Four years ago I made a big decision of moving to Squarespace for my website. I have since moved most websites that I manage to the platform. In this video, I share with you 7 reasons why you should consider Squarespace for your website too.
Last May I wrote a series of blog posts about church websites. I looked through Wordpress and Squarespace and detailed my experience sharing some advice on managing church/ministry websites on these platforms.
Here’s a look back on my church website series:
- Wordpress or Squarespace for your Church Website?
- Why we use Wordpress at Community Bible Church
- Why I Choose Squarespace for 90% of Websites I Build
- The Mobile Friendly Church Website
- Make a Great First Impression with Your Church Website
- Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Church Website: Google Analytics
- Church Website SEO
- Connecting People through your Church Website
I would love to hear what technologies and best practices that you are using with your church website!
If you take a look at several of the websites that I manage, you will see that I choose Squarespace the majority of the time. Here are some of those sites:
You might notice that in many ways these sites look quite similar. The truth is, Squarespace is much harder to customize than Wordpress, but if you are looking for a simple, clean, and functional website Squarespace is a great option. My favorite part is how well all of their sites adapt to mobile platforms. I’ve noticed that 60% of the traffic on all of the sites I manage comes from mobile devices, so it’s important that I look for these sites to function effectively on mobile first and then desktop. Our nature is to do just the opposite.
Here are some of the features I have loved about Squarespace:
- All in one management - of hosting, domain and email
- Metrics mobile app - lets me constantly check the site analytics on the go
- Simple management tools - it’s so easy to update and so hard to break!
- Beautiful templates - I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a bad looking Squarespace site
- eCommerce integrations - the platform has seamless eCommerce integrations that makes selling things online so easy to manage
- Forms - Squarespace forms look and function so great on all platforms
- Affordable - a Squarespace site can be as inexpensive as $8/month which includes hosting. it’s hard to beat that price point!
Have you tried Squarespace? If so, what do you like? If not, why not? Do you see any downsides to Squarespace?