Ready to go live?
Below are the directions for customizing and launching your site! We recommend giving yourself 1-2 hours for the entire process.
STEP 1: GATHER & PREP FILES
To customize your site properly, you'll need to have the following things ready. Gather them all together, and put them in an easily accessible place on your computer (I recommend your desktop).
1 - BRANDING
If you have a logo you want to upload, prep the file for upload by saving it with a transparent background (as a .png). You'll also want a browser icon that will be visible next to your site title in tabs (ours is a B, can you find it?). If you have a .png or .jpeg, use icoconvert.com to save it as a website favicon, so it's compatible with all browsers!
2 - IMAGES
Get a photo of yourself (and anyone on your team) for your about page. If your site features banner images (most of our designs do) collect your banner photos or find new public domain ones from a resource like unsplash.com or pixabay.com!
3 - COPY
If you want to pre-write your copy, you can write it out by looking at your demo site. Working on the copy first will make it that much easier to launch - but editing it in the live site is totally okay too!
STEP 2: LOGIN & CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEBSITE
The following video tutorials will help you customize your site! We recommend watching them through first, then editing your site and watching again if needed as you go!
Accepting the invitation to your new website.
Customizing your fonts & colors.
Customizing your pages' content.
STEP 3: commerce (optional)
The following video tutorials will help you list items for sale on your site! We recommend watching them through first, then editing your site and watching again if needed as you go!
Learn how to add digital products to your site.
Learn how to add physical products to your site.
Learn how to add services to your site.
Learn how to connect payment methods.
Getting to know commerce settings.
Bonus: Our Top 20 E-Commerce Tips!
Step 4: Optimize
Use the SEO video tutorials to learn more about optimizing your Squarespace site for search engines!
Learn how to use and optimize your blog.
Learn how to use your events page.
Learn how to optimize your pages and images.
Step 5: LAUNCH!!!
Use the video tutorials to learn how to finalize and launch your site, then scroll down and fill out the form!