Whether you’re a travel, food, or fashion blogger, or you simply want to create a blog with your friends, these are some of the best blog templates on Squarespace.
There’s a good reason why Squarespace is an incredibly popular web building and hosting service: it allows people to build beautiful websites relatively easily and affordably, thanks largely to its drag-and-drop page builders and templates.
While Squarespace might offer less flexibility for experienced coders than other website builders like WordPress, it is user friendly, even if you have zero coding experience. That’s largely because it offers around 100 different and customisable templates. These templates act as “rough draft” designs for you to build the website you want, determining how your site looks and how it works.
Picking a template before you start building your site is incredibly important: not every template may cover your specific needs. And while all of its templates allow you to do some basic things, like create collection pages for blog posts, not all of them do this equally well.
For example, if you and your friends are starting a blog together, you’ll want to look for a Squarespace template that allows you to display the author’s name and bio. This feature would obviously be less important to you if you’re the only writer. On the other hand, if you’re a travel or food blogger, photography might be a key part of your blog and you would want to utilise a more visual-first blog layout to help engage and entice your readers with eye-catching imagery.
So what should you be looking for in a good Squarespace template? Well, it really depends on what kind of blog you are creating. Here are some things you’ll want to consider:
Do you want to promote your social accounts or include call-to-actions on the side of every page? Then you might want to prioritise a template with user-friendly sidebars.
Do you plan to blog about several different topics? If you do, you might want to prioritise templates that allow you to add category tags so that your readers can find posts on specific things.
Do you plan to blog about your scenic travels? If so, maybe you want a template that displays your location as you move from place to place. A visual-led layout for all those travel photographs will also serve you well.
Do you plan to ultimately launch your own shop once the blog takes off? Then make sure you pick a template that works well with Squarespace’s e-commerce options.
If all of this sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. We’ve tried to make your search for the perfect blog just a little bit easier by rounding up some of the best templates for different kinds of blogs.
These are the best Squarespace templates for bloggers.
TudorWith a modern, asymmetrical design, this template is a great all-around choice for bloggers.
It’s highly customisable and user-friendly, with a mosaic style blog post display. It’s also a great choice if you run a blog with multiple contributors because it will display the author’s name on the blog posts and their bio at the end of each post.
Readers can find posts by category or author, and there are special navigation arrows on blog posts showing visitors the thumbnail and title of the next and previous posts. There is also a progress indicator to show readers how far along they are and the template features customised share buttons and auto-populated related posts.
FiveWith a clean and fresh feel, this template is great if you want flexibility and multiple sidebars.
It offers the ability to have up to two customisable sidebars on every single page, which is great if you want to highlight your bio, social media handles, or other pages and relevant content on your blog. You can set the sidebar location to the right or left, and add them to individual pages. While it doesn’t offer an index page, you can add footers on your blog or use sidebars for extra navigation.
Five’s blog page display is set as a list of vertically stacked posts, but it has a number of great blogging features, including bylines and datelines. You can include thumbnails in blog excerpts and it supports full-width banners and videos. It also supports Squarespace’s integrated e-commerce features, so you can always set up an online store if you want one.
NativeWith easy social media integration and location display, this clean, scrolling page template is a natural choice for travel bloggers.
Photography can be displayed in galleries and you can include round thumbnail images above blog post excerpts. It’s easy to integrate social media, thanks to built-in social media icons in the footer, to help grow your blog’s reach.
You can also display your specific location on each blog entry — a great feature for travel bloggers who visit multiple locations.
HauteIf your blog includes lots of stunning photography, this mosaic-style template is a great way to display it.
The template also works well for multiple contributors because you can display the author’s profile image and bio below the post. It features infinite scroll, customisable share buttons, and the ability to display related posts to keep readers engaged while reading and navigating the blog.
The biggest drawback of this image-heavy template is that it can be difficult to find a font colour that is easy to read on all images. While it is possible to change the font colour from the default white, it can still be hard to find a colour that works across all the photographs you might include.
StantonWith a big banner image, text on the homepage, and recent posts featured below, this template is a solid choice for food bloggers.
It features a big banner image and text on the homepage, while all recent blog posts are featured in a grid below. It also features navigation arrows on blog posts showing visitors the title of the next or previous post.
The static page layout is a little more simplistic than some of the other options, but simplicity isn’t always a negative feature.
RallyWith a long, scrolling homepage, this template allows you to weave blog posts with banner photographs to create a visually-appealing website.
It features built-in social icons and a flexible header with adjustable navigation, plus tagline and logo positions to help create a truly unique custom design. It also features index pages that allow you to organise your content onto one page easily. You can create a long, scrolling page to display all of your organised content. It also allows for mobile styling control for readers on the go. The template design pairs well with Squarespace’s integrated Commerce features if you have an online store attached to your blog.
However, if you have multiple contributors or you’re looking for sidebars, this template might not be the best choice.
SkyeNot only is this a clean and streamlined magazine-style template, but it’s also great if you have multiple writers contributing to the blog.
It allows for featured images and category tags to make it easy for readers to search for specific content. The menu at the top is simple and unobtrusive, helping give this template a nice, clean look. The template also features infinite scroll, customisable share buttons, and the ability to have three related posts displayed at the bottom of a blog post.
This template works particularly well if there are multiple contributors because you can display the author’s name, picture, and bio either at the end of the blog post or in the sidebar.