Page titles are an integral component of website design and SEO; regardless of whether you design it yourself or work with an outside designer/developer. When developing or creating websites of any kind, be mindful to pay close attention to this element!
There are various strategies available for you to obscure the page title on a Squarespace page.
How to Hide a Page Title on Squarespace
While the website title is an essential element, sometimes it can be beneficial to hide it for landing pages such as sales, opt-in or thank you pages designed to grab visitors without them leaving too quickly.
Squarespace provides multiple methods for you to remove page titles, with custom CSS being one of them. To do this, navigate to the page you’d like to edit and click its cog button for settings menu access; in “Advanced”, paste in this code snippet:
This will prevent the page title from being visible on that particular page, while still making it available through Page Settings for that page. If you would prefer, however, to completely eliminate its appearance on your website entirely by editing its global stylesheet – a much quicker approach!
Squarespace 7.1 and later users have another way of disguising page titles: the Page Header Code Injection feature. To use it, navigate to Pages menu and select your page before clicking gear icon to open settings menu & “Advanced” tab & entering code into advanced tab. Here is an example code snippet:
How to Hide a Page from the Navigation Menu
One of Squarespace’s most useful features is its ability to hide pages from navigation menu. This can help organize content more efficiently while keeping certain pages private (such as terms of service or privacy policies).
To hide pages from the navigation menu, unchecking “Show in Navigation” in the Page Settings panel is all it takes. While this will remove them from view within navigation menus, they’ll still be accessible if anyone knows its URL; for more complete privacy you can password protect a page instead.
Hiding page titles in Squarespace is often an effective solution, but it is important to keep in mind that search engines won’t index hidden pages – this could reduce visibility in search results as well as make your website seem less user-friendly and organized.
Squarespace provides many other ways for you to tailor your website besides simply hiding page titles, including using fixed navigation bars to keep the menu visible while visitors scroll. Or you could create landing pages aimed at encouraging specific actions – like filling out forms or downloading free products.
How to Hide a Page from Search Results
Squarespace provides many useful features for blogging and email marketing, as well as tools to optimize your website from an SEO perspective. You can easily add alt text for images and manage blog titles using its built-in tools – ensuring your website adheres to best practices for search engine optimization (SEO) without resorting to third-party plugins.
At the core of any successful SEO strategy lies an engaging page title that is both informative and pertinent to its content. Unfortunately, Squarespace doesn’t permit you to hide pages from search engines which may pose issues for certain businesses – for example if they offer limited time offers or promotions they might wish for these pages not to appear when people search your business name in search engines.
However, Squarespace provides an easy and straightforward method for hiding pages from search engines through code blocks. Simply add this code block code onto your site in a code block, replacing “Page-ID” with your page ID, and save.
How to Hide a Page from the Home Page
There are various methods for hiding content on Squarespace. One option is using the Page Settings menu; this will hide the page title from view on its own while still being visible in navigation menu and search results – perfect if you want a landing page or opt-in form to be visible when visitors arrive at your website.
Use custom CSS to mask pages on Squarespace by hiding their titles from both desktop and mobile versions of your site, providing complete control over how they look. Though more complicated than using Squarespace’s built-in tools for page management, this method will give you complete freedom when designing or changing pages on your website.
If you are using a Collection Page as part of a blog or coming soon page, the “not linked” section might lead you to believe that your page is protected from being linked directly. Unfortunately, however, that is not the case – instead it simply hides itself from view until someone links to it directly.
Problematic is that when your site goes live, people can always view your unfinished weirdness. But don’t fret: There’s an easy solution! Just create a duplicate page you wish to hide and change its name/URL under Page Settings menu.