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Better Than Launched: Advanced Squarespace Tools

Beginner
Course

Squarespace is the ultimate DIY site builder, but there’s more to it than just building and launching a basic website. Learn how to use Squarespace 7.1 and Fluid Engine to their fullest potential, before reaching for HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Purchase this course for $299

Or... get a discount by building a bundle with our learning paths!

Dive into Squarespace’s advanced tools, like commerce, portfolios, marketing tools and more in the first volume of this ongoing course. Get empowered to use the tool’s core functionality and inspiration to take it beyond surface options. Learn about unexpected ways to use blocks and embed third party tools. Take a peek into a pro’s design resources and explore marketing concepts to build your audience.

Have a little fun, make a lot of progress. You’ll begin this course with a basic understanding of Squarespace, and leave with the skills to grow, monetize and expand your site, resulting in a website that compliments your ambition.

What you’ll learn

Get comfortable with Squarespace 7.1 and Fluid Engine

Customize templates or build your own with Squarespace Blueprint

Make money selling physical goods, subscriptions, digital products and services using Squarespace

Build a compelling portfolio for your own work or display other types of content in an editorial and experiential way

Email campaigns, scheduling, social media tools, SEO & Analytics and additional tools such as banners and popups.

What you’ll get

8+ hours of video lessons – Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Access the community – Join our Discord and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help – Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Real world projects – Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio

Resources – Resources to get you started and going post-course

Who this course is for

This course is for anybody wanting to learn about Squarespace. From getting started with Squarespace 7.1 and Fluid Engine, to building your own templates, to releasing your own Course Collections and Member Sites!

What you’ll need

You need a computer (MacOS, Windows, or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!

Want to try our teaching before signing up? Join our free 'Plan, Design + Code Your First Website' course!

Syllabus

Chapter 1

Meet Squarespace 7.1 and Fluid Engine

Let’s get comfortable with Squarespace 7.1 and Fluid Engine before adding any advanced functionality. While this course is focused on the advanced tools that can take Squarespace further, the first chapter will focus on a top-level introduction to Squarespace 7.1 and Fluid Engine.

On completion of this chapter, you’ll know how to customize a template or build your own with Squarespace Blueprint. Marrying your brand with your site’s foundation by configuring type and color, then add content with blocks, pages and sections.

Chapter 2

Commerce

Time to sell, sell, sell and make money selling physical goods, subscriptions, digital products and services using Squarespace. There are so many ways to monetize your website using Squarespace Commerce.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to build a store with physical, digital and service based products, sell gift cards and subscriptions, and even use the store to share free resources. You’ll find out how to create innovative design in your storefront, and how to use summary blocks to create a shopping experience that feels design forward. Let’s not forget categories and tags, customizing notifications, and integrating add-ons to make your store sing.

Chapter 3

Portfolio

You do incredible work, now it’s time to learn how to build a portfolio that shows it. Without having to hire a developer or graphic designer, in this chapter you’ll learn how to build a compelling portfolio for your own work or display other types of content in an editorial and experiential way. Using Portfolio collections, blog collections and auto-layout sections, you’ll have plenty of innovative techniques in your toolkit to showcasing your successes and building portfolio projects.

Chapter 4

Marketing Tools

If a website launches, but there’s no one there to hear it, did it really launch? You’ve put the work in to create some exceptional spaces online, now it’s time to leverage Squarespace’s marketing tools to help share it with the world. This chapter will cover email campaigns, scheduling, social media tools, SEO & Analytics and additional tools such as banners and popups.

Chapter 5

Courses and Member Sites

Learn how to engage your audience and sell digital products on Squarespace with Course Collections and Member Sites. I’ll guide you through setting up a course, creating membership tiers and paywalls, and customizing the design to match your aesthetic. Discover how courses can enhance your site, and connect with both paid and free communities.

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Kelsey Gilbert-Kreiling

Kelsey is the cofounder of Week of the Website and author of Squarespace from Signup to Launch. Kelsey loves empowering people to design, build and edit their own websites on Squarespace.

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