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Using the Wexley template

Wexley’s gallery layout creates an adaptive mosaic of images and videos, making it perfect for artists, creative professionals, and photographers who need a dynamic way to showcase everything.

See the left navigation sidebar for information on building and customizing specific parts of your site. If you haven't yet picked a template, you can get help with initial installation at Getting started with Squarespace. You can also visit our general tips on building a portfolio site or photographer site.

Note: Visit the Wexley Live Preview page for examples of real customer sites using this template. If you've already created a site, you can switch your template at any time.

Special features

Designed for portfolios

Use the Gallery Page to create a beautiful landing page that displays a collection of images or videos. When visitors click an image, it opens in a slideshow overlay, allowing them to scroll through at their own pace.

Multiple layout options

With the Style Editor, you can choose whether your site content displays on the left, the right, or centered. More layout options are available for your Gallery Page and Blog Page.

Blog sidebar

A customizable sidebar on Wexley's Blog Page and blog posts allows you to feature highlighted content and additional information.

Page headers

Add images, text, and other content to a header area on any page.

Quick start

Certain tweaks and settings can make a big impact on how your site looks and behaves. Play with the following options until you create a design you love.

To open any panel, press the ? key and search for its name.

Site

Open the Style Editor panel. These are some key tweaks that affect the whole site:

  • General > Site Background
  • General > Site Alignment
  • Site Header > Header Navigation - Not available when Site Alignment is set to Center

Gallery Page

In the Pages panel, click + to add a Gallery Page. Open the page and click the + icon to add images or videos. To see how your Gallery Page works, we recommend adding at least five images or videos and giving each one a title.

Then go to your Gallery Page and open the Style Editor. Here are some key tweaks:

  • Gallery Styles > Index Fullwidth
  • Gallery Styles > Index Item Size - Available when Index Fullwidth is unchecked
  • Gallery Styles > Enable Thumbnail Hover and Thumbnail Hover tweaks - Adjusts image title display
Tip: You may need to Save and refresh the page to see these changes.

Save your changes and exit the Style Editor. Click one of the images in your grid so it opens in the lightbox slideshow. Then open the Style Editor again and try the options for this tweak:

  • Gallery Styles > Gallery Controls

Blog Page

Open your Pages panel click + to add a Blog Page, then click the Blog Page to open it. Click the + icon to add a new post, then open the Style Editor and try these key tweaks:

  • Blog > Blog Sidebar, Blog Sidebar Width
  • Blog Meta Data
  • Hide Entry Author
  • Share Button Color

To edit the sidebar content, exit the Style Editor, then hover over the sidebar and click Edit. Use the Insert Points to add new blocks, or click on the placeholder blocks to update them with your content.

Next step

To get started building your site, visit Wexley structure and style.

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Using the Wexley template