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Squarespace permissions explained

If you have multiple contributors, you can use permissions to limit access to areas of the site that are relevant to each contributor's work. This guide explains what each contributor role can and can't do so you can decide which permissions to give to your site management team.

Tips

  • You can give a contributor multiple roles.
  • To publish blog posts by a different authors without giving them contributor permissions, add them as basic authors instead.
  • Only the Site Owner and Administrators can invite new contributors and change permission settings.
  • Reporting, Trusted Commenters, and Comment Moderator have more limited permissions.

Settings access

 

Site Owner

Administrator

Content Editor

Billing

Store Manager

Buy or connect domains
Bypass page or site-wide passwords

Change business information

 
Change site ownership
Connect third-party accounts
Delete site
Edit Comment Settings ✕ 
Edit Promotional Pop-Up settings
Edit Share button settings
Enable Developer Mode
Manage G Suite billing
Manage Notification Settings
Manage permissions
View contributor login history
View owner email address ✕ 

Billing access

 

Site owner

Administrator

Content Editor

Billing

Store Manager

Cancel subscription  ✓ ✕ 
Change billing plan ✕ 
View and change billing information

View invoices


Commerce access

 

Site Owner

Administrator

Content Editor

Billing

Store Manager

Add, edit, and remove products

Change shipping settings

Change store currency

✕ 

Change tax settings

✕ 

Connect a payment processor

Connect Xero

 ✓ ✕ 

Create, edit, and delete discounts

✕ 

Edit Checkout Settings

     

Fulfill orders

Manage donations

Reorder products

View orders

Pages and content access

 

Site Owner

Administrator

Content Editor

Billing

Store Manager

Add and remove trusted commenters

✕  ✕ 

Add blog posts

Add Code Blocks

   

Add Code Injection

     

Add gallery images

Add pages

 x

Add, edit, and delete events

✕ 

Comment without moderation

Edit Cover Pages

Edit footer and headers

Edit navigation titles and URL slugs

     

Edit page content

Edit Page Settings

Edit page titles and descriptions

     

Reorder pages

Reply to comments

View recycle bin and restore pages

Design access

 

Site Owner

Administrator

Content Editor

Billing

Store Manager

Change logo and title

Create a lock screen

✕ 

Create an Announcement Bar

Switch templates

Use the Style Editor

Analytics access

 

Site Owner

Administrator

Content Editor

Billing

Store Manager

View Analytics

Who receives email notifications

Contributors receive automated email notifications from Squarespace based on their permissions and what they typically need to see. To manage your subscriptions for these emails, visit the Subscriptions tab of your contributor profile.

Note: Administrators and contributors with Billing permissions receive important emails related to your site's billing status. Since these contain essential information, it isn't possible to disable these notifications.
  Site owner Administrator  Content Editor Billing Store Manager
Billing ✓  ✓  ✕ 
Comments ✓  ✓  ✕ 
Commerce orders ✓ 
Domain verification  ✕ 

Reporting, Trusted Commenters, and Comment Moderators

Reporting, Trusted Commenters, and Comment Moderators have specialized permission levels. Since they're designed for very specific purposes, they only have access to a few areas.

Reporting

  • Comment without moderation 
  • View Analytics
  • Don't receive email notifications about your site

Trusted Commenters 

  • Comment without moderation
  • Reply to comments
  • Don't receive email notifications about your site

Comment Moderators

  • Comment without moderation
  • Receive email notifications for new comments
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Squarespace permissions explained