A record used to point a domain or subdomain to an IP address. When you map a third-party domain to your site, we recommend creating four A Records in your provider's DNS settings.
The proportional relationship between an image's width and height.
A name that can be attributed for content on your site, such as blog posts. The author name displays in Blog Pages in most templates. Some templates allow you to hide post authors. By default, the contributor who created a post or image becomes the author.
The icon or image at the bottom of the Home Menu. Clicking your avatar opens login/logout options, profile settings, and the menu of all Squarespace sites you manage.
The primary means of adding content to your site, including text, images, content links, third-party tools, and more. Blocks are available in pages, blog posts, sidebars, footers, events, and products’ Additional Information. Learn more about blocks.
Carrier Calculated Shipping
A shipping option that automatically calculates shipping costs based on USPS rates. It’s available for domestic shipping in the United States on the business plan only. Learn more about Carrier Calculated Shipping.
With Clickthrough URLs, you can turn images into clickable links to other pages on your site, external pages, or files. Clickthrough URLs are available in Image Blocks, Gallery Blocks, and Gallery Pages. Learn more about Clickthrouh URLs.
A record used to alias one name to another when linking a third-party domain to Squarespace. During this process, you’ll create two CNAME Records in your provider’s DNS Settings.
An area in Advanced Settings and Page Settings for adding custom code and scripts to your site. We only recommend using Code Injection if you have coding knowledge, as any custom code falls outside of the scope of Squarespace support. Learn more about Code Injection.
Squarespace has a fully integrated ecommerce solution for creating a powerful online store. Squarespace Commerce is available on all plans. To get started, visit the Commerce panel.
A package, box, or other unit you use to ship an order to a customer, specific to Carrier Calculated Shipping. To ensure accurate shipping estimates, enter all available container sizes. Learn more about Carrier Calculated Shipping.
- An area that frames an image, page, or content area on your site.
Any file you sell in your Squarespace Commerce store. When a customer buys a digital product, they’re sent a download link that’s active for 24 hours. Common uses for digital products include ebooks, audio files, or documents. Learn more about digital products.
A language used to customize the look and formatting of a site. We only recommend adding custom CSS for limited aspects of your site, and we’re unable to provide support for any custom code. Learn more about adding CSS to your Squarespace site.
Web servers that translate an IP address into a legible domain name. If you have a Squarespace Domain, you can access your DNS settings in the Domains panel. To connect a third-party domain, you’ll need to change DNS settings in your domain registrar’s account.
A promotional or offer code customers use to apply a discount to orders. You can offer coupons for free shipping and/or restrict coupons by product, category, or order minimum. Learn more about coupons.
Every login for your site is a contributor with assigned permissions for different admin areas. If you’re not the only one who manages your site, you can invite multiple people as contributors depending on your billing plan. Learn more about contributors.
Squarespace Commerce supports USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, AUD, and CHF. After connecting a Stripe account to Squarespace, your store will update to display the currency associated with your Stripe account (if supported by Squarespace). Learn more about currency in Squarespace Commerce.
The name of your website. Your Squarespace site comes with a free domain, like “yourdomain.squarespace.com”. You can replace this with a custom domain instead, like “yourdomain.com”, “yourdomain.net,” or “yourdomain.biz”. There are two ways to get custom domains for your site: register them with Squarespace, or connect a third-party domain you already purchased elsewhere. Learn more about domains.
A page that adds a list or calendar of events to your site. The Events Page is a great place to showcase past and upcoming lectures, tour dates, classes, and any other public event you host. Learn more about the Events Page.
An area you can use to shorten how blog posts appear on a main Blog Page. Excerpts are usually the first few sentences or a summary of the post content. To add an excerpt to a blog post, click the Options tab in the post editor. In some templates, you can add an image to a blog excerpt. Learn more about blog excerpts.
An image tool for controlling the area of focus in the image. When you move an image’s Focal Point, you reposition the image within its container, and thus change what displays in the cropped area. Learn more about Focal Points.
