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Contributors basics

With contributors, you can invite multiple people to log in and work on your Squarespace site, each with their own accounts. Having contributors is an efficient way to run a site as a team or hand off sites you're building for clients. Contributors can have different permissions based on their responsibilities and which settings they're allowed to see.

Each contributor needs their own Squarespace account. When they accept a contributor invitation, they can create an account for free or add the site to an existing account.

There is a two contributor limit for sites on the Website Personal plan. The Owner counts as a contributor. If a trial site has more than two contributors, you won't be able to upgrade to this plan.
Tip: Create branded email addresses for each of your contributors with Google Workspace.

Site ownership

  • When you create a new Squarespace site, you automatically become the site owner, with Owner-level permissions.
  • You can transfer ownership to another contributor any time, during or after the trial. You'll stay on as a contributor, which can be helpful if you'll continue working on the site.

Invite and remove contributors

Roles and permissions

  • There are different types of permission levels that you can give to contributors, depending on your subscriptions.
  • You can give a contributor multiple permissions for tailored access.
  • Owners and Administrators can change contributor permissions.

Basic authors

  • To publish content by a guest or a general name without adding another contributor, add a basic author instead.
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