Squarespace Folder Not Clickable: Common Issues and Quick Fixes

Create a dropdown menu on Squarespace to make navigation of your website much simpler for customers! It’s quick and straightforward.

Simply copy and paste this code snippet into your header code injection (Settings > Advanced > Code Injection), changing ‘folder-slug’ with your folder name and “go-to-this-page-instead” to redirect to another page instead.

How to Fix

Squarespace dropdown menus provide an effective and straightforward method for customers to navigate your website with ease and can keep them engaged on it longer, potentially leading to additional sales or customer relationships.

Based on your template, it may not allow you to click a folder title (or might display as blank page instead), however there is a simple solution that works on all templates: add a code block.

This code allows you to make any folder clickable regardless of its template or version of Squarespace, no matter its template or version. Simply replace ‘/folder-slug’ with whatever name your folder has; and replace ‘/go-here-instead’ with the page slug to which you would like for it to redirect instead.

Even without having pages to link to, if you still wish to make folders clickable by adding text-based links in the header primary navigation of your site’s header menu this can still help make them clickable and allow visitors to easily navigate your website.

If you want a more advanced way of making a Squarespace folder clickable, CSS styling of menu item text could be just what’s needed to make this possible. Customizing each menu item’s colors will let you distinguish items visually while using full-width menus is great way of navigating larger sites. Just be aware that using this technique may cause issues on some templates as it may conflict with custom code snippets or plugins you have installed on your website.

1. Change the Text

Many Squarespace templates allow you to easily create a navigation menu using folders. While these folders can help website visitors easily find information they’re searching for on your site, clicking their titles leads directly back into each individual folder rather than redirecting directly back out again; this can make navigating your website harder for users.

There are various solutions to the folder clickability problem, and one method is using a simple code snippet. This will make folders clickable while also giving you control over which page they link to when clicked. To implement this change, go to Settings – ADVANCED – CODE INJECTION and paste your snippet in HEADER or FOOTER fields of HEADER or FOOTER fields.

Another solution is using custom CSS rules. These will alter the color of folder text to make them easier for readers, especially if your color scheme or font makes reading difficult. To add these custom rules, go to Settings – Appearance – Code Injection and paste this code into the Header field of Settings.

Be mindful that this solution won’t fit for all websites; Squarespace 7.1 does not naturally include web-accessible dropdown menus that open with click or optimize for keyboard navigation. If your dropdown needs meet these specifications, consider investing in a mega menu plugin instead.

2. Change the Link

Squarespace makes it easy to customize how a document, page or file link opens by editing it in the Link Editor. This tool can be found where you add clickthrough URLs, button blocks, navigation links, cover page actions or text links on your site – you just access it at the same place! It allows you to choose whether links open in new windows or remain within existing ones.

If your website uses its built-in form builder, visitors/customers can only upload files using third-party tools like Wufoo (which requires a paid subscription). If you prefer, however, creating a Form Block with Custom Field can allow visitors/customers to do just this.

When creating a Form Block, the Advanced Settings allow you to specify each field’s name and type as well as whether or not they should be required, along with what message will display when visitors cannot submit the form.

Change the default value for File Submission field to “Invalid,” forcing visitors to upload files.

Although Pages and folders can be manually transferred from one template to another using copy/paste, Squarespace 7.1 offers a much faster and simpler solution in the form of its built-in Template Migration Tool to upgrade your entire website seamlessly with no downtime required. When changing templates it is important to keep track of Page Slugs when changing so you can set URL Redirect Rules later to prevent broken links – for more information please view our Squarespace 7.1 template migration guide.

3. Change the Color

If you want to make your website more user friendly, one easy step you can take is changing the color of a page. This can help visitors identify which ones are more essential, while creating a sense of uniformity throughout. In turn, this increases trust among your audience because they know you remain true to your branding strategy.

Squarespace is an excellent platform for those who wish to build their own websites, thanks to templates that highlight visual elements. Furthermore, this CMS supports SSL security certification on sites which process payments – an essential feature when handling such sensitive transactions.

Squarespace editor is extremely user-friendly. Its layout is divided into sections and blocks for easier editing of individual elements, while older versions were plagued with “flat design-itis.” Since then, however, Squarespace has made this editor much more vibrant and intuitive to use.

For instance, to change the background color of a folder, simply right-click and select “Edit Background.” From here you can choose among various options – this also works for other page elements.

Squarespace may lack some creative control compared to other website builders, which may frustrate those seeking total freedom when creating their site. However, there are solutions in place to safeguard it – including backup copies of your site and being able to restore deleted pages for up to 30 days after deletion.

4. Change the HTML

Editing HTML in documents is one of the fastest ways to update a Squarespace website. You can do this using either its built-in document editor or third-party tools like Code Editor. To access it, click File in the upper-left corner and then Open File from there – this opens a window where you can locate your HTML file.

Squarespace Pro users will also benefit from this method: to make folders clickable, add this code into Settings >> Advanced >> Code Injection >> Footer area of Squarespace:

This code finds folders based on their slug and replaces them with pages you want them to redirect to when clicked. Make sure that ‘/folder-slug’ matches up with your actual folder name while ‘/go-here-instead’ contains the slug of where it should redirect instead.

Once you’ve installed the code to your website, the menu options (below) can be edited to make a folder appear either when clicked on or hovered over. Simply change its value to either “click” or “hover.” Additionally, adding a CSS class directly onto the document body tag enables further customizations of font and color of menu items.

Customize your Squarespace navigation to enhance user experience and turn visitors into paying customers. By increasing usability of your site, visitors will spend longer time on it while building trust in you as an expert – which increases their likelihood of conversion! So give these tips a try, and let me know if any questions arise!