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3 minutes ago, Jaisonp said:

how I can downgrade version 7.0, I would like to change the template

If you're moving from Squarespace version 7.1 to version 7.0, you will need to create a new trial and build a new site from scratch. It isn't possible to convert an existing 7.1 site into a 7.0 site. The guide Starting over may help.

I'd be interested to know why you'd like to use Squarespace 7.0. Is there a 7.0 feature that you need to use that that isn't available on Squarespace 7.1? Personally, I only recommend starting new sites on 7.0 if a developer needs Developer Mode.

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  • 6 months later...

Hey Paul,

 

I'm considering to downgrade as well. I'm interested in the Wells template with the main menu on the left side. In 7.1 there is no easy way to change the heading to the left side of the screen. I don't have time or knowledge enough to arrange this via css and I don't have the resources to hire someone to do it for me. 

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On 11/5/2023 at 9:57 PM, Williamm said:

Hey Paul,

 

I'm considering to downgrade as well. I'm interested in the Wells template with the main menu on the left side. In 7.1 there is no easy way to change the heading to the left side of the screen. I don't have time or knowledge enough to arrange this via css and I don't have the resources to hire someone to do it for me. 

You can create a new thread, we can help code to move main menu to left, similar Well template.

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Just started a trial and am shocked there's no way to change templates.
Mentioned in the site building process: "You can always explore other templates if you change your mind later." What's that about?
I've used Wix in the past & will go back.
The reason people want editable templates is... for the templates. They provide not just simplicity but design inspiration.
SS was supposedly all about "the best looking templates"... with 7.1 that kinda seems like a phony sales pitch. There might be more edit functionality so you can match any template - that's useless when there's no easy way to even see these great templates. It doesn't make sense and works against their own sales narrative.
There's a reason SS have only 2% of Wix's market share after 20 years. Not understanding the market & arguably their own product or users.

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Hi, I have been unhappy with 7.1 as well, I don't have nearly the flexibility that they think they are giving us. Why do I need a PLUG IN for anything in Squarespace, especially as simple as a left verticle menu. The learning curve has made me give up and to have to rebuild and redirect is even worse. Squarespace, you used to be fun and easy!

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1 hour ago, meranderson said:

just need a sidebar nav for a personal site - not possible in 7.1

@meranderson When you say sidebar nav, are you referring to the nav that appears on Bedford-family templates?

Products Page sidebar navigation.jpg

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