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Template comparison charts

Squarespace templates are the starting point of your site's design. They work differently depending on your site's version:

  • If your site is on version 7.1, it has the same features and style options as all other 7.1 sites. All version 7.1 sites are part of the same template family. 
  • If your site is on version 7.0, your site's template defines its style and functionality. Although every template is customizable, there are special style rules and features built into each template. Many of these are unique to the template's family.

This guide offers a comparison of key features by template family. It's a quick reference for people who are familiar with our terminology. It doesn't cover features that are the same on every template, such as blocks and Layout Pages

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Page types

Version 7.0 sites support these page types:

  • Album Pages
  • Blog Pages
  • Events Pages
  • Gallery Pages
  • Layout Pages
  • Products Pages

Keep in mind:

  • Some template families include special pages like the Index Page.
  • All templates share the same page type for Album Pages, Events Pages, and Layout Pages. The style options and features for these pages are also standard across templates.
  • A template's other options, like banner images, affect how the page looks. Pages may also look different when added to or opened from an Index.
  • For information about a unique page type, see the template's guide.

This chart outlines the unique page types available for each template family.

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* Aviator also includes an Info Page. York also includes a Project Page

All version 7.1 sites are part of the same template family, and have the same page types and layout options regardless of the original template. Version 7.1 sites support these page types:

  • Blog Pages
  • Events Pages
  • Layout Pages
  • Portfolio Pages
  • Store Pages

This chart outlines your layout options for each page type and how they compare to the page types available on version 7.0.

Page Type Version 7.0 Version 7.1
Album Pages Standard Uses Audio Blocks or SoundCloud Blocks instead
Blog Pages

Layout determined by template:

  • List
  • Grid
  • Grid/list

All sites have the same Blog Page layout options:

  • Single Column
  • Masonry
  • Basic Grid
  • Side by Side
  • Alternating Side by Side
Events Pages Standard Standard
Gallery Pages

Layout determined by template:

  • Standard
  • Unique
Uses gallery sections instead
Index Pages Availability and layout varies by template Uses Portfolio Pages instead
Products Pages

Layout determined by template:

  • Classic
  • Advanced
  • Unique
Uses Store Pages instead

Site layout

This chart outlines the basic site-wide layout options for each template family. Certain elements, such as the header, may look different on Index Pages, Info Pages, or mobile browsers.

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Navigation

The following chart outlines the navigation link options for each template family. For more help, visit The Pages panel and Styling navigation.

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Mobile

All templates have built-in mobile styles and responsive design to keep your site looking great on any device. In version 7.0, some template families display site elements like the site title differently, to help optimize the layout for mobile devices' smaller, narrower screens.

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Blog Pages

Every template has a Blog Page, which supports a landing page and individual posts. For more help, visit Blogging with Squarespace.

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* For Five and Montauk, blog posts display the blog landing page's banner.

Gallery Pages

Gallery Pages in version 7.0 showcase images and videos in eye-catching layouts and styles. How the Gallery Page looks and behaves depends on your template.

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* York also includes a Project Page.

Page headers and footers

Some templates in version 7.0 include page-specific headers or footers. Click the links in the table to learn more.

Template family Page headers Page footers
Avenue Yes Yes
Brine Yes No
Farro Yes No
Five Yes Yes
Montauk No Yes
Wexley Yes No
York Yes Yes
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