We cannot recommend Squarespace highly enough for entrepreneurs who are building their own site. Not only is it incredibly user-friendly, it’s completely possible to design an entire site without the headache of coding (but hey, if that's you're thing we've got you covered on that too). The templates offered by Squarespace and our squarekits make it possible for non-designers to have an affordable and professional looking website.Read More
Whether you're relatively new to rocking WordPress and Squarespace, or have been doing so for awhile, there's still so much to learn! Have you ever struggled to get rid of that one pesky element, but didn't feel like paying your developer friend or a stranger, and don't even want to go there with "child themes"? What are those anyway?
What if I told you there is a simple way to remove unwanted elements from your website without having to edit your theme files?Read More
One of the most daunting things about starting a business, a blog or anything in today’s modern world is the technical, digital stuff. You might be able to justify the expense of hiring a lawyer to create your LLC or investing the time you need to create your products/services list, but a $5,000 custom website or pricey graphic designer fees? Whoa.
In the start-up stage, it may feel completely out of range and make you want to quit before you even get going. And still, those are all crucial elements for getting your business off the ground.
So what’s a solopreneur or small business owner to do? Today, I’m going to show you how you can, in fact, DIY your brand and stay on budget. And it doesn’t require being a techy, innately knowing CSS/HTML, or being some kind of online wizard.Read More
If you don’t know what alt text is, it’s the words that you sometimes see when you hover over an image online. Although it has the welcomed benefit of improving your SEO, that’s not its sole purpose.
Alt text is meant to communicate the content of an image to website visitors who are visually impaired and using a screen reader. Writing alt text in a way that appeases both screen readers and search engines can be tricky.
Below I’ll outline how to boost your SEO using alt text and some important things to take into consideration when writing yours, it's so easy you will wonder why you haven't been doing it all along!Read More
We get asked about how to create cover pages (and landing pages) all the time! In this guide, you will learn how to create a cover page in Squarespace and a variety of uses for cover pages. Get started below and start capturing your audience's attention and emails for your newsletter!Read More
Running an e-commerce shop on Squarespace is incredibly easy, but there's one feature that they don't quite offer out of the box - related products. Handpicking a few items to display on your product pages can be an great way to help your visitors to easily find all the great products they are looking for, while also increasing the value of each order placed through upsells - win win!
Your related products might be upsells, other products you offer that work well together. Or instead, you may want to show similar products from the same category, such as different designs of the same product. Whatever you decide to display, the process for adding them into your shop is dead simple and only takes a couple of minutes to setup.Read More
All of you bloggers already know that the number one rule of blogging is to write great content that your target audience will find useful. Writing great content is what will help you build your blog following and establish yourself as an expert in your niche.
But how do you attract those readers to begin with?
I hate to break it to you, but writing good content is not enough to capture potential readers. With so much new information and media your blog post could be getting lost in the mix. The way you market and share your blog can determine whether people will click through to read your posts. So I’m going to share 5 ingredients for a blog post image that can help get new eyes on that blog post and ensure that it stands out.Read More
Having hesitations about making the change from WordPress to Squarespace? Follow your gut and go for it because we've got you covered with this step by step tutorial including how to import your content, transfer your domain, and setup redirects to keep all that precious SEO goodness you've worked so heard to establish.
Go ahead and grab a fresh cup of coffee, and then let's get started.Read More
While we’re sure you know that getting your content shared is important, don't forget that crucial aspect of making it easy for readers to do so. You don’t want your audience searching (or forgetting) to share your content, you want it right there asking them to do it.
One of the greatest ways to get your readers to share your posts is Pinterest (pssst! If you don’t already know how useful Pinterest is for growing your blog, check out our 5 favorite ways to grow your blog with Pinterest here).
Today we’re showing you how to add a Pin It button to your Squarespace site so that anyone reading your blog can easily share your content with one click. There are a few steps involved but it won't take you long at all, so let’s get to it!Read More
Deciding where to begin on your website (or business in general) can be tough! There can be a lot of moving parts and things to consider when deciding on a theme. Your blog or business' content, focus, and strategy are going to be big components on how to decide which theme will bring your site to life and really attract the readers and customers!
We’ve definitely been where you are and luckily have figured out a few strategies to help decide what theme’s work best for individual businesses, so here are a few guidelines on how to choose a theme for your blog or business.Read More
I’ve been noticing a popular selling point on website building platforms (Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress, etc.) these days that “no knowledge of code is required”. This is certainly a good thing; code sounds scary and looks scary too! But these are only half truths, because while code can certainly be scary, you don’t need a computer sciences degree to start making it work for you.
Stop shaking your head - I hope to make you a believer today, starting with CSS. Have you ever been looking at your website wishing you could change that one last little detail? Maybe it’s the font chosen for your post titles, the color of your footer, or more likely you simply want to hide that one unnecessary button.
What if I told you that yes, you can make these changes yourself - and without a web developer - using CSS!Read More
A key aspect of many blogs is showing off related posts at the end of a blog post. This helps keep an audience clicking on things they find interesting, which is great for bloggers and readers! Squarespace gives you this ability through their summary blocks. More good news is that they come with plenty of options to customize the design and type of posts you want to show your readers!Read More
With any blog or business, knowing your website's traffic and having the ability to analyze your audience is so important. This information helps you create the right content for your audience, post at the right times, see who your audience is, the list goes on! Knowing how to setup Google Analytics on Squarespace is a handy tool to have because it's the top choice for gathering data.Read More
If you're like me, you probably have at least 10 different tabs open in your browser right now that are all squished together so small all you can see is the little icon to tell them apart. Yep, that's a favicon, and if you're not using one you're missing out on a simple way to add some extra polish to your site and stand out from the clutter.
Don't sweat it though! Favicons are super simple to add to WordPress and SquareSpace; read on to find out how, and don't miss the free favicon template downloads at the bottom of the post.Read More