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About blocks

Blocks are drag-and-drop features that display content on your site. You'll use them to customize your pages with a variety of content, like text, images, buttons, and forms.

In this guide, you'll learn about the different types of blocks in Squarespace. For help adding blocks, visit Adding blocks.

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Types of blocks

Use these blocks to add content to your site:

  • 500px - Add images from your 500px account.
  • Acuity - Add online booking with Acuity Scheduling.
  • Amazon - Link to Amazon items. This is useful if you participate in Amazon's Affiliate program.
  • Archive - Display organized lists of links to collection items.
  • Audio - Add players for audio files.
  • Bandsintown - Display tour dates from your Bandsintown profile.
  • Button - Add buttons and calls to action.
  • Calendar - Display items on your pages, like events, as a calendar sorted by day.
  • Chart - Add barline, and pie charts.
  • Code - Add custom code or display code snippets.
  • Content Link - Add links to other pages on your site with visual previews.
  • Donation - Collect donations to your cause or organization. Requires a connected Stripe or PayPal account.
  • Embed - Add external content with links to tweets, videos, and more.
  • Flickr - Add images from your Flickr account.
  • Foursquare - Add feeds of your Foursquare check-ins.
  • Form - Add forms to collect information from visitors.
  • Gallery - Add galleries of images or videos in CarouselGridSlideshow, or Stack layouts.
  • Image - Add images with captions in Card, Collage, Inline, Overlap , Poster, or Stack layouts.
  • Instagram - Add posts from your Instagram account.
  • Line - Add horizontal lines to break up text or visually separate content.
  • Map - Add Google Maps with location pins.
  • Markdown - Add text using the Markdown language.
  • Menu - Display restaurant menus.
  • Newsletter - Add newsletter subscription forms.
  • OpenTable - Add restaurant reservation booking. You'll need an OpenTable Restaurant ID.
  • Product - Display products from Products Pages.
  • Quote - Add styled quotations or testimonials.
  • RSS - Add links to Blog Page RSS feeds.
  • Search - Add search boxes.
  • Social Links - Add icons that link to social media profiles.
  • SoundCloud - Embed SoundCloud players.
  • Spacer - Add adjustable amounts of space or padding between blocks.
  • Summary - Display collection items from your site in Carousel, Grid, List, or Wall layouts.
  • Tag Cloud - Display tags or categories in a graphic cloud formation.
  • Text - Add text, including headings, quotes, pre-formatted text, links, and lists.
  • Twitter - Display feeds of your most recent tweets and a follow button.
  • Video - Add externally hosted videos.
  • Zola - Add wedding registries.

Use blocks

Add multiple blocks to a page or content area and drag and drop them to build the page. You can:

Discontinued blocks

Use the Archive Block instead of these discontinued blocks:

  • Author List
  • Category List
  • Month List
  • Tag List

For more help, visit Discontinued features.

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