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Inviting a contributor

Every person with a Squarespace account who can log in and edit your site is a contributor. If you're not the only one who manages your site, 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 site owners and Administrators can add contributors.
  • On the Website Personal plan and Cover Page plan (discontinued), you can add one contributor (for a total of two, including the site owner). In other billing plans, 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.
  • Parking pages don’t allow for extra contributor logins. Only the owner can log into a parking page.

Available permissions

The available permissions are:

  • Administrator
  • Content Editor
  • Billing
  • Reporting
  • Comment Moderator
  • Trusted Commenter
  • Store Manager

For details on what each permission level can access, visit Squarespace permissions explained.

Invite a contributor

Desktop Squarespace App
  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Permissions.
  2. Click Invite Contributor.

The Invite Contributor button in the Settings panel.

  1. In the Invite Contributor window, enter the contributor's name and address.
  2. Check the boxes to give the contributor permission(s) based on how they'll contribute to your site. You can check multiple permissions.
  3. Click Save to send your invitation.
  4. 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.

Invited contributors appear under Invite 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.

The invitation link appears when you click on the contributor information under Invites Sent.

    1. At the bottom of the app, 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 to your site. 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

Desktop Squarespace App

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, scroll down and click Remove Invitation to cancel the person's access to your site. Follow the steps above to resend a new invitation if needed.

Click Remove Invitation below the permissions to remove the invite.

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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