Which website platform is more user-friendly, WordPress or SquareSpace?
I'm building a health and wellness website for my coaching business. Which website platform is the most user friendly and professional looking: WordPress, SquareSpace, or another tool? I've noticed a few postings on WordPress. Does anyone have experience on Square Space?
From my point of view there are excellent aspects to both options you are looking at.
If you are looking to provide online courses that you are selling. I think you will find that Wordpress has more plugins available and is a little easier to use than squarespace.
For an online prescence and e-commerce solution style of website, squarespace would be my recommendation. I find it easier to use but thats just me.
A lot of the more static sites that I build are in Adobe Muse and then I use a LMS on a subdomain for the training platform.
I suppose it really all depends on what you are after and also how involved or technical you want to be.
Hope that helps and answers more questions than it raises.
When you're talking about user friendly, you specifically so you can easily build the website?
Squarespace is definitely more user friendly than WordPress. Though, WordPress is a much better CMS in terms of functionality and marketing your brand through SEO.
There are also more templates to choose on WordPress, and if you ever decided to do a custom template, that can also be added to WordPress easily.
The amount of Wordpress users speak for themselves - after all it is the most used platform on the Internet. With 1000s of templates and themes, plugins for almost any scenario and a modular approach - it comes down to 'support' and help if needed. Depending on time, hire a Wordpress expert via Updesk or Freelancer - and your site will be up and running in a couple of days. Hope that helps!
Although I'm waxing "technical" below, the most important thing is to have a marketing plan that deliniates your expectations for your website and social media efforts.
That said...As far as platforms go, WordPress is very flexible and you can acquire support readily for all sorts of features/enhancements.
But, to be a bit more percise, unless the platform/hosting you pick allows you to be "adaptive" with your site - your at the mercy of their offerings. The reason I say this is that you can use the WordPress platform on your own hosting, which is ultimately flexible but using either WordPress or SquareSpace on their hosting solutions means you only get to pick from their menu.
Your choice should also be influenced by the complexities of technology involved in your intended offerings. For example, if you intend to sell physical products, you will need an ecommerce platform, if you are just going to use your site to promote your services then a brochure site with a blog would be fine. If you intend to deliver advice in real and augmented time online via webinars, podcasts, and "chat" you'll need additional resources that may or may not be readily integrated into your site depending on the platform.
I'm very happy with WordPress, I find it very easy to customise my site. It's a very popular choice, I heard there are 20 million websites built on it.
I'd go with the tried and tested WordPress, it's a solid platform.
I haven't worked with FourSquare.
After looking at WordPress I opted for WIX.
IMHO This is a much more effective way to build/deploy web sites.
PS - No affiliation with any of these products.
I would recommend you WordPress. It's a user friendly and even customization is very easy for beginners too. WP is free online tool for creating simple website or blog.
I've only worked with WordPress and I find it extremely user friendly.
Hi !! Both application use for (CMS) Content Management Section for websites. If you are thinking powerful options and elegant designs then I would like to suggest `SquareSpace`. You’ll lose some capabilities but maybe they’re not important for your. All the basic stuff is there. Other hand I would like to say Wordpress is also leading content management frame for CMS website creation.
Here, in feature & functionality you will find more option for work.
Thanks for your consideration.
I would go with wordpress because of a lot of reason...1. It is free and you can do it your self just got to have a little background in the computer world.
2. It gets pluggins like crazy which are design by users.
or try Joomla its well supported and kinda the same as wordpress