Pages

A page is a content container. Various types of pages exist in Squarespace, and each of them serves a specific function. But essentially each of them contains a type of content.


Regular Pages

Index Pages

Blog Pages

Regular Pages

Regular Pages are versatile and can be used for nearly any purpose. When you build a Regular Page, you'll begin with a blank slate. Then, you’ll customize it with blocks to create a custom page of text, images, audio, forms, and more.

 

Creating a New Regular Page

  1. In the Pages Panel, click the plus (+) icon.

  2. Select Page from the New Page Window.

  3. Give your Regular Page a title and click “Start Editing” to open the Page Editor.

 Demonstration of how to build a Regular Page.

Demonstration of how to build a Regular Page.

 

Editing a Regular Page

  1. In the Pages Panel, hover your cursor over the Regular Page you want to edit.

  2. The Regular Page will open. Hover your cursor over the content in the Regular Page. A taskbar will display at the top of the page. Click “Edit” to begin editing.

  3. Click “Save” when you’re done editing.

 Demonstration of how to edit a Regular Page.

Demonstration of how to edit a Regular Page.

 

Index Pages

Each page in an Index Page creates a section of a single scrolling page, like an an accordion-folded pamphlet that you can open up and see all the pages at once. The sections stack vertically, allowing visitors to scroll through a lot of information, all with a unified look.

An Index Page can contain two kinds of pages: a Regular Page and a Gallery Page. At the time of building, only Regular Pages are used within Index Pages.

 

Creating a new Index Page

  1. In the Pages Panel, click the plus (+) icon.

  2. Select Index from the New Page Window.

  3. Give your Index Page a title. The new Index Page will be empty when it loads.

 Demonstration of how to add a new Index Page.

Demonstration of how to add a new Index Page.

 

Adding a Regular Page to an Index Page

  1. In the Pages Panel, click “Add Section” in an expanded Index Page.

  2. Select Content from the New Page Window.

  3. Give your Regular Page a title and click “Start Editing” to open the Page Editor.

 Demonstration of how to add a Regular Page (Content) to an Index Page.

Demonstration of how to add a Regular Page (Content) to an Index Page.

 

Regular Pages within an Index Page support background images. This is used frequently at the top of main pages and throughout the site. The content on these images scroll in parallax, which means the text and image both scroll in the same direction but at different speeds.

 

Updating a Regular Page Background Image

  1. Hover your cursor over the Regular Page you’d like to update and click “Banner.”

  2. In the Settings Window, drag an image into the image uploader.

  3. Click “Save.”

 Demonstration of how to update a background image on a Regular Page within an Index.

Demonstration of how to update a background image on a Regular Page within an Index.

 

Blog Pages

Blog Pages are a powerful way to publish a feed of regularly updated content. You can create a blog post, tag and categorize posts, create a post excerpt, enable comments, push your posts to social media, and more.

For the purpose of this website, blog posts have custom content meant to be included with every post. Duplicating a previous post as a way to retain this content is highly recommended.

 

Creating a New Post Through Duplication

  1. Within a Blog Page, click on a post you want to duplicate and click “Edit.”

  2. In the Editor Window, click on “Duplicate.”

  3. In the new Editor Window, edit the new post.

  4. Click “Save” to save as a draft. Click “Save & Publish” to publish immediately.

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Setting the Thumbnail and Excerpt on a Blog Post

  1. With the Blog Editor Window open, click on the “Options” tab.

  2. Drag an image to the image editor box to update the thumbnail.

  3. Post a short, two-sentence preview of your blog post in the Excerpt field.

  4. Click “Save” to save your work.

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Assigning Categories to a Blog Post.

  1. With the Blog Editor Window open, select the plus (+) icon next to Categories in the bottom-left corner.

  2. In the Categories menu, select the category or categories that best represent the content. You can also deselect previously selected categories by clicking on them a second time.

  3. Click “Save” to save your work.

Note: tags are useful but not required at this time.

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Scheduling and Publishing a Blog Post

  1. With the Blog Editor Window open, click on the status in the bottom-right corner. The most common status options are Draft, Scheduled, and Published.

  2. In the menu that appears, select a new status.

    • “Published” with immediately publish the post upon saving.

    • “Scheduled” will allow you to publish a post at a later date.

    • “Draft” will allow you to save the post with no intention of publishing it at that time.

    • “Needs Review” is not applicable.

  3. Click “Save” when finished.

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