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derricksrandomviews

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  1. Try this Integration between Squarespace and google photos provided by Appypie

    From their website:

    Integration of Squarespace and Google Photos

    Although there are many free websites for creating a website or blog, most of them are rather cluttered and difficult to navigate. Google Photos is a great way for people to store all of their pictures in one place, although it lacks a blogging feature. Squarespace is a great website with easy navigation and customizable templates. By merging these two products together, their features can be combined in one place. Instead of having to go through two separate sites, users will be able to access both products on one site. This will allow users to have one place where they can edit, store, and post photos all at once.

     

    Benefits of Integration of Squarespace and Google Photos

    By combining these two services together, users will be able to do everything on one site. With the use of Squarespace, users will be able to create a beautiful website with ease, while still being able to upload and edit their photos from Google Photos. This will help simplify the process of blog creation because it only requires one website. The integration of these two products will also be beneficial by saving time on going back and forth between multiple websites or devices. Remembering passwords becomes easier when all of the information is stored on one site and accessed through one account. If users ever forget their password, they can easily reset it through their Google account. This will prevent users from having to reset their password with each website separately. Users will also be able to backup all of their photos on one site with ease, which may reduce the number of hard drives needed. By combining these two products together, users will be able to save time and money while still having access to the features they want.

    The process to integrate Squarespace and Google Photos may seem complicated and intimidating. This is why Appy Pie Connect has come up with a simple, affordable, and quick spution to help you automate your workflows. Click on the button below to begin.

    https://connect.appypie.com/apps/squarespace/integrations/google-photos

  2. I understand, FYI  there is a simple sort in the image library, newest, oldest and name, if you gave it one, which you can do at anytime by editing the block or gallery where it was added.   If you list the images, it will tell you the date it was uploaded as well. There is not a delete option. There is  information about the image, file name, which can be very simple if you want it to be,  image size, and dimensions along with the date added.   So it seems it should be possible to find an image at least. 

  3. Yes, I have ideas, it will take a bit of work on your part but not a lot. Use blog post summary blocks, These blocks can be on a standard page or as part of a blog post. That is the way I do it. I have two blog pages, one with my complete posts and one where the posts are grouped by category using summary blocks that pull content from my main blog. The main blog, I moved it to my unlinked section so it would not appear on my Nav bar and the blog page with the summary cats took its place in the linked section.  Try it out here if you wish to see how it works. I have a drop down archive  menu that sorts a great portion of  this as well as drop down menus on the Nav bar. 

    Sorted story page by category on archive dropdown and drop down menus on nav bar

  4. Wolfsilon makes a good point about te UI of the OS browser on mobile devices. This can change from from to phone even if they all have android or iOS. I have an issue with my moto z3 running Android 9 (can't update it any longer), it pushes the header, including the title, of any vertical screen  view down to the bottom when scrolling the page, and it sits in the background of the text. Switch to horizontal view and it looks fine, and then you can turn back to vertical. This does not happen on my wife's new Moto Edge 5g UW phone running Android 11. If there is some kind of setting either in SS on the phone to fix this, I can't find it. 

  5. If google drive was not set up, there is no way to go back and see it unless you recieved an email when the form was submitted, and the fields were filled out.  I use  the required toggle in order to get the sender's email address. You might want to consider adding a message field to your form as well. 

  6. I have another suggestion, since your index page is the home page, may I suggest that you create a landing/cover page. They can be very dramatic and they are included in 7.0 which I see that you are using. You create this page in the unlinked section of your site. There are many great templates to choose from and use text or buttons to link it to the main section of your site. Wwhen you have finished building it you make it your homepage which will not appear on the Nav bar. That is what I have done with these two sites, the first one being my own. 

    my random views

    Christine Gregory Photography

    Landing/cover page guide

  7. 18 minutes ago, GillianLawtieCurrie said:

    Thank you so much for your reply. I will definitely look into those options! 

