When you need a functional, customizable website that looks great and doesn’t require you to write a single line of code, check out Squarespace. According to W3 Techs, Squarespace currently powers 1.7 percent of all websites. That might not sound like a lot, but to put it another way, there were close to 2 million Squarespace websites on the internet in 2019. And thanks to highly customizable Squarespace templates, every one of those websites has a completely unique look and feel.

Squarespace templates
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Squarespace is the ideal choice for anybody who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time building a fully DIY website. Unlike WordPress, Squarespace offers everything you need to build a fully functional website all on one platform: domain registration, hosting, an easy-to-use drag-and-drop editor, a plethora of plugins, technical support and loads of templates to choose from.

These templates don’t all offer the same functions, which makes some of them more ideal for certain kinds of websites than others. To help you choose the best template for your website, we’ve curated a list of the best Squarespace templates for the following kinds of sites:

Best Squarespace templates for portfolios

As a creator, your website is your perpetual showcase. No matter what medium you work in—photography, fashion design, oils, illustration, installations, watercolors, or anything else—you need a website with high quality photos at its forefront. With these templates, you can put your best work on display and make it easy for visitors to engage with you and your work.

Velvet

screenshot of Velvet template
Via Squaremuse

When you have a beautiful portfolio, you need a beautiful template to show it off. Velvet can be that template. As its description says, Velvet isn’t for amateurs; it’s for experienced photographers with polished, cultivated portfolios.

We agree, but we also think Velvet is an excellent choice for anybody who wants their portfolio to have a sophisticated feel. With Velvet, you get two different blog layouts, three separate page layouts, a contact form and two about page layouts.

Key features:

  • Instagram integration
  • A contact form built into the homepage layout
  • A dedicated space to showcase your clients’ logos on the homepage

Cost:

  • $299

Installation:

  • Squarespace 7.1 required, Squarespace Business subscription plan recommended. Within 24 hours of purchasing the template, you’ll receive a contributor invitation code to access and customize it for your website

View template here

Nevins

screenshot of Nevins template
via One Page Love

Nevins is the perfect choice for a creator who wants a clean, uncluttered portfolio layout without having to go outside the Squarespace ecosystem to get it. With this template, you get a blog and a contact page so you can keep the conversation with visitors going…and that’s it. By keeping it simple, Nevins keeps the focus on the big, eye-grabbing images that make up your portfolio and lets them do the talking.

Key features:

  • Social media icons
  • CSS that greys out blog post thumbnails when the reader mouses over them
  • A blog
  • Clickable links to the previous and next blog post on each post’s page

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Seoul

laptop and phone showing Seoul template
Via The Coast Kit

As far as Squarespace templates go, Seoul is a bold choice meant for bold brands. Unlike Nevins, which takes a clean, minimalist approach to the portfolio website, Seoul packs a spicy punch.

With Seoul, you can customize everything. That includes the blog layout, the colors and fonts, the pages and work you’re featuring. The demo features podcast episodes, but Seoul also works for bloggers and other creatives. To help you customize the template, you also get step-by-step video tutorials. And what if you’re not comfortable customizing your template? No problem, The Coast Kit (Seoul’s developers) has a team of designers you can hire to make your copy of Seoul your own.

Key features:

  • A responsive design
  • Parallax scrolling on the homepage
  • Fully customizable blog and portfolio pages
  • Graphics you can customize in Canva

Cost:

  • $300

Installation:

  • Contributor invitation within 48 hours of purchase

View template here

Tepito

screenshot of Tepito template
Via One Page Love

Tepito is a great choice for a portfolio website that’s as much about you as it is about the work you’re showcasing. This template offers lots of room for text so you can tell your whole story. It’s a pretty straightforward template: hero image with a headline and intro paragraph followed by images that appear as you scroll down, then an About page, a contact page and social media icons. When you need a personal portfolio without all the bells and whistles, Tepito can be the perfect choice.

Key features:

  • Google Maps integration
  • CSS that changes the image on each thumbnail on the homepage when the visitor mouses over it
  • Engaging image loading animations on each portfolio page

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Best Squarespace templates for ecommerce

Ecommerce websites have unique functionality needs like a secure payment gateway, attractive product displays and integration with fulfillment and shipping extensions. This is on top of the needs ecommerce websites share with other kinds of websites, like customizability, SEO tools, intuitive navigation and of course, appealing aesthetics. If you’re planning on launching an ecommerce site, consider one of these templates:

TerraNova

screenshot of TerraNova
Via Creative Market

TerraNova was built for selling. It includes more than 20 page sections on its versatile sales page template. This means there are 20 distinct segments within the sales page, so you can hit on every benefit, cover every selling point and call the reader to action multiple times as they scroll down.

