Pages where you add collection-specific sets of items, like blog posts, products, or events.
Collection pages are home to sets of content, such as blog posts or products. Visitors can browse collection pages to see the collection items, then click through to explore item-specific content. You can also display items from some collections throughout your site using summary blocks, archive blocks, and other blocks.
This guide explains collection pages and the many ways to display your collection items.
Note: For help with collections in the Squarespace Developer Platform, visit our developer documentation.
Which page types are collections?
The following pages are collections:
- Album pages (version 7.0 only)
- Blog pages
- Events pages
- Gallery pages (version 7.0 only)
- Portfolio pages (version 7.1 only)
- Store pages
- Project pages (York template only)
- Videos pages
Except for album pages, collection pages have a two-level structure. Visitors can view collection pages, like a blog page, then click individual collection items, like a blog post, to view an item-specific page.
Collection items are individual:
- Album tracks
- Blog posts
- Individual events
- Gallery images and videos
- Portfolio sub-pages
- Project images and videos
- Video details pages
You can have multiple collection pages of each type on your site. Each page supports creating, editing, and displaying collection items.
Tip: To add a new collection item, press Space while viewing a collection in the Pages panel.
Collection page sections
If your site is on version 7.1, pages are built from sections. Collection pages have a specific collection page section, which can't be deleted. This section is where the collection items display, but you can add other types of sections above and below it. To learn more, visit Collection page sections.
Displaying collection items on other pages
You can use a variety of blocks to display collection items elsewhere on your site. This way, you can create a different layout or combine collection items with other content.
Use these blocks to display collection items in block content areas elsewhere on your site:
- Archive blocks
- Calendar blocks (for events pages)
- Gallery blocks (for gallery pages)
- Product blocks (for individual products)
- Summary blocks
Keep in mind, these blocks don't support all collection items. For example, portfolio sub-pages can't display in summary blocks.
Tip: To remove collection pages from navigation menus without affecting how their items display in the blocks above, move the collection pages to Not linked. This is a popular option when using summary blocks and gallery blocks to display items on other pages.
Filtering collections using tags and categories
You can organize collection items by adding tags and categories. This way, you can display items with specific tags or categories on other pages, or create links to filtered results.
For detailed steps, visit the following guides:
Duplicating collection items
You can duplicate individual items in collections. This is useful for reusing layouts for blog posts or events, or for selling multiple similar products. To learn more, visit Duplicating pages and content.
Moving items between collections
If you have multiple collection pages of the same type, you can move items between them. This is useful when splitting a collection page into multiple pages, or for merging two or more collections of the same type. To learn more, visit Moving content between pages.