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So… I Made the Switch from WordPress to Squarespace x Giveaway

Blogging has been part of my life since high school. I remember going to a computer shop every day that was located kilometers away from our house in Laguna, in order to update my blog. My first blog was on WordPress. I have tried other platforms like Blogger, Tumblr and Multiply but didn’t really went well for me. I was more of a WordPress guy.

But now, I made the switch from WordPress to Squarespace.

Why did I make the switch? Here are my reasons. “Squarespace, welcome to your tape (Hannah Baker?)”. Lol

  1. 14-day Trial for Paid Services (No Credit Card Required). You get to try the platform with all it’s paid services without paying a cent for 14 days. At this period, you will be able to determine if Squarespace is for you. Just sign up and get started.
  2. Easy Blogging Platform.Β What I love about Squarespace in regards to writing a blog post is you get to see a live preview of what your post will look like while writing. You no longer need to click that update button and refresh your other browser’s tab/window. It’s hassle free, meaning it’s less time spending on writing your posts.
  3. It’s all-in-one.Β Squarespace has their own domain registrar and hosting. I know some has these as well, but with Squarespace, you no longer need to configure settings. They’ll do it for you. Everything is simple and very straightforward.
  4. Premium Templates and easy to customize.Β I have this tendency to change themes while I was still on WordPress. I just needed it because I get bored. And switching themes on WordPress and customizing it took me weeks, tbh. Squarespace provides its customer a variety of premium templates that fits all types of websites. And you get to customize it by just clicking on the part or section you wanted to customize and it’ll allow you to change it. And if you wanted to go deep in customizing, you can turn on Developer Mode.

There’s just something enjoyable with Squarespace that I made the switch. I think I’ll be sticking with Squarespace for a while now.

Giveaway

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you guys our giveaway. Together with Mei and Dianne, we decided to hold a simple giveaway to our readers and followers. You just simply have to follow the instructions via Rafflecopter in order to earn raffle entries. Three (3) winners will be picked randomly by Rafflecopter. This is strictly for Philippine residents only, and personal account should only be used in joining. No giveaway accounts, please. The giveaway will end on June 8th, 12MN.

Prizes

0 Comments

  1. Super bongga ng giveaway niyo! Huhu. Whoever wins, I’m happy for her/him! I’m joining this giveaway, of course! <3

  2. Your blog looks so nice, Clint! I have been thinking about Squarespace, but I’m very comfortable now with WordPress that I don’t think I could just give up with it.

    Congrats on the giveaway! Sana manalo ako! <3

    Dianne Kathreen
    hello@diannekathreen.com

  3. Your blog looks so nice, Clint! I tried the 14-day trial, but it’s up now, and I was not able to complete my customisation. I had a hard time customising it, and it seems so slow and laggy for me. But I’ll try again next time! I understand the pain in customising in WordPress, it also take me weeks! Hoping the next time I try it, I’ll be able to get the hang of it. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, it’s so nice to see you guys doing a giveaway collaboration. Good luck on that! Too bad I can’t join. Haha!

    • Actually, it is slow or it depends on the device you’re using. On my PC, SQSP is slow but not on the device I used at work. HAHA. Customizing really is pain whether you’re in SQSP or WP.

      Sorry. Shipping abroad is expensive e. HAHA

  4. Congrats for making the switch. I didn’t know much about Squarespace until I read your post…thanks!

  5. Reign Garcia Ouano says

    Were you able to transfer all of your former blog on wordpress here? Thank you

  6. How much does Squarespace cost ba? I’m curious kasi last year, people were moving to self-hosted WordPress and now Squarespace naman. Hehe. I heard that it’s more user-friendly especially to non-technical people? I’m currently using Blogger right now and I’m happy with it. But maybe one day, I’ll go back to self-hosting. If Squarespace is cheaper than WP then I’ll go with Squarespace πŸ™‚

  7. Have fun on your new blogging platform…I still dont think that I can leave wordpress yet. I enjoy it too much!

  8. Great read! I currently use WordPress but have heard lots of good things about Squarespace as a blogging platform. I still have about a year left on my self-hosted WordPress plan but once it’s up I totally want to check out Squarespace. I’ll be coming back to this post for insight when I do!

  9. Jeazell Ann Grace says

    im currently looking for a platform to use. And i think this is a worth reading for. Thanks for sharing this.
    Also, i joined the giveaway, just trying my luck cuz i never won any of it hahaha, its fine.
    Jeazell Ann Grace
    jeazellann_jorquin@yahoo.com

  10. Sophia Gonzales says

    Thankyou for giving me an idea to use squarespace! I tried WordPress too but would definitely try this one. Goodluck on your blog!! πŸ€

    Sophia Gonzales
    Sophiagonzalessss@yahoo.com

  11. Always wanted to try Squarespace since my 2nd year in college. Haha! Hopefully I can win! <3

    Loi

  12. I’m so intrigued by this because I recently made the switch from squarespace to WordPress and now am slightly second guessing my decision because yours looks so great haha

  13. Natalie says

    Wow! Such a brave move to swap, hope it all works out of for you! Will defined go checkout squarespace

  14. Squarespace is such a great blogging platform. I wanted Squarespace to be my permanent blogging home (portfolio + blog in one space) but I couldn’t afford it yet. Congratulations on the move!

  15. Ira says

    Thank you for the giveaway hihihi I hope I can win your package, Clint πŸ˜† I wanna start a blog too but i’m suck at it πŸ˜…

  16. Patricia Fangonilo says

    Thank you for this giveaway πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌ I’ve always wanted to create a blog but I have no idea on how to start one 😭✌️Anyways Go bless the three of you!

    Patricia Fangonilo
    pat.fangonilo@gmail.com

  17. Good luck with Squarespace! I really wanted to start my own blog but I just couldn’t do it. Kudos to you and your friends!

    And yaaaay for the giveaway! ❀

  18. Love your new site, Clint!!! Super clean and modern ng layout πŸ’“ Thinking of switching din, pero idk when haha. Hopefully soon? 😁

  19. Rica Marie Pordios says

    Than you for this giveaway. Please let me be the one 🎢 hahaha choss πŸ˜‚ Sana manalo ako 😊 Thank you and Godbless πŸ’›

    Rica Marie Pordios
    rmppordios@gmail.com

  20. I find wordpress a very nice blogging platform. But if you feel comfortable with this one then go for it <3.

    I entered the giveaway <3

  21. Clarisse Agco says

    congrats, kuya clint. more powers to you and godbless!! i know you’ll be a successful blogger in the future so keep it up! :))
    Clarisse Agco
    ann098030@gmail.com

  22. It is very generous of you three! πŸ˜€ Thank you for the chance of wining!

    Jubilee Macatangay
    mhyrr_xhieh18 @ yahoo.com

  23. Ivy Merylle Disono says

    So excited about your blog and giveaways! Hoping to win! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Thank you and more power!

    Ivy Merylle Disono
    ivy_disono@yahoo.com

  24. Joining the giveaway, Clint! I tried the trial of Squarespace too and I loved it. Might make the switch when I have the funds. I already spend $$$ when I got bored of my WP theme anyway lol.

  25. I really like your new blog O Squarespace is so clean and sooo minimalist. I’m tempted to transfer but I don’t think I can afford it yet. Maybe soon when I start to be consistent in blogging. Hehe and wow yung prizes!!! ;A; Thank you for this Giveaway!! Gonna try my luck!! :))

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