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Image clickthrough URLs

Use clickthrough URLs to turn images into links to other web sites, pages on your site, email addresses, phone numbers, or files.

Image Blocks and Gallery Blocks support clickthrough URLs on any template. Some templates support clickthrough URLs in Gallery Pages.

There are a number of uses for clickthrough URLs. For example:

  • Create a portfolio of projects in a Gallery Page and add clickthrough URLs to each client's homepage.
  • Display a preview of a document using an Image Block and add a clickthrough URL that opens the .pdf file of the document.
  • Create a gallery of a fashion collection and add clickthrough URLs to specific products.
Note: Clickthrough URLs aren't available for Cover Page or Project Page images.
These steps are for version 7.0. If your site is using version 7.1, gallery sections use image clickthrough URLs in a similar way.

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Add an image

To create a clickthrough URL, first add an image to your site:

Tip: If you're new to Squarespace, visit Gallery Blocks vs. Gallery Pages.

Lightboxes

Clickthrough URLs won't work in Image Blocks or Grid Gallery Blocks with Lightbox enabled. To add clickthrough URLs, uncheck Enable Lightbox or Lightbox.

If you want to keep lightboxes enabled and link images, we recommend adding a text link to the image's description. For Image Blocks, certain layouts also support buttons.

Image Blocks

To add clickthrough URLs to Image Blocks:

  1. Add an Image Block to your site, or edit an existing Image Block.
  2. Click Design.
  3. For Inline Image Blocks, add a web address, or click the gear icon in the URL box for more options.
  4. For other layouts, select On Image or Button from the Image Link drop-down, then add a web address or click the gear icon in the URL box for more options.
  5. Click Save, then click Apply.

To learn more about different link options, visit Adding links to your site.

Gallery Blocks

To add clickthrough URLs to Gallery Blocks connected to Gallery Pages, follow the steps below.

To add clickthrough URLs to Gallery Blocks with uploaded images:

  1. Add a Gallery Block to your site and upload your images, or edit an existing Gallery Block.
  2. Hover over the image where you want to add the clickthrough URL, and click the gear icon.
  3. Click Click to add URL... to open the link editor.
  4. Click Content to add a link to a page on your site, click File to link to an uploaded file, or click External to add a link to a site elsewhere.
  5. Click Save, then click Apply.

To learn more about different link options, visit Adding links to your site.

Gallery Pages

To add clickthrough URLs to a Gallery Pages:

  1. Add a Gallery Page to your site, or click an existing Gallery Page in your Pages panel.
  2. Hover over the image where you want to add the clickthrough URL, and click the gear icon.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Click Click to add URL... to open the link editor.
  5. Click Content to add a link to a page on your site, click File to link to an uploaded file, or click External to add a link to a site elsewhere.
  6. Click Save.

Some templates don't support clickthrough URLs on Gallery Pages. If your template doesn't, the links will still work in Gallery Blocks that are connected to Gallery Pages.

To learn more about different link options, visit Adding links to your site.

Choose how the link opens

In Image Blocks and Grid Gallery Blocks, you can choose to have clickthrough URLs open on the same page or in a new tab.

  • In Image Blocks, switch the Open in New Window toggle on to have clickthrough URLs open in a new tab.
  • In Grid Gallery Blocks, click the Design tab, scroll down, and check Open Links in New Window to have clickthrough URLs open in new tabs. This option applies to all images in the block.
  • In Gallery Pages and in Carousel, Slideshow, and Stack Gallery Blocks, clickthrough URLs always open on the same page.

Gallery Page clickthrough URLs by template

These template families support clickthrough URLs on Gallery Pages:

  • Adirondack - Yes. Slideshow design only.
  • Avenue - No
  • Aviator - Yes
  • Bedford - Yes
  • Brine - Yes
  • Farro - Yes
  • Five - Yes
  • Flatiron - Yes
  • Forte - Yes
  • Galapagos - Yes
  • Ishimoto - Yes
  • Momentum - No
  • Montauk - No
  • Native - Yes
  • Pacific - Yes
  • Skye - Yes
  • Supply - Yes
  • Tremont - Yes
  • Wells - No
  • Wexley - No
  • York - Yes. Not supported on Project Pages.
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