5 Ways Squarespace Will Save You Time
It’s no secret that I think Squarespace is the bee’s knees. I spent 7+ years running a Wordpress website and though there are definitely things I love about Wordpress, making the leap to Squarespace was the best thing I ever did.
One of the reasons I love Squarespace so much is just how much time is saves me. It simplified my life so much. Here are 5 ways Squarespace will save you time.
Two Words: Automatic Updates
Squarespace updates their themes automatically. And if you’re using third-party plugins on your Squarespace site, chances are they won’t need to be updated either since they’re usually just snippets of code added to your CSS editor or Code Injection.
Wordpress requires routine manual updates of themes, plugins, and the Wordpress core itself. Updates don’t take long but little tasks add up when you have to do them on a regular basis. And then there’s the risk of an update breaking your site, something that just doesn’t happen with Squarespace.
Integrations are easy to set up.
If you want to integrate Google Analytics with your Wordpress site, you have to install a plugin or add some code. With Squarespace, you just copy and paste your Google Analytics account number into a little box in your settings. Same with Amazon Associates, Adobe Fonts, Mailchimp, and more. One and done.
Fewer Bills = Less Stress
Squarespace simplifies tracking your business expenses. When I was on Wordpress, these are the companies I received bills on a monthly or annual basis just to keep my website running:
Plus, I had to pay for my theme separately. Nowadays, I only have two website-related bills:
I use a couple of premium Squarespace plugins on my site but unlike Wordpress plugins, Squarespace plugins are a one-time fee. It’s a lot less to keep track of.
Intuitive Website Builder
Squarespace’s user-friendly website builder makes it easy to build an attractive site. I still recommend working with a professional but if you’re the DIY sort, Squarespace has less of a learning curve than Wordpress.
Wordpress theme builders like Divi, Elementor, Thrive Architect, and Beaver Builder are becoming increasingly popular and sophisticated but some of them come with pretty serious issues. For example, Divi is great unless you decide at a later date to switch to something else. It will leave behind a mess of short codes on your website. Talk about a nightmare. Fixing that would take ages.
Easy Breezy Troubleshooting
Wordpress is a free software, hosted by a separate company, with many third-party themes and plugins. That means that if you have a problem with your Wordpress site, you first have to do some detective work to determine where the issue originated. Is it a plugin, theme, hosting, or Wordpress issue? From that point, getting help can be difficult. If it’s a premium plugin, theme, or the web host that is causing the problem, you can contact their customer support team. But if it’s a free plugin or theme, or Wordpress itself, you’re stuck trying to find answers on forums. Not a great way to spend your afternoon, let me tell you.
If you want to simplify your life, streamline your workflow, and spend less time on menial tasks, Squarespace will help you do that.
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