July 2019 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 July, read more below!
Week: July 1 - July 7
You and your clients can now purchase, transfer, and connect .uk domains to a Squarespace site. The .uk TLD follows the same rules as .co.uk domains, but also requires an address in the UK to register or transfer. This launch is in line with their goal of making Squarespace more accessible internationally.
Visit their updated Help guide to learn more about using .co.uk and .uk domains with Squarespace.
Blog App Fully Discontinued
As of July 1, the Squarespace Blog App no longer works on any devices where it was installed. Squarespace removed the app from the App Store in early June.
As an alternative, try creating and editing blog posts in the Squarespace App, which is available on iPhones and iPads. They’re currently testing a beta version of the Squarespace App for Android, which you can sign up for here.
Week: July 8 - July 14
Published Blog Posts Automatically Draft Email Campaigns
Squarespace added the option to create email campaign drafts from published blog posts. To learn more, visit Building email campaigns.
New Rosetta-Style Page Settings
Squarespace refreshed the look of the page and collection settings modals with a new UI that’s consistent with responsive design standards.
Week: July 15 - July 21
Registering .IO Domains
You can now register domains ending in .io. The .io TLD has the same registration requirements as .com, .net, and .org and costs $70, €63, £56, or A$93, depending on your currency.
Week: July 22 - July 28
Customize Sold Out Labels
You and your clients can now customize the “Sold Out” label that displays when a product is no longer available. This was a common improvement request, and is ideal for merchants selling unique items, like one-of-a-kind art pieces or classes, where “Sold Out” doesn’t always make sense. If you previously created custom Sold Out labels for clients using custom code, the code should still work, but you may find it easier to remove the code and use the built-in option instead.
Learn more about customizing these labels in Squarespace’s Help guide.
Squarespace App For Android
The Squarespace App is now available for all Android users in the Google Play store. The Android version of the app requires Android 6.0 and higher and is optimized for phones (although it can still be installed on tablets). The Android version doesn’t support adding new pages or adding the Code Block, but Squarespace hopes to add these features soon.
Download the Squarespace App for Android here and learn more about the app in their Help guide.