Contributors allow you to manage roles and permissions for your site. You can grant as little or as much access to your site for other users to help manage your site as you wish.

Note: If you are on the Personal Plan, you will only be able to add one additional Contributor (for a total of two). All other plans allow for an unlimited number of Contributors.

Step 1 - Access the Permissions Settings

From your Site Manager, navigate to the Settings area and click the Permissions tab.

Step 2 - Add a Contributor

First, click the Invite button in the top right.


You will be prompted to enter the contributor's name, email address and select the permission group(s) you wish to grant. 

A list of the Contributor Permissions can be viewed here.

After selecting the permissions, click the Send Invite button to send your invitation. 


Invited contributors will appear under the Invites Sent area.


Your contributor will be prompted to login to Squarespace and create a Squarespace account.

Note: You may cancel an invitation before it is accepted. The invitation can be edited or removed by clicking on the name of the invitee under the Invites Sent area.

Step 3 - Manage a Contributor's Permissions (Optional)

Contributors with Permissions

Click on the contributor's name to access their permissions.



Select permissions and click the Save button. Highlighted permissions are currently selected for the contributor.


To remove all permissions, click the Remove Access button.


Removing access will place a contributor in the Contributors without Permissions section.

Contributors Without Permissions

For contributors without permissions, you can set new permissions or remove the contributor completely.

Click on the contributor's name to access their permissions.


Select permissions and click the Save button.


Remove access for a contributor by clicking the Remove button.


You'll then need to select a new author to replace the removed Contributor.

Note: The Remove button will remove the contributor completely.

Contributor Permissions


Administrators have full permission to access everything on your website, this includes:

  • Adding new pages and editing existing pages/content within the Content Manager
  • Previewing the site to use Edit Mode to edit Sidebars/Headers/Footers and accessing the Style Editor to edit site styles
  • Viewing all information within Activity sections as well as moderating comments
  • Accessing and editing all options within Settings including site information, adding/removing contributors, changing templates, and billing information
  • Managing inventory and store information within Commerce, managing customer orders, and setting shipping, tax, and coupon rules

Site Owner

Every Squarespace site has an Owner who is an Admin that can’t be removed by other users. You can learn about transferring account ownership here.


Billing Contributors will only be able to access the Billing tab of the Settings (along with the Active Sessions, Mobile Apps, and Help links.)


Comment Moderator

This user can:

  • Edit comments and leave comments on your site.
  • View Sessions (browser/operating system) information in Settings

Content Editor

This user can:

  • Edit content on existing pages (Cannot add or remove pages)
  • Preview site to use Edit Mode to edit Sidebar/Header/Footer, but cannot access the Style Editor to change site styles
  • View Sessions (browser/operating system) information in Settings


This user can:

  • View all traffic statistics within Activity, except managing comments and timeline.
  • View Sessions (browser/operating system) information in Settings


Trusted Commenter

This user can:

  • Write a comment on a blog post and bypass comment moderation. They will not be able to access the Site Manager.

Store Manager

This user can:

  • Receive store email notifications
  • Add, remove, and manage products
  • Manage customer orders within Commerce
  • Connect Xero for accounting management
  • Edit existing page content within the Content Manager, cannot add new pages
  • View Sessions (browser/operating system) information in Settings