You can change the language you and visitors see in Squarespace. We currently support two languages:
There are two language settings you can control separately:
- Account language - Change the settings that help you navigate Squarespace and edit your site.
- Site language - Change the built-in text visitors see, like dates, form field labels, and navigation controls.
Use this guide to learn how to edit these settings and which areas will translate.
Change your account language
The account language is what you see when you log in and edit your site, like the words in the Home Menu and panels. You can choose your account language in the Account Dashboard.
To change your account language:
- Open your Account Dashboard.
- Hover over your initials or profile picture in the top-right corner, and select Language.
- Select English or Español.
- Close the profile to save your changes.
- You’ll now see your preferred account language on all sites you manage.
Tip: You can also open your account language setting by using this link.
- The language is specific to each account. If your site has multiple contributors, everyone can choose which language they see independently.
- If you have multiple sites, the account language setting controls the editing experience for all of them.
- Changing your account language doesn’t affect the language visitors see.
Change your site language
Your site language is the built-in text that visitors see. Only certain templates are supported. Change your site’s language in Regional Settings. See more about areas that translate in the next section.
If you signed up for Squarespace from our Spanish website, your site’s language is already in Spanish. To change your site’s language:
- From the Home Menu, click Settings, then click Regional.
- Under the map, click the Language drop-down menu.
- Select a language for your site.
- If you see a Localize website toggle, switch it to on.
- Click Save at the top of the panel.
- You’ll see all built-in text on your site in the language you selected.
Changing your site language will change all built-in text. This setting doesn’t translate text you add yourself, like Text Blocks, page/post titles, categories, or tags.
- Only templates in the Brine family support Spanish. If you’re not using a Brine family template, you can switch to one.
- To show content in multiple languages, visit Creating a multilingual site.
Areas that will translate
Any text you can’t edit yourself will display in your selected language, including:
- Collection navigation features, like Comments and Previous/Next links in blog posts
- Block text, like First Name and Submit on Form Blocks
- Built-in Commerce text, like the Order Confirmed message, checkout page, and notification emails
- Placeholder text, like “...search” in the Search Block
- Dates and time
Areas that won’t translate
Not all built-in text is currently supported in languages other than English. Here are some exceptions:
- Calendars, like Events Pages and Calendar Blocks, use a Sunday-Saturday structure.
- Address fields in Form Blocks are always formatted for United States addresses.
- Text from most third-party integrations is in English.
- Cover Page demo content is in English.
Will changing the site language change text I’ve added?
No. Only the text that’s built into a template, like Form Block field titles and Blog Page navigation, will translate automatically. Text you can add and edit yourself, like page titles and Text Block text, remain in the language you enter.
Can I choose a site language that’s different than my account language?
Yes. For example, if you want to use Squarespace editing features in English, but you’re building a Spanish site, you can select English as your account language (in the Account Dashboard) and Spanish as the site language (in Regional Settings).
My site language didn’t change after selecting Spanish.
If the language on your site didn’t change after editing it in Regional Settings, you’re probably using a template that only supports English. Only templates in the Brine family can appear in Spanish. You can switch your template at any time.
What happens if I set my site language to Spanish, then switch to a template that doesn’t support it?
If you switch to a template that doesn’t support another language, all built-in text will revert to English.
Can a site administrator change a contributor’s account language?
No. Administrators and contributors can only change the language for their own accounts.
Are mobile apps available in my language?
Squarespace mobile apps are currently only available in English.
Can I change the language of the Home Menu news alerts?
No. The news alerts that appear over your profile picture in the Home Menu are only available in English.
Is there a difference between the Spanish options?
Any Spanish option you select in the Language drop-down menu will enable Latin American Spanish. There aren’t noticeable differences between the options. Choosing a specific country helps us consider more localized features in the future.