Here’s a side-by-side comparison of all Squarespace 7 templates (and template families) and their features, including legacy Squarespace 6 templates that are still active and all of the templates made just for Squarespace Seven. Since Squarespace now focuses on developing the new template families instead of the older “one-off” templates, I have included release dates for each template, plus indicator where a template is part of a family. For more info about template families, you can check out my Squarespace Template Bible.
IMPORTANT: don’t forget to read the notes below the chart, too.
Newly updated for Nov 2017 – chart includes new feature comparisons
In fact, there are so many new features in the chart, I’ve had to split it into two parts in order to fit on this page. I plan to include a fully responsive mobile-friendly version of this chart when I move my website (a work in progress!) but in the meantime, I wanted to publish this update.
If you don’t see your template’s name listed in the chart below, that’s because it’s part of a template family. All templates in a family share the exact same characteristics. Here is the list of all family-based templates:
- Aviator Family: Aviator, Aubrey, and Encore
- Bedford Family: Bedford, Anya, Bryant, and Hayden
- Brine Family: Brine, Aria, Basil, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Polaris, Rally, Rover, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Thorne, Wav, and West
- Farro Family: Farro and Haute
- Montauk Family: Montauk, Julia, Kent, and Om
- Pacific Family: Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, and Naomi
- Skye Family: Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, and Tudor
- Tremont Family: Tremont, Camino, Carson, and Henson
- York Family: York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange and Shibori
Chart updated as of 2 Nov 2017
|Template||Adirondack||Avenue||Aviator (F)||Bedford (F)||Brine (F)||Farro (F)||Five||Flatiron||Forte||Galapagos||Ishimoto|
|Release Date||2013 Early||2012 Mid||2012 Late||2014 Early||2015 Late||2016 Early||2012 Late||2012 Mid||2013 Late||2013 Late||2012 Mid|
|Scale of style control||L||L||M||L||XXL||XL||L||M||XS||S||M|
|Special Pages||None||Index Grid||Home (Info Page)||Index Scroll||Index Scroll, Product, Gallery||Blog, Product||NO||Index Grid||Index Slides||Store (Masonry)||Gallery|
|Sidebar(s)||NO||Blog||NO||Blog||NO||NO||Any page, 2 sidebars||NO||Blog||Blog+||Blog+|
|Banner Images||YES – no overlay. Not on Album/Gallery.||NO||NO||YES – overlay page title/desc and link button. Not on Album.||YES – overlay any block||NO (except blog posts)||YES – overlay page or site title/desc||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Show Page Titles/Desc||Below banner||NO||NO||Banner overlay+||NO||NO||Banner overlay+||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Main Nav||Horiz *||Horiz||Horiz / Vert||Horiz *||Horiz *++||Horiz *++||Horiz *||Horiz||Horiz *||Horiz *||Horiz|
|Other Nav||Folder, Footer, Product Category||Index Item Grid, Product Category||Product Category||Footer, Folder (Vert), Product Category (Vert)||2nd Header+, Footer, Product Category, Product nav.||2nd Header+, Footer, Product Category, Product nav.||Product Category||Index, Product Category||Product Category||Footer, Product Category||Product Category|
|Fixed Navbar||Desktop||NO||Desktop (vertical only)||NO||Mobile +||Mobile +||NO||Desktop + (header and footer)||NO||NO||Footer|
|Nav Icons||Burger+, Search, Cart, Contact, Map||Social (Footer)||Social+ (Footer)||None||Social+, Search+, Cart+||Social+, Search+, Cart+||Social+||Social+ (Footer)||Social+||None||Social+ (Footer)|
|Mobile Style Control||None||None||S||None||L||L||None||None||None||S||None|
|Index Features||N/A||Thumbnail grid, any page type||N/A||Stacked scroll (optional bg images), standard page only.||Stacked scroll (optional bg images), Gallery or standard page only.||N/A||N/A||Masonry thumbnail grid w/ hover, any page type.||Full screen slideshow, any page type.||N/A||N/A|
