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Software Description:

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube), and new free-form content.
It is possible to launch an intranet for the company, a project site for the team or a portal for customers with this site builder. All without writing a single line of code.

Software Description:

Known for its sophisticated yet easy-to-use interfaces, Squarespace's do-it-yourself tools allow creative professionals, businesses, bloggers, and web developers to quickly and easily create and maintain professional, high-quality websites.

It is intended for designers, e-commerce stores, and anyone managing their own online presence. Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing, allowing individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites, blogs, and online stores.

Whether you want to create a blog, eCommerce store, portfolio, or all of the above, you can express your idea with a website powered by Squarespace.

Software Description:

WordPress is a free and open-source tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.
WordPress also features integrated link management, a search engine–friendly platform, the ability to assign multiple categories to articles and support for tagging of posts and blogs.
It is one of the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management systems available today.

Features:

Features:

  • Analytics
  • SEO

Features:

Summary:

  • Custom Domain Name Mapping: Owners of both personal Google accounts and Google Apps for Business accounts are allowed to map their Google Site to a custom domain name.

  • Google-powered search to find content across Sites.

  • Multi-tier Permissions and Accessibility: There are three levels of permissions within Google Sites: Owner, Editor and Viewer.

Summary:

  • Modern templates from world class designers.

  • Template switching to install and test multiple templates at once.

  • Designed for any purpose from blogging to ecommerce to galleries.

  • Hundreds of customizable settings, including fonts, colors, and page configurations.

  • Every design automatically includes a unique mobile experience.

Summary:

  • Search engine and SEO friendly: WordPress.com is optimized for SEO and getting your site in front of searchers on Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others.

  • Easy to use: WordPress.com lets its users easily create beautiful and powerful websites or blogs.

  • Tagging: Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about.

  • Themes: WordPress users may install and switch between themes, which allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website.

  • User's own domain name: Users can set up and configure a custom domain.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: No
  • For business use:
    Google Apps: $5 per user per month, or $50 per user per year.
    Google Apps with unlimited storage and Vault: $10 per user per month, or $120 per user per year.

Business

$18.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited Pages, Galleries, and Blogs
  • Mobile-Optimized Website
  • Powerful Website Metrics
  • Free Custom Domain
  • SSL Security Included
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Sell Unlimited Products
  • Fully Integrated E-Commerce
  • 2% Transaction Fee
  • Professional email from Google
  • $100 Google AdWords Credit
  • Promotional Pop-Ups

Personal

$12.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 20 Pages, Galleries, and Blogs with Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Mobile-Optimized Website
  • Powerful Website Metrics
  • Free Custom Domain
  • SSL Security Included
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Fully Integrated E-Commerce
  • Sell Unlimited Products
  • 3% Transaction Fee

FAQs:

    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users are individuals and companies that need their internal sites.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for creation company intranet sites and team project platforms.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is commonly used in tandem with other tools from Google apps suite.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so users can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto their Google Sites pages.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Group email aliases (support@yourcompany.com) are included free and don't count as users.
    Google Sites users can easily invite anyone with a Google Account to be able to edit/share the whole site, or just individual pages. They can take advantage of Google Groups, too, to enable a particular group of people access to a subset of pages within the website.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • They offer phone and email support, as well as help desk.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • It offers an API.

FAQs:

    What is this service generally used for?
  • Squarespace is generally used for easy website creation.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • No.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes, we offer 24/7 email support, workshops, webinars, video tutorials, FAQs, an online knowledge base, and a community answers section.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes, Squarespace integrates with:

    MailChimp, FareHarbor, ShipStation, LiveAgent, Stripe, LeadDyno, HelpJuice, Bookeo, and others.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Our main user groups include large enterprises, SMEs, bloggers, and other individuals.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Squarespace can be used in tandem with Stripe, PayPal, Shopify, Aweber, and Wufoo, among others.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Squarespace supports web-based platforms.

FAQs:

    What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for creation and maintenance of websites or blogs.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • WordPress is a cross-platform service working on on Mac or Windows, and there also
    exist native applications for WebOS, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • This service integrates with many other apps.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • There are multiple API sections / topics, like Dashboard Widgets API, Database API, HTTP API, File Header API, Filesystem API, Metadata API etc.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • WordPress user consist of many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities.
    For example, famous blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch are both on WordPress. News outlets like The New York Times’ blog and CNN’s on-air.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • WordPress allows several users to access and administrate a site, with various permission levels controlling user and team access across the board.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • WordPress's primary support website is WordPress.org - providing the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation. There are also WordPress Forums, live chat, email, support pages.

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Who uses Google Sites
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses Squarespace
  • Personal
  • Startups
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other:

Who uses WordPress
  • Personal
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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