According to its creator, TerraNova is meant for service providers like coaches and course providers. You can see this in its text-heavy page template that allows entrepreneurs to tell their stories, rather than focusing on tangible products. This is a long-form sales page, the kind where you speak to all of your reader’s pain points and drive home why they need to take advantage of your amazing offer.

Key features:

  • Testimonials displays
  • Multiple areas to place a call to action button on the sales page
  • Social media icons

Cost:

  • $999

Installation:

  • Compatible with Squarespace 7.0 and 7.1. Installed within 48 hours of purchase

View template here

Hester

screenshot of Hester template
Via Squarespace

Another template built for ecommerce, Hester is meant for stores selling tangible products. Much like the portfolio templates we discussed above, Hester features big, engaging photos to show off what you do best. But unlike templates meant for creatives to showcase their work, Hester comes with a “Shop Now” call to action on its homepage, a featured products section and a “Subscribe Now” button at the bottom of the homepage so you can keep building your email list.

Key features:

  • A cart counter display so shoppers know how many items are in their carts
  • Large graphics sections on every page
  • A blog

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Brine

screenshot of Brine
Via Squarespace

At first glance, you’ll notice a few similarities between Hester and Brine. They both feature large images and pastel colors, and on Squarespace’s demos, they’re both modeling pickle websites. So why would a business owner want to go for Brine, rather than Hester?

Brine’s template allows for more text. It’s a longer page layout than Hester’s and provides a space for you to include product reviews. It also doesn’t go straight to your product listings like Hester does—with Brine, there’s more buildup to the shop. If that’s something that would enhance your brand, go with Brine.

Key features:

  • A cart counter display in the upper corner of your page, so shoppers always know how many items are in their carts
  • The ability to mouseover each item’s image in the shop to see a different view of the item—check out how in the demo site, you see the actual product inside the jar when you mouseover each jar on display
  • A blog
  • Parallax scrolling on the homepage

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Adirondack

screenshot of Adirondack
Via Squarespace

Do you sell luxury items? If so, Adirondack could be the perfect template for your website. Adirondack offers a clean, minimalist look, not unlike the look and feel you get with Nevins. But with Adirondack, the focus is on products.

Following the large header image, you see the featured products, then dive into another big image that you can set up to lead to a gallery. Beyond this, Adirondack’s got multiple page layouts, all of which retain that minimalist, elegant feel that’s perfect for high-end products.

Key features:

  • A neat drop-down navigation bar that keeps the page looking sharp
  • Six separate page layouts, one of which includes a slider you can use to show off your goods
  • Shop and blog integration
  • A responsive design that looks just as great on mobile as it does on a desktop

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Best Squarespace templates for blogging

You’ll notice that most of the templates we’ve discussed include blogs. Blogging is a very effective way to express your thoughts and build a community around your brand. But there’s a difference between having a blog on your website and having a dedicated blog. When blogging is your site’s primary (or only) purpose, opt for a template built for blogs.

Skye

screenshot of Skye template
Via Squarespace

With Skye, there is no introduction. It’s just a dive right into your blog. This is a template for bloggers who need no introduction; bloggers whose sole aim is to publish their content and make it super easy for readers to navigate. That doesn’t mean there’s no About page—there is—but it’s hidden in the navigation. Skye can feel a bit basic, but that’s exactly what some bloggers need: a template that feels invisible so the content can stand on its own.

Key features:

  • Collapsible sidebar navigation tucked neatly into a hamburger button
  • A search tool that expands to take up the whole screen, which makes it easy to find specific posts by searching for keywords
  • Customizable share buttons
  • The ability to add read-completion indicators to your posts, so readers can see just how far they are in a post at any time

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

The Laurel

screenshot of The Laurel template
Via Square Design Guild

The Laurel is a soft, feminine template perfect for bloggers with soft, feminine aesthetics. With The Laurel, you get a dainty header above a photo-heavy main section on the homepage. According to its creator, The Laurel is ideal for photographers—so if you’re a photojournalist or a blogger who communicates primarily through images, The Laurel can be the perfect template for your website. It has a clean, simple navigation and built-in albums feature that makes it easy to divide your work into distinct categories.

