Build your dream website with more freedom, more flexibility, and more features.

Choose WordPress.com instead of Squarespace and get a custom domain, 24/7 support, and a creative community millions strong. Plans start at just $5 per month.

Comparing your options? Here’s how WordPress.com is better value, more power, and more support than Squarespace.

WordPress.com
Squarespace.com
Pricing
WordPress.com
Pricing
Free to start with paid plans starting at just $5 per month.
Squarespace.com
Pricing
No free option. Any site requires a paid plan at $12 a month, minimum.
Extra features
WordPress.com
Extra features
All plans include Jetpack features, and Business plan customers can customize their sites even more with thousands of add-ons and designs.
Squarespace.com
Extra features
Your site is limited to the built-in features and templates offered by Squarespace, and a limited number of third-party extensions.
Flexible hosting
WordPress.com
Flexible hosting
Your website — and everything on it — is yours. Stay on WordPress.com, or move to a self-hosted WordPress website at any time. Keep your content, keep your design, keep your add-ons.
Squarespace.com
Flexible hosting
Your site only runs on the Squarespace platform — it’s not easy to move your content to another host (and there’s no guarantee that you can build an equivalent site).
Global community
WordPress.com
Global community
Joining WordPress.com means joining a friendly, global community with local events, online courses, forums, and more.
Squarespace.com
Global community
A few websites, and Reddit. More extensive resources are only available to power users with at least three websites.
24/7 support
WordPress.com
24/7 support
Get 24/7 support via email or live chat.
Squarespace.com
24/7 support
Chat support is available, but only during limited hours.
Build your website on the platform that gives you everything you need to do anything you want.
Start today to find out why more people prefer WordPress.com over Squarespace.