How to Create a Sidebar for your Squarespace Blog

UPDATE Nov 2018

WAIT - Don’t even bother reading this post.

Instead - go read Station Seven’s blog post on how to create a sidebar. SO CLEVER

You can keep reading this post if you want for ideas of what to include…but otherwise, Station Seven’s blog post is where it’s at!

What to do if your template doesn’t have a sidebar?

Check it out! I have created myself a wee sidebar just for this post. If you're reading this post on a phone, you'll be all, Huh?

That's right.

On a phone, all this sidebar-y stuff is down below. But if you're on a computer or laptop, you know what I'm talking about. 

 How to Create a Sidebar for a Squarespace Blog

Now that you can duplicate Squarespace blog posts (yippy), this whole business of writing and formatting a blog post has become 100000000 million times easier.

I'm not exaggerating.

Duplicating posts means you can easily create a sidebar for your Squarespace Blog.

It doesn't really matter what template you have anymore. And no need for code - for all ye DIYers out there.

Honestly, I'm not that into sidebars myself, but a lot of people are. I see the sidebar question pop up from time to time in Squarespace Facebook Groups and I have had clients ask for one.

All you have to do is set up your sidebar in a post, save the post as a draft and then duplicate, duplicate duplicate whenever you write a new blog post.

That's it!

 
 

Want to see how I set up a sidebar for my Squarespace blog?

Check out the video. If you have any Qs, get in touch. Thanks for watching!

 
 

Oops! I left out an important tip at the end of the video - before you publish a new post from the duplicate post, make sure you click on OPTIONS and then change the post's URL slug to your new post's title or main keyword. 
 

 
 Squarespace Blog Sidebar
 

 

Ok, now that you've watched that - just a quick note that I'm not the only one who's not that keen on sidebars. 

2 blog posts to convince you that you don't need a sidebar after all. 

Top 3 Reasons you Don't Need a Blog Sidebar
- Square Design Guild.

What is the Best Squarespace Template? Brine. Here's Why.
- The Paige Studio
**Scroll down to the section - When Brine might not be right for you - to see why the sidebar is "not the way to go."

I gotta say, I agree.