|Store Features||Product detail banner images||None||None||None||Breadcrumb nav, many controls||Breadcrumb nav, many controls||None||None||None||Quick View Lightbox, Breadcrumb nav||None|
|Product Image Display||Slideshow+||Slideshow||Slideshow||Slideshow||Stacked or slide w/ hover zoom||Stacked or slide w/ hover zoom||Slideshow||Slideshow||Slideshow||Stacked||Slideshow|
|Gallery Page Layout||Grid + / Slide +||Slide||Grid +||Grid + / Slide +||Stacked+, Grid+, Masonry+, Slide+||Grid + / Slide +||Grid + / Slide +||Masonry grid||Horiz scroll||Grid + / Slide +||Horiz scroll|
|Blog Home||List, no thumbs||List, no thumbs||List, no thumbs||List, no thumbs. Featured posts banner slideshow||List or grid w/ thumbs +, many controls.||Full screen grid+, stacked+ or masonry+. Infinite scroll, many controls.||List, square thumb||List, no thumbs||List, no thumbs||List, no thumbs||List, large thumb (no crop).|
|Blog Post Features||Post banner images||Promoted Blocks||Promoted Blocks||Post banner images w/ title/date overlay||Custom social icons. No code injection.||Thumb as banner+. Related posts. Side post nav +. Featured post.||Location||Promoted Blocks||None||None||Promoted Blocks|
|Other Features||Header animation||Page-specific header/footer||Sitewide canvas background image||Last nav item button, 2 footers||Parallax scrolling +. Page-specific header. Tagline in header. Separate Gallery styles for Indexes.||Page-specific header. Special font on blog intro paragraph.||Sitewide default banner image. Page-specific header/footer. Tagline in header.||Zoom/mouseover animation on Index grid||Navbar dark/light color-sensing.||NO||NO|
|Template||Momentum||Montauk (F)||Native||Pacific (F)||Skye (F)||Supply||Tremont (F)||Wells||Wexley||York (F)|
|Release Date||2012 Mid||2012 Late||2012 Mid||2014 Mid||2016 Early||2013 Late||2016 Late||2012 Mid||2012 Mid||2016 Early|
|Scale of style control||S||M||S||M||L||XS||XL||S||S||XL|
|Special Pages||Index Slides, Gallery||Index Grid||NO||Index Scroll||Blog||Index Grid, Product||Index Slides, Product, Gallery||NO||NO||Index Portfolio (Project Galleries)|
|Banner Images||NO||YES – overlay page title/desc (no crop). Not on Album/Gallery/Store.||NO||YES – overlay page title/desc||NO (except blog posts)||YES – vertical side strip. Not on Products/Gallery.||Project banners as full screen slide rollovers.||NO||NO||YES – overlay page title/desc. Not on Gallery. Project banners as stacked nav.|
|Show Page Titles/Desc||Below banner +||Banner overlay+||NO||Banner overlay+||NO||NO||Animated banner overlay+||NO||NO||Banner overlay+*|
|Main Nav||Horiz (top or bottom)||Horiz / Vert||Horiz||Horiz or Burger||Burger||Vert||Horiz / Vert||Vert||Horiz||Horiz+|
|Other Nav||Product Category||Index, Product Category||Product Category||Footer, Product Category, Blog Category+||Footer, Product Category+||2nd Vert, Product Category||Index, Product Category++, Product nav.||2nd Vert, Product Category (Horiz)||NONE||2nd horiz, stacked Index portfolio, Product Category ++|
|Fixed Navbar||YES||NO||NO||YES – Index only Desktop, or Burger (both).||YES – both||Desktop||NO||Desktop||NO||Mobile +|
|Nav Icons||Social+, Index Display.||Social (Footer)||Social+ (Footer)||None||Social+, search+, cart+||Social+||Rollover images, Social+, Cart||Social+||Social+||Cart|
|Mobile Style Control||None||None||None||None||None||XS||None||None||XS||L|
|Index Features||Full screen slideshow, Gallery pages only.||Thumbnail grid, any page type||N/A||Stacked scroll (optional bg images), Album, Gallery or standard page only.||N/A||Thumbnail grid w/ hover, any page type.||Full screen slides w/ hover, any page type.||N/A||N/A||Thumbnail (grid, stacked slide or masonry), any page type.|
|Store Features||None||None||None||None||Breadcrumb nav, many controls||Full-width masonry grid +. Breadcrumb nav.||Breadcrumb nav, many controls||None||None||Breadcrumb & Product nav.|
|Product Image Display||Slideshow||Slideshow||Slideshow||Slideshow||Stacked or slide w/ hover zoom||Stacked scroll||Stacked or slide w/ hover zoom||Slideshow||Slideshow||Stacked or slide w/ hover zoom|
