Cover Pages present information in a single, bold page. Cover Pages are great for:
- Announcing a book or product release
- Advertising an event and collecting RSVPs
- Collecting email addresses
- Sharing a new song or full album
- Sharing a video
- Displaying a resumé
- Displaying a slideshow
- Showing a “Coming Soon” or “Under Construction” page while a larger site is in progress
- Creating a unique 404 error page
Cover Pages behave a little differently than the rest of Squarespace. Each Cover Page includes a pre-styled layout and a panel of editing tools for adding imagery, text, buttons, forms, audio, maps, video, and more. Cover Pages don’t use blocks, and design elements like buttons and text stay in a fixed layout. This helps keep your Cover Page beautiful and responsive.
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Cover Pages by plan
Cover Pages are available in any Website and Commerce plan. If you’re currently on the Cover Page plan, your page will stay live for as long as billing is active. It's no longer possible to return to the standalone Cover Page billing plan after switching to a full site.
If you’re using the Cover Page-only plan, your Home Menu is different than the menu shown in these guides.
Add a Cover Page
Add a Cover Page to your site to make a powerful introduction or highlight something special on a distinctive page. Cover Pages are styled independently of a site’s template. Start with any Squarespace template, add a Cover Page, then select the layout that works best for your message. Use the Style panel in your Cover Page Menu to customize the design. Repeat these steps to add multiple Cover Pages.
Steps for a quick start
Follow the steps below to help you build and customize the rest of your page:
- In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click the + icon and select Cover Page. For more help, visit Adding pages to your navigation.
- Select a layout.
- Add branding, text, and media.
- Add other elements like a background video, audio, and map depending on your layout.
- Add actions like buttons, forms, and links to other pages of your site.
- Style the page.
- To set the Cover Page as the first page visitors see at your domain, set it as your homepage.
Note: To remove the Cover Page from navigation menus, move it to the Not Linked section in the Pages panel. This is useful if you only want visitors to see it once before entering your site or if you're using it as a separate landing page.