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Sharing URLs from your site

When sharing content from your site, always check the URL you're linking to or copying. The URL that appears when you're logged in directs visitors to a login page instead of your content.

Logged in vs. logged out

When you're logged in, the URL in your address bar looks different, and it doesn't work for sharing. This secure editing URL includes your built-in domain and the slug config. For example:

https://example.squarespace.com/config/pages

If you copy and paste this link, anyone clicking it will see a Squarespace login screen, rather than your site.

Instead, use these methods to share URLs:

Incognito mode

To copy and paste URLs for content on your site, follow these steps:

  1. Open a private or incognito window in your browser.
  2. Without logging in, go to the page or post you want to share.
  3. Copy the URL in the address bar.
  4. Paste the URL wherever you're sharing your link, like on social media or in an email.
Tip: If you can't find the page you want to share without logging in, see the next section.

Full preview

To share a page from your Not Linked section:

  1. While logged into your site, go to the page or post you want to share.
  2. Use the Expand arrow in the in the top-left corner of your site to enter full preview.
  3. Copy the link.
  4. Paste the URL wherever you're sharing your link, like on social media or in an email.
  5. If you have a custom domain, replace the built-in domain with your custom domain before sending or posting the link.

For example

https://built-in-domain.squarespace.com/blog

Becomes

https://customdomain.com/blog

Tip: You can also find a page's URL slug in Page Settings and use this to create a link.

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Push new content to social media

You can automatically share some collection items on social networks. This is a great shortcut, cutting down the time of manually opening your social profiles and copying and pasting links.

Note: If you're having trouble pushing content to Facebook, you can share the URL manually while you troubleshoot the issue.

Share pages in an Index

Certain templates support an Index Page, which organizes content from multiple pages into a single location, sometimes changing the presentation of the page.

Some templates' Index Pages use special URLs that include a # symbol. This prevents search engines from seeing duplicated results.

When sharing a page within an Index Page, you can share either the page's direct URL or the URL for the Index Page.

  • Index Page link - This takes visitors to the main Index Page. In a stacked or slideshow Index, it may scroll to the section for that page, depending on your template and settings. Use the incognito mode or full preview methods above to find this link.
  • Direct URL - This takes visitors to a stand-alone page. They won't see the Index.

To find the direct URL for a page, remove the # and/or Index name from the URL.

For example, if your page URL looks like this in the Index:

http://www.yoursite.com/index/#/pageone

Use this version for sharing:

http://www.yoursite.com/pageone

For more information, visit Index Page SEO and social sharing.

Share image and file URLs

When you open an image or file on your site in a new tab, you'll see its URL in your browser's address bar. It starts with either static.squarespace.com or static1.squarespace.com followed by a string of random characters, the filename, and the file extension.

It isn't possible to edit these URLs. To share an image/file and show your site's URL in the link instead of its assigned URL, share the URL of the page containing the image/file, not the image/file URL itself.

Tip: For Gallery Page images in most templates, you can set custom deeplink URLs that take visitors directly to that image.

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