Why I Switched to Squarespace As A Blogger

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Everywhere I look, bloggers are telling you and me to use WordPress when starting a blog.

And not WordPress.com, but having a self-hosted site and then using WordPress.org to create your website.

I’ve been blogging for 10+ years now. I started out with Blogger, then used Bluehost/Wordpress, then SiteGround/Wordpress, and now I use Squarespace.

Why did I switch from WordPress to Squarespace?

Honestly, there were a few things that played a role in my decision.

1) I don’t know how to code.

Now, this isn’t a huge deal if you have a WordPress site. You can still create a beautiful site on your own or buy a theme to make your site look like you want it. My problem was the amount of time that it took to get my website up and running. I wanted things that I didn’t know how to do in code + I didn’t have a huge budget starting out. Plus, I tend to change things on my blog fairly often and didn’t want to spend money on a theme that I didn’t absolutely love.

2) I know all the prices right up front.

Squarespace has all of their prices right up front. It’ straightforward and the prices have been the same for year, I think they are here to stay. Squarespace has 4 different levels for their pricing, depending on what you want. Everything is clear and straight forward. When I was with a self hosted site, it was great for the first year (or 2-3, depending on how much you pay when you initially sign up, but then the price goes up) I feel like this is talked about, but not enough.

I love how straight forward and easy it is to know exactly how much you’ll pay with Squarespace. You also have the option to pay month by month instead of yearly if that’s something you need. You can check out all of the pricing here.

3) The ultimate reason why I switched was because I’ve been thinking about it for years.

A good friend of mine LOVES Squarespace and every time I visited her site, I knew that I wanted the cleaner look that Squarespace offers. I also loved the idea of setting up my entire website before hitting publish so I could know exactly what it was going to look like before it was up and running. When you sign up with Squarespace you get a 14-day trial to set up your website before paying or launching it!

I am a few months into my switch and every day I’m grateful I took the leap. Moving over my content was a lot easier than I expected it to be (I’m working on a post right now about how you can switch to Squarespace too) and I truly do love my site. I’m still getting it to be exactly where I want it, but we’re on the way there and I couldn’t be happier.

Have you switched blogging platforms before? Which one do you use, and why do you like it?

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  1. Thank you for this post! I just recently started blogging and went from WP.com to WP.org but have always wondered about Squarespace. I think my biggest hurdle using WP.org has been the fact that I don’t know how to code (although I wish I did!). I found this to be informative and will definitely look more into Squarespace now.

    Thanks again for the helpful info! It’s wonderful, especially when you’re a newbie.

    1. You’re welcome!! I’m working on another post right now all about how to switch from WP to Squarespace, because I thought it would be so hard, but it was a lot easier than I thought. And I’m so glad I made the switch! I don’t know how to code either, and I’m loving Squarespace! It’s definitely worth it in my opinion if you want to make the switch!

  2. My friend LOVES squarespace for her photography blog!!

    1. Yes! I have a friend who uses it for her photography site/blog as well!!

  3. I’ve used Squarespace from the beginning and I absolutely love it. The templates are so gorgeous and easy to customise and their support is second to none. I’ve been contacting them regularly with questions on how to do this or that and they’ve always been super helpful. I also like the idea of being able to set up a shop or run email newsletter from within Squarespace rather than having to use a separate service for everything.
    And just like you, I also appreciate the transparency in pricing as it helps with budgeting so much.

    1. I wish I’d used it from the beginning, but I’m here now! It’s so easy to make your blog look like what you want, and all the templates are gorgeous! I agree, their customer support is awesome! And I also love that everything I need is included 🙂 It’s made my life so easy. Yes, their transparency about the pricing is the best.

  4. This is such a wonderful post, Taylor! It’s always so fun to hear from other Squarespace enthusiasts which features they like the most. I love being able to design my clients’ websites on Squarespace and know I’m handing them something easy to maintain that won’t take up all of their time. Thank you for sharing these great reasons!

    1. Thank you!! I love how simple it is to keep up on my website. Squarespace is so great!

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