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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 5.7 out of 100

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.
Lisa Cooley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Squarespace
8.6
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Role-based user permissions
Squarespace
8.6
Umbraco CMS
1.2

Platform & Infrastructure

Squarespace
7.8
Umbraco CMS
5.5
API
Squarespace
7.7
Umbraco CMS
5.8
Internationalization / multi-language
Squarespace
7.9
Umbraco CMS
5.2

Web Content Creation

Squarespace
8.5
Umbraco CMS
1.8
WYSIWYG editor
Squarespace
8.6
Umbraco CMS
1.1
Code quality / cleanliness
Squarespace
8.7
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Admin section
Squarespace
8.5
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Page templates
Squarespace
8.9
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Library of website themes
Squarespace
8.2
Umbraco CMS
1.1
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Squarespace
8.6
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Publishing workflow
Squarespace
8.3
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Form generator
Squarespace
8.3
Umbraco CMS
6.5

Web Content Management

Squarespace
8.0
Umbraco CMS
3.8
Content taxonomy
Squarespace
8.4
Umbraco CMS
1.2
SEO support
Squarespace
8.4
Umbraco CMS
1.2
Bulk management
Squarespace
7.7
Umbraco CMS
5.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Squarespace
7.5
Umbraco CMS
5.6
Community / comment management
Squarespace
8.0
Umbraco CMS
5.8

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.
Isabel Sam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Megan Murray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Umbraco CMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Squarespace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Squarespace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow.The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Squarespace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Squarespace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Squarespace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Umbraco CMS

  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Squarespace

General

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

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)

Umbraco CMS

General

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

Umbraco CMS Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Umbraco Free$0
Umbraco Professional$5,0002
Umbraco Enterprise5000+2
  1. none
  2. per year
SaaS Edition
Umbraco Cloud Starter$391
Umbraco Cloud Standard$2091
Umbraco Cloud Professional$5691
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+1
Umbraco Heartcore Mini$491
Umbraco Heartcore Starter$2391
Umbraco Heartcore Professional$9991
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
The Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans includes support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms, Umbraco Courier, Umbraco TV) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Squarespace
8.4
Umbraco CMS
1.2

Likelihood to Renew

Squarespace
10.0
Umbraco CMS

Usability

Squarespace
10.0
Umbraco CMS
4.0

Reliability and Availability

Squarespace
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Performance

Squarespace
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Support Rating

Squarespace
10.0
Umbraco CMS
2.0

Online Training

Squarespace
Umbraco CMS
3.0

Implementation Rating

Squarespace
Umbraco CMS
7.0

Scalability

Squarespace
Umbraco CMS
4.0

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