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Squarespace Forum User Guide


The Squarespace Forum is a place for Squarespace users to ask questions, collaborate on ideas, share resources, and receive Squarespace updates. This guide will introduce you to the key features and functionality.


Create a new post 

To create a new post, navigate to the category that best matches your topic or question. Click the button labeled "New Post" or "Ask Question" to begin drafting your new post. 




Add a reply comment at the bottom of the post. Replies can include text or attachments.



Activity Streams

Easily customize content streams that show content based on your preferences. Select “Create New Stream,” choose what you want to see, and save it as a custom stream. Some useful views might include: 


  • See only specific types of content

  • See activity from a single or a few specific members

  • See content you haven’t read


Follow content

Following a post enables notifications either on the forum itself, via email, or via push on the mobile app. Automatically follow content that you create or respond to by updating your user preferences, or follow content that interest you by clicking “follow” at the top of a post or user profile. You can also get notifications for mentions and direct messages.






Member Content

Find your content easily by visiting your own profile. View another user’s profile to see their latest posts and contributions to the community.





Search for content by typing into the search field and selecting your criteria using the abbreviated fields. Click on the magnifying glass to access advanced search options, including filters by content, member, group, or date.




Quote in replies

When you read a community member’s content and want to discuss a particular phrase, quote it in your comment. This helps a conversation flow without confusion about what your comment is referring to. You can also quote from a previously quoted phrase.





Adding attachments is as simple as dragging and dropping or copying and pasting. You can even pull in attachments from existing content that you’ve attached previously. Links to items on other services like Facebook or YouTube will automatically be shown with a rich interface.





Image Editor

Adding screenshots and images can help show others what you're looking at when you post a question or idea. Double click on an embedded image in a post to open the editor tool and edit the image's size, alignment, and title.




Use the mention feature to invite another community member to join a conversation. Type @ followed by the member’s username to send them a notification.





Reputation points are based on reactions to posts. If a member receives reactions, they gain reputation points and may appear on the community leaderboard.





The leaderboard displays members with the highest reputation in the forum. To be featured on the leaderboard, share helpful posts and responses to gain reputation.




Setting up your profile

You can upload your profile picture, add a cover photo, and edit custom fields by visiting your profile.




Under Account Settings, you can adjust your notifications to suit your preferences. Notifications are available from within the forum, by email, and by push notification via the mobile app. 



Direct messages

Have private conversations with other members. Access your messages by clicking the envelope icon in the top right corner.



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