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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Elementor

If you need to have agile web design and easy editing, then Elementor is the way to go. You run into trouble when you need super custom solutions, or when you combine it with certain plug-ins that don’t play well. This is on a case-by-case basis, and can often be solved by high-level programmers.
Jason Rutel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Squarespace is perfect for a small to midsize business that wants a website that's easy to manage all on their own. An enterprise level company should definitely look toward other platforms to meet their needs, but Squarespace can be a great fit for many other businesses. The decision should be based on the features and functionality you need. Many businesses just need a website that's reliable, simple, and professional
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Elementor
8.6
Squarespace
8.9
Role-based user permissions
Elementor
8.6
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

Elementor
7.3
Squarespace
8.3
API
Elementor
8.0
Squarespace
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Elementor
6.7
Squarespace
8.7

Web Content Creation

Elementor
8.6
Squarespace
8.8
WYSIWYG editor
Elementor
8.9
Squarespace
8.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Elementor
8.7
Squarespace
8.9
Admin section
Elementor
8.7
Squarespace
9.0
Page templates
Elementor
8.7
Squarespace
9.3
Library of website themes
Elementor
8.1
Squarespace
9.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Elementor
8.8
Squarespace
9.3
Publishing workflow
Elementor
8.5
Squarespace
7.6
Form generator
Elementor
8.2
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Management

Elementor
8.4
Squarespace
7.5
Content taxonomy
Elementor
8.6
Squarespace
8.5
SEO support
Elementor
8.6
Squarespace
8.0
Bulk management
Elementor
7.7
Squarespace
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
Elementor
8.2
Squarespace
6.0
Community / comment management
Elementor
8.7
Squarespace
8.5

Pros

Elementor

  • The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate. Each of the blocks is laid out in a very standard way. This makes learning Elementor pretty quick. There are a lot of advanced features that take longer to become familiar with, but for solid basic design, it is easy to learn.
  • Elementor is quite capable of building nicely designed fast sites. It also has excellent Mobile capabilities allowing a designer to make sure the look on Tablet and Phone are as well designed as the desktop version.
  • Elementor works well with virtually every Theme out there. However, to go a step further, there are quite a few Themes that are built specifically to work with Elementor.
  • This is not something that Elementor does, but I need to mention that there are several Block sets out there that are made for Elementor and expand the design capabilities.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • Very robust how-to and troubleshooting guides – if you're trying to do something specific, a quick google search will lead you to a writeup by Squarespace of exactly the issue you're trying to solve. Comparing this to competitors where you're more or less on your own, Squarespace makes you feel confident that you can make any change you'd want.
  • Well-designed template sites – you'd have to try very hard to create an ugly site when you've got such robust templates to work with. Plus design fundamentals like ample white space and color palettes are built in to the design process.
  • Lots of options – Squarespace has beautifully-designed add-ons that clients ask for (such as adding a dynamic map to their site which shows their shop's location). These options require no jury-rigging and dovetail with the design of the site.
  • Unbreakable web design – there is no way to break your site, unlike with competitors where you're trying to cobble together plug-ins to make your site function how you'd want it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Elementor

  • If you'd asked me a year ago where Elementor could improve, this list would be easy, now, not so much. The product develops at a phenomenal rate with new features consistently being rolled out. Support has improved DRAMATICALLY and is really world class at this point.
Gary Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • The editing experience is VERY slow. Every time you switch in or out of an editor (page content, styles, etc), Squarespace takes 3-5 seconds to load, which is not a deal-breaker, but definitely annoying.
  • There's still no "real" way to set a background color on a given section. You can fake it by using a background image, which works, but what if you want a light background? Squarespace automatically makes the text white for any section, regardless of how bright the background is.
  • It's frustrating that Squarespace hasn't implemented some sort of variable system for fonts and colors. If you decide to change fonts or colors, you have to go around and update it in 50 million different places, which is a huge pain.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Elementor

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

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Elementor is one of those website builders that is really easy to get started with. The drag and drop features make it easy to create attractive and creative webpages for even the non-website designer. Some of the features available are not easy to find or easy to discover when you first start using Elementor. Practice makes perfect.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 3 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

Elementor

Elementor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There support is slow and at times can be frustrating and this is why many prefer to air out their frustrations within the Facebook group community. I tend to give up as when I'm working on something and something goes wrong I need the help straight away. I do not have the patience to wait anymore.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Elementor

Elementor is superior to other page builders I have used previously, including Divi and Beaver Builder, and are easier to use than hosted options I have previously used, including Squarespace and Wix. It allows for more flexible designs for advanced users and a more intuitive interface for complete beginners. It is full of great features, widgets and premade templates that are great to use for users of all levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

The ease of use was a massive plus in Squarespace's side. I have limited knowledge of HTML and web development. Squarespace won simply because of its user-friendliness and the low barrier to entry when it comes to creating a good looking website. Every alternative that I looked at was either more expensive or required more knowledge than I possessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Elementor

  • ROI: able to complete more web design projects in less time.
  • ROI: able to upload demo content/themes and edit with ease, giving clients the opportunity to see mockups faster than before.
  • ROI: ease of use allows for more opportunities to design sites for more companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • My clients are very happy with the results they're getting from their websites.
  • They don't really manage the sites themselves, so can't really speak to the ease of use for them. However, I find it relatively easy to build good looking sites for them. This in turn makes it economical for them.
  • Making changes and updating their sites can be done relatively quickly. We can embed whatever elements they need, like video.
  • We can easily manage updates to their on-site SEO.
Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Elementor

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

Elementor
9.3
Squarespace
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Elementor
Squarespace
10.0

Usability

Elementor
8.0
Squarespace
10.0

Support Rating

Elementor
8.0
Squarespace
10.0

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