Squarespace Free Trial — Everything You Need to Know

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Squarespace free trial

Below you’ll find key information about the Squarespace free trial — a set of frequently asked questions on it and resources to help you learn more about the platform.

Squarespace free trial FAQ

How do I sign up for a Squarespace free trial?

You can sign up for a Squarespace free trial on the Squarespace website.

How long does a Squarespace trial last?

A Squarespace free trial lasts 14 days.

Can I extend a Squarespace trial?

You can request a one-time, seven-day extension to a Squarespace free trial.

How do I extend a Squarespace trial?

When your Squarespace trial expires, you’ll receive an email from the company’s customer care team with the subject “Your trial has expired. Need more time?” You can then extend your trial by following the instructions in this email. Alternatively, and if you have less than two days left in your trial, you can go to the Squarespace trial extension help page, and click the chat icon at the bottom of right hand corner of the page to access an ‘extend trial’ option.

Do I need to submit my credit card details to start a Squarespace trial?

No, you don’t need to submit your credit card details to start your Squarespace trial. You will need to submit your email address, however, and consent to receiving marketing communications from Squarespace.

Can I change my template during my Squarespace trial?

You can try any template you like out during your trial. However, the latest version of Squarespace, 7.1, technically doesn’t let you switch templates — so you may need to start an additional trial to try a different template out.

Can other people view my Squarespace website during my trial?

If you want to share your Squarespace website with other people while it’s on a trial, you can add a site-wide password to it. This will keep it hidden from search engines, but visitors can enter the password to access your site. Alternatively, you can invite additional users (‘contributors’) to access your Squarespace account whilst it’s in trial mode. This will give them the ability not just to view your site, but edit it too.

What are the limitations of the Squarespace trial?

Although you can try out most Squarespace features whilst on a trial — including the platform’s new ‘Video Studio’ app — the trial prevents you from publishing your site (it will remain password-protected until you purchase a plan); won’t let you accept payment for products; and stops Google indexing your site.

How do I cancel my Squarespace trial?

If you don’t subscribe to a paid-for Squarespace plan during your trial, it will automatically expire at the end of it, and you won’t be charged anything. Alternatively, you can cancel a Squarepsace trial by going to your account dashboard and then clicking Settings > Billing and Account > Billing > Cancel Trial.

How much does Squarespace cost?

Squarespace fees vary from $12 to $54 per month, depending on the plan you choose and the way you pay (monthly or upfront for a year). You can learn more about these fees and the differences between plans in our guide to Squarespace pricing.

Are there any discounts available for Squarespace?

You can avail of a 10% discount on your site for one year by starting a trial via this link and entering ‘STYLEFACTORY10’ when purchasing a plan. Additionally, paying upfront for a year brings further savings (of up to 30%, depending on plan).

Do other website building platforms offer free trials?

Most of Squarespace’s competitors offer similar trials. You can learn more about alternative website builders and online store platforms in the ecommerce reviews section of the Style Factory website.

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Useful resources about Squarespace

Style Factory is an official Squarespace partner. We produce a lot of content to help potential Squarespace users decide if it’s the right platform for them — and resources to support existing ones. Below you’ll find links to our most useful content.

Squarespace reviews and comparisons

Squarespace how-to guides

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