SquareSpace vs Weebly are both incredibly popular website builders. They are similar, yet different in many ways. We’ve signed up to both website builders to test their services, plans, features, and weigh up their pros and cons.
Understandably, these website builders market themselves in an entirely separate way. We’ve made it easy for you to decide which website builder is best for you by pitting them against each other in the ultimate website builder battle.
SquareSpace & Weebly Overview
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: Ease of Use
Both website builders are designed for people with no coding experience, so are suitable for beginners. Advanced users can use their editors too, and in some cases inject their own HTML/CSS code into the designs. You’ll get free web hosting with both website builders and the ability to link a custom domain.
WINNER: Weebly, because it is a simple drag and drop website builder that’s incredibly intuitive. SquareSpace is by no means difficult to use, but in comparison to Weebly it’s less intuitive and slightly harder to learn the basics.
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: Design
With SquareSpace and Weebly’s website builders, you can choose from plenty of templates and change your design whenever you like. Even once your website is live, you can switch templates, unlike Wix. Both website builders provide fully responsive templates and have templates to suit different website categories.
WINNER: SquareSpace, because the templates are absolutely stunning, mobile-responsive, and there’s a wide choice. SquareSpace’s editor is very flexible so you can achieve the design you want, right down to fonts, colors, images, borders, etc.
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: eCommerce
If you want to setup an online store or sell products/services online, you’ll need decent eCommerce features to do so. Both SquareSpace and Weebly offer eCommerce features, and generally speaking, the more money you pay for your plan, the more eCommerce features you’ll get.
WINNER: SquareSpace, because they offer lots of eCommerce features and the ability to make an online store look great. Weebly isn’t really recommended for online stores as the features are limited, though it’s a good option for beginners who want to give it a try.
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: SEO
If you’ve never created a website before, you may not be familiar with SEO. A website builder that offers great SEO tools as well as guides is essential if you want your website to be found on search engines like Google.
WINNER: Both, because they both offer great SEO tools and functionality. They also both include plenty of support for SEO as well as tutorials, guides, etc.
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: Blogging
Both website builders are powerful, offering extensive features, as well as blogging. Blogs tend to come as standard with most website builders, and some even offer iOS and Android apps so you can create and manage blogs on the go.
WINNER: SquareSpace, because they have more features available for blogging, as well as pro features that can extend the functionality of your blog much further.
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: Support
For beginners, support is really important. It can make the difference between getting a website live or not. Support is included in both of SquareSpace and Weebly’s plans, but it’s important to establish the differences between what’s on offer.
WINNER: SquareSpace, because their overall support service is better, more friendly, and they have more ways in which you can learn their platform.
SquareSpace Vs Weebly: Pricing
Both SquareSpace and Weebly can be tried without entering any credit card information. Weebly offers a free plan and SquareSpace offers a free 14-day trial. Remember, when signing up to a website builder, it’s often cheaper to commit to an annual plan than it is monthly.
WINNER: Weebly, because they are cheaper than SquareSpace in most areas, and they offer a free plan. A free plan always has limitations, but it offers an extensive period of time where you can try the website builder without incurring any fees.
If you were to ask me which website builder is best for beginners, I’d say Weebly. However, SquareSpace has many advantages over Weebly, if you can get past the small learning curve it comes with.
Both website builders have their pros and cons, so here are my recommendations:
- Beginners: Weebly offers a free plan, is incredibly easy to use, and offers the basics to get you started
- Bloggers: SquareSpace has plenty of blogging features that are really powerful
- eCommerce: SquareSpace’s eCommerce plans are very comprehensive and don’t charge transaction fees
- Portfolios: Again, SquareSpace is the winner here because their templates are absolutely stunning