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271 Ratings
49 Ratings
Top Rated
271 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
49 Ratings
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Score 5.7 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%
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
Squarespace ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

8.6
86%
57 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Squarespace

77%
5.3

Umbraco CMS

53%
Squarespace ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.7
77%
42 Ratings
5.5
55%
9 Ratings

Internationalization / multi-language

7.8
78%
30 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

Web Content Creation

8.5

Squarespace

85%
1.6

Umbraco CMS

16%
Squarespace ranks higher in 8/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

8.6
86%
74 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Code quality / cleanliness

8.7
87%
66 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Admin section

8.5
85%
84 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Page templates

8.9
89%
85 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Library of website themes

8.1
81%
83 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Mobile optimization / responsive design

8.6
86%
81 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Publishing workflow

8.5
85%
73 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

Form generator

8.3
83%
67 Ratings
5.9
59%
9 Ratings

Web Content Management

8.0

Squarespace

80%
3.6

Umbraco CMS

36%
Squarespace ranks higher in 5/5 features

Content taxonomy

8.3
83%
65 Ratings
1.0
10%
11 Ratings

SEO support

8.4
84%
70 Ratings
1.0
10%
10 Ratings

Bulk management

7.7
77%
43 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Availability / breadth of extensions

7.6
76%
57 Ratings
5.2
52%
10 Ratings

Community / comment management

7.8
78%
57 Ratings
5.9
59%
10 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Squarespace is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Squarespace

84%
85 Ratings
1.0

Umbraco CMS

10%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings

Umbraco CMS

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

Availability

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Performance

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Squarespace

100%
4 Ratings
2.0

Umbraco CMS

20%
2 Ratings

Online Training

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0

Umbraco CMS

30%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Umbraco CMS

70%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Squarespace

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0

Umbraco CMS

40%
1 Rating

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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Umbraco

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.
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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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Umbraco

  • 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.
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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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Umbraco

  • 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
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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)

    Umbraco CMS

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Umbraco CMS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Umbraco Free01
    Umbraco Professional50002
    Umbraco Enterprise5000+3
    Umbraco Cloud Starter394
    Umbraco Cloud Standard2095
    Umbraco Cloud Professional5696
    Umbraco Cloud Enterprise5000+7
    Umbraco Heartcore Mini498
    Umbraco Heartcore Starter2399
    Umbraco Heartcore Professional99910
    Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise1000+11

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional 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.

    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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    Umbraco

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Umbraco

    Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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    Reliability and Availability

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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    Performance

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    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).
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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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    Umbraco

    Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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    Online Training

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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    Implementation Rating

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    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.
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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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    Umbraco

    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
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    Scalability

    Squarespace

    No answers on this topic

    Umbraco

    Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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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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    Umbraco

    • 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
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