Understanding Index Pages

Index pages are a practical feature in many (but not all) Squarespace templates. Essentially, an index page is a stack of single pages that display publicly as one page on your website.

Creating an index page is helpful when you want to create a homepage with a long scroll, a landing page, or just have a lot of content that you need to organize across pages, but show publicly as a single page. You can also insert a gallery as a segment in an index.

From inside the Pages panel, create an index page in the site navigation.

From inside the Pages panel, create an index page in the site navigation.

A Few Good Uses For Index Pages:

  • Long or complex homepages

  • Landing pages for ads

  • Subject/Topic pages

  • Collections of image galleries

They are also a great way to visually segment content. Index pages come with their own settings in Squarespace’s Site Styles panel.

A Few Things You Can Do To Style The Appears Of An Index Page:

  • Increase or decrease padding between pages in the index

  • Add color overlays to page media

  • Set a style for galleries placed in the index (as opposed to pages)

SEO

Each page in an index can be provided an SEO description. That’s an opportunity to give a collection of content a rich set of descriptions for search engines to pick up on.