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Creating an about page

An About page is a staple of nearly every professional site. This guide includes tips for adding an About page to your Squarespace site.

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Use a starter layout

Add a new page with the About starter layout, and replace placeholder blocks with your own content:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click the + icon.
  2. In the Create New Page menu, select About.
  3. Select a layout option.
  4. Enter a title for the page (for example, About). You can change this later.
  5. A new page will open with placeholder blocks. 
  6. Hover over different blocks to edit them. You can also add new blocks to expand the layout. For more help, visit Building a layout page.

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Tip: To build an About page from scratch, choose the Blank layout in the Create new page menu. Then add blocks to customize the page with images, text, and other content.

What's included in the About starter layout?

The About starter layouts display different arrangements of:

The blocks that display are placeholders. Double-click them to add your own content.

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Add a bio or history

Edit a Text Block to add a bio, company description, or brief history to your About page. Format the text to add headings, body text, bullets, and more.

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Combine text and images

Use Image Blocks to add images like headshots, team photos, and other visual elements. You can pair these images with Text Blocks, and even wrap floating images in text to create unique layouts.

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Link to social profiles

Use a Social Links Block to add icons or buttons that lead to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social profiles. Ensure you've connected the accounts you want to link to in the block.

A red box displays around the placeholder block if no account is connected. Visitors don't see this.

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Rearrange the layout

After you've finished adding content to the placeholder blocks, you can drag and drop them around the page to create a custom layout. Then click Save to publish your changes.

To learn how to move blocks, visit Moving blocks.

Expand the layout

Add testimonials

Add Quote Blocks to display quotes from clients you want to stand out from other text.

Add clients or previous customers

You can add a Grid Gallery Block to display logos of previous clients or customers. To link each logo to the clients’ websites, use clickthrough URLs.

 

Next steps

After saving your About page, you might want to:

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