Key features:

  • Four distinct page layouts: homepage, gallery collection page, gallery pages and services
  • Easily customizable CSS so you can make The Laurel your own
  • Instagram integration to showcase your latest shots

Cost:

  • $275

Installation:

  • Compatible with Squarespace 7.0

View template here

Tudor

screenshot of Tudor template
Via Squarespace

Like other blogging templates we’ve discussed, Tudor puts the entire focus on images. But it does so a little differently—with Tudor, your blog posts aren’t displayed in stacks but offset for a cool gallery look. Each thumbnail shows a large photo, the post’s title and a quick excerpt to tantalize readers into clicking.

Key features:

  • Instagram integration
  • An About page and a Contact page
  • A search tool to make it easy to find specific posts using keywords
  • A pitch form for contributors

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Haute Culture

screenshot of Haute Culture
Via Squarespace

With a few of the blogging and portfolio entries, the template puts large, attractive photos first. That’s the case with Haute Culture—but with a twist. Haute Culture’s homepage layout is a collage that gives the viewer a bunch of different photos to click on…and that’s all. Just one big, clickable collage to bring the viewer to any of the featured blog posts. With Haute Culture, you also get an About page and a Contact page…and that’s it. The sole purpose of this template is to connect and organize blog posts.

Key features:

  • A built-in classification system to suggest related blog posts to readers once they reach the bottom of one post
  • An archive that makes it easy for readers to see all your posts at a glance, listed according to their post dates
  • Each post allows you to feature its author with a quick bio and profile pic, so if you have multiple contributors, it’s easy to showcase all of them

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Best Squarespace templates for offline businesses

Offline businesses have different needs from online businesses. With an offline business, your customer base is mostly, or even exclusively, local. That means potential customers (and vendors) need to be able to find you easily. It also means you’ve got a physical space and products to show off, so an image-heavy template is a must. Go for one of these templates if you own a restaurant, a gym, a studio, or any other kind of offline business.

Colima

screenshot of Colima
Via Squarespace

As soon as a visitor clicks onto your website, Colima figuratively brings them through your business’ door. With big, full-page photos, you can showcase where you are and what you do, like a storefront window facing the world.

Colima is a great choice for any kind of business where clients book appointments or classes, like a massage studio or a coach who starts every relationship with a consultation. Additionally, Google Maps integrates easily with Colima, so your clients can find you easily.

Key features:

  • A super-clean look and feel
  • Seven distinct page designs
  • An integrated appointment booking tool
  • An oversized header that makes your hero image the very first thing any visitor sees

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

Auburn

screenshot of Auburn template
via Squarespace

If you run a restaurant, a salon or any other kind of business that runs on reservations and reviews, Auburn is the perfect template for your website. Auburn is missing one element you might want for a restaurant website: a gallery. You can show off your food on the homepage and via social media, but there’s no dedicated gallery. Whether that’s a dealbreaker is your call. That’s not to say it doesn’t have other great features that would be perfect for your business.

Key features:

  • Easy integration with Yelp (and other social media platforms, but if you’re a restaurant, you know how important Yelp is)
  • A menu display
  • An easy-to-use tool to make reservations a snap
  • Location listings right in the footer
  • Large photos to showcase your best dishes

Cost:

  • Free with Squarespace subscription

Installation:

  • Click “Install” from the Squarespace templates page. Accessible for all subscription plans

View template here

June

screenshot of June template
Via The Wellness Shop

June, like other Squarespace templates from The Wellness Shop, is meant specifically for health-focused businesses like coaches and ecommerce shops offering wellness products. Specifically, June offers a modern, colorful look and feel with ecommerce integration, a photo-heavy blog, social media integration and lots of images on each page layout. One thing June offers—in addition to all its features—is help with developing your brand identity.

Plus, there is an added bonus to purchasing an independently developed template instead of going with one of the default ones Squarespace offers—in nearly all cases, the template comes with a ton of support.

Key features:

  • A guide to designing your brand identity with 12 brand kits
  • A fill-in-the-blank guide to writing your website’s copy
  • A guide to developing your website strategy
  • Four hours’ worth of video instruction

Cost:

  • $397

Installation:

  • Squarespace 7.1 required. Delivered within 48 hours of purchase

View template here

Drip

screenshot of Drip
Via Ghost

Drip by Ghost is loaded with a ton of features you can use to build a fully functional website for your business. Drip is a highly aesthetic template that bills itself as ideal for website growth through the power of sharing. But you don’t get a template guide, DIY video, or dev mode, so you’ll have to rely on Ghost’s technical support for any help you need.

Key features:

  • Five distinct, fully designed page layouts: homepage, portfolio, about, team and contact pages
  • Social media icons
  • Large, eye-catching buttons
  • High contrast to make photos pop

Cost:

  • Free

Installation:

  • Compatible with Squarespace 7.1. Delivered to your website via permission within 24 hours.

View template here

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