Every template supports Blog Pages, and each template’s blog has its own style and layout. Certain templates’ blogs have special features, including post thumbnail images that display in the blog list, sidebars, and featured posts that create page banners.
This guide covers Blog Page design features specific to certain templates. To learn how to add and manage blog posts, visit Blogging with Squarespace.
Here’s some of the terminology you’ll see in this guide. Click the links for guides on each topic:
- Blog Page vs blog post - The Blog Page is your blog’s landing page, displaying multiple posts in a blog list or grid. Click any post title to go to the individual blog post. Blog posts are a type of collection item.
- Page and post thumbnail images - Add a Blog Page thumbnail in the Blog's Page Settings, and individual blog post thumbnails in the post’s settings.
- Promoted Blocks - A Promoted Block is the first block in a blog post. Certain Promoted Blocks (such as Image Blocks) display differently in some templates.
- Featured posts - Mark individual posts as featured in blog post settings. All templates support filtering featured posts with the Summary Block.
- Excerpt - Add an excerpt in post settings to create a “Read more” teaser link in the blog list.
- Sidebars - Some templates have blog-specific sidebars.
- Category navigation - Certain templates display links to the different post categories. Clicking a link filters out every post except the ones in that category.
- Author profiles - Some templates have built-in author profiles.
- Share buttons - Certain templates have advanced customization options.
- Infinite Scroll - In certain templates, blog posts continuously load as visitors scroll down a Blog Page.
- Related posts - Enable related post thumbnails below the blog posts for certain templates.
- Standard grid/stacked Blog Page - Some templates use the same Blog Page, which allows you to choose between the stacked and grid layouts.
- Style Editor - Access your site's Style Editor from the Home Menu by clicking Design, then Style Editor.
Special features by template
For an in-depth overview of your template’s blog and style options, visit our template guides.
Here are notable design options in each template's Blog Page. Templates are grouped by family.
|Aviator, Aubrey, Encore||
|Bedford, Anya, Bryant, Hayden||
|Brine, Aria, Basil, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Polaris, Rally, Rover, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Thorne, Wav, West||
Marquee, Adversary, Alex, Eamon, Ginger, Mint, Shift
|Montauk, Julia, Kent, Om||
|Pacific, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi||
|Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Tudor||
|Tremont, Camino, Carson, Henson||
|York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange, Shibori||
Blog list layout
Most templates’ Blog Pages follow the classic layout of a blog list, which stacks blog posts vertically. Here’s how that looks on the Five template, which features a blog sidebar and post thumbnails in the excerpt:
Blog grid layout
Certain templates also have the option to present posts as a grid of thumbnail images. Here’s how that looks on the Brine template:
Excerpts show a short piece of teaser text and a Read More link. Some templates incorporate images in their excerpts. For example, Native displays the excerpted post's thumbnail as a circle on the Blog Page.
Promoted Blocks display differently depending on the template. In Ishimoto, they display above the post title in both the blog list and the individual blog post.
In some sites, like this Bedford example, featured posts display at the top of the Blog Page as a navigable banner.
- Once you’ve tested a few templates and selected one you like, you can customize the fonts, colors, layout, metadata, and more in the Style Editor. Some templates allow for a lot of customization, while others have more streamlined options.
- For information about blog functionality, explore the blogging guides in the Pages and Content section of our help site.