Integrating a calendar on your Squarespace website streamlines the process of updating event details, making it simpler for visitors to book appointments. Furthermore, embedding one will give your business an advantage by increasing data visibility and improving efficiency.
Be sure that your Google Calendar is public and that you have extracted its embed code; this information will enable you to embed the calendar on your Squarespace website.
Embedding the Calendar
Squarespace is a robust website builder and content management system that makes creating beautiful, functional websites effortless. If you want to showcase upcoming events, share schedule information or make booking appointments easier for visitors on your Squarespace website calendar embedding is a simple yet effective solution for doing this.
Start out by having both a Google account and access to a Squarespace site with administrative privileges. Next step is setting up your Google Calendar integration; to do this you will need to login to Squarespace dashboard and navigate directly to where you would like the calendar embedded, clicking “+ Add Widget”, selecting Google Calendar widget from drop down list then customizing appearance as per brand. When completed copy and paste the embed code provided into Squarespace website.
Once your calendar is embedded into Squarespace, it’s essential that its events stay current. An easy way of doing this is creating event pages for each recurring event and linking it back to its respective Google Calendar event – however this method may be less suitable if multiple instances of each reoccurring event appear frequently as duplicating and editing each individual entry is required each time it appears on your calendar.
If you want to save yourself the hassle, Zapier can automatically generate calendar events from form submissions on your Squarespace site and sync them with Google Calendar so your recurring events remain up-to-date.
Once your Squarespace integration is in place, it’s essential that you conduct tests before launching your website. Appy Pie Connect makes this process straightforward by connecting directly with Google Calendar in real time or at regular intervals – with its user-friendly interface making setup and management of integrations simple.
Customizing the Calendar’s Appearance
If you want to make it simpler for visitors to book appointments or track events on your website, embedding a calendar may be just what is needed. With Google Calendar as the perfect solution, your visitors will have access to an easily customizable dynamic calendar which meets their individual needs while offering privacy settings for individual events and subscription via URL.
Add a Google Calendar to your Squarespace website is straightforward, but customization of its appearance and layout is key. First, ensure you’re in editing mode of your site and have selected the page where you’d like the calendar embedded; use a code block to paste in its embed code before selecting an option to size and style the calendar accordingly.
Once installed, Google Calendar allows users to alter both its background and foreground colors through its settings menu. Furthermore, users may add custom CSS code for even further customizing its appearance.
Once you’ve customized the appearance of your calendar, it is time to save and preview your changes. By doing this, you can ensure that it displays as intended and all clickable elements work as they should before publishing them to your site.
If you’re searching for an easy way to add recurring events on your Squarespace website, third-party plugins for Google Calendar could be just what you need. But keep in mind that most come with subscription costs and limitations; most aren’t mobile responsive and you will likely need to manually link an event page on Squarespace with its respective Google Calendar event for it to recur regularly on the website.
An alternative to third-party solutions is Tockify, which provides modern-looking calendars for your Squarespace website. Offering a 14-day free trial period to test out their service before committing to paid plans, Tockify also integrates seamlessly with Squarespace so data syncs between platforms seamlessly to improve workflow and increase efficiency.
Customizing the Calendar’s Size and Style
Integrating a Google Calendar into your Squarespace website is an effective way of informing visitors about upcoming events and schedules, showing availability for appointments or services offered, and offering an intuitive booking interface for scheduling. But in order for it to look its best and perform optimally, some design and layout elements may need to be altered accordingly.
This is particularly relevant if you are working with multiple events at once and require filters to narrow down specific types of activity, or want to integrate multiple calendars within an embedded calendar. Thankfully, there are various options for customizing calendar size and style so it blends in seamlessly with the design and layout of your site.
Step one of adding a calendar widget to a page on Squarespace requires copying its embed code and pasting it into Squarespace’s editor, followed by opening that page using Squarespace’s web editor and creating or selecting an existing section with “+”. Finally, in the text box that appears paste the widget code block code block code block into that box to complete this process.
Edit existing sections of your site by selecting them, clicking, then choosing from the drop-down menu at the top to change their layout options – such as full width or sidebar layouts – from within your dashboard. After making any necessary modifications, save and preview to make sure everything looks and functions as expected before saving and publishing changes.
Once completed, you can share your embedded calendar via a link so visitors can book appointments with you. In order to do so, first make your calendar public and enable Scheduling so users can see your availability by defaulting to showing all event times in their time zone. Furthermore, Sharing Settings allow you to decide who else sees all or just your free/busy information, while Google automatically converts event dates into different time zones when displaying them to users – this helps prevent visitors being confused as to when events are taking place and when they should arrive for.
Previewing the Embedded Calendar
No matter if you’re hosting an event or simply providing clients with an easy booking experience, embedding a Google Calendar onto your website can provide visitors with an intuitive booking experience. First ensure your Google Calendar is set as public and have the embed code, then add the calendar either by creating a separate page for it or editing existing pages to incorporate it.
Once you’ve created or edited a page, it’s essential to save and preview any changes before going live. This step enables you to verify that Google Calendar displays correctly for visitors while also functioning optimally – any issues may need adjusting in the editor if required.
Squarespace Scheduling can also be added to most payment plans at an additional subscription cost; it is an excellent solution for direct-link scheduling with clients in different time zones; see this example of direct-link scheduling page here.
Before connecting Google Calendar and Squarespace websites, it’s essential that you clearly define which data should sync across both apps as well as which actions need to be automated. With tools such as Zapier, you can set up an automated link between these apps – for example if an event is created on one app, Zapier will send that info directly into Squarespace via form submission!
Integrating Google Calendar into your Squarespace website can help your clients understand when they’re available for appointments, saving both of you time. By following the steps outlined here, quickly and effortlessly integrate Google Calendar into Squarespace website visitors’ booking experience.