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External site maintenance and SFTP connection to site remote folder does not seem to reflect current live website structures?

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I am a contract developer / new to squarespace and trying to help an existing customer create an interface / upload a PDF file to their Squarespace static file repository and then also create a link entry into the customers Squarespace webpage section .

I looked around and thought / assumed there would be a way to maintain the squarespace website structure and templates and even the files itself by using SFTP option but when I connect and browse to the customers sitename folder I do see some files but they do not contain or appear to reflect the actual live website and its contents.

Not sure what I am doing wrong or perhaps it cannot be done by SFTP?

Does Squarespace have an interface / api that programmatically lets a squarespace website be altered , upload pdfs for example and create link entries for starters into an existing website template blocks etc?

If somebody could point me in the correct direction , then that would be amazing.

Thank you in advance for the time and support.

Kind Regards


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1 hour ago, LTNZ said:

Does Squarespace have an interface / api that programmatically lets a squarespace website be altered, upload pdfs for example and create link entries

No, it does not.

Squarespace is "serverless" so there's no access to file structures. On Squarespace 7.0 you can edit the JSON used to create page and collection templates, but that's all.

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