Laura Sorensen — the talented designer behind Atelier LKS (and my first cousin) — explains why Squarespace might not be a great for fit for your website in 10 Reasons to Choose WordPress Over Squarespace.
First of all, their templates virtually require high-end photos to not look odd or underwhelming.
Some Squarespace sites are gorgeous, but you can bet they have a full stable of high-resolution professional photography to accomplish that, because their templates virtually require it. If you lack professional photography, your Squarespace site could easily look odd or underwhelming.
Other reasons to choose WordPress over Squarespace include: flexibility, lower cost, freedom from limitations of many kinds, and better help + community.
My favorite part of her 10 reasons list:
You love being limited. If the simplicity of being told what to use or having narrow options makes your life easier (rather than limiting your site’s potential), then Squarespace might be for you!
WordPress will grow with you. It’s unlimited, built for freedom, and you can do more with less.