Posts in Squarespace
How to delete multiple blocks at once in Squarespace

I’ve been there. You’ve created a new page, but new things keep getting added, and added, and added... until over time you have what could be one of those long-scroll index pages, ...except it isn’t one.

It loads slowly too, because of all the content on that single page.

You think it could load faster if you made it an index page, but how? You could:

  • Create a new index

  • Duplicate your long-ass page 1x for each section you need to break it into

  • Delete all the extra blocks 1 by 1, for all the duplicates in each section

  • Move the finalized sections into your new Index page

  • Take an Aleve because now your head hurts  🤦🏼‍♀️

OMG –does that even make sense?!? 
No, my friend. There’s a better way!

I have literally done this, not knowing this multi-block-deletion thing, was a thing. Hovering over the delete button on every block. Delete. 'Am I sure I want to permanently delete that block?' Yes. Over… and over… and over…

Why? Because this simple thing isn’t obvious!  I even Googled it once and missed seeing the answer, so I assumed it just wasn’t possible. No one seems to be talking about it!

Once I figured it out though… I had to tell the world, y’all. 😂 It had to be shared!

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7 ways to use the Image Block in Squarespace

People love the idea of Squarespace, because it's so easy to edit. No developers are necessary; therefore, longterm, you save time & money in investing in Squarespace, whether you hire out the original design or DIY.

The one thing that people worry about is whether their site will look too much like the template, or too much like everyone else's Squarespace site, because of this template-based system. 

The way around that? Get creative! With the right creative mind and the right tools, your site doesn't have to look like anyone else's –and I'm not even talking about using some code to customize it.

Let's investigate some other ways we can use the Image Block in Squarespace to make your site stand out!

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4 things you can do with the Spacer Block on Squarespace

‘I added an image to the page, but it’s HUGE! How can I make it smaller without cropping it?’

Questions like those pop up in my inbox a lot, and for good reason. There’s not an obvious answer!

If you’re new to Squarespace, or even just new-ish, you probably don’t know some of the multifunctional qualities of their most useful block elements. So over the next few posts, I’ll go through them one by one and spill the beans for each of them.

Now, let’s dive into the 4 other ways you can use a Spacer Block on your website (besides, of course, just adding space to the page between elements)!

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Squarespace SEO Update: Settings

Not an expert in SEO? That’s okay! You don’t need to be an expert to make these quick & easy changes.

I’ve walked you through the bare-bones basics in a couple other posts about Squarespace SEO basics, and now I’ll show you where to update your individual page SEO settings with the new UI/UX changes, because it’s gotten EVEN EASIER!

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How to reuse your uploaded images in Squarespace

🤦🏼‍♀️ Is there a type of image or design element that you find yourself uploading over & over again throughout your site?

✌🏻Or maybe you want to upload the same image you used on your About page for your Contact page again.

📸 Or maybe you need quick & easy access to free or paid stock photos?

Now you can access all of your uploaded images from within the Image Block and access paid or free stock photos too! Let’s walk through it real quick.

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Edit your Squarespace site on the go with their new mobile app!

Betcha didn’t know they finally released a mobile site-editor app, did ya?

It happened this year (2019) with a beta release I got to be part of. I got to submit feedback & help them work out some bugs and now it’s available for the public.

FINALLY.

Now, let’s talk about what you can/can’t do with it.

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6 game-changing CSS tweaks for your Squarespace site

Let me preface this post by saying, I’m not a web-developer and I can’t custom code your site from the ground up. In fact, I’d really prefer not to ever learn that exact skillset, myself. My interest is in the design & visuals of the site, not the backend.

I use Squarespace for myself & for my clients because it allows me to focus on the design & leave the backend coding, site security and more to the Squarespace gurus.

My clients love being able to edit their site themselves as needed; a fabulous bonus for small businesses who don’t want to have a whole team dedicated to building & maintaining their online company-home.

That being said, I still use some coding to tweak the sites I build and today I’m sharing with you how to get these 6 game-changing CSS tweaks for your site.

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How to create a social media landing page on your Squarespace site

Are you guilty of using Linktree for your IG bio link??

🙋🏼‍♀️ Me too. I totally hopped on that bandwagon & still have a blog post on Linktree setup to prove it.

If ya wanna know why I switched & how to setup a new landing page on your Squarespace site, keep reading!

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Why Squarespace?

It’s a hard thing to decide on, right? Especially if you’re not in this design/website world & don’t know the terminology or what any of it actually means.

Maybe Squarespace is a platform that you’ve never even heard of.

Maybe you have heard of it but know it’s a website thing and just blew it off because you don’t know anything about websites & assumed those ads aren’t meant for people like you.

Maybe you’ve talked to designers before about about building a website & they’re using terminology you don’t know or understand. Do you find yourself nodding along, but thinking something like ‘I don’t know what any of this really means; how does this apply to me?’

Or ‘What is hosting & a domain?’

Or ‘What do you mean I’ll be able to edit my own website when you’re done with the design stuff? That sounds scary & overwhelming!’

In the beginning of a website project I always list the wonderful reasons why I use Squarespace for my own website & for my clients as well, especially to the folks who aren’t up to date & don’t know what a “Square Space” is. 😉

The key here is, I try to explain all of this in layman’s terms of how it applies to YOU and what the value is for YOU or YOUR BUSINESS.

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Squarespace SEO Best Practices: Blogging

I totally get it. Most people don’t want to blog, don’t know how to “write” posts or don’t have a friggin’ clue what to write about.

Well, I’m afraid if you want to have any kind of online presence, you need to get over it. #sorrynotsorry

Keep reading, because I’m about to tell you everything I know about why blogging helps with your website SEO, from my own personal experience.

