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Starting a Squarespace trial

We offer a 14-day free trial so you can try Squarespace and get to know our features before subscribing. We don't require credit card information to sign up for a trial. To get started, visit

Tip: If you've used Squarespace before, you can start a new trial from an existing site. This helps you keep multiple sites organized under one account. To learn more, visit Managing multiple sites.
Note: If you're not ready to build a site, but you'd like to register a domain, start with a Squarespace Domain and parking page.

How trials work

Your website is online as soon as you begin a trial. You'll have access to nearly all features, including most Premium features, so you can learn how the Squarespace platform works and create a design you like.

Here are some things to note about trials:

  • You can create as many trials as you want. When you're ready to upgrade to paid service, you'll upgrade and pay for each site separately.
  • Your site is hidden behind a CAPTCHA during your trial.
  • After signing up for paid service, your site is visible to search engines. To learn more, visit Upgrading to paid service.
  • If your trial expires, you won't have access to your site until you upgrade to paid service.
  • To cancel or remove a trial site from your account before it expires, follow the steps in Cancelling a Squarespace trial.

Trial limitations

Tip: Squarespace Circle members have access to six-month trials. To learn more, visit Squarespace Circle FAQ.

What happens when my trial ends?

You'll receive an email the day before your trial ends, giving you a chance to consider your next steps. You'll have a few options:

  • If you're ready to use the full version of your site, upgrade to paid service. You can upgrade at any time during your trial. If your trial site uses Premium features, choose the Website Business plan or higher to continue using them. 
  • If you need more time, we can extend your trial by seven days.
  • You can also let your trial site expire. When your trial expires, the site won't be public, and all content is marked for permanent deletion. Depending on how much time passes after expiration, you might be able to upgrade to paid service and continue to edit the site as you last left it.

Start a trial

Note: If you already have a Squarespace Domain on a parking page, you can start a new trial site linked to your domain by clicking Build A Site in the main menu.
Tip: Starting with a template that fits your needs will make designing your site easier, but you can always switch templates later. For advice, visit Choosing the right template.

To create a new trial site, go to and click Create a site. Follow the prompts to create your new site. 

  • If you're new to Squarespace - Enter your name and email address to create an account. Create a password to use to log into your site. 
  • If you already have a Squarespace account - Log in using the same email address and password you use to log into other sites. This adds your new trial site to a menu you can use to switch between sites. If you're already logged into Squarespace, you won't see a prompt to sign in and your new site will create automatically.

After creating an account and choosing a template, you'll be logged into Squarespace and your new site. You’ll receive an email confirmation of your new trial. We recommend keeping this email for your records.

Start building your site

Congratulations—you started a new site! Welcome to Squarespace. Here are some next steps to start building and customizing your site: 

  • After clicking Create, you'll be logged into Squarespace.
  • You'll see demo content that acts as a placeholder and inspiration for your new design.
  • The Home Menu on the left has all of the tools you need to customize your design and add content.
  • Visit our Getting started tutorial series for step-by-step videos to help you get your site up and running. 
Note: By signing up for a free trial, you agree to our Terms of Service.
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