Enable contributors to edit your site, update billing, and more.
If you have multiple contributors, you can use permissions to limit access to areas 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 assign to your team.
- You can assign a contributor multiple roles, or make them an administrator so they have the permissions of all other roles.
- To publish blog posts by different authors without giving them contributor permissions, add them as basic authors instead.
- Domains linked to parking pages can only have an owner and administrators. Other permission levels aren't available on parking pages.
- Contributors can remove themselves at any time.
- 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.
The Permissions panel
In the Permissions panel, the owner and administrators can:
- Invite contributors
- Add basic authors
- Enable all contributors to license Getty Images by switching the Let non-admins purchase assets on.
- Edit contributor permissions
- Remove contributors
- Transfer ownership (owner only)
The type of permissions available depend on your subscription.
All subscription types
All Squarespace subscriptions include these permissions:
|Owner||There’s only one owner, typically the account that created the site or other subscription. Owners can manage all content and settings. They can also transfer the permission to a different account, which might happen if a designer creates a site for a client, or if someone new in an organization starts managing web content.|
|Administrator||Administrators can do almost everything the owner can do, except change ownership. This is a good permission level for collaborators who need full access.|
|Billing||Accounts with billing permissions can change or cancel subscriptions and view invoices. They can’t add or edit content. This is a good permission level for someone who manages your finances.|
Websites and online stores
These permissions are for Squarespace websites and online stores:
|Website editor||Website editors can add products, blocks, and other content to existing pages. They can’t add new pages or make style changes. This is a good permission level for someone who updates your site regularly, but doesn’t make broad design decisions.|
Accounts with analytics permissions can access website and commerce analytics panels.
Comment moderators can comment on blog posts without moderation and edit comments in the comments panel. They also receive email notifications for new comments.
|Store manager||Store managers can add products, reorder products, and manage orders. They can also add some content like blog posts and events. This is a good permission level for someone who manages your online store.|
|Email Campaigns editor||
Email Campaigns editors can create, send, and track analytics for Email Campaigns. They can't add or make changes to an Email Campaigns subscription.
You can assign these permissions if you log in to Acuity with a Squarespace account:
|Scheduling administrator||Scheduling administrators can view and manage all content in the scheduling panel.|
|Scheduling view & edit||Contributors with Scheduling view and edit permissions can view and edit calendars assigned to them.|
|Scheduling view only||Contributors with Scheduling view-only permissions can view calendars assigned to them.|
You can assign site-level permissions to the team members in your organization. To learn more about Enterprise permissions, visit Your Enterprise organization dashboard.
These permissions are for features and settings found in your Settings panel. If a permission type isn't listed, contributors with those permissions can't make changes in this part of the site.
|Buy or connect domains||✓||✓||-|
|Change business information||✓||✓||-|
|Change site availability||✓||✓||-|
|Change site language||✓||✓||-|
|Change site ownership||✓||-||-|
|Connect Squarespace Extensions||✓||✓||-|
|Connect third-party accounts||✓||✓||-|
|Delete the site||✓||✓||✓|
|Edit comments settings||✓||✓||-|
|Enable developer mode||✓||✓||-|
|Manage Google Workspace billing||✓||✓||-|
|Manage notifications settings||✓||✓||-|
|View owner email address||✓||-||-|
These permissions are for viewing and editing your site's billing settings. Owners, administrators, or team members with billing permissions can:
- Cancel subscription
- Change billing plan
- Upgrade trial to paid service
- View and change billing information
- View invoices
These permissions are for using your online store's Commerce features. If a permission type isn't listed, contributors with those permissions can't use these features.
Website editors have commerce permissions for editing site content. Store managers have basic commerce permissions for managing the day-to-day needs of an online store.
|Owner/Administrator||Website editor||Store manager|
|Add, edit, or remove all products||✓||✓*||✓|
|Buy shipping labels||✓||-||-|
|Change shipping settings||✓||-||-|
|Change store currency||✓||-||-|
|Change tax settings||✓||-||-|
|Connect a payment processor||✓||-||-|
|Create, edit, and delete discounts||✓||-||-|
|Edit checkout settings||✓||-||-|
|Edit related products||✓||-||-|
|Enable/disable product reviews||✓||-||-|
|Fulfill, cancel, and refund orders||✓||-||✓|
|Use Squarespace point of sale||✓||-||-|
* Website editors can edit products, except for subscription product settings.
Pages and content access
These permissions are for viewing, adding, and editing site content, like pages and blocks. If a permission type isn't listed, contributors with those permissions can't make changes in this part of the site.
|Add and edit blog posts||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Add and edit events||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Add and edit gallery images||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Add and edit portfolio sub-pages (version 7.1 only)||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Add code blocks||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Add code injection||✓||-||-||-||-|
|Comment without moderation||✓||✓||✓||✓||-|
|Connect third-party storage options to form blocks||✓||-||-||-||-|
|Edit cover pages||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Edit headers (version 7.0 only)||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Edit navigation titles and URL slugs||✓||-||-||-||-|
|Edit page content||✓||✓||-||✓||-|
|Edit page settings||✓||-||-||-||-|
|Reply to comments||✓||-||-||-||-|
|View password-protected site content||✓||✓||-||✓||✓|
|View trash can and restore pages||✓||-||-||-||-|
Only the owner and administrators can make design changes to a site. This includes:
- Changing the logo and title
- Creating a lock screen
- Creating an announcement bar
- Making style changes
- Switching templates (version 7.0 only)
Only the owner, administrators, and analytics contributors can view a site's analytics panel.
These permissions are for features and settings found in your site's marketing panel. If a permission type isn't listed, contributors with those permissions can't make changes in this part of the site.
|Owner/Administrator||Billing||Email Campaigns editor|
|Create mailing lists||✓||-||✓|
|Create sender details||✓||-||✓|
|Draft and send email campaigns||✓||-||✓|
|Edit promotional pop-up settings||✓||-||-|
|Edit share button settings (version 7.0 only)||✓||-||-|
|Manage Email Campaigns billing||✓||✓||-|
|Manage SEO settings||✓||-||-|
|Import and export mailing lists||-||-||✓|
Contributors receive automated email notifications from Squarespace based on their permissions and what information they typically need to review in their role. To manage email notifications, visit the Notifications tab of your contributor profile.
Emails are sent to the email address in your profile. You can review and update your email address in the Account & Security tab of your contributor profile.
Note: Administrators and contributors with billing permissions receive important emails related to the site's billing status. Because these contain essential information, it isn't possible to disable these notifications.
If a permission type isn't listed, contributors with those permissions won't receive email notifications.
|Commerce orders and donations notifications||✓||-||✓|
You'll need to manage site owner notifications for Acuity Scheduling separately. To learn more, visit Sending internal appointment notifications and agendas with Scheduling.