How to add a search box to your Squarespace website - video tutorial

how to add a search box to your squarespace website | video tutorial

When it comes to designing a website, many people overlook the importance web usability. If the goal is to make it as easy as possible for visitors to access important information, we must give a shoutout to the (under appreciated) search box. Many websites are missing a search box and this is no bueno! Luckily for you, it's a quick fix that packs a major punch.

There are two common places that visitors expect to see a search box, and that is in the footer and on the blog page. If your website doesn't have a search box yet, take this tutorial as a hint that you should add one today! It might make sense to add a search box to one or both of these locations - the choice is totally up to you and how you can best serve your audience. 

This video tutorial will tell you why it's so important to have a search box on your website, and will show you how to add a search box to your site's footer and blog page.

Note: want to watch more of my Squarespace video tutorials? I've linked to them at the bottom of this post or you can head over to my Youtube channel to binge them now. #aintnoshame


How to add a search box to your Squarespace website

In this video you will learn:

  • Two common places on your website where you can add a search box
  • How to add a search box to the footer of your website (to search content from your entire website)
  • How to add a search box to the blog page of your website (to search content only from blog posts)

Video tutorial shows a demo website built on the Bedford template. 

If you want to add a search box to your website so that it's easier for visitors to find the content they're looking for, this video tutorial will help you out! You can add a search box to the bottom of your website to search content from your entire site, or set one up on the blog post to search specifically through blog posts. Both are great options!


Final thoughts

Adding search boxes to your website is a great way to improve user experience since it makes it even easier for visitors to find the information they're looking for. Visitors often expect a search box in the website's footer and will go there first if they're looking for specific content. By adding a search box to the website's footer, you'll make it even easier for them to find what they're searching. Adding a search box to your website's blog page is a great way to let visitors search through blog posts/articles, especially if you have lots of content.

Be sure to watch my video above to see how easy it is to add a search box to your Squarespace website!

Now it's your turn to tell me, does your website have a search box? If so, where have you included it? Was this part of your initial web design or did you add it in later to improve user experience? I'd love to know so leave me a note in the comments!



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Charlotte O'Hara

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