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The referenced Squarespace support article is suggesting you embed MLS search as an IFRAME.
This is a rudimentary approach to use if all you have is an 'IDX link' from your MLS (or similar from some other IDX solutions vendors).

However! Be aware the entire IDX service of 'search', 'results', 'property details'..  are all going to be in the same 'box' (the IFRAME) on 'one' page on your website.
At this point you may be wondering why you are even doing it. Given an unexciting and constrained IFRAME approach, most consumers are going just bounce off to Zillow, where the search experience will be a lot better.
In addition, don't expect any glowing reviews for how this works or looks on a mobile device (hint - its not going to make you or your website look fabulous on a mobile).

For future reference,  it is possible to completely avoid these issues and use more modern approaches such as embeddable IDX that will display seamlessly on Squarespace website pages - in and amongst other content on the page... to create a far more professional image.
Here's an example Squarespace site- https://www.wendyblake.com/
And a more comprehensive overview of what you could do: https://charliesmithrealty.net

With IDX, agents can exploit the entire MLS to use as your own content. Think outside the box! Use properties as a basis for demonstrating your knowledge and delivering value to prospective clients.

Hope this helps.
- Paul

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