Where to Build Your Yoga Website

Wordpress? Wix? Live-Edit? Godaddy? 

There are a lot of places you can build your online home these days, and we know how important the decision is. We've worked with hundreds of Yogi's and tested out a lot of different platforms to find the absolute best combination of ease-of-use and powerful capabilities, and we found it in Squarespace. 

Here are a few of the reasons we love Squarespace:

1. No Security Concerns

Squarespace is a closed platform with a strong wall of protection in place on your behalf. No worries about someone hacking your site. plain and simple.

All Squarespace websites also come with a SSL (Secure Socket Layers) certificate. SSL is the latest widespread security technolgy used on websites to protect information that's submitted online (ie. contact and payment forms.) It’s what gives your website a httpS:// address instead of the old http://. Having a website that has SSL enabled is very important in 2017 and beyond—many customers check for it before entering payment or personal info and Google has recently started annotating search result listings as “unsecure” without SSL. It’s a must-have and it’s standard on all Squarespace sites. This is not always the case with different website platforms.

2. Customer Service

Squarespace has real people, in a real office in NYC, whose job it is to help you.  Have a problem? Send a help request & their Customer Care team typically gets back to you within a couple days.

Website down? (this happens at times to everything on the internet.) If you’re using Squarespace, chances are very high the outage is affecting a lot of other businesses too and you can bet the Squarespace team of engineers are already both aware of the problem and are working on your behalf to get your website back up asap. No need to drop all your afternoon appointments to spend the day troubleshooting yourself.

3. Mobile-Friendly (right from the start)

A mobile-friendly (or responsive) website looks great & remains readable (without scrolling or zooming) on all screens, regardless of device size. In this age of mobile internet usage, it’s pretty much required that your website be responsive.

Every Squarespace website was built right from the beginning on a responsive grid.  If your site is on Squarespace, you simply don’t need to worry about it—your clients will be able to view your upcoming events and book classes and appointments easily while on the go.

4. Drap & Drop Layout Engine

Squarespace’s layout engine lets you easily insert & rearrange text, images, galleries, forms, videos and more...wherever you want them. It automatically resizes items as you rearrange them too, keeping your site readable and looking good on screens of all sizes, all the time. This makes it easy for you to make changes to your website yourself.

5. Integration with some pretty handy tools

Squarespace comes pre-installed with a full ecommerce checkout systemAcuity Scheduling integration, and promotional pop-up forms just to name a few.

Ready to get build your yoga website on Squarespace?

You can get started with a 14 day free trial (no credit card required) at www.Squarespace.com.

DESIGNERS TIP: Looking for a good, but easy template to get started with? Choose the FIVE template. Have a not-so-secret passion for tinkering and designing things? HEIGHTS or MOKSHA are good ones with a lot of options.

This post was written by Connie Holen, Business of Yoga Web Designer and Squarespace Authorized Trainer. For a closer look at how Squarespace compares with Wordpress specifically, see this original post.