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.
A Few Good Uses For Index Pages:
Long or complex homepages
Landing pages for ads
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)
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.