What users are saying about
Top Rated
271 Ratings
8 Ratings
Top Rated
271 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Squarespace ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

8.6

Squarespace

86%
3.0

Titan CMS

30%
Squarespace ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.6
86%
57 Ratings
3.0
30%
5 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Squarespace

77%
4.0

Titan CMS

40%
Squarespace ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.7
77%
42 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

7.8
78%
30 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Web Content Creation

8.5

Squarespace

85%
4.6

Titan CMS

46%
Squarespace ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

8.6
86%
74 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.7
87%
66 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Admin section

8.5
85%
84 Ratings
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Page templates

8.9
89%
85 Ratings
2.0
20%
5 Ratings

Library of website themes

8.1
81%
83 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

8.6
86%
81 Ratings
2.0
20%
3 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.5
85%
73 Ratings
3.0
30%
5 Ratings

Form generator

8.3
83%
67 Ratings
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

Web Content Management

8.0

Squarespace

80%
3.8

Titan CMS

38%
Squarespace ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
65 Ratings
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

SEO support

8.4
84%
70 Ratings
1.0
10%
5 Ratings

Bulk management

7.7
77%
43 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Community / comment management

7.8
78%
57 Ratings
4.0
40%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Squarespace is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • Squarespace and Titan CMS are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Squarespace

84%
85 Ratings
8.0

Titan CMS

80%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings
10.0

Titan CMS

100%
3 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings
9.5

Titan CMS

95%
3 Ratings

Availability

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Titan CMS

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings
8.0

Titan CMS

80%
4 Ratings

In-Person Training

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Titan CMS

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Titan CMS

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Northwoods

Titan CMS is a good full featured CMS if users are fairly tech savvy. It is under active development and has added significant features through the years.
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Pros

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.
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Northwoods

  • Utilizing a Filter to determine what shows on a page saves countless hours of configuring content that should be displayed on a page - it's been a lifesaver how easy it is to set up too.
  • Smart Search takes the search box and makes it magical. Common misspellings and alternate names can still send a user to the proper page!
  • Data nodes and filters can also be configured to Find a Dealer, Doctor, Location etc. It puts the power into a users hands and makes is easy to use.
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Cons

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.
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Northwoods

  • I would love to see a "View this Page" button after a page has been updated/published. Every time I publish a new page, I have to open a new browser window, navigate to a different tab, copy the page url "example/example/example" and paste it after "www.mywebsite.com" in order to preview the new page/content.
  • If Titan and WordPress were in a beauty competition, there is no way that Titan would win. Titan's dashboard, buttons, etc are dated and bland, and is in dire need of a refresh.
  • A drag and drop to upload feature would be very helpful.
  • Creating forms is very cumbersome and the pop-up window in which the form is created needs to be revamped. The font-size is much too small and it is not as customizable as it could be.
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Pricing Details

Squarespace

Starting Price

$12 per month

Editions & Modules

Squarespace editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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)

    Titan CMS

    Starting Price

    $0 one-time fee

    Editions & Modules

    Titan CMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Base License$3,5001
    Professional LicensePlease Contact Us for Details2
    Corporate LicensePlease Contact Us for Details3
    Enterprise LicensePlease Contact Us for Details4

    Footnotes

    1. one-time fee
    2. one-time fee
    3. one-time fee
    4. one-time fee

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $5,000

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Squarespace

    Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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    Northwoods

    Titan CMS had a great support system and they helped make my experience go smooth. They offer courses to help people get acquainted, offer support over the phone and are more than willing to make your experience a great one. Once I was familiar with Titan I always found myself wanting to learn more and do more to improve upon the website. Titan makes CMS fun and exciting!
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    Usability

    Squarespace

    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.
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    Northwoods

    Everything we've needed to accomplish, Titan CMS has been able to accomplish. From multiple levels of user rights, document rights, tagging pages and documents to make filters do the work of content displayed on a page - it's all easy to set up too. Creating a content rich product detail page template and customizing a ecommerce cart to work for those using a dealer network - needing a request for quote, to go to dealers instead of a self checkout.
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    Support Rating

    Squarespace

    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
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    Northwoods

    I understand that our Web Development Team is very busy, however, sometimes there is a delay in response and a followup email is needed to determine the progress of the issue/question
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    In-Person Training

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Northwoods

    It was customized to include screen shots of our site and how users can access the content that only pertains to them as well as advanced training sessions for admin duties and everything that goes along with it. Training is in small groups and can be private (your company only) if you like too.
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    Implementation Rating

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Northwoods

    Talk to your project manager for Titan early on in development about minimalizing customizations. It seems obvious, but many times they do what you ask in the respect of "This is how we do it now, make that happen in Titan" vs. think of how Titan can deliver the same results within the confines of the base software. It's not a fault, just human nature.
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    Alternatives Considered

    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.
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    Northwoods

    Clients have access to the online and PDF documentation, also tips and how-tos for the most current versions of Titan CMS in the market. Check out our full documentation library! unlimited Dev/ QA/ Server install. Load balancing, and cluster support included. Upgrade options included free of cost along with unlimited CPUs per server.
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    Return on Investment

    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.
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    Northwoods

    • Positive ROI by allowing content contributors embedded within departments with the department domain knowledge to update the site directly. More efficient and less centralized spending.
    • Requirement for investment in training users of CMS cuts into ROI. Would recommend a two-step workflow where department content contributors enter information into CMS and then approval step is done by webmaster team to ensure content meets standard formatting guidelines. This workflow functionality exists in the Titan CMS.
    • Positive ROI experienced during projects such as moving to a responsive design because much of the content can migrate untouched. Also positive when updating graphics in template to give site new look.
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