When it comes to choosing a website builder for your food blog, the options can feel overwhelming. WordPress is definitely a go-to in the industry, but other builders like Squarespace and Showit are becoming more popular as well. As a designer who values quality and ease for my clients, Showit is my go-to website builder. And while it’s not mentioned as often in the food blog industry, I think it’s a hidden gem! Let’s chat about why Showit is an amazing option for your food blog. Whether you’re looking to create your first website or you have a website on another platform that isn’t working for you anymore, you’re in the right place!
While you can totally have a quality website on platforms like WordPress or Squarespace, Showit is my top recommendation because of the creative freedom it allows. With Showit, you’re not locked into a block editor. You can literally put things wherever you want on the page, in a very free flowing way. Even if you start with a template, you can customize it to your heart’s content. And it’s easy – you don’t have to know coding to edit a Showit site. So, if you work with me to create a custom food blog, it’ll be easy for you to maintain after the design process wraps up!
With so much creative freedom, the possibilities are endless in terms of what we can do with your blog. But here are some of my favorite features to include:
If you’ve been in the food creator industry for a minute, you’ve probably heard about how WordPress is king. So by now you might be thinking, “Showit sounds great Maya…but what about my plugins? SEO? Can Showit really be as good as WordPress?”
Well, here’s the part where I blow your mind: Showit integrates with WordPress for blogging! You get the creative freedom and ease of Showit for website design, with the power of WordPress’ blogging tools. It’s the best of both worlds! This means that you can still use WordPress plugins for things like recipe cards, Pinterest, SEO, and cleaner links on your Showit site. While there are some plugins that aren’t compatible with Showit, most are. Showit’s advanced blog plan even allows you to install custom WordPress plugins!
In a nutshell, when you choose Showit you get the power of WordPress without the hard-to-edit site.
As a content creator, your website is so important. It’s a hub for your online business, directing people to all the amazingness you offer. And when your website is so important, you need a support team you can rely on. Another reason why I love and highly recommend Showit is that they put people first and are accessible. The company is based out of AZ, and when you need help you get to chat with a real member of their support team. No more being put on hold for hours or having to dig through help articles because you can’t get in touch with a human.
If you’re feeling frustrated with your WordPress or Squarespace site, give Showit a try. It truly is an incredible website builder – once I switched to designing on it, I didn’t want to use anything else!
Not quite ready to give up your current site? That’s okay! Check out my free Seasonal Website Refresh Checklist. Created with food bloggers in mind, it gives you suggestions on what to check on, update, and plan for as you prepare for the season ahead.
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