Now it's time to check out your Pages section. This is where you’ll create all of your content, including blog posts, galleries, and your online shop if you need one.
Before we start adding pages, you’ll want to delete demo pages, or existing pages on your site that you don’t need. To delete a page, just click the trash can symbol on the left of the page title. You won't be able to delete the existing homepage until we had a new page to replace it, which we'll do in a second. For now, you can move this page to the Not Linked section.
If there are any other pages that you don’t want to delete, you can drag them down to the Not Linked section as well.
Now we can start adding pages.
To create a new page, click the "+" on the top right corner. Here you’ll see a selection of different Page types that you can add.
- Page, which is great for a simple page with content and image blocks
- Products Page, which functions as a Shop page
- Cover Page, which is great for “coming soon” pages while you're building your site
- Folder, which is used for dropdown menus
- Index Page, which is for creating long scrolling pages
- Blog Page, which will be where you add blog posts
- Gallery Page, which you can use to display images or a portfolio
- Links, which you can use to link to an external page, or a page within your site.
MANAGE NAVIGATION ITEMS
Once you add a page, you can reorder the page titles by dragging and dropping them. You can also move them to different areas of your navigation menu such as the secondary navigation menu or the footer menu. Different templates provide different navigation sections, so you can adjust depending on the template that you’re using.
CREATE YOUR HOMEPAGE
To show you how pages work, we'll start by adding our homepage. To do this, we'll click the "+" on the top right corner and select an Index page. We'll add content here in a second.
First, you want to type in the name of the page. In this case, we'll be titling it "Home". Now, we want to set this as our homepage, which means this is the page that visitors will land on when they visit our URL. To do this, click the gear icon to the right of the page title, scroll down, and click "Set as Homepage".
Now you can delete the demo Homepage in the Not Linked Section.
Once you’ve created your page, you can start adding and editing the content. To do this, we'll first need to add a section. Under the Home Index Page, click "Add Section", select "Content", and then press Enter. We'll be customizing this section when we start building out your site, but for now we'll just focus on how to add content.
- First, hover over your site
- When you hover over your site, you’ll see a box pops up for each section with options to Edit or change the Settings.
- By clicking Edit, you’ll enable “content editor mode”, which will allow you to add content or edit any existing content within the section.
- If you hover over the page in content editor mode, you’ll see these little gray icons. By clicking one of those, you can add a new content block.
If this is your first time using Squarespace, you’re going to love content blocks. They give you the flexibility to add different types of content to your site using an easy drag and drop functionality. There are several content block types to choose from The most popular Content Blocks that you’ll be using throughout your site include:
- The Text Block, which is where you can add content
- The Image Block, which is what you’ll use to add photos. There are also a fun selection of different image block styles.
- The Spacer Block, which is a useful tool for changing the alignment of other blocks, adding white space, and resizing images.
- The Summary Block, which allows you to pull content from sections of your website such as blog posts or shop products and more.
- The Instagram Block, which allows you to embed your Instagram feed anywhere on the site – we love putting these in the footer so that they display on all pages.
We'll explore these content blocks more when we start building out your site. One thing to note is that you want to make sure you click "save" after you add or edit any content.
And that's your rundown of Squarespace Pages and Content Blocks. After watching this video, you should understand how to add pages, manage navigation items, and add content blocks to your page.
In the next post, we'll be looking at the Design Menu.