With our partnership with Google Apps, you can create a custom email address using your custom domain if you don’t already have one. You'll also get access to other Google Apps features like Google Calendar and Google Drive. Learn more about Google Apps and Squarespace.
(h1, h2, h3, dt) An HTML element that defines the structure and style of text. Selecting a Heading style in the Text Toolbar automatically creates H1, H2, and H3 tags -- no HTML needed.
Press Esc, click the Expansion arrow, or double-click the Back arrow at the top of any panel to open the Home Menu. The Home Menu is the main access point for all admin areas of your site.
The effect that appears when positioning a mouse over an object on your site (most commonly an image or link). You can set the hover color for links in the Style Editor. Some templates like Supply include hover features for images.
- A name of a domain registrar. You can connect a domain you purchased from Hover to your Squarespace site.
Basic markup language used for building web pages. The beauty of Squarespace is that you can design your entire site without any HTML -- our templates do the work for you. However, if you have coding knowledge and want to add advanced customizations to your site, HTML can be added to Code Blocks and Code Injection.
Index Pages highlight your content by using images that link to pages and galleries within it. Every template’s Index Page has its own design and behavior, and not all templates have them. For example, our Marquee demo site’s homepage is an Index Page. This is Adversary’s Index Page. Learn more about Index Pages.
The black line that appears when moving blocks that shows you where you can create a new column or row of content.
A mark used to to add a block to your site. To find an Insert Point in page, sidebar, or footer, hover over the content area and click Edit, and then hover over the editor. To find an Insert Point in a blog post, hover over the body of the post editor.
When you’re connecting a third-party domain to your site using A Records, enter our IP addresses in the Points to fields: 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168. If you can only enter one IP address, use the first one. Learn more about connecting domains.
Squarespace’s unique system for adding content to your site. Every content area of your site is built on our LayoutEngine, where you can build a layout by arranging blocks in one to 12 columns. Learn more about building a page.
The navigation menu typically reserved for the most important pages on your site. In most templates, Main Navigation appears at the top of the page. To add pages to Main Navigation, drag them into place under Main Navigation in the Pages panel. Learn more about your site’s navigation.
- Often defined “data about data.” Information assigned to content that matters to behind-the-scenes technology like search engines and RSS feeds. In Blog Pages, attributes like author and publication date are metadata.
- For images, metadata is used for copyright and technical information. Learn more about importing image metadata.
A domain address without the "www,” such as squarespace.com (naked) instead of www.squarespace.com. If you have a Squarespace domain, visitors can find your site by typing your domain with or without the "www." Learn how to remove the “www” from your domain.
The area in the Pages panel reserved for pages that shouldn’t appear in navigation menus but can still be accessed via direct links and search engines. To hide pages from your navigation menus, drag them to the Not Linked section in the Pages panel.
Order Confirmed Message
Order Fulfilled Message
The area between the edge of the content container and the content within it. Padding is used to give extra space within an object around its content.
Squarespace has several page types for different kinds of content to your site, like Regular Pages, Gallery Pages, and Product Pages. To add a page to your site, in the Home Menu, click Pages, and then click an + icon. Select Page to create a basic page with text, images, and links. Learn more about adding pages to your site.
In Metrics, a page view is a record of every page hit on your site that loads completely.
A statistic in Metrics that indicates someone visited a page on your site.
Merchandise, apparel, or other physical goods you sell and ship to customers. If you sell physical products, you'll need to add at least one shipping option to your store. Learn more about physical products.
A special scrolling effect where the background image moves slower than the page contents in the foreground. It creates an illusion of depth and immersion. For example, Marquee’s Index Page features parallax scrolling.
In Metrics, a list of pages on your site ranked by percentage of total visits.
A tool used to create blog posts while browsing other sites and from outside of your Squarespace account. This can be installed in the address bar of your browser. Learn more about the Quickpost Bookmarklet.
