September 2018 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 September, read more below!
Week: August 27 to September 2
Tagged products on Instagram display sale price
Product sale prices now display in the Instagram app when you tag products on Instagram.
Automatically connect 1&1 domains
There’s a new, automated way to connect 1&1 domains that cuts out many of the manual steps.
Week: September 3 to September 9
New cookie banner styling options
The new cookie banner options we announced a few weeks ago are now live. You can use these settings to improve the appearance of your clients’ cookie banners without custom code. Here are the new options in the Cookies and Visitor Data panel:
Cookie Banner Type - Bar or Pop-Up
Cookie Banner Position - Top or Bottom
Cookie Banner Theme - Light or Dark
Cookie Banner CTA Type - Text, Icon, or Button
Cookie Banner CTA Text - If Text or Button is selected, customize the text. The default is “OK.”
The new markup is different from the previous markup, so this update shouldn’t have broken any customizations you added. (Please let us know if that’s not the case.) To apply CSS to the new banner, use the updated class names.
Rename mailing lists
Here are a few recent changes to help guides:
Registering Squarespace Domains - Our system is a little sensitive about formatting in the contact information fields for domains. If you ever run into errors in this part of the registration process, check what you entered against the guidelines in Step 3.
The wrong information is showing in social posts - LinkedIn has a new Post Inspector tool to help troubleshoot link sharing.
York Project Pages - Revised this reference on York’s unique collection type for clarity.
Week: September 10 to September 16
Text editor changes
The underlying technology behind all text editors in Squarespace upgraded from the CKEditor to rich text. On the surface, most parts of the editing experience haven’t changed, but there are a few key differences to note. These changes appear anywhere you can add and edit text.
Note: This update might have affected custom CSS applied to text, especially lists, H1, H2, and H3 elements. We understand that these changes are disruptive, so we limit them as much as possible. However, keep in mind that applying custom CSS is a risk because it can cause display issues with future updates. Thank you for understanding.
Creating text links
We added a few usability improvements to creating text links:
Previously, clicking outside the link editor would save the link. To make saving changes clearer, there are now Add Link (or Update Link for existing links) and Cancel buttons.
To prevent broken links, the editor will check if a URL or email address is correct.
Lists are nested between paragraph HTML and have 1.5 line spacing by default.
To add quote formatting, click the “ icon in the text toolbar (instead of an option in the formatting drop-down menu). This update fixed a few long-standing issues that sporadically prevented the quote formatting from applying in different text areas.
Some text formatting keyboard shortcuts changed, including:
Headings 1, 2, 3
Visit the Keyboard shortcuts guide for an updated list.
Linking to content
In the Content tab of the link editor, pages are sorted by navigation menu instead of page type. In the Files tab, all files under 20 MB are accepted.
Clicking the remove formatting icon now only removes bold, italics, and links.
Form and Button Conversions Analytics improvements
A few design improvements help you dive deeper into Analytics and see how different pages of your site convert:
In the Form Details table, you can compare results by the form/button or by the page.
Sort the table by submissions, unique views, and conversion rate.
The table only shows the first hundred rows. Anything beyond that truncates to one Others row.
Cleaned up the design of the graph. In technical terms, it’s a surface area graph instead of a line graph.
Increased maximum number of events in list view
You can now display up to 250 events on Events Pages in list view.