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Importing content from Squarespace 5

You can import content from a Squarespace 5 site to a new Squarespace 7 site. This lets you use all of Squarespace 7's features and templates with your existing Squarespace 5 content.

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

  • Only blogs, pages, comments, and galleries can be imported from Squarespace 5.
  • Images and other files that you've uploaded via file storage, rather than directly to the page, must be imported manually.
  • Markdown text isn't supported for imported blogs. Content imported from a blog using Markdown language won't display.
  • Information from your Squarespace 5 site's Traffic Overview won't import. Learn about Squarespace 7's analytics options and how to maintain your SEO ranking.
  • 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.

Step 1 - Go to Import / Export settings

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

Click Import.

Step 2 - Import from Squarespace 5

In the Import Site menu, select V5.

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. Then enter your password in the Password field.

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

Click the Begin Import button to start the upload.

Your successful Squarespace 5 import will look like this when complete:

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.

Next steps

Enable your imported content

Your imported content will appear as disabled pages in your Not Linked section.

To enable a page:

  1. Hover over the page in the Pages panel. Click the gear-icon to open Page Settings.
  2. In Page Settings, check Enabled, then Save.

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

Move blog posts (optional)

After importing from Squarespace 5, you can move the imported blog posts between Blog Pages. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and then click the blog posts you want to move. 

To learn more, visit Moving content between pages.

Import from file storage

Images and other content that you uploaded directly to a page, gallery, or journal post in Squarespace 5 will transfer to Squarespace 7. However, images that you added to file storage and then linked to won't transfer.

To manually transfer these images, download them from your Squarespace 5 site's file storage and upload them to the relevant pages on your Squarespace 7 site.

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

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