How to Use Summary Blocks on Squarespace

 
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If you’re designing your website (or your client’s website) on Squarespace, summary blocks are an essential addition to a highly responsive, easy-to-navigate site.

You can use summary blocks to display your products, blog posts or images, without having to worry about trying to configure individual image or product blocks, which can sometimes be a bit tricky when it comes to designing the overall layout of your website.

Using individual image or product blocks can be handy if your goal is to display just one or two elements on a given area of your site, but if you’re going to need three or more items displayed on your page, summary blocks are the way to go (gallery blocks are also an option here, but I’ll have more on that later).

These summary blocks allow you to display your most recent content without having to constantly update certain areas of your site every time you publish a new post, add an image to a gallery or create a new product. They automatically populate your content as you add new items to your store, gallery page or blog. They are a great time saver and I use them on every client site I design.

To find out more about summary blocks and learn how to use them properly on your Squarespace website, you can check out the tutorial below. This tutorial is included in one of the mini-lessons inside the Build It With Squarespace Essentials course so any mentions of ‘lessons’ refers to the content within that course (so you’re getting a special sneak peek of that exclusive content)!

For step-by-step instructions on how to build a website on Squarespace, I’ve put together this detailed course for you so you can be ready to launch your website in as little as one week! You can also use the tutorials in this course to help you learn how to offer Squarespace design services to your future clients. Pre-enrollment is currently open at a discounted rate, and the full course will be launching later this month!

To learn more about Squarespace, you can check out this post here, or download the free web design questionnaire that is very similar to the one I use when I on-board new clients for their web design projects!