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Linking a post title to external content

You can make the title of a blog post a link to an external page. This is a great way to directly reference external content when blogging.

Tip: The post title will also be linked to the source URL in Summary Blocks.

Step 1 - Open a blog post

On a Blog Page, click a post and click Edit, or click the + icon to create a new post. 

Note: For help with adding a blog post, visit Blogging with Squarespace.

Step 2 - Add the link

In the Post Editor, click the Options tab.

Enter the full URL in the Source URL box, and then check Post Title should link to Source URL.

Note: Source URLs require a full URL, including http:// or https://, such as http://www.google.com

Step 3 - Save changes

Click Save or Save & Publish. Your blog post title will then link to the Source URL.

Unlinked source URLs

To add a source URL to the post without linking the title, leave Post Title should link to Source URL unchecked. This is useful for attributing another site for your content without directing visitors away from your blog.

For a list of templates that display the source URL on the page, see the next section.

Source URL display by template

Some templates display the source URL on the page, or add an arrow to titles linked to a source URL. For example, here's how posts with a title linked to a source look in Galapagos:

Here's how source URLs display in each template. Templates are grouped by family.

Adirondack
  • "Source" link displays on unlinked posts.
Avenue
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL displays on unlinked posts.
Aviator, Aubrey, Encore
  • "Source" link displays on individual posts (linked and unlinked).
Bedford, Anya, Bryant, Hayden
  • Linked titles display an arrow (Blog Page only).
  • Source URL displays on individual posts (linked and unlinked).
Brine, Basil, Burke, Clay, Ethan, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Marta, Mercer, Mojave, Motto, Nueva, Polaris, Rally, Rover, Sonny, Sonora, Thorne
  • Source URL doesn't display.
  • Linked posts: Clicking the post thumbnail image takes you to the post, not the source link. 
Farro, Haute
  • Source URL doesn't display.
  • Linked posts: Clicking the Blog Page thumbnail image takes you to the source link.
Five
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • "Source" link always displays.
Flatiron
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL displays on unlinked posts.
Forte
  • Source URL displays on Blog Page (linked and unlinked).
  • Source URL displays on unlinked individual posts.
Galapagos
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL always displays.
Ishimoto
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL displays on unlinked posts.

Marquee, Adversary, Alex, Eamon, Ginger, Mint, Shift 

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  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL doesn't display.
Momentum
  • Source URL displays on unlinked individual posts.
Montauk, Julia, Kent, Om
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL displays on unlinked posts.
Native
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • "Source" link displays on unlinked posts.
Pacific, Bryler, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL always displays.
Skye, Foundry, Tudor
  • Linked titles display an arrow (Blog Page only).
  • Source URL doesn't display.
  • Linked posts: Clicking the post thumbnail image takes you to the post, not the source link.
Supply
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL always displays.
Tremont, Carson, Henson
  • Source URL doesn't display.
  • Linked posts: Clicking the post thumbnail image takes you to the post, not the source link. 
Wells
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • On the Blog Page, unlinked posts display the source URL.
  • Individual posts display the source URL.
Wexley
  • Linked titles display an arrow.
  • Source URL displays on unlinked posts.
York, Artesia, Harris, Lange, Jasper, Shibori, Taylor
  • Source URL doesn't display.
  • Linked posts: Clicking the post thumbnail image takes you to the post, not the source link.
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