Squarespace vs WordPress


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Squarespace
Whether you need simple pages, striking galleries, a professional blog, or an online store, it's all included with your Squarespace website. Unlike alternatives in Squarespace everything is mobile-ready right from the start. Creating your website with Squarespace is a simple, intuitive process. Just add and arrange your content and features anywhere you want with the click of a mouse.
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WordPress
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine.
Squarespace vs WordPress in our news:


2018 - Squarespace introduced Conversion Metrics



New Conversion Metrics for Squarespace allow you to gauge the performance of buttons and forms to gain insight into how and where visitors engage with your website. It allows to understand how visitors contact you, book your services, join your mailing list, RSVP to an event — and more. The metrics include Pinpoint engagement, Spot patterns and Filter by device. Surfacing conversion-optimization opportunities empowers you to make informed changes to the forms and buttons on your website and test alternative versions with confidence. So you can perfect your placement, choose words wisely and test different styling options. So Squarespace becomes provides better analytics in comparison to SmugMug

2017 - Squarespace released new analytics app



The new Squarespace Analytics app for iOS and Android offers access to key insights and website analytics from anywhere, at any time, making it even easier to incorporate analytics into daily workflows. The app presents rich and detailed business metrics in a clean, easy-to-use dashboard, reimagined for smaller screens. Check key metrics at a glance and drill down into more granular views to uncover actionable insights. Newly added metrics provide the full range of our desktop analytics in the convenience of a mobile app. You can view more historical data with an updated date picker, which now includes new time frames and the ability to set custom date ranges. Thereby Squarespace gets more mobile-friendly if compared vs ExpressionEngine

2017 - Squarespace introduced Gift Cards for Online Stores



Squarespace introduced digital gift cards for Squarespace Online Stores, providing yet another way for merchants to drive sales and acquire new customers. In addition to increasing sales, selling gift cards can offer many other benefits for your business. They encourage customers to spend more. Even though gift cards are preloaded with a set amount, customers often spend more than the card’s value. They make last-minute shopping possible, build brand awareness and lower return rates. Digital gift cards can be purchased and redeemed just like any other product, making them a seamless addition to your store. This feature is available to all users on the Commerce Advanced plan in all countries and currencies supported by Squarespace Commerce. So Squarespace provides more marketing tools if compared vs Ecwid

2017 - Squarespace adds checkout on your domain for Online Stores to challenge Shopify



Online Stores on Squarespace platform can now have secure checkout on domains. With Checkout on Your Domain, customers can shop in your store without being redirected to a third-party for checkout. The entire shopping experience will live on one domain, creating a more consistent look and a stronger sense of security. Checkout on Your Domain is available in the Advanced Commerce plan and is automatically active on sites with SSL enabled. SSL is free for all websites and can be enabled under Settings > Security & SSL. After setting your site to “Secure,” customers ready to purchase will be directed to a checkout page on your domain, like https://yourdomain.com/checkout. The conclusion is that Squarespace gets more secure in comparison to Shopify

2016 - Squarespace integrates with Paypal - a new advantage over Volusion



Squarespace is launching PayPal integration for Online Stores. It’s easy to add PayPal, whether you’re just starting out or have been running a store for years. As a trusted, secure, and seamless payment method, PayPal can help you sell more by giving your shoppers an additional way to pay and by allowing you to reach more shoppers around the world. This partnership takes the complexity out of international payments, providing a seamless integration that lets you focus on building a beautiful brand and growing your business. Plus, you’ll gain access to PayPal solutions to further help your business succeed, including PayPal One TouchTM, PayPal Credit, and Purchase and Seller protection. Thus Squarespace provides more checkout options than Volusion

2016 - Squarespace provides free SSL to keep up with Jimdo



SSL is now available for free on all Squarespace websites.The result is that millions of more domains on the Internet will be secured via SSL, our customers can take advantage of the confidence that secure websites bring users, and we will have helped the Internet take a huge step forward in promoting security by default. Squarespace is taking care of almost everything, making this an easy transition for customers. To seamlessly manage SSL certificates for all of our websites, they have partnered with Let’s Encrypt, a free and open certificate authority (CA) run for the public’s benefit that provides free SSL certificates. As an added benefit, websites hosted on Squarespace may enjoy a boost in search rankings. Thereby Squarespace is now more secure in comparison to Jimdo

2016 - Squarespace introduced new analytics for e-commerce



Website creation platform Squarespace introduced new analytics features for its e-commerce businesses. Squarespace’s Commerce product was originally designed for businesses who saw e-commerce as a “secondary goal” of their website — say, a restaurant selling gift cards or a musician selling merchandise. Turns out, however, that selling online was central to many Squarespace customers, so the company revamped Commerce last year with those businesses in mind. Changes included new Commerce templates, a Commerce-specific mobile app and the promise of new analytics specifically for Commerce users — analytics that the company has now officially launched. The new Squarespace Analytics dashboard includes data on things like revenue, units sold, conversion rate, average order volume and revenue per visit.

2016 - WordPress.com turned on HTTPS encryption for all sites. Beware Zoho Sites



WordPress.com is adding HTTPS support for all of its sites without having to do anything. Each website now has an SSL certificate and will display a green lock in your address back. The nice side effect to the enhanced security is that Google tends to favor websites that support HTTPS over HTTP-only website. So your WordPress.com website should rank higher in Google search results.

2016 - Squarespace introduced own Domains service to defeate Webflow



Squarespace Domains is the newest way for anyone with an idea to get started with building website. You can browse over 200 top-level domains and purchase your domain directly from Squarespace. Starting at $20, every Squarespace Domain includes a beautiful ad-free parking page and WHOIS privacy at no additional cost. Unlike some other registrars that offer deceptively low entry points with high recurring fees, we aim for transparency. That’s why your domain will always renew at the same price. Better still, if you purchase a domain from Squarespace, you’ll be able to upgrade to our industry-leading suite of website creation products and enable Google Apps for your domain (business email, calendar, storage, and more) with zero technical configuration. So we may assume that Squarespace becomes one-stop-solution if compared vs Webflow

2015 - WordPress.com goes Open Source and gets a desktop app - a new advantage over Jimdo



WordPress.com, the fully hosted version of WordPress, has a received one of its biggest updates. First, WordPress.com is now fully separated from the WordPress core. It is now an admin interface that interacts with the WordPress core just like any other third-party interface and app out there. It uses a REST API to fetch your posts, publish new ones, upload photos and more. Second, the team behind WordPress.com switched to an entirely new stack. Instead of using PHP and MySQL, the developers built everything using JavaScript and API calls. It means that when you go to the website, the server will distribute a fully working WordPress client that mostly runs in your browser. Finally, everything is open source and on GitHub. You can also download a new Mac app to access WordPress.com. In many ways, this app works like the Slack desktop app. It leverages web technologies and desktop features so that you get more or less the exact same thing as on the WordPress.com website, but with a few goodies, such as notifications. Windows and Linux apps are in the works.