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27 Ratings
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251 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contentful ranks higher in 1 feature set: Security
  • Squarespace ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
8.6

Squarespace

86%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
57 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
7.8

Squarespace

78%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
7.7
77%
42 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
7.8
78%
30 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
8.5

Squarespace

85%
Squarespace ranks higher in 7/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
74 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.7
87%
66 Ratings

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
84 Ratings

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
85 Ratings

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
83 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
81 Ratings

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
73 Ratings

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
67 Ratings

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
8.0

Squarespace

80%
Squarespace ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
65 Ratings

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
70 Ratings

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
43 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
57 Ratings

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
57 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Squarespace is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
8.4

Squarespace

84%
85 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings

Usability

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
Jennifer Garcia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

I have a gorgeous website that I made myself, thanks to Squarespace. I'm able to integrate marketing emails, SEO, analytics, online carts, pretty much instantly. If you want to get started fast, it's really great. I think if you want to customize square space and you're having trouble, it would be most helpful to hire a square space designer. That's what I would have done in retrospect.
Lisa Cooley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • Stupid simple to use. I know very creative people who cannot code and this is probably the easiest ever platform for them!
  • Pretty website templates and great functionality with showing off portfolios.
  • They've already figured out what are the problems that non-coding people have when creating websites and they've figured out a simple solution for all of it.
Isabel Sam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • As a wine company it would really love it if Squarespace had an easy plugin for wine club subscriptions.
  • Squarespace would be awesome if it could automatically take your photos that you upload on the site and optimize them for the web and for the website.
  • I do wish we could have more than two contributors for the basic website costs.
Megan Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Squarespace

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$12 per month

Squarespace Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Personal: $12/month (paid annually) $16/month (paid monthly) Business: $18/month (paid annually) $26/month (paid monthly) Basic Commerce: $26/month (paid annually) $35/month (paid monthly) Advanced Commerce: $40/month (paid annually) $54/month (paid monthly)

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Contentful

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
Angela Skees | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Overall, as a designer, it makes perfect sense for small to large businesses to use a site such as SquareSpace. Costs are relatively reasonable with the ability to go in and do custom code.
The issue is certain aspects of it, depending on the plan, you can't do. So, if you want to do API to the site, you need to use the top-tier program to do so. Even at custom code, you won't have access to the API section.
As well, like all templates and themes, everybody is using the same style too.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • The key positive impact on my overall business objectives is how simple Squarespace sites are to implement new information. Whenever our services change, we can quickly update pages or even change how the website flows, in a very short window of time. This allows me to get back to more urgent work sooner.
  • Our Squarespace site for Club Swim Show helped present our web series to potential partners; Club Swim Show went on to partner with a popular swimming magazine and reach a larger audience through that magazine's hosting thanks to the professional design of our original website.
  • Squarespace does not bring in customers to my storefront, which is fine for me, since I sell things infrequently and it is not my main business, but might work against someone who is expecting a Shopify or Etsy level connection with buyer markets.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

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