Squarespace is an outstanding website platform, known for its ease of use and beautiful templates that make it a top choice among small businesses looking to launch their own sites.
But, unfortunately, the default domain URLs that come with new Squarespace sites can be hard to remember and look unprofessional. Luckily, changing your Squarespace domain is easy!
Squarespace is an excellent platform to launch a website, offering many templates to make the process of site-building effortless and fun. Once you select a template, simply start adding content pages. Customize your site further with colors and fonts or add a blog or store for even greater customization!
While it can be tempting to jump right in, it is essential that you carefully consider your goals for your website before jumping in headfirst. Are you writing a blog, promoting a business, selling products? These questions will help determine which Squarespace template best meets your needs; alternatively you can use the “SKIP” button if any questions come up and continue creating your site without waiting!
One of the greatest strengths of Squarespace lies in its ease-of-use; you don’t need any design experience to use this website builder! However, for those without any prior design knowledge it may be hard to figure out how best to utilize your site; fortunately there are numerous Squarespace tutorials on YouTube to assist with learning its ins-and-outs – they often last less than five minutes long and cover various features of Squarespace such as how they should be utilized.
Squarespace stands out as a web host by enabling you to link a custom domain directly with your site, something not allowed by other hosts. This is an effective way of increasing SEO rankings and helping your site appear higher in search results; however, be mindful that having two URLs (one for your domain and another built-in via Squarespace) could cause difficulty when indexing.
Add a contact form to your website is an effective way of increasing customer engagement and making it simpler for people to get in touch with you. Squarespace makes this task straightforward by making adding forms easy without needing plugins or additional software – this lesson will show how you can build one yourself!
Changing the Domain
Domains are unique names used to identify websites on the internet. When creating your Squarespace website, a built-in domain is assigned as part of its registration. While changing this built-in domain can be done easily and at no charge on Squarespace, its removal cannot be undone; so make sure your new one fits with your business.
Change your domain to make your site more memorable while improving search engine optimization. To make the change in Squarespace, visit Settings then Domains then Delete Built-in Domain and then choose from available options to select one before clicking Save.
Squarespace provides its own domain, or you can purchase one through third-party providers like GoDaddy at an annual cost of $20 per year. Purchasing directly can save money; alternatively you could consider renting one from them.
Once connected to your Squarespace website, a third-party domain will become associated with its URL; however, you will still need to manage both independently. Furthermore, your site must remain active or search results will not show it up.
Third-party domains offer an ideal solution if you prefer using hosting provided by different providers while still managing your Squarespace website from a single platform. Domain mapping enables this connection between domain and Squarespace site; just connect by clicking a link from your Home Menu or pressing? when any panel opens to make this work!
Once you’ve connected a third-party domain to your Squarespace site, you will need its DNS information in order to set up custom addresses. To do this, navigate to the Home Menu and then Settings before Domains; enter all domain information before clicking Continue.
Changing the URL Slug
URL Slugs (known also as URL Styling Rules, URLS), are part of a website address that follows your domain name and usually corresponds with its content. They play an essential part in SEO ranking. Optimising URL Slugs by conducting keyword research, keeping them short, relevant, and easily remembered is also key for ranking well with search engines.
Change the URL slug of pages, posts, events, portfolio sub-pages and products within your Squarespace dashboard by accessing Settings then Advanced. Here you will have access to changing their slug for pages, posts, events, portfolio sub-pages and products making it easier for viewers to locate and share your content.
Once you’ve changed the slug of your website, it is crucial that all links to its former version are redirected appropriately to its new one. This will prevent broken links and boost search engine optimization. If any backlinks exist between websites that link back to you and those with which they share backlinks with, politely ask those owners to update their links to point towards your new domain.
Changes to your Squarespace website’s URL slug may seem like minor steps, but they could have serious repercussions for SEO rankings. If multiple pages on your site rank highly on Google search results pages, maintaining consistent rankings across these pages will help keep them on the first page while protecting against accidental click-throughs to your old site that no longer work properly.
To do this, create a 301 redirect in Squarespace settings that will redirect any visitors who click on your old URLs to your new pages or blog posts. Also be sure to test out your new URL slug by typing it directly into a browser and seeing if it works as intended.
Changing the Password
Change your Squarespace password regularly is an integral component of ensuring the security of your website. It’s simple and can help prevent hackers from accessing sensitive information. To change it, log into your account and navigate to Settings page -> Password tab where you must enter current and new passwords before clicking Save.
If you don’t remember your Squarespace password, there are still ways to recover it. Email or social media may provide options, or contact Squarespace support directly for assistance.
Once you’ve changed your password, setting up a login verification method can add another layer of protection for your account. With two-factor authentication requiring two different factors and providing you with a verification code when logging in – this feature is ideal for business owners seeking to safeguard against unwarranted activity on their accounts.
Before 2017, Squarespace websites weren’t password-protected by default, which led search engines to index example content or incomplete work that hadn’t yet been completed on them. This could potentially lead to visitors and clients coming across such unfinished work; adding a password provides an easy solution for protecting it while you build.
Once you’ve added a password, you have two options for making your site public or private. While it is best to keep it confidential, sharing links may still be necessary depending on who will access your content and when. In these instances, creating a custom lock screen that matches your brand could prove helpful.
Your Squarespace website allows you to invite contributors without sharing your login information, making this an effective solution if you want to collaborate on projects or quickly edit content. To invite contributors, navigate to the Settings page and Permissions. After entering their name and email address you can choose their type of permissions; once added they’ll receive an email letting them know they have been included.