Squarespace 7.1 is a new take on our design system with more streamlined options for styling your site and adding content.
Tip: To see which platform your site uses, log into your site and click Help in the left panel. For more help, visit What's my site's version and template?
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Version 7.0 and version 7.1 have many features in common. For example, how you view Analytics, change SEO settings, and handle Commerce orders are exactly the same in both platforms. But version 7.1 has new options that focus on flexibility and ease-of-use when you’re building and styling your pages.
Here are some key features unique to version 7.1:
- Page sections - Add pre-built sections to any page to create layouts with text, images, galleries, and more.
- Header and footer layouts - Choose from a variety of customizable layouts for your header and footer.
- Style themes - Use font and color themes to make large-scale style changes to your site, with the flexibility to give individual sections unique styles.
- Versatile template - Templates in version 7.1 support all features and style options, so there's no need to switch templates.
- Banner images - Add banners to any page by creating sections with background images or videos.
- Flexible Portfolios - Create stylized landing pages that encourage visitors to explore your content. Switch layouts at any time.
- Automatic mobile styling - Sites adapt to mobile view automatically without you needing to style mobile-specific options.
Version 7.1 doesn't currently support:
- Template switching - To change your site's design, use pre-built Layout Pages, customizable page sections, and the Design panel to make style changes.
- Album and Gallery Pages - Instead, add Audio Blocks and gallery sections.
- Developer Mode - The Developer Platform is only available in version 7.0.
To learn more about how version 7.1 compares to version 7.0, visit Squarespace version 7.1 vs. Squarespace version 7.0.
How do I start with version 7.1?
To create a new trial on version 7.1, start a trial from our template store.
We're actively developing updates for version 7.1, so you may continue to see changes to how you edit and style your site content. For example, a panel name may change, or we may add new options.
Can I switch a site on version 7.0 to version 7.1?
It's not possible to switch sites between versions directly, but for tips on how to rebuild a version 7.0 site on version 7.1, visit Moving from Squarespace version 7.0 to version 7.1.
Can I still use older designs?
If you started a 7.1 site but would prefer to use one of our old designs, visit the version 7.0 template store and start a new trial.
Find information about 7.1 in the Help Center
We're constantly developing new guides and content to support version 7.1 customers on this site. Review the following sections for tips on navigating our Help Center and finding version 7.1 content.
Guides covering both versions
Many parts of the platform are exactly the same in 7.0 and 7.1, such as Analytics, billing, Commerce, domains, Email Campaigns, Google Workspace, and SEO features. For help with these topics, guides apply to both versions.
In guides for features that have minor differences in each platform, you'll find tabs with steps and information for either platform. Click Version 7.1 to see the version 7.1 steps.
The tabs look like this:
This is where you'll find version 7.1 content. Click Version 7.0 for information relevant to version 7.0.
This is where you'll find version 7.0 content. Click Version 7.1 for information relevant to version 7.1.
Guides exclusive to one version
If a feature isn't yet available in version 7.1, or if it's exclusive to version 7.1 and not available in version 7.0, you'll see a note about this at the top of the guide, including alternatives when possible.
Learn more in a webinar
If you want to learn more, you can register for an expert-led webinar on Getting Started with Squarespace version 7.1. To sign up, visit our Webinars page.