How to create a website with Squarespace

You want to create your own website? Then this is the perfect tutorial for you. With Squarespace, it’s easy to build a beautiful website and get it online in no time. We’ll explain step by step what you need to do. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Squarespace step-by-step

Create a Squarespace account

You will need a Squarespace account to create your website(s). To create one go to squarespace.com (click here!).

The easiest way to create a new account is by clicking on “LOG IN” in the top right corner:

squarespace login

Then click on “CREATE ACCOUNT”:

register

We suggest to create a new account with your email, but it is also possible to do it with Google, Facebook or your Apple ID.

Squarespace account creation

By clicking on the “CONTINUE” button you will be redirected to the site editor, which we suggest to close with click on “I’M JUST BROWSING” and start from beginning.

Template or build your own

You can create your website on two ways. By clicking on “BUILD YOUR OWN TEMPLATE” (you create the website from scratch) or by choosing one of the pre-designed templates offered by Squarespace. Using a template comes with a huge advantage because you will get a ready to go website. You just have to change the content, the colors, the images etc.

Squarespace template or build your own

Tip: Do not just focus on the templates that match your industry or niche. Primarily, look at the design of a template and whether it appeals to you visually. Because the content, images, colors, and fonts will be replaced by you later anyway. This means that you can basically use any template, even if it was created for a different purpose.

If you want to start with a premium Squarespace template, take a look on our template shop. We are creating Squarespace website templates ready to use for everyone!

For right now, we will go with “BUILD YOUR OWN TEMPLATE” to create our new website from scratch.

Website creation

Now you’re entering the Onboarding Assistant. Here, you’ll enter the title of your Squarespace website. You also choose the style of your home page, the pages you want to use, the fonts and colors.

Here we go! In the editor, you have the ability to design your website according to your preferences. It takes some time to get used to the editor, so we recommend trying everything out. We will explain how to do some of the most common actions here, but we will also give you more detailed tutorials in the future.

On the left hand side of the creator you will find all the options you need.

Under “Website” you will find all your pages. You can create new ones, delete existing ones and fully customize them as you want. If you want to integrate a shop, check out the “Selling” section.

You can change your language, your domain and a lot more by clicking on “Settings”. 

In the top right corner you can easily change the look of your website (font style, font sizes, button style, colors). 

 

Tutorials

That’s it for now! Of course there are a lot of things you can do with the editor. We will publish many detailed tutorials for creating Squarespace websites in the next weeks! Subscribe to our newsletter or look at them here.