When you want a design or functionality outside of the template's scope, use custom coding (HTML, CSS, Javascript) to meet those needs, either site-wide or on a per-page basis.

6) eCommerce

Every Squarespace site comes with built-in secure eCommerce, which connects with your Stripe or PayPal account. Start selling products and services without the hassle of a third-party solution.

7) Podcasts

Every Squarespace site comes with audio file hosting and iTunes Connect integration for easy publication of Podcasts. It's a great way to build a new audience.

8) Support

Squarespace has 24/7 email support. With agents all over the world, you get quick help. There's also a Live Chat feature, and Twitter access.

I've converted all of my former WordPress using clients to Squarespace, and everyone is happy. My clients have their own businesses to run, and have no desire to be a web developer on top of everything else. Squarespace let's them focus on content, and never worry about their site being hacked again.