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Advanced Settings

In Advanced Settings, you can make changes to your site that you don't need to do often, such as:

  • Set custom 404 Error / Page Not Found page
  • Import image metadata
  • Inject code
  • Create URL redirects

Go to Advanced Settings

In the Home menu, click Settings, and then click Advanced.

404 Error / Page Not Found

Select a page in your site to act as your 404 Error / Page Not Found page, instead of using the System Default.

To learn more, visit Creating a custom 404 error page.

Default text editor

By default, new pages display one blank Text Block. If you use Markdown to add content, you can change this so that new pages display an empty Markdown Block instead.

To learn more about using markdown, visit Using the Markdown Block and Markdown cheat sheet.

Escape key

Pressing Esc on your keyboard while viewing your site opens the login page.

You can disable this shortcut by unchecking Enable Login with Escape Key.

To learn more, visit Disabling Escape key login.

Import / Export

You can import content from:

  • WordPress
  • Tumblr
  • Squarespace
  • Shopify
  • Big Cartel
  • Etsy

To learn more, visit Importing and exporting content.

External services

External Services allows you to connect your Google Analytics and Amazon Associate accounts.

To learn more about using Google Analytics with your Squarespace account, visit Using Google Analytics with Squarespace.

To learn more about using Amazon with Squarespace, visit Using the Amazon Block.

Developer Mode

You can enable Developer Mode to use custom code to build a custom template.

To learn more about the Developer Platform, visit our developer documentation.

Note: Switching to Developer Mode replaces your current template with an editable developer template. To edit your developer template, you'll need to use Git or SFTP to connect and edit your HTML. In addition, your template will no longer receive updates and bug fixes added by our team.

Code Injection

Code Injection allows you to add custom and third party scripts and HTML into your header, footer, lock screen, and Order Confirmation page.

To learn more, visit Using Code Injection.

URL Mappings

URL Mappings allow you to redirect away from pages that no longer exist to pages to do exist.

To learn more, visit Creating URL redirects.

Image EXIF/IPTC importing

When you check Enable Image Metadata Importing, some EXIF/IPTC metadata imports when you upload images and are added as titles, descriptions, captions, and tags.

To learn more, visit Importing image metadata.

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