How to Set up Squarespace websiteSetting up the Squarespace website
FIRST, SELECT A TEMPLATE.
Luckily, so many folks have already noticed how astonishing Squarespace is! What about the logistic for building up your Squarespace location? Which are the most fundamental statements to get a Squarespace page up and run? SELECT A TEMPLATE. But before you do anything else, you need to scroll through the different Squarespace styles.
You can find them under "Websites". You can choose from a variety of different sites, shops and covers. We have created a website for this tutorial (more on how to set up an on-line store later this month). The Squarespace filter will filter the defaults by categories. Choose a style sheet from the theme, not what pages or contents you see on the style sheet.
You can customize any style sheet with pages and items you need later, even if you don't see them on the style sheet. Choose a style sheet, view it in previews, and even view other blogging sites and companies that use the style sheet (if it's a style sheet that's been around for a while).
Once you have found a style sheet that you want to begin with (you can modify your style sheet at any time without loosing the content), simply click "Start with this design". You will then be asked to register an email after that. You will be put by Squarespace onto a test bank which means that you don't have to spend anything while you set up your website and decide whether Squarespace is suitable for you or not.
As soon as you have registered, you will be asked a few question to help Squarespace (and searching engines) index and categorise your website. That'?s it for your test accounts! We do this by going to the rootashboard, click on "Settings" and then click on some of the link on the next page.
I' ll outline the first two parts of "Preferences" for you (General and Website), but the choices with asterisks* are the only things you really need to consider now. Advanced: This part goes about adjusting your 404 page and other things at random. 404 is the only thing you really need to consider now. We will return to this page if you want to bring back contents from your old website.
Add pages and build your own menus. Next thing we want to do is adjust your browsing and build pages for your website. In order to do this, go back to your home page and click on "Pages". First you have your home pageavigation. The " + " allows you to add a new page.
When you create a directory, you get a drop-down list in your browser (like me for "Blog and Services"). If you have many pages that you want to add to your primary navigator, I think this is a really good one. Directories allow you to organise your contents in such a way that they are useful for the running of your website, and at the same they help you to keep track of them.
There will be a secundary navigational choice for most template. There are also some template footnotes. They are used on almost every website I create. Unknown pages are essentially pages that you need on your website but do not need to appear in your primaryavigation.
To me, this means single portfolioprojekte, my blogs archive, specific pages like promotion Landingpages and customer portal and even my homepage (I do not set a hyperlink to my homepage in the Hauptnavigation, because my homepage is linked to my homepage and I think it is redunant to take up both). One last thing: You can click and pull pages from section to section.
If, for example, you are creating a page in the "main navigation" but then choose not to link it, just click the page and drop it in the non-linked area. Optimize the look of the designs. At the moment you should still see contents from the pattern. But before I add my own contents, I like to toy with the designer items.
To do this, go to the Master Dashboard and click on "Design", which contains a few parts we'd like to use now. When you have a logotype, you can post it in this section, otherwise you can simply enter your blogs or company name in your slogan (if you have one).
Surely you don't have to do this next part, but the addition of a favicon is a really great way to customise your website (plus it's convenient if someone is attaching something to your website). Have a look at my animated guidelines for selecting typefaces + colours for your website if you need a place to get in!
We can now get to the real contents of your website, which is my favourite part when building a website! They can have a nice website, but if you don't have a clear policy for each page and know how they all work together, you're really losing an opportunity to boost your revenue, subscribers, services, page impressions and more.
In essence, you will want to take a sheet of hard copy for each page on your website, type the name of that page and then schedule out what each page must contain. You can also find hints for website photographing and copying! My aim is to create confidence and coherence throughout all my web texts and graphic items, and to guide them as far as possible to other related materials.
So the more that people clicks around, the more likely they are to get in touch with me, following me on Instagram, reading more blogs, signing up for my newsletters, etc. then they can click on your info page and see a fast overview of your services/products, your most favorite blogs postings, your free courses/resources/opt-ins, etc.).
Imports contents from your old website (optional). Maybe you have already prepared contents on your old website. In that case, all you have to do is move it to your new Squarespace page, which makes Squarespace really simple! In order to get going, you must first download the contents of your old website (click here for Wordpress, Tumblr and Blogger download instructions).
They can also export contents from Etsy, Shopify and Big Cartel. In order to export everything to your new Squarespace page, go to Settings at ? Import / Export at ? Export. When all your old contents are loaded, you need to go back to your Pages dashboard and organise everything, then go to your Style Editor and make sure there's nothing new that needs adjusting.
As soon as all your contents are organised, you should go through and modify each page using the contents block. In Pages Dashboard, click your page from the pull-down menus, move your mouse pointer over the page, and click the "" Edit"" button, then click the teardrop button to create new contents. Some of the most essential contents you can include are text, pictures, video and slide shows, but you can also include custom form, cards, social networking pads, product and much more!
Enter a short descriptive text of your blogs or company in Preferences SEO (you probably already did this in Stage 3). Notice that some template files contain this information on your current website. Searchengines cannot "see" pictures, so this will help them find out what your pictures are about, which will help you appear in your results if someone is looking for something related to your site!
Blogs posted! Posting blogs related to your business, services or products will naturally help you appear in your results. As I like to design on Squarespace, I make sure that I can blog about it aot. I' m trying to look at a variety of subjects related to things that someone might be looking for on Google or Pinterest (e.g. someone might have found this article by looking for a manual to set up a Squarespace website ), so by nature I' m going to be covering a wide range of sentences or tags that someone might use in their quest.
One of Google's goals is to help its customers find useful and useful information. So the more your site points out to be useful and pertinent to a subject, the more likely you are to appear in your results. Get your website up and running! As soon as your website has been adapted, your contents are in order and you have defined the bases, you can update (Settings www. bi.chilling & Accounts ? Billing) and boast of all you know about your new website!
To further expand your website, be on the lookout to find the remainder of my Squarespace range that covers everything from building a customized domainname, building a 404 customized page, adjusting styles even further with CSS, add an Announcements panel, building a blogs, building a store, Squarespace-specific Site Map hints, and many other funny things!