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Score 9 out of 100

Squarespace

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform

DNN [Platform] is great for organizations of any size who wish to have a robust CMS to manage their site. DNN is not ideal for a small site that is better suited to a super easy to user interface such as Wix. DNN [Platform] is plenty strong enough for enterprises and large entities.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

DNN Platform
10.0
Squarespace
8.6
Role-based user permissions
DNN Platform
10.0
Squarespace
8.6

Platform & Infrastructure

DNN Platform
9.5
Squarespace
7.8
API
DNN Platform
10.0
Squarespace
7.7
Internationalization / multi-language
DNN Platform
9.0
Squarespace
7.9

Web Content Creation

DNN Platform
8.6
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
DNN Platform
10.0
Squarespace
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
DNN Platform
9.0
Squarespace
8.7
Admin section
DNN Platform
8.0
Squarespace
8.5
Page templates
DNN Platform
9.0
Squarespace
8.9
Library of website themes
DNN Platform
8.0
Squarespace
8.2
Mobile optimization / responsive design
DNN Platform
10.0
Squarespace
8.6
Publishing workflow
DNN Platform
8.0
Squarespace
8.3
Form generator
DNN Platform
7.0
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Management

DNN Platform
8.6
Squarespace
8.0
Content taxonomy
DNN Platform
9.0
Squarespace
8.4
SEO support
DNN Platform
8.0
Squarespace
8.4
Bulk management
DNN Platform
7.0
Squarespace
7.7
Availability / breadth of extensions
DNN Platform
9.0
Squarespace
7.5
Community / comment management
DNN Platform
10.0
Squarespace
8.0

Pros

DNN Platform

  • Very easy to use CMS - Ease of use is paramount with CMS products to minimise on support calls. Also the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently corrupt the layout of the page.
  • Powerful application framework - The existence of APIs for all functionality within the CMS provides limitless scope in terms of developing bespoke applications which sit within the CMS.
  • Commercially supported option available - For larger clients, the comfort factor of having a direct line to the developers of the application is a big selling point.
Anonymous | 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

DNN Platform

  • Out of the box, it has some modules, but not enough unless you do a paid version.
  • The support is a bit slow.
  • The menuing can be confusing and terms used a bit strange. which makes training difficult.
John Reitz | 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

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform

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

DNN Platform

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

DNN Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 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

DNN Platform

My experience with Joomla! was over six years ago so a lot could have changed. However, I prefer DNN over Joomla because DNN offers more modules and a better administration user interface.
Mike Bunce | 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

DNN Platform

  • DNN helps us win bids on projects through the improvements the community has done over the past few years; we were ready to scrap it all together but it has made great strides
  • DNN's community has come back and is actively working to improve and expand the capabilities of the cms
  • on a negative note, the confusion between evoq and dnn has caused us headaches
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

DNN Platform

General

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

Squarespace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

DNN Platform
9.0
Squarespace
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

DNN Platform
Squarespace
10.0

Usability

DNN Platform
Squarespace
10.0

Support Rating

DNN Platform
Squarespace
10.0

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