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What's new at Squarespace — November 2023

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Check out everything new that happened at Squarespace in November below. Which updates are you most excited about? 

Acuity Scheduling 

Lock your scheduler’s time zone to avoid confusion over appointment times 

You can now lock the time zone for your appointments so clients can’t change it on their end. Prior to this update, clients were able to choose their own time zone while booking their appointments. This update should reduce the confusion we’ve seen around booking appointments at the wrong times. This setting can be edited in the Global scheduling limits panel. 

Learn more about editing your time zone settings

Commerce

Boost your sales with add-on products 

You can now display another product on a product page to encourage your customers to purchase related or complementary items. For example, if you sell jewelry, you can upsell a jewelry cleaner add-on with any other product. 

Please note, add-ons are supported on download, physical, and service products. 

Learn more about selling add-on products

 

Consistent branding for your customer notification emails 

You can now apply your section style themes to your customer notification emails. When you click Quickly match your site, you can choose which section theme to apply and match your site’s existing colors and fonts for consistent branding. 

Learn more about styling your customer notification emails

 

Save up to 7 minutes per package shipped with Sendcloud 

With the Sendcloud extension, you can ship with 100+ regional and international carriers in just a few clicks. To add Sendcloud or to browse all extensions, go to Settings, then All Extensions.

Squarespace Extensions are vetted third-party tools that help you manage, optimize, and expand your site. 

Browse all Extensions.  

 

Create regional and local shipping zones in France 

You can now limit shipping to specific regions in France. If you’re on the Commerce Advanced plan, you can further limit the shipping zone to specific cities and postal codes within a region. 

Learn more about setting up local shipping zones

 

Websites

Update your site to version 7.1 

At long last, you can now update your 7.0 site to version 7.1. All orders and customer data, site analytics, domain settings, SEO, and billing information will stay in place— no manual switching or starting over required. Prior to this update, the only way to update to version 7.1 was to rebuild everything and start with fresh data. Keep in mind, this is a permanent change, and some aspects of your site might look different.

Click on Website > Design > Update to Version 7.1 to preview your site in version 7.1 and update it. 

The update tool is only available on the Brine and Bedford template families. If you’re not using those templates, you can switch your template to Brine or Bedford first. 

Learn more about updating your site to version 7.1

 

Blog on the go with your mobile device 

We’ve made more improvements to the mobile blogging experience on the Squarespace app. You can now edit existing posts, edit supported blocks in your posts, and use device view to see how your post will look on a desktop. 

Learn more about blogging with the Squarespace app

 

Block AI and search engine crawlers 

You can block search engines and AI web crawlers from crawling your site, while leaving it available for visitors to access, in the Settings > Crawlers panel.

A web crawler is a type of bot, typically operated by search engines, that automatically scans the content of websites across the Internet, so their content can appear in search results. Web crawlers are also used by AI companies to train their large language models (LLMs). These models learn from the content of websites they scan, and use the data to improve the accuracy and general capabilities of their AI models.

By default, crawlers scan all content published on the Internet, but if you'd like to exclude your website from these scans, you can choose to hide your site from search engines or AI crawlers.

Learn more about hiding your site from web crawlers

 

Take control of your forms’ design and branding 

We’ve added a Forms section within the Site Styles panel so you can further style your forms to give them a unique, yet consistent look. Within the Forms section, you can adjust the fonts and colors of texts and buttons, as well as the style and shape of your forms’ other elements.

Learn more about styling your forms

 

Bio Sites 

Monetize your content with Locked Links 

With Locked Links, you can monetize your content by including a paywall link in your Bio Site. You can charge customers a one-time fee for access to content, such as video courses or a photo library.

Learn more about Locked Links.

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