|Gallery Page Layout||Slide & Grid *||Grid *||Grid + / Slide +||Grid + / Slide +||Grid + / Slide +||Stacked scroll||Stacked, grid or masonry, many controls.||Slide & Grid *||Slide & Grid *||Slide + / Grid + or Project with captions|
|Blog Home||List, no thumbs||List, no thumbs||List, circle thumbs||List, large thumb (no crop). Category nav.||Grid, infinite scroll+||List, no thumbs||List or grid, many controls.||List, large thumb (no crop).||List, no thumbs||Grid or list, with flexible thumbs.|
|Blog Post Features||Promoted Blocks||Promoted Blocks||Promoted Blocks||None||Thumb as banner+, related posts, author bio, custom social icons, post length indicator.||Thumb as vertical side strip. Promoted Blocks.||Custom social icons. No code injection.||Promoted Blocks||Promoted Blocks||Post nav+. Custom social icons.|
|Other Features||Canvas background image||Page-specific footer. Tagline, address or custom text in header.||NO||2 footers. Biz info in footer.||Blocks in popout burger nav tray.||Site tagline below logo. Banner on Events.||Page overlay with animation. Tagline in header. Optional footer.||NO||Page-specific header.||Page animation. Page-specific header. Tagline in header.|
NOTES ABOUT THIS CHART:
- (F) means this is a template family with several templates in it; refer to the list of all family-based templates above the chart
- Symbol key:
+ means the item is adjustable
* means the item has something special about it
/ means either or: you can choose which one
- BG means as a background image
- Scale of control refers to how many design elements and how much they can be controlled through the standard Squarespace Style Editor, without needing custom coding skills. XS = Extra Small, S = Small, M = Medium, L = Large, and XL = Extra Large. See example here >
- Per Page Header means you can add content blocks above the normal content area on a page-by-page basis
- Fixed Navbar means that the navigation bar will stay visible even after you scroll down the page.
- Other Navigation refers to whether there is any built-in navigation aside from the main navbar, and if so, where it applies. For example, Folder means that if you add a Folder to your website, a second navbar will appear when you are viewing pages within that Folder, to navigate to other pages within it.
- Social Icons refers to whether there are social media icons built into the template (if not, you can add them to your pages using a Social Block).
- Page Titles refers to whether the Page Title and Page Description that you set using Page Settings will be shown on the page.
- Lg Orig Aspect means the image will be shown in the original aspect ratio at a large size.
If you have any questions about anything else, feel free to ask in the comments below.
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A note on refreshed / discontinued templates: Squarespace regularly refresh their templates, including discontinuing some. I include links to my analyses of the recently discontinued templates at the bottom of this page, below the chart. I try my best to updated the list of features for active templates, but I can’t always stay on top of every change. Therefore, the chart and analyses are accurate at the time of writing, but if you find something missing/wrong, please leave a comment to let me know what’s changed.
This is an update to my earlier chart showing all of the Squarespace 6 templates along with detailed analyses of each. As Squarespace now provide their own template feature analysis on their help pages, I have not made analysis pages for the new templates since 2016. You can use the Squarespace help pages to find out more detail about each template.
If you were lucky enough to install the following templates before they were discontinued, you can still use them. In case you fall into that category, here are links to my analyses of some of the templates that have been discontinued since 2013: