How to setup your categories and tags in Squarespace

 

A few weeks ago, I shared a post about the difference between a category and a tag and how they help you on your website. This week, I want to show you how you can set them up on your Squarespace site, and make sure you're directing your clients to the content they are searching for.

How to add categories and tags in Squarespace - Melanie Craft and Company

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As I mentioned in the previous post, categories and tags are used in different areas of your Squarespace site:

  • Blog post
  • Gallery images
  • Events
  • Products
  • Album tracks
  • Project images

Let me show you how to set them up in the most commonly used site feature - your blog post.

How to set up your categories and tags in Squarespace - Melanie Craft and Company

Step 1 - Find your post settings

Open the iten in which you want to add categories and tags to. You can do this by clicking on a page in your page list that contains the content in which you want to add categories and tags to. In this case, I'm opening my blog post.

Click the 'EDIT' button so that you can see all of the settings for that post. The links to add tags and categories are listed at the bottom left corner of the 'Content' section.

How to set up your categories and tags in Squarespace - Melanie Craft and Company

Step 2 - Add tags

To add tags to your posts, click on the tags plus symbol (+) and add all the tags you with by typing them in and pressing enter.

Tip: Keep in mind, there is an 80 character limit when using tags.
How to set up your categories and tags in Squarespace - Melanie Craft and Company

Step 3 - add categories

Similar to the tags, you will want to click on the category plus symbol (+). Click on 'Create new category' and start typing specific categories you'd like to use to separate your blog content, then press enter.

Let's say you've already added these categories, all you need to do is click the category plus symbol (+) and click on the specific category for that blog post. 

Tip: Keep in mind when typing your categories, there is a 25 character limit.

Step 4 - save, save, save!

The one feature I really wish Squarespace had when it came to inputing any kind of content onto a website is the auto-save feature. Unfortunately, Squarespace isn't quite there yet. Yes! that keyword is YET. 

So be sure that at anytime you are inputting content onto your website, you are saving at any end point you reach, just in case of a technical malfunction. You'll want to make sure you're hitting 'Save' if you're not quite done with what you're writting or 'Save + Publish' if you're ready to share your awesome content with the rest of your readers.

How will they be displayed on my website?

Tags and Categories display differently depending on the following two factors: Where they are added and what template you're using.

Below is a few examples of how they are displayed on most blog pages and events.

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