Squarespace 7 Template Comparison Chart

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 May 2018 – chart includes new feature comparisons, latest templates

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 someday (if I ever have a moment!) but in the meantime, I wanted to publish this update. You can also click on each of the template names in the chart to view a detailed analysis of the template.

Template Families:

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: Aria, Basil, Blend, Brine, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Impact, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Kin, Lincoln(discontinued), Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Pedro, Polaris, Pursuit, Rally, Rover, Royce, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Stella, Thorne, Vow, Wav, 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

Don’t forget to check out my Squarespace Template Bible because it tells you exactly what a template does and doesn't control - along with the biggest mistake newbies make when choosing templates!

Chart updated as of 8 May 2018
(click the template name to view a detailed analysis page)

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 (stacked if in Index) 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 Adirondack Avenue Aviator (F) Bedford (F) Brine (F) Farro (F) Five Flatiron Forte Galapagos Ishimoto

Table Part 2: Template (Families) J - Z  (haha - Jay Z!)

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)
Sidebar(s) NO Blog+ NO NO Blog+ NO NO Blog+ Blog+ NO
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.
Template Momentum Montauk (F) Native Pacific (F) Skye (F) Supply Tremont (F) Wells Wexley York (F)

Pretty please remember: although I’m happy for you to share the link to this page, please don’t reproduce this table anywhere without my permission. It has taken me a lot of time and effort to go through all templates and analyse them. Thank you for your support 

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.

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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.

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