Guides

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Content Blocks

  1. Gallery Blocks allow you to add galleries of images and videos to pages. Gallery Blocks can be used as an alternative to Gallery Pages if you don't like your template's Gallery Page's design.

  2. Designing the Gallery Block

    The Gallery Block has four design options for displaying images and videos: Slideshow, Slider, Grid, and Stacked. This guide will walk you through the four designs and the ways you can customize them.

  3. Using the Bandsintown Block

    The Bandsintown Block allows you to display your tour schedule from your Bandsintown profile. Visitors can RSVP to your shows and buy tickets through links in the Block.

  4. The Search Block allows visitors to search for content on your site

  5. How do I resize images?

    When you add an Image Block to a blank Page or Blog Post, the image automatically expands to the full width of the content area. In some cases, you may want to make the image smaller.

  6. What is a Content Block?

    Blocks are the foundation of your website. Each Block is designed to allow you to add a specific type of content within a Page, Blog Post, Event, Product (under Additional Info), Sidebar, or Footer. Blocks are separated into six basic groups: Basic, Commerce, More, Layout, Content, and Social.

  7. About the Image Block

    In this guide you'll find steps on how to add, edit, and style your Image Block, as well as some general information about what the Image Block is and the features it offers.

  8. The Text Block allows you to add and format text to appear within your site.

  9. About the Code Block

    You can insert code within a page using the Code Block.

  10. Using the Audio Block

    The Audio Block enables you to share a single audio file in a player directly on a page or within a blog post. You can upload a file from your computer or link to an externally hosted file.

  11. You can display your most recent tweets and a follow button using the Twitter Block.

  12. Using the Calendar Block

    The Calendar Block can be used to present a daily view of posts from a Blog, Events, Gallery, or Products Page within your site.

  13. Use the Social Links Block to add Social Icons that link to your social media profiles.

  14. Using the Form Block

    The Form Block allows you to present a form within a page or blog post to capture data entered by your visitors.

  15. Using the Category List Block

    Use the Category List Block to list out every Category used in a Blog, Products Page, Album, or Events Page.

  16. Using the Video Block

    A Video Block allows you to add an externally hosted video for display directly within a content area on your Squarespace Site.

  17. Using the Instagram Block

    Use the Instagram Block to display a gallery of images from your Instagram account.

  18. The Summary Block allows you to present your Products, Blog Posts, Gallery Images, or Events in magazine-style layouts. You can choose what information to display and select from a variety of display options ranging from a grid view to a carousel.

  19. Wrapping Text Around Blocks

    You can wrap text around any block using the new LayoutEngine.

  20. Using the Spacer Block

    The Spacer Block allows you to add an adjustable amount of space between Blocks on your site.

  21. Using the Button Block

    You can use the Button Block to create and add buttons to your website.

  22. Using the RSS Block

    The RSS Block can be used to add a quick link for the RSS feed of a Blog on your site.

  23. Using the Map Block

    Use the Map Block to add an interactive map your page.

  24. Using the Markdown Block

    Instead of typing in regular text, you can use the markdown language to add text to your site. Using the Markdown Block requires knowledge of the markdown language.

  25. Using the Foursquare Block

    Use the Foursquare Block to display a feed of your latest check-ins on Foursquare.

  26. The Content Link Block allows you to create a link to another Content Collection, or Page, within your site.

  27. Using the Quote Block

    The Quote Block allows  you to add a specially formatted quote to your page.

  28. Using the Embed Block

    The Embed Block can be used to automatically add external content to your site by simply using links to tweets, videos and more.

  29. Using the Product Block

    You can use the Product Block to add a product to a Page or a Blog post within your site.

  30. Using the Amazon Block

    Use the Amazon Block to display and offer for sale items you are selling on Amazon.

  31. The Donation Block allows you to quickly and easily setup an option for your visitors to donate to your cause or organization. 

  32. Using the Menu Block

    You can use the Menu Block to display your restaurant's menu on your site. 

  33. Using the Line Block

    The Line Block allows you to add a horizontal line (<hr> in HTML) between Blocks on your site.

  34. How do I track referral sources for Form Block submissions?

    You can use the Hidden Form Field to pass a query parameter to a form. This can be used for things like tracking referral sources. This can be done with the Form Block.

  35. Moving Content Blocks

    You can move and position Content Blocks to different locations on a Page, blog post, event, or Product Additional Info within your Content Manager.

  36. Using the Newsletter Block

  37. Using the SoundCloud Block

    You can use the SoundCloud Block to embed content from SoundCloud. You can embed tracks, playlists, and profiles.

  38. Troubleshooting Form Block Issues

    Use this guide to fix any problems you might be experiencing with the Form Block.

  39. Form Fields Explained

    You can collect information from your visitors with a Form Block, a Product Workflow on the Products page, or a Custom Checkout Form. While these forms have different uses, they have the same 19 Form Fields that you can use as the building blocks for your form. Here's a complete list of the Form Fields.

  40. Using the Month List Block

    The Month List Block will create an index for your Blog, Gallery, or Products Page content organized by year and month.

  41. Using the OpenTable Block

    You can use OpenTable to allow visitors to your site to book reservations to your restaurant.

  42. Using the 500px Block

    The 500px Block allows you to display images from your 500px account directly within your site.

  43. Using The Flickr Block

    The Flickr Block allows you to display images from your Flickr account directly within your site.

  44. Using Promoted Blocks in a Blog Post

    Squarespace templates treat certain Content Blocks in a special way if added as the first block type within a post. These are referred to as Promoted Blocks and can be a great way to set certain posts apart with a unique presentation.

  45. Using the Tag List Block

    The Tag List Block will display links to tags within your Blog, Gallery, Events, or Products Page.

  46. Using the Tag Cloud Block

    The Tag Cloud Block will display a "cloud" of Tags and Categories from one of your Blogs, Galleries, Events, or Products Pages.

  47. You can turn text into clickable links to other pages, files, email addresses, and even phone numbers.

  48. Using the Author List Block

    The Author Index Block will display links to authors who have added content to your Blog, Gallery, Events, or Products Page.