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 collections throughout your site using Summary Blocks, Archive Blocks, and other blocks.
It isn’t possible to add blocks directly to collection pages. You can add blocks in certain collection items, like blog posts, events, and products’ Additional Info tabs.
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
- Portfolio Pages (version 7.1 only)
- Products/Shop Pages
- Project Pages (York template only)
With the exception of 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
You can have multiple collection pages of each type on your site. Each page supports creating, editing, and displaying collection items.
Most collection page designs are unique to each template, meaning Gallery Pages on one template will often look different from Gallery Pages on another template.
Keyboard shortcut: To add a new collection item, press Space while viewing a collection in the Pages panel.
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 from your template’s built-in designs or combine collection items with other content that you can’t add directly to collection pages.
Use these blocks to display collection items in block content areas elsewhere on your site:
- Archive Blocks
- Calendar Blocks (primarily for Event Pages)
- Gallery Blocks (for Gallery Pages)
- Product Blocks (for individual products)
- 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 for Summary Blocks and Gallery Blocks.
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 if you have layouts for blog posts or events that you want to reuse, or if you want to sell 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 if you want to split a collection page into multiple pages, or if you want to merge two or more collections of the same type. To learn more, visit Moving content between pages.
Is an Index Page a collection?
No. Although they collect multiple items in a single location, Index Pages display other pages (including collections), rather than collection items. To learn more, visit Index Pages.