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Adding pages to your navigation

Adding pages to your site's navigation creates a menu of links visitors use to explore your content. This guide walks you through adding pages to your navigation and the types of pages you can add.

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This video applies to version 7.0.

Add a new page

To add a page to your site's navigation menu, you'll add the page to the Main Navigation section in the Pages panel. For an overview of the Pages panel and its sections, visit The Pages panel

How you add pages depends on which version of Squarespace your site is on

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. Click the + icon next to the Main Navigation section. To add it to a folder, click Add page under the folder.
Click the plus icon or Add Page to open the page menu.
  1. Click Blank Page to start with a blank page, or click one of the other options to select from a variety of layouts and collections.
  2. Enter a page title in the text field and press Enter.
  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. Click the + icon next to Main Navigation (sometimes called the Primary or Top Navigation). To add it to an Index or folder, click Add page under the Index or folder.
Click the plus icon or Add Page to open the page menu.
  1. In the Create New Page menu, select the type of page you want to add.
  2. Enter a page title in the text field and press Enter.

Some templates have extra navigation sections that display page links on different areas of your site.

Layout Pages

Layout Pages are where you add combinations of blocks to create custom layouts of text, images, audio, forms, and more. Layout Pages vary depending on which version of Squarespace your site is on.

In version 7.1, a Layout Page is any page you create other than Blog, Events, Portfolio, or Store Pages. When you add a Layout Page, you can select Blank to design the page from scratch, or select Page Layouts to choose from different pre-built layouts with placeholder blocks for specific purposes.

In the Pages panel, the Layout Page icon looks like this:

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When you add a Layout Page, you can choose between a blank page, where you create the layout from scratch, or a starter layout designed for certain uses, like Contact pages and About pages. Starter layouts have placeholder blocks to help you get started and are completely customizable.

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In the Pages panel, the Layout Page icon looks like this:

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Collection pages

Collection pages are home to sets of content items: gallery images, products, blog posts, events, or album tracks. There are six collection pages:

With the exception of Album Pages, collection pages have a two-level structure. Visitors can view a collection page, like a blog page, then click individual collection items, like a blog post, to view an item-specific page.

Collection pages vary between templates, using distinct features and designs to present collection items in exciting ways.

Other options

You can add other features to your navigation that help organize pages or link to external content:

  • Folders group multiple pages into a drop-down menu in your navigation.
  • Links create navigation links to external content or your own content, sorted by tags or categories.
  • Folders group multiple pages into a drop-down menu in your navigation.
  • Links create navigation links to external content or your own content, sorted by tags or categories.

Depending on your template, you may be able to add other page types:

  • Cover Pages act as a bold splash page or distinctive single page on any template, incorporating full-bleed images and other special features. Cover Pages have a more fixed design than other pages, helping you concentrate on a simpler message.
  • Index Pages present multiple pages of content in a single location. Pages within the Index appear as a grid of thumbnails, single continuous pages, or other unique designs. Designs vary between templates, and not all templates support Index Pages.
  • Info Pages are special pages, only available in the Aviator family. They function similarly to a Cover Page.

Demo pages

Every template includes demo pages that highlight features and design possibilities. These example pages have a Demo label to the right of the page title. To learn more about using or removing these pages, visit Working with demo content.

Next steps

After adding pages, you can edit their settings, reorder and delete pages, or style your navigation:

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