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The Home Menu

The Home Menu is visible as soon as you log into your Squarespace site. It's a gray panel located to the left of your site preview.

The Home Menu provides access to all admin areas of your site, called panels. Everything you need to manage and build your site can be found here, including settings, domains, pages, Site Styles, Commerce features, and more. Every panel has a name, like the Pages panel.

Find the Home Menu

The Home Menu is open when you log in and hidden when you're in full site preview. If you can't see the Home Menu:

  1. Ensure you're logged into your site.
  2. If the site displays fullscreen, hover over the top-left corner of your site and click the expansion arrow.
  3. If the side panel doesn't display the Home Menu, double-click the Back arrow at the top of any panel.


Create menu shortcuts

By default, the Home Menu displays these panels:

  • Pages
  • Design
  • Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Donations - After you've added a Donation Block
  • Analytics
  • Comments - After you've enabled them
  • Settings
  • Help
Tip: Your Home Menu may be organized differently depending on when you signed up.

You can customize the Home Menu to display panels you access most often.

  1. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Click Menu shortcuts.
  4. Switch the toggle on or off beside panels to display or hide them from your Home Menu.


When you’re done, panels you selected will be accessible in your Home Menu. You can still access these panels in their original locations.

Cover Page plan (discontinued)

If you're on the Squarespace Cover Page plan, your Home Menu looks like this:

Domain parking page

If you don't have an active website subscription, your domain may appear as a parking page. Parking pages have a unique Home Menu.

Getting around from the Home Menu

To open any panel in the Home Menu, follow the example steps for popular panels below. The exact location of some panels differs depending whether you've chosen the Website or Commerce Home Menu, but they all follow the same general path.


In the Home Menu, click Pages. The Pages panel holds all of the pages and content for your site.

Design (Site Styles and template)

In the Home Menu, click Design. The Design panel is where you control various elements of your site's design, like your style options, template, and logo.


In the Home Menu, click Commerce. The Commerce panel is where you access tools for running your online store, like fulfilling orders and managing customers.


In the Home Menu, click Analytics. The Analytics panel holds your site's data reporting for measuring site performance and visitor information.


In the Home Menu, click Marketing. In Marketing, you’ll find tools for promoting your site and products. From here, you can access Squarespace Email Campaigns, create Promotional Pop-Ups, and add Share buttons to your site.


In the Home Menu, click Settings. In Settings, you'll find Permissions, Billing & Account, Domains, Connected Accounts, and more. If you sell products on Squarespace, you'll also find store setup options like Payments, Shipping, and Taxes.


In the Home Menu, click Help to go to our Contact page.

Search shortcut

To search for a panel, press the / or ? key and type the panel name. This lets you quickly navigate between panels without clicking through the Home Menu.

For example, to open the Template panel, press / or ? and search template.

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