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  1. Jeffro
    Jeffro May 29, 2013 at 18:16 | | Reply

    Just curious as to why you didn’t compare WordPress.com with SquareSpace? Wouldn’t that have been a more equal comparison between the two?

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea June 18, 2013 at 11:53 | | Reply

      The interface of WordPress.org and WordPress.com is practically the same. We just need to take into consideration the pricing of WordPress.com blogs. There’s also the WP VIP service which is worth looking into: http://vip.wordpress.com/

  2. James Dabbagian
    James Dabbagian May 31, 2013 at 18:53 | | Reply

    It seems like Squarespace is the Mac of Content management platforms, and WordPress is the PC of CMS. Yeah, you’re less likely to screw up SS than WP, but WP is much more powerful and useful.

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea June 18, 2013 at 11:51 | | Reply

      I partially agree with that. WP is much more powerful and useful for those who want customisation, while SS is easy and has an excellent UI. I wouldn’t say that WP is as unsexy as the PC is portrayed in its battle against Mac though 🙂

    2. qco
      qco July 8, 2013 at 19:29 | | Reply

      How, in 2013, can anyone still be saying that a Mac is not powerful or useful? What a terrible (and probably just Apple hater fueled) analogy.

  3. Hugo
    Hugo July 24, 2013 at 07:20 | | Reply

    Hello there! First off, I would like to congratulate you for the great article you have written. I came across it when searching for alternatives that could help me building my first website. The website I have in mind will be used for a real estate company I am planning to start up now. I have read quite a few articles which compared solutions such as Squarespace, Weebly, Wix and WordPress. Not only have I read those articles, but also I tested some of the mentioned competitors myself. After all the research, I am still a little insecure about what path should I take. I graduated from the university with a Computer Engineering degree, so programming would not be a real problem for me. Nevertheless, I am not a very experienced web developer. Given the industry where I am inclined to run this next business (real estate field), I believe that what I really needed now would be a visually beautiful website that could enable me to present listings of the apartments which I have for rental/sale. Just for you to get a better picture of what I am trying to describe, this website does pretty much what I have in mind for mine: http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/ Taking everything that I said into account, what do you think would be the best approach for me to build this website? Should I use Squarespace, WordPress or some other CMS? What else would you suggest? Thank you very much in advance.

    1. Amit Thaker (@amit0101)
      Amit Thaker (@amit0101) August 24, 2013 at 11:51 | | Reply

      Hugo, you could use wordpress. There are plenty of ready made themes available custom made for realty business. Try themeforest, they have an extensive range of themes for RE business. They retail for around 40-50 USD.

  4. Hugo
    Hugo September 14, 2013 at 15:20 | | Reply

    Amit, I am so sorry for the late reply! You gave me a great tip really. After doing a very time intense but productive research over the internet, I was able to find quite a few WordPress responsive templates which I do think would work perfectly for my website. Summing up and confronting their aesthetics/responsiveness features and real estate related functionalities, I would say that the following templates are probably the ones which rank better from all the alternatives I have seen so far:

    http://preview.ait-themes.com/index.php?bartype=desktop&theme=businessfinder
    http://www.mojo-themes.com/item/rolec-responsive-business-wordpress-theme/demo/?r=themerazzi
    http://demo.woothemes.com/estate/
    https://themeforest.net/item/estatement-powerful-real-estate-management/full_screen_preview/4522669
    http://demo.themesdepot.org/openestate/
    http://wp.properta.byaviators.com/revolution-slider-homepage/
    http://wp.realia.byaviators.com/revolution-slider/
    http://themes.bonfirelab.com/shandora/
    https://themeforest.net/item/real-homes-wordpress-real-estate-theme/full_screen_preview/5373914?ref=SMThemes
    http://themes.contempographicdesign.com/?theme=realestate5
    http://pixelgeeklab.com/wp-realestast/#all
    http://live.btoa.com.au/spotfinder/realestate/

    What I am doing now is trying to analyze which of them would be a better fit for my needs. 🙂

    Thank you very much!

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