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Adding blocks

In this guide, you’ll learn how to add new blocks to content areas, such as Layout Pages or blog posts. Blocks create custom layouts of text, images, videos, forms, and other content.

Visit About blocks for a list of blocks you can add to your site.

Some blocks are Premium features, available on the Business and Commerce plans.

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Where to add blocks

You can add blocks to:

In version 7.0, it’s not possible to add blocks to:

In version 7.1, it’s not possible to add blocks to gallery or collection sections, or to the header.

Note: The Squarespace App doesn't currently support all blocks, but we plan to add more in future versions.

Add blocks to a page

How you add blocks on a computer depends on which version of Squarespace your site is on. The Squarespace App only supports version 7.0.

To add a block:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages. (If you don't see the Pages panel, collapse the site preview by clicking the arrow in the top-left corner of your site.)
  2. In the Pages panel, select the page you want to edit or add a new page.
  3. Hover over the area where you're adding a block, and click Edit.
Note: If you’re working with a blank Layout Page, you'll see a message that reads “This page is empty. Start editing and add content blocks.” This message only appears to you until you add blocks to the page. To visitors, the page will be blank without any text.

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  1. Click the + button or an Insert Point to open the block menu.
  2. In the menu, click a block to select it. You can also search at the top of the menu with words like image, text, or form.
  3. The new block will appear on the page with placeholder content. Depending on the block, an editor will open where you can customize it.
  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages.
  2. Select the page you want to edit and click Edit in the top-left corner.
  3. Hover over the section where you want to add the block and click an insert point.
  4. In the menu, select a block. You can also search for blocks at the top of the menu.
  5. The new block will appear on the page. Depending on the block, an editor may open where you can customize it.
  1. Tap the Pages icon.
  2. Tap the title of the page you want to edit.
  3. Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  4. Tap the + icon in the top right corner to open the block menu.
  5. Tap a block to add it to your page.
  6. The new block will appear on the page with placeholder content. Depending on the block, an editor will open where you can customize it.

Drag and drop

You can also drag and drop a block if you know where you want to place it on the page:

  1. Drag a block from the menu.
  2. Guidelines and gray boxes will appear to show where you can place the block.
  3. Drop the block to place it on the page. Depending on the block, an editor may open where you can customize it.

Insert Points

Insert Points are marks in page or post editors that show where you can add blocks. This method is helpful if you’d like to choose the block’s placement before adding it.

In an empty blocks area:

  1. Hover over the placeholder Text Block.
  2. You’ll see two Insert Points to the left of the existing Text Block.
  3. As you hover over an Insert Point, you'll see guidelines showing where a new block can be placed. You can move the block later.
  4. Click an Insert Point, and select a block.

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If the area already has blocks:

  1. Hover to the left or right of any blocks.
  2. Click an Insert Point to add a new block.

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Add blocks to other areas

To learn about adding blocks to other areas, like footers or products, see our other guides:

Banners and headers

In most templates, it's not possible to add blocks to a banner or header.

Exceptions

You can add blocks to the site-wide header in these template families:

Why can’t I find the + buttons or Insert Points?

First, ensure that you’re editing an area where you can add blocks. See the list above.

Next, ensure that an editor is open. To open an editor:

  • In version 7.0, hover over where you want to add the block, and then click Edit.
  • In version 7.1, click Edit in the top-left corner of the page where you want to add the block.

If you’re still having trouble, it may help to clear your browser’s cache, disable any browser extensions, or update your browser version.

Next steps

Now that you've added a block, you can:

Visit the guide for your block to learn about its styling and editing options.

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