How to set up a blog on a Squarespace website - video tutorial

how to set up a blog on squarespace | video tutorial

Back by popular demand, I've recorded another Squarespace video tutorial!

This video address a question I get asked a lot as a web designer/developer. People will begin with a website on Squarespace by choosing a template but from there, they aren't sure how to set up a blog. 

Get excited because it's way easier than you might have thought!

I'm showing you how to get a blog started on Squarespace using the Harris template.

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

How to set up a blog on a Squarespace website

In this video, you will learn:

  • how to set up a blog on a Squarespace website
  • the basics of blogging with Squarespace

Setting up a blog

Setting up a blog in Squarespace is very easy. Here's how it's done:

  1. In the Home menu, click Pages

  2. To add a Blog page, click the + icon and select Blog from the New Page menu
  3. Name your Blog page

Adding a blog post

Once you have your new blog added, it's time to start blogging! This is done by adding new blog posts.

  1. In the Blog panel, click the + icon to add a new post
  2. Add content (i.e., title, text, images, etc.)
  3. Add categories and tags
  4. Enable/disable comments
  5. Configure the Options tab (thumbnail, post URL, excerpt, etc.)

Save or publish a blog post

All blog posts are initially saved as Drafts. When you’re done editing a post, you can:

  • Click Save to save the post and keep it as a draft
  • Click Save & Publish to save the post and publish it now
  • Schedule the post to self-publish in the future
  • Label it as Needs Review
  • Revert to Draft

See how easy it is to set up a blog and begin blogging with Squarespace? Give it a try today!

Final Thoughts

Setting up a blog on your Squarespace website isn't hard and once you've got it up and running, you're all set to start blogging! Follow the steps in this tutorial and you can have your new Squarespace blog live in minutes.

Now it's your turn to tell me, does your website have a blog? Have you set up a blog on Squarespace? Was it easy or did you have any trouble? I'd love to know so leave me a note in the comments!

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