How to Create a Website With Squarespace


Do you want to create a website with Squarespace? In this post we will take the steps to create your website with Squarespace, we also explain what it is. We have already spoken of WordPress, of Genesis, but you may want to know this platform that is gaining market share.

What is Squarespace?

Squarespace offers us a comprehensive service with which you can create and manage websites. It is a CMS (Content Management System), like WordPress. With Squarespace you can create websites of different types such as websites, online stores, blogs …

When we want to create a website, an online store, in WordPress, for example, the first thing we do is acquire a domain, in company X, then, a host, in company Y, and then we can install WordPress.

In the case of Squarespace, you have everything in the same place. Squarespace offers you everything centrally and managed from the same site, which speeds up the process.

Now we are going to start creating our account, and our first website.

We started using Squarespace

Get Started

Squarespace offers a free 14-day trial, so you can try before you buy, so don’t worry, let’s forget about the money.

The first thing we are going to do is go to their website Squarespace.com, click ‘Get Started’ top right.

What’s Your Site About?

In the next step we will choose the theme of our website, if for example it will be dedicated to photography, or travel, or education, we can also write it if it does not appear among the options it shows us.

What Are Your Top Goals?

Now select your goals, what you want to achieve with your website, from selling products or services to publishing a blog.

You can also skip this step.

Where Are You In Your Process?

In this step you can explain what step of the process you are in, if you are not sure about it, you can skip this step.

Select Template

Now select a template that you think represents your idea.

Create Your Account

We will start creating the account, you have two options, or enter using your google credentials, or through your email.

If you click on more options, you can create your account with the credentials of Twitter or Facebook.

Enter your information, First Name, Last Name, Email Address and Password. Click Continue.

Name Your Website

Now we are going to continue with the preation process of your website, in this first step you will have to put the name of your website.

Edit page

Squarespace explains how you can edit your page.

Create Pages

Squarespace explains how you can create pages.

Style Pages

Squarespace explains how you can to use the design panel.

Now you have your design to create your website, change images, text. All this do not forget that it is a trial, if you are sure you want to hire Squarespace services to show your work to the world, or once your free trial ends, you must click on Subscribe.

Select A Plan

You have to select a payment plan, depending on the plan, you will have different features, obviously, you get more if you pay more.

Squarespace has four price plans:

  • Personal – $16 per month
  • Business – $26 per month
  • Basic – $30 per month
  • Advanced – $46 per month

You can save between 13% and 30% if you sign up for an annual plan.

  • Personal – $12 per month
  • Business – $18 per month
  • Basic – $26 per month
  • Advanced – $40 per month


Features

Personal:

  • Free Custom Domain
  • SSL Security
  • Unlimited Bandwidth and Storage
  • SEO Features for Site Visibility
  • Templates to Fit Every Need from Blogs to Portfolios
  • Contributors (2)
  • Mobile Optimized Websites
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Basic Website Metrics
  • Squarespace Extensions

Business (Personal plan +):

  • Contributors (Unlimited)
  • Professional Email from Google
  • Premium Integrations and Blocks
  • Complete Customization With CSS and JavaScript
  • Fully Integrated E-Commerce
  • Transaction Fees (3%)
  • Sell Unlimited Products
  • Accept Donations
  • Advanced Website Analytics
  • $100 Google Adwords Credits
  • Promotional Pop-Ups and Banners

Commerce Basic (Business plan +):

  • Contributors (Unlimited)
  • Transaction Fees (0%)
  • Point of Sale
  • Customer Accounts
  • Checkout on Your Domain
  • Powerful E-Commerce Analytics
  • Powerful Merchandising Tools
  • Products on Instagram
  • Advanced Website Analytics
  • $100 Google Adwords Credits
  • Promotional Pop-Ups and Banners

Commerced Advanced (Commerce Basic plan +):

  • Contributors (Unlimited)
  • Transaction Fees (0%)
  • Abandoned Cart Recovery
  • Gift Cards
  • Sell Subscriptions
  • Advanced Shipping
  • Advanced Discounts
  • Commerce APIs
  • Limited Availability Labels
  • Advanced Website Analytics
  • $100 Google Adwords Credits
  • Promotional Pop-Ups and Banners

Select Payment Period And Subscribe

Now you must select the payment plan and fill in your credit card information. Click on Subscribe button. You can enter an offer code if you have.

Add A Domain

You can add a domain, or transfer a domain if you already have it. You just have to go to the ProductsFind A Domain menu.

Now you know how to create a website with Squarespace. Find our Squarespace Templates HERE.

References:
squarespace.com

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