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Finishing touches for a Cover Page plan

This guide covers common settings, actions, and finishing touches for a one-page site on the Cover Page plan. If you’re on the Cover Page plan, the main Cover Page Menu includes everything you need to customize and manage your page. Beyond the Cover Page basics, you can:

  • Add a custom domain
  • Add a custom email address
  • View your site’s Analytics
  • Optimize your page for search engines
  • Add a contributor
  • Manage your billing settings
Note: If you’re currently on the Cover Page plan, your page will stay live for as long as billing is active. It's no longer possible to return to the standalone Cover Page billing plan after switching to a full site.

This guide is for customers who subscribed to the Cover Page plan on or before November 15, 2016 or created a one-page website using the Start App.

Manage your account and billing

From the Cover Page Menu, click Settings, then click Billing & Account.

From here, you can:

Add a page title

The page title appears in browser tabs. Search engines can also index and display it in search results.

Note: To add a title that’s visible on the Cover Page, use the Text field in the Branding & Text panel.
  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Basic.
  3. Enter your Cover Page’s title in the Page Title field.
  4. Click Save at the top of the panel.

Add a search engine description

Add a search engine description to specify what you’d like to appear below your Cover Page title and link in search results.

Note: Search engines cut off descriptions around 160 characters.

Use these steps to add your search engine description: 

  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Basic.
  3. Scroll down to Search Engine Description.
  4. Enter your text in the Enter a description… field.

For more help with your search engine description, review our best practices.

Add a favicon

All Squarespace sites and Cover Pages start with our default cube favicon, which appears next to your page title in browser tabs. If you leave it as-is, people who know the icon will recognize that you're part of the Squarespace community. You can also replace it with a custom favicon to better fit your site's branding.

  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Basic.
  3. Scroll down to Browser Icon (Favicon).
  4. Upload your custom favicon to the Add a favicon uploader.

For more help with favicons, review our best practices.

Add a custom domain & email address

A custom domain can give your Cover Page a professional look, strengthen your brand, and make it easier for visitors to find you on the web. 

There are two ways to use a custom domain name with your Cover Page:

After setting up your custom domain, you can add a custom G Suite by Google email address and connect to services like Google Calendar and Google Drive.

Note: To use your built-in domain as your public domain, or if you just want to customize it, you can change this URL in your Domains panel. You’ll always see this built-in domain in your browser bar when you’re logged into your Cover Page.

Add a Social Sharing Logo

You can add an optional image that displays when you share your Cover Page URL on social networks like Facebook.

Note: If you don't upload a Social Sharing Logo, Facebook won't include an image when you share your Cover Page site. If Facebook is sharing the wrong image, visit Troubleshooting Facebook sharing issues
  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Basic.
  3. Scroll down to Social Sharing Logo.
  4. Click Add a social logo to upload your logo.

Choose a site type

Choose a category that best fits your site. We use this information to help us understand and organize our customers, and it doesn't display to visitors.

  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Basic.
  3. Scroll down to Site Type.
  4. Use the drop-down to pick Business, Ecommerce, Non-Profit, or Personal.

Allow Squarespace promotion

We sometimes promote our customers’ websites. For example, we may feature your website on our Templates page, or on our social media accounts like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. This promotion can result in improved traffic to your website. To allow us to potentially promote your website, leave Allow Squarespace Promotion checked. If you don’t want your website promoted, uncheck the box.

  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Basic.
  3. Scroll down to Promotion.
  4. Check or uncheck Allow Squarespace Promotion.

Connect Google Analytics

Use our integration to connect your page to Google Analytics. You'll need an existing Google Analytics account to use this feature.

  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Google Analytics.
  3. In the Google Analytics Account Number box, enter your tracking ID.

Cover Page Analytics

The Analytics panels show a comprehensive overview of visitor interaction on your Cover Page and help you track recent traffic statistics.

From the Cover Page Menu, click Analytics, then click a panel to view a statistic.

Add a contributor

The Cover Page plan allows for one page owner and one additional contributor. Your page’s contributor will have Administrator permissions.

To invite a contributor:

  1. From the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Permissions.
  3. Click Invite Contributor.
  4. Enter the Name and Email Address of the contributor you'd like to invite. Keep the Administrator option checked.
  5. Click Save to send the invitation.

Add custom code

Add HTML or script to your page using header Code Injection.

  1. In the Cover Page Menu, click Settings.
  2. Click Code Injection.
  3. Paste your custom code in the Header box.
Note: Cover Pages are built to work without code modifications. Between the style options and the variety of layouts, there are plenty of ways to customize a Cover Page without code. To adjust your Cover Page’s style, use the Style panel.

FAQ

Here are some answers to common questions about the Cover Page plan. For more topics, visit Cover Pages FAQ.

How much does the Cover Page plan cost?

Choose monthly or annual billing:

  • Monthly - $7 per month
  • Annual - $60 per year

As of November 16, 2016, you can only start with the Cover Page plan by using the Start App.

What’s the difference between the Cover Page plan and a Cover Page within a full site?

The Cover Page plan includes one customizable page with a fixed layout and a set of editing tools. This plan is an alternative to a multiple-page site, allowing a simple and affordable option for displaying minimal content. You can use the Cover Page plan by starting with a one-page website from the Start App.

Cover Pages are also included as a page option in Website and Commerce plans. A Cover Page works well as a landing page or as a "Coming Soon" page while your site is under construction. Add a Cover Page to your site at any time from the Pages panel.

Your Cover Page Menu will look a little different depending on how you’re using it. If you’re on the Cover Page plan, your menu include everything you need to customize your page. If you have a Cover Page attached to a Website or Online Store, you’ll see a more streamlined Cover Page menu, with options only for that page of your site. 

To learn more about how Cover Pages work with a multi-page site, visit Using Cover Pages

Can I password-protect my Cover Page? 

No, it’s not possible to add a password to your standalone Cover Page at this time.

How do I add more pages to a Cover Page plan?

If you need more than one page for your content, you can switch to a different plan. Click Add More Pages in your Cover Page Menu, then choose the Website or Commerce option. 

Note that once you switch to a website or store, you can’t return to the Cover Page plan.

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Finishing touches for a Cover Page plan