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WordPress, Squarespace or Shopify. Which is the right platform?

It’s the most common question we get asked, and there are a few things to take into account, but here’s the short answer:
WordPress for ultimate flexibility, custom functionalities, great templates and the largest pool of 3rd party developers
Squarespace for beautifully designed portfolios without needing any coding knowledge
Shopify for e-commerce.

WordPress and Squarespace are both powerful platforms for building websites, but they have fundamental differences.

The verdict:

WordPress is a better platform overall, it’s extensible in every way imaginable, and the platform itself is free. Squarespace could be better for you if you are building a purely informational site, without any special functionalities, have limited coding knowledge and just want everything to work out of the box and look beautiful right away, plus they offer 24/7 customer support.