(HINT: blogging is a “thing” for a reason, and more than just so everyone has a place on the internet to voice their innermost thoughts. 😉)

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Squarespace SEO: Optimizing Images

Are you frustrated with uploading large images to your website (but didn’t know there was another way)?
‘I’m pulling out my hair over here!’ 🤬

Don’t know what to name your image files?
‘Is IMG_0321-edit1.jpg is wrong?’ 😨

Think it doesn’t matter what you name your files, or how large they are?
‘Yes, no one can see the file name anyway!’ 😏
(You’re wrong about that, BTdubbs.)

Optimizing images for Squarespace SEO purposes (and the web in general) isn’t actually hard or time consuming, so this’ll be quick, with lots of screenshots!

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Squarespace SEO Best Practices: Using Keywords

Have you’ve been wondering whether Squarespace is SEO friendly? I'm sharing best practices for how & where to use keywords for your Squarespace website's SEO. 

Search Engine Optimization is an incredibly expansive topic, so I'm breaking this up into more bite-sized pieces! 

Stay tuned, because I'm also covering these topics in later posts & additional content:

  • A tutorial for optimizing images for websites

    • (smaller file sizes = faster load times)

  • Which types of pages have big SEO opportunities

  • Why Blogging is great for SEO

  • Social Media & SEO (focusing on Pinterest)

  • Helpful Tools & Resources

Truth? I'm not an SEO expert and don't claim to be one. That being said, when I first started my website back in 2015 (first of all I had no idea what SEO was or that I needed it in order to have a successful website), I couldn't afford to hire an SEO expert, so I learned everything I could about how to do it myself.

My efforts are paying off; Google has ranked me on the top of page 1 for several of my keywords. Now I'm sharing what I've learned with you!

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How to Schedule Squarespace Blog Posts

Life pulls us in all directions, doesn't it? It can be so unpredictable, especially for business owners & entrepreneurs. Anything we can do to make our business more predictable, for the people who invest their time in us, makes the experience more positive, right?

But I know blogging can be a time suck; I totally get it. Especially when you're first starting out.

To solve that problem, you can batch like-tasks (blogging & posting to social media, for example) & schedule ahead, so that throughout the days/weeks ahead, you don't have to think about it on the day-to-day. Who's got time to post live, anyway???

You've got enough on your plate already; don't add even more unnecessary stress to your day!

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How to build your Free Resource Library in Squarespace

My own Free Resource Library evolved a lot since I initially set it up. It was password protected for most of that time, and I never really felt right about that. 

I don't know about you, but I like to see the resources before I decide to sign up & grab one; ya know? 

So recently, I decided to open it up to everyone.

That meant no more password!

But how do those freebies still work as opt-ins, if the page isn't password protected anymore?

Well my friend, that's a great question! 

I'm going to walk you through how to set up your own Free Resource Library on Squarespace right now, that will still work as opt-ins, but without the pesky password.

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How to use an Acuity paid plan with Squarespace

If you've been following along for the last several months, then you probably already know I use Dubsado for my business. In fact, I'm kind of obsessed with it!

Dubsado has an online scheduler now, but I still haven’t gotten around to setting it up and since it's not ready yet, I’m still using Acuity because it integrates well with Squarespace and it also has a lot of features, like the ability to take a payment when a client makes certain types of appointments.

Acuity has a free plan, but it allows limited customization among other limitations. At first that was fine, but eventually I wanted the features that the paid plans offer.

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5 quick, not-so-obvious Squarespace tips

When a website project is complete and I hand over ownership to the client, he/she can choose whether to add me as an Admin on their site in case they need any hands-on help while they're learning to use Squarespace. Basically, that just allows me to use my own login to view & edit their site on an as-needed basis, if they ever need any help.

My Admin status can be removed at any point, whenever my client feels comfortable enough with the platform, and can be reinstated if help is ever needed again.

Because I'm an Admin for a growing list of my client's Squarespace sites, I get questions now and then about how to do simple things that aren't so obvious. So today, I'm going to walk you through 5 not so obvious Squarespace tip & tricks.

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How To Use Another Heading Style in Squarespace

Today, I'm going to walk you through how to use a new heading style in Squarespace. Whether you're new to SS, or you've been around a while, you've probably noticed there's only 3 Heading font options in your Text Block. I don't know about you, but sometimes I just need 1 more! And not just one more static option, but one that's changeable as needed.

Nowhere that I've ever seen, does the Style Editor offer you 1 more font choice for the headings, and even if it did, it would be a static choice that can't change per use, depending on where you want to use it. So how do you go about getting another one? You use the Markdown Block.

What is that, by the way? It's just another way of writing in more customized text. It's more customizeable than the Text Block and it does use a little code, but don't let that scare you away!

I'm going to paste it in here for you, and tell you which parts to edit. And if you're afraid you'll mess up your entire site by "coding it wrong," then don't worry! Anything you put in Markdown will not effect the rest of your site, it only effects what you put inside that block. So if you do it, and you don't like it, just delete that block, or erase the content inside that block's edit window, and start over. No harm, no foul!

TIP: Go ahead and open up a new document in Word (or Pages) so you can paste in the code I'm giving you. That way you can refer back to it easily later on, AND you can paste in your own Markdown language there to grab later. That will keep you from having to recreate it every time!

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How to get the most out of your Squarespace Style Editor

Ever add a new element on your site, only to realize it doesn't match the style of your brand or your website? On Squarespace, HOW DO you make the most out of your Style Editor?? How do you catch those little things? And why didn't you see them before?

To get the most out of your Squarespace site, you’ve gotta really dig into that Style Editor page. But what you may not realize? The editor won't allow you to style some things that aren't on the page you’re viewing when you enter the Style Editor! 

So today’s Squarespace Tip will walk you through setting up a Style Guide page, to help you get the most out of your Style Editing!

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