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Basic Information Settings

Basic Information Settings include general information like your business name, address, phone number, and hours of operations. This information appears on some templates and Squarespace features, as well as in Commerce email notifications. All fields are optional, but we recommend adding a business name and business address if you're using Squarespace Commerce.

Go to Basic Information

In the Home Menu, click Settings, and then click Basic Information.

Site type

Pick a category that best fits your site: Business, Personal, or Non-Profit. We use this information to help us understand and organize our customers, and it doesn't display to visitors.

Site description

Enter a Site Description or bio. Some templates display this on your site. For more information on setting a Site Description, visit Editing your site description.


We sometimes promote our customers’ websites. For example, we may feature your website on our Templates page, or on our social media accounts like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. This promotion can result in improved traffic to your website. To allow us to potentially promote your website, leave Allow Squarespace Promotion checked. If you don’t want your website promoted, uncheck the box.

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Basic Information Settings