Squarespace

Squarespace 101: Website Block Basics

Jumping into a new website platform can be overwhelming. And although we think Squarespace is one of the most user friendly and intuitive platforms on the market, we know not everything is as obvious as one might hope. Today we are walking you through Squarespace Blocks. You will learn how to quickly build a webpage with multiple columns, images, slideshow and even a proper call to action. 

Jumping into a new website platform can be overwhelming. And although we think Squarespace is one of the most user friendly and intuitive platforms on the market, we know not everything is as obvious as one might hope. Today we are walking you through Squarespace Blocks. You will learn how to quickly build a webpage with multiple columns, images, slideshow and even a proper call to action.  |  Think Creative Collective

Dive into the video now to uncover some of the basics. Not finding what you were hoping for? Check out our comprehensive list of Squarespace blocks below and links to their various uses and tutorials. Enjoy!

Basic Blocks

  • Text Block - Add text to your site, including headings, quotes, pre-formatted text, links, and lists
  • Markdown Block - Add text using the Markdown language
  • Quote Block - Add styled quotes and testimonials
  • Image Block - Add a single image.
  • Video Block - Add an externally hosted video
  • Audio Block - Add a single audio file in a player
  • Embed Block - Add external content to your site by using links to tweets, videos, and more

Gallery Blocks

For an overview of Gallery Blocks, visit Using Gallery Blocks.

Summary Blocks

For an overview of Summary Blocks, visit Using Summary Blocks.

More Blocks

  • Bandsintown Block - Display tour dates from your Bandsintown profile
  • Calendar Block - Display items in your pages, like events, as a calendar sorted by day
  • Code Block - Add custom code (like a third-party widget) or display code
  • Form Block - Add a form to collect information from visitors. This is useful for creating contactpages, surveys, signup forms, or applications.
  • Line Block - Add a horizontal line between blocks. This is a great way to break up text or visually separate content.
  • Map Block - Add a Google Map with a pin in your location.
  • Menu Block - Display your restaurant's menu
  • Newsletter Block - Add a newsletter subscription form. This block requires a connected MailChimp account.
  • OpenTable Block - Add restaurant reservation booking. You'll need your OpenTable Restaurant ID.
  • Spacer Block - Add an adjustable amount of space or padding between blocks.

Filter and List Blocks

Commerce Blocks

  • Amazon Block - Display and link to an item on Amazon. This is useful if you participate in Amazon's Affiliate program.
  • Donation Block - Allow visitors to donate to your cause or organization. This block requires a connected Stripe account.
  • Product Block - Add a product to a page or blog post. This is a great way to promote a product or display products in different combinations than your Product pages.

Chart Blocks

For an overview of Chart Blocks, visit Chart Blocks overview.

Social Blocks

  • 500px Block - Add images from your 500px account
  • Flickr Block - Add a gallery of your Flickr photos.
  • Foursquare Block - Add a feed of your Foursquare check-ins
  • Instagram Block - Add a gallery of your Instagram photos
  • RSS Block - Add a link to the RSS feed of a Blog Page
  • Social Links Block - Add social icons that link to social media profiles. This is an alternative if your template doesn't have default social icons.
  • SoundCloud Block - Embed a SoundCloud player
  • Twitter Block - Display a feed of your most recent tweets and a follow button

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