Re: Should we move our blog to Hubspot?

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kellyed
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Hey all,

 

I'm with a new startup so we'll be launching a blog for the first time. Therefore, my concerns are slightly different than these listed but I wanted to see if you all have any thoughts to share. Would you recommend starting out with HubSpot? One of my top concerns is design control. I am aware that HubSpot can now take our website home page design and apply that to the blog within a couple of weeks turnaround time, but I also read that one exception in this process is fonts which is a big part of our design. Does anyone have any experience with this process or starting a blog on HubSpot without a CSS or developer on our team? The other option I am looking at is Wordpress because of the integration.

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ndwilliams3
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I would move the blog to Hubspot. You can easily do subscriber lists and post notfications without integrating another application. Analytics is also presented in a easy way for marketers, that don't have experience with Google Analytics, to understand. Design is pretty flexible in Hubspot, including webfonts. That can all be implemented in your CSS. If the font is currently implemented on your website, in can be implemented in your Hubspot blog.

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ajchapman20
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Happy to work through this with you. So it seems like the biggest concern is in regards to blog fonts. Do you know if these are custom fonts that you are looking to use on these pages? For example, HubSpot does have resources that walk through how to use these in your custom CSS. Here is one page that I like to send to customers to review https://knowledge.hubspot.com/cos-general/use-custom-fonts-on-blog-posts-or-pages

 

HubSpot has lots of resources open to customers, and while we do recommend working with developers if you are looking to utilize custom design, they do have resources open to customers including HubSpot support line, and out forums like this to post questions.

So in my eyes there is no reason not to move the blog over to HubSpot.  We like to consider HubSpot the Ferrari of CMS platforms 🙂

Alex Chapman | Inbound marketing Expert

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PamCotton
Community Manager

Hello @kellyed 

 

Glad to help here, where would you be moving your blog from?

If your blog posts are able to export in Squarespace XML files, you are able to import these posts to HubSpot since this is a file that is also compatible with the blog import tool.

 

More information can be found here 

 

You can use HubSpot's blog tool to create compelling content that educates your audience about your business.

 

About the fonts, if it's not a default font (available in the editor) - you may need to implement the use of custom fonts on your blog posts, more information about it here.

 

I will be tagging some of our top contributors to also give their opinions on your blog questions.

@ajchapman20 , @trevorjones71 , @ndwilliams3 , could you please share some thoughts about @kellyed  questions?

 

Thank you,

 

Pam

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ndwilliams3
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I would move the blog to Hubspot. You can easily do subscriber lists and post notfications without integrating another application. Analytics is also presented in a easy way for marketers, that don't have experience with Google Analytics, to understand. Design is pretty flexible in Hubspot, including webfonts. That can all be implemented in your CSS. If the font is currently implemented on your website, in can be implemented in your Hubspot blog.

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kellyed
Member

Thanks for your help!! 

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ajchapman20
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Top Contributor | Gold Partner

Happy to work through this with you. So it seems like the biggest concern is in regards to blog fonts. Do you know if these are custom fonts that you are looking to use on these pages? For example, HubSpot does have resources that walk through how to use these in your custom CSS. Here is one page that I like to send to customers to review https://knowledge.hubspot.com/cos-general/use-custom-fonts-on-blog-posts-or-pages

 

HubSpot has lots of resources open to customers, and while we do recommend working with developers if you are looking to utilize custom design, they do have resources open to customers including HubSpot support line, and out forums like this to post questions.

So in my eyes there is no reason not to move the blog over to HubSpot.  We like to consider HubSpot the Ferrari of CMS platforms 🙂

Alex Chapman | Inbound marketing Expert

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kellyed
Member

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, Alex. We have officially made the decision to move forward with our blog in Hubspot! 

kellyed
Member

Thank you, Pam! I really appreciate it!