Welcome to:
How to build, launch and manage your Squarespace website

 

 

Course Overview:

  • Introduction to Clean Slate Websites - Who are we and why have we designed this course?

  • Checklist - Print off this checklist and use it as you work through the course to keep track of your progress and check off the sections you have completed.

Preparation:

  • Website content guide and form - What do you need to add to your website? Use this form to put your ideas onto paper. By completing these questions you will give yourself the perfect starting place to build your website.

Getting started:

The Build:

  • The Build -Part 1: We look at structuring the website, adding pages, site navigation and adding basic content.

  • The Build Part 2: In this pivotal lesson, we show you how to build the key elements of your site. After this lesson, your structure and pages will be in place.

  • Adding content blocks - We talk you through the range of content blocks available, when to use them and how to add them.

  • Adding buttons and links - Take your calls to action and put them on the page using buttons and links.

  • Adding summary/gallery blocks - What is the difference between the two and how do you implement them?

  • Adding a blog - How to add a blog page to your site and use the design features to customise it to your requirements.

  • Adding a shop - We add a shop to the site to create an ecommerce website, showing you how to add your products/services along the way.

  • Adding newsletter and contact forms - These content blocks can help you to interact with your clients and capture data, we show you how best to use them.

  • Adding announcement bars and promotional pop ups - A look at these basic yet powerful marketing tools for your site.

Design:

  • Design/Style Editor - Now you have all your content on the site, we introduce the design editor to personalise the website to reflect you and your business. This includes changing fonts, colours and many more style elements.

Housekeeping:

  • Housekeeping - Take a look at the key settings that you will need to change and complete to ensure that your website is strong from the day you launch it.

Launching your site:

SEO:

  • SEO Basics - We cover the basics of what you need to know for your new website.

Keeping it simple:

For those of you that are confident in your web building skills we have created this simple four step process that will allow you to skip straight to the end and simply download the website content form enabling you to put all your plans into place. If you then proceed to The Build videos, part 1 and 2 you can simply watch and learn all the skills needed to build your very own website.

  1. Website content form

  2. The Build Part 1

  3. The Build Part 2

  4. SquareSpace plans and launch

 

Using the code:
CLEANSLATE will give you 20% discount off your first year’s annual Squarespace fees

Course Overview
Course hub
Introduction
Checklist

Preparation
Website content guide and form

Getting Started
Your Squarespace account
Managing your domain
Choose a template
Image selection

The Build
The Build - Part 1
The Build - Part 2
Adding content blocks
Adding buttons and links
Adding summary/gallery blocks
Adding a blog
Adding a shop
Adding newsletters and contact forms
Adding announcement bars/promotional pop ups

Design
Design/Style Editor

Housekeeping
Housekeeping

Launching your site
URL redirects
Connecting your third party domain
SquareSpace plans and launch

SEO
SEO Basics

Keeping it simple
1. Website content form
2. The Build Part 1
3. The Build Part 2
4. SquareSpace plans and launch

REMEMBER!
Using the code:
CLEANSLATE will give you 20% discount off your first year’s annual Squarespace fees