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Inviting a contributor

Every person with a Squarespace account who can log in and edit your content is a contributor. If you're not the only one who manages your site, domain, or other subscription, invite people to contribute and then control what they can see by assigning them permissions.

Note: If a new contributor can't accept the invitation, visit Accepting a contributor invitation for troubleshooting and tips.

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Before you begin

  • Only owners and administrators can invite contributors.
  • On the Website Personal plan and Cover Page plan (discontinued), you can add one contributor (for a total of two, including the owner). In other billing plans and on trial sites, you can add an unlimited number of contributors.
  • Multiple contributors making simultaneous content edits can cause changes to overwrite each other. We recommend coordinating with your contributors to avoid issues.
  • On parking pages, you can add contributors with admin permissions only.
  • If your company wants to purchase or manage sites in bulk with multiple site contributors, you can work with us to create a customized solution. To learn more, visit our Enterprise page.

Invite a contributor

When you invite a contributor to your Squarespace site, domain, or Scheduling account, you set what level of permissions they have. For available permissions details, visit Squarespace permissions explained.

To invite a contributor:

  1. Open the permissions panel and click Invite Contributor.
  2. In the Invite Contributor window, enter the contributor's name and email address.
  3. Switch the toggles to give the contributor permissions based on how they'll contribute. You can give them permissions of all other roles by switching the administrator toggle on, or pick and choose among multiple permissions.
  4. Click Invite to send your invitation.
  5. Your contributor will receive an email invitation asking them to log into their existing Squarespace account or create a new one.

Invited contributors are listed under Invites Sent.

Manually send an invitation link

If the invited contributor isn't receiving your invitation email, have them check their spam folder or search no-reply@squarespace.com. If they still aren't receiving the email, you can click their contributor profile under Invites Sent and copy the Invitation Link.

    1. Tap Settings
    2. Scroll down and tap Permissions.
    3. Tap Invite Contributor.
    4. Enter the contributor’s name and email address.
    5. Switch the toggle on for each permission you want to give the contributor based on how they'll contribute. You can enable multiple permissions.
    6. Tap Send to send the invitation.
    7. Your contributor will receive an email invitation asking them to log into their existing Squarespace account or create a new one.

Invited contributors are listed under Invites Sent.

Make changes before they accept the invitation

If you need to edit the contributor's permissions before they accept the invitation, click their name in the Invites Sent area. From here, you can change the invited permission level.

If you entered the wrong email or don't want to invite the contributor, click ..., then click Cancel Invite to cancel the person's access to your site. Follow the steps above to resend a new invitation if needed.

If you need to edit the contributor's permissions before they accept the invitation, tap their name in the Invites Sent area. From here, you can change the invited permission level.

If you entered the wrong email or don't want to invite the contributor, swipe down and tap Remove Invitation to cancel the person's access to your site. Follow the steps above to resend a new invitation if needed.

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