Deleted pages, blog posts, and products are stored in a recycle bin for 30 days so you can recover them if needed. You can find recycle bins in the Pages panel.
A way to send visitors to a different URL from the one they originally entered or clicked. To create URL redirects, in the Home Menu, click Settings, click Advanced, and then click URL Mappings. Learn more about URL redirects.
In Metrics, the method by which site visitors entered your site.
Short for Really Simple Syndication. A way of allowing visitors to receive your blog posts in their browser or RSS feed readers as soon as they’re published. Blog Pages in Squarespace automatically include RSS feeds. Learn how to find your RSS URL.
In Metrics, the terms visitors type into a search engine that lead to your site.
An additional navigation menu located separately from Main Navigation, usually near the footer. Secondary Navigation is useful for pages that aren’t the central focus of your site. Secondary Navigation is available in select templates.
The hosting of your website pages and associated files. This is provided by Squarespace when you create a site.
The inventory identifier for every product variant. Squarespace assigns SKUs automatically, but you can change them to match your own inventory scheme. A single product can have up to 100 SKUs.
Some templates include editable sidebars that you can use to display important information consistently across your site. Sidebar availability and design varies by template. Learn more about sidebars.
The main title of your site that appears in headers, browser tabs, search engines, and more. All Squarespace sites start with a “Your Site Title” placeholder. Edit your site title in the Logo & Title panel or by hovering over it in your site preview.
Stock Level Alert Email
An automated email sent to Admins and Store Managers when a product's stock is running low. You can set the stock level that triggers this alert for all products in your store. Learn more about the Stock Level Alert Email.
The area in the Design panel for customizing the look and feel of your site, including fonts, colors, padding, alignment, and more. Every template has its own options, often called "tweaks." In the Home Menu, click Design, and then click Style Editor. For quick access to tweaks specific to a page, navigate to the Style Editor when on that specific page. Learn more about making style changes.
A domain that’s part of a larger domain. For example, help.squarespace.com and blog.squarespace.com are subdomains of squarespace.com. It isn't possible to map a subdomain to a specific page. All mapped subdomains will point to the homepage and lead to your primary domain.
If you’re a merchant using Squarespace Commerce, you can create tax rules for every country and state where you ship products. Squarespace doesn’t support VAT or GST at this time. Learn more about taxes in Squarespace.
Squarespace uses thumbnail images to represent pages, blog posts, products, events, albums, videos, and other content on your site. Thumbnails populate in per-page header images, Index Pages, Summary Blocks, and other areas that use images to represent a page’s content. Learn more about thumbnail images.
Templates are the foundation of all Squarespace sites. When you first sign up for Squarespace trial, you’ll start by selecting a template on which you’ll build your design. Our templates are created by our expert designers and come with example content for inspiration. You can switch templates at any time. Learn more about choosing the right template.
A text-only hyperlink in the Text Block that links to other pages in your site, external pages, files, email addresses, and phone numbers. To create a text link, add or edit a Text Block, enter text, highlight it, and select the link icon in the Text Toolbar. Learn more about text links.
Also known as a domain extension, a TLD identifies the most general part of the domain name in an Internet address. The TLD always follows the last dot in a URL. For example, .com, .org, and .net are TLDs.
A setting or option in the Style Editor that changes design elements like typography, colors, and padding. Style Editor tweaks usually appear as drop-down menus or sliders.
In Metrics, this identifies an individual connection, not necessarily a person, that visits your site as identified by an IP address. Squarespace tracks unique visitors by a cookie that expires after seven days.
Variations of a product with different attributes like size or color. Adding variants to a product creates a drop-down menu of options on its page, most commonly “Size” or “Color.” Learn more about variants.
In Metrics, Visits represent continuous browsing events on a website with no more than a 30-minute break between interactions. For example, if you view a page every 29 minutes for three hours, this would be counted as one visit. If the same visitors views a page after a 30 minute break, a second Visit is counted.
A coding language used to transport and store data displayed on a website by HTML code. Exporting your Squarespace site creates an .xml file.