6 Commonly Asked Questions and Answers About Squarespace
Whether you are an artist, blogger, professional or entrepreneur, Squarespace is a great platform to use to share your stories and make an impact online. The platform is beautiful, powerful, and easy to use and maintain.
If you're undecided on using Squarespace or if you're a newbie user, here are answers to six of the most commonly asked questions.
1. Will Squarespace work for me?
Different blogs or businesses may need different things. List down the features and functionality you need for your site and compare them with those offered by Squarespace to see if there is a match.
Squarespace caters to a wide range of clients including bloggers, photographers, artists, restaurants, musicians, small businesses, and more. It’s popular because the simplicity of the platform makes it easy even for non-techies to navigate.
2. How much does Squarespace cost?
Pricing depends on whether you plan to use Squarespace as a website or as an online store.
Personal – starts at $12 / month
Business – starts at $18 / month
For online stores:
Basic – $26 / month
Advanced - $40 / month
As a Squarespace circle member if you work with me you will get a 20% discount off your first annual plan. Bonus!
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Please note these prices are in USD
3. Is Squarespace customisable?
Yes. While there is nothing wrong with using the templates available, there are things you can do to make your site your own.
Experiment with the options on each template's Style Editor. Changes can be made to fonts, colours, backgrounds, and spacing, for instance, without using any code. Or play around with the blocks and layout.
However, for further customisation and to really stand out, you can add custom codes, which is usually best done by a website designer.
4. How can I update payment details on Squarespace?
Each site on Squarespace has its own billing cycle. An active credit card on file is required because each subscription is set to auto-renew annually or monthly to avoid any service interruptions. If you wish to review your invoices, make changes and updates on your billing plan, or use a different card, just access the Billing & Account panel and find your site under Subscriptions.
If its the first time you are updating your payment details follow the steps below.
- Log into your site.
- In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Billing & Account.
- Click Billing, and then click Credit Card.
- Then enter your details
5. How can I set up SEO on Squarespace?
Squarespace already has built-in SEO-friendly tools. There's no need to use any kind of plugin.
To increase your site's visibility in search engines, Squarespace's Help Center provides detailed instructions on how to use SEO to customise page and site titles, rename pages, structure content with headings, use locations, add alt text to images, use tags and categories, page descriptions and make sure all your business info is loaded up into the settings area,
6. What are the guidelines on uploading photos on Squarespace?
Images must be saved using either .jpg, .gif, or .png format only. Squarespace recommends using images of less than 500KB although you'll have a maximum image upload of 20MB for each individual image. Image resolution limit is 60 megapixels.
Take note that Squarespace will automatically create seven versions of your uploaded image, each with a different width. The platform has a built-in responsive design that picks the appropriate image size based on the visitor's screen to ensure perfect display.
You can use a site like TinyPNG to compress your images.
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