Note: While our most popular guides have been translated into Spanish, some guides are only available in English.

Getting started with your Squarespace website

Squarespace is an all-in-one content management system, or CMS. A Squarespace website subscription includes content hosting, professionally designed layouts, 24/7 support, and access to our user-friendly platform for creating beautiful websites. You can use Squarespace to build websites and online stores.

Tip: If you're new to Squarespace and have general questions about the services we provide, visit our introductory Starting with Squarespace FAQ.

First steps

  • Every Squarespace site begins as a trial. This is a free two-week period where you can explore the platform, upload content, experiment with your design, and share your progress with friends and colleagues.
  • When you start a trial, you’ll select a template. Templates use demo content to showcase site features and give you an idea of how your site can be styled. You can remove the demo content and make the site your own by adding images and customizing colors and fonts.
  • When you’re ready to build your site, use the Pages panel in the Home menu to create new pages. Then you can add sections and rearrange your content to create custom layouts.
  • The current Squarespace platform is version 7.1.

Signing up

You can choose from a range of billing plans to get your idea online, whether you’re starting with a domain or an eCommerce business.

Tip: If you'll be selling products on your site, visit Getting started with Squarespace Commerce to learn more about setting up your store.

Creating your design

Choose from curated font and color themes to quickly update styles across your entire site.

For more help, visit Making style changes.

Tip: Find more Getting Started guides by exploring the left navigation.

More help

In addition to our guides and video tutorials, we offer other resources to help you get the most out of your Squarespace site:

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