    The thing I'm concerned about I guess is getting the functionality we need for example on our directory where need to be able to sort and display profiles by diff criteria: 

    https://theweddingcollective.co.uk/directory/wedding-catering/

     

     

    That should not be a problem. I use a sort funcion on my site for all my blog/story posts. I do so by subject, using category/tag filtering. This can be done using drop downs or links, and I have both. Check out my nav bar which sorts, and my story by subject drop down. These kind of links can be added to text as well. 

    https://myrandomviews.com/storyarchive 

    and this is my home page:

    my random views

     

  8. There are a number of Squarespace templates that have a very similar look to the site you posted built by The Web Company, which includes a Shopify site.  They can be customized to look more like it as well, with added header images, using  split navigation, flexible photo grids or walls, etc. Out of the box so to speak a template in the older but still really good 7.0 the Pacific template family is a great place to start looking. Also members of the Brine Family, and there are over 40 of those. All will interface with Shopify, and Instagram. They can also have their own Squarespace store. The two demo links are to one page sites, but they can be expanded with gallery pages, instagram page, whatever you want. 

    https://pacific-demo.squarespace.com/

    https://brine-demo.squarespace.com/

    https://fallonmade.com/blog/best-squarespace-template

  9. With the right code many things are possible, however I like to do major things using the built in configuration of the site. Its really up to you.  As far as the navigation is concerned. When you put any page in the unlinked section it comes off the nav bar. So if you create a summary block page whether it is a regular page or a second blog, it would go in the linked section and appear on the nav bar, You would most likely  move the blog navigation name to that page. The functionality of the main page remains the same, this design just give you more control over the post items. You don't have to use a second blog page if you don't want to, you can use a standard page with summary blocks. I chose to use a blog page in order to create a drop down menu with posts sorted by subject. I f you wish you can try out my site, move around in it, see how it is to nanvigage. It is  built on 7.0 Avenue but summary blocks work basically the same for both 7.0 and 7.1.

    Derrick. 

    my random views

  10. I suggest you use summary blocks to display all blog posts and put the blog page in the unlinked section of your site. Summaries are very flexible, the blocks can be moved side by side, you can hide posts by using the featured only setting and filter by cats or tags. I do that and i can group my archive block by subject. I actually have two blog pages, one is composed of posts using summary blocks that pull content from the main blog page using categories and the featured

    https://myrandomviews.com/storyarchive

  11. Latest post by date shows up first. If you want an older post to show up first, you have to reverse the date order, which can be as simple as changing the time of publication. For example I have photography lessons on my site, and I wated them to post in order but of course the last lesson I wrote shows up first so I reversed the pub dates using the clock.

    last post lesson 7 published at 12:00noon lesson six at 12:01 etc. 

    In your case first post would need to be 10/02 second post 10/01, third post 9/30 etc. The first one shows up at the top of the blog page, then second then third. 

    FYI, if using a blog summary block changing the original blog post pub date reorders the summary items as well. 

    Look at my page, the first item to show up was the first one published. I changed the pub date to make it the last one published to make that happen. 

    https://myrandomviews.com/stories/lessons

     

     

  12. The form submissions come to you as email and if you set it up they will also record on google drive in a spread sheet. Here is a guide and video tutorial. 

    https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/206566737-Form-blocks 

    SEO optimization is built into a square space site, but it still takes time for the web to find it when someone does an organic search, meaning by topic as opposed to the name of the business or domain. You can speed it up by putting your domain "out there" using social media, links on forums, that sort of thing. You can also speed it up by getting friends and family to go to the site. Hits generate more hits to your site. 

  13. I take it is has been over 14 days since the site was paid for? Not from the beginning of the trial. Temont is a really good and unique template. I can understand your frustration, and I don't quite understand why your client acted on their own like that, but I have had it happen to me as well. As far as the Temont hover effect, it will take some pretty extensive custom code, if it can be done at all. 

  14. Your only option is to do as Customer Service said. 7.1 and 7.0 are very different platforms, there is no way to simply move content from one to the other.  If your client is inside of 14 days from the first payment then a refund can be had, if it is an annual plan, if monthly then turn off auto re-new and let it expire.  Another thing you can do is transfer ownership of the 7.0 site to your client, but if you are trying to end the 7.1 site its all about how long it has been active. 

    https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000623648

  15. Your client's site is  built on Avenue, as is mine. You can change templates at anytime through the config panel. Depending on the template you want to change to, that may not be as easy as starting a new trial and building from scratch. A new trial does not require taking out a subscription for the first two weeks, but if you build it using business freatures you would of course have to activate that plan. A note: you can change the Avenue 7.0 to another 7.0 template from the config panel but you cannot change to a 7.1 design from there That would require a new trial. 

    To change templates inside of your existing site just go to design, click on the template button under title and logo and the change template menu panel will come up. Here is a help guide to do this:

    https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/205815598?platform=v6&websiteId=552089d6e4b039659f7ab488

    Here is a link to my site, just in case you would like to see how your client's can be changed to look like something quite different from the way it is now. 

    my random views

     

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