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Creating an about page

An about page is a staple of nearly every professional site, where you can tell your visitors essential information about yourself or your business. 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) and press Enter. You can change this later.
  5. A new page will open with placeholder blocks. Hover over the page and click Edit to open the page editor.
  6. Hover over different blocks and click Edit to replace placeholder content with your own. You can also add new blocks to expand the layout. For more help, visit Layout Pages.

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  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click the + icon.
  2. In the Pages menu, select Page Layouts.
  3. Click About and select a layout option.
  4. Add a title for the page (for example, About) and press Enter. You can change this later.
  5. Click Edit in the top-left corner to open the page editor.
  6. Hover over different blocks and click the pencil icon to replace the placeholder content with your own. You can also add new blocks to expand the layout. For more help, visit Layout Pages.
Tip: To build an about page from scratch, choose the Blank layout in the 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 some combination of:

The blocks that display are placeholders. Click into any Text Block to edit it. Hover over other blocks and click Edit or the pencil icon to add your own content.

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Add a bio or history

To add a bio, company description, or brief history to your about page, edit a Text Block. You can format the text to add headings, body text, bullets, and more.

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Combine text and images

To add headshots, team photos, and other visual elements, edit or add Image Blocks. 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

Some About starter layouts include a Social Links Block. To add icons or buttons that lead to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social profiles, edit the Social Links Block.

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

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Expand the layout

Add testimonials

To display quotes from clients you want to stand out from other text, add Quote Blocks.

Add clients or previous customers

To display logos of previous clients or customers, add a Grid Gallery Block (in version 7.0) or a gallery section (in version 7.1). You can link each logo to the clients’ websites using clickthrough URLs.

Rearrange the layout

After you're finished adding or editing blocks, 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.

Next steps

After saving your about page, you might want to:

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