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Importing content from Squarespace 5

If you're moving to Squarespace 7 from Squarespace 5, you can import content from your Squarespace 5 site. This means you can use all of Squarespace 7's features with your existing content, without having to start over.

If you're just starting the process of moving to Squarespace 7, we suggest you start with Moving from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace 7.

Before you begin

  • To follow the steps in this guide, you'll need a Squarespace 7 site. If you don't have one already, you can start a trial.

What imports from Squarespace 5

Squarespace 7 imports all of your: 

  • Blogs
  • Pages
  • Comments
  • Galleries

Squarespace 7 won't import other content, including: 

Step 1 - Import your content

  1. Log into your Squarespace 7 site.
  2. In the Home Menu, click Settings. 
  3. Click Advanced, and then click Import / Export.
  4. Click Import.

  1. Select V5.

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  1. In the Account URL or Login field, enter your login, which is the first part of your Squarespace 5 URL. For example, if your full URL is http://yoursite.squarespace.com, you'll enter yoursite.
  2. Enter your password in the Password field.
  3. Click Begin Import.
  4. Success message will appear once the import is complete. 

Note: For help recovering a Squarespace 5 password, visit Changing or recovering your password on our Squarespace 5 help site.

Step 2 - Enable your imported content

Your imported content will appear in the Not Linked section of the Pages panel. The pages are disabled by default. This means that they're hidden from your navigation menus, and visitors can't see them until you're ready to move and enable them.

Tip: If you don't see a Squarespace 5 Import page in the Pages panel, refresh your browser.

 To make your content visible, enable the page: 

  1. Hover over the page title, and click the next to the title to open Page Settings.

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  1. Check Enabled.
  2. Click Save.

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For detailed steps, visit Moving from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace 7.

Step 3 - Move pages (optional)

To add your imported pages to a navigation menu, drag and drop the page to a navigation section. To learn more, visit Moving pages around your navigation.

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Next Steps

Troubleshooting

If the label says Failure, click Clear, then click Import. Try the import again, making sure of the following:

  • Use your account name in the first field, not your site's URL or your email address. 
  • Ensure your password is correct. The password is case-sensitive.

If you're still having issues with this step, contact our Customer Care team.

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