April 2019 Squarespace Product Updates

December 2017 Squarespace Product Updates

Every week as a Squarespace Circle Member (sign-up if you regularly build client websites) we get the latest product updates sent to our email. We realized that even though this community is growing, there are a lot of other Squarespace users that don’t get these updates, so the Brad Good team wanted to compile the most important changes every month in a easy to read blog post.

If you are wondering about all of the new updates Squarespace released in April, read more below!

Week: March 25 - March 31

New Image Editor Features

On March 27, Squarespace added new tools and features to the built-in Image Editor:

Learn more in our Help guide.

Updated URLs For Blog Page Categories And Tags

On March 27, Squarespace updated the URL structure of our blog categories and tags to make them friendlier to search engines. 

Instead of using URLs like this to view all posts in a category or tag:

  • /blog-slug?category=category-slug

  • /blog-slug?tag=tag-slug

You can now use URLs like this:

  • /blog-slug/category/category-slug

  • /blog-slug/tag/tag-slug

We also updated canonical tags and XML sitemaps to use these new URLs. 

Learn more in this post from Ashley Tuccero, our Product Manager for Collections.

Week: April 1 - April 7

Circle Beta: Limited Availability Alerts

There's a new Circle-only beta that your Commerce Advanced clients can use to add "limited availability" or custom tags to items below a certain stock level. This creates urgency for their customers, to help drive sales. Read all about it in this thread.

Scheduled Campaigns

You can now schedule blast campaigns in advance. In the Email tab, click Schedule to set the date and time. Read more in Squarespace’s Help guide

Tip: The device you're using sets the time zone. For example, if your computer is on EST, the scheduled send date and time will also follow EST.

Week: April 8 - April 14

Email Campaigns Paid Launch

Early Access is ending and Email Campaigns will be a paid product beginning April 24. 

After Early Access ends, everything you and your clients have created — like drafts, mailing lists, and previously sent campaigns — will be saved, and you can keep creating drafts and mailing lists for free. You can send up to three more free campaigns before being prompted to sign up for a paid plan. See all email pricing plans here

Everyone using Email Campaigns received an email with this update on April 11. You can also read more in this Circle forum post.

Week: April 22 - April 28

Squarespace iPad App Launch And Android Beta

On April 23, Squarespace added the Squarespace iPad App to the App Store. If you use an Android phone and would like to be included in their beta, please fill out this form.

Limited Availability Labels

Squarespace released limited availability labels, a way for merchants to flag one-of-a-kind items and products that are low in stock. Labels can display on Product Pages and product item pages. To learn more, visit Limited availability labels.

Email Campaigns

Early Access for Email Campaigns ended 

The Early Access period for Email Campaigns has ended, and Email Campaigns is now available through paid plans. Some features, like building lists and creating drafts, are still free. Any work you did during the Early Access period is saved. To send Email Campaigns, sign up for an Email Campaigns billing plan

Search mailing lists by email address 

It’s now possible to search an Email Campaigns mailing list for a specific email address.

SEO Panel

Squarespace updated the SEO panel to make it easier to control how your site appears in search results and browser tabs. The new panel has fields to change your site’s SEO title and title formats.

Static Blog Page URLs

Squarespace improved the URL structure for Blog Pages that are filtered by tag or category. Before, these pages had dynamic URLs, which created page URLs like examplesite.com/blog?category=dogs. These pages now use static URLs, which gives filtered Blog Pages URLs like examplesite.com/blog/category/dogs.

In addition to being easier for site visitors to read, this URL format is preferred by Google so these pages are more likely to rank highly in search results. Old URLs will continue to work, so no existing links will be broken.