How to Invite Contributors to Your Squarespace Website

You can add other people as contributors to your site to allow them access with permission to do certain tasks. Squarespace allows you to grant the following different types of permissions to contributors for your site:

  • Administrator: Full permission access, the same as the account owner

  • Billing: Update credit card information

  • Comment Moderator: Edit, approve, mark as spam, and help manage comments on your blog

  • Content Editor: Edit content on your site.

  • Reporting: View website statistics in Activity

  • Store Manager: Receive store notifications and manage orders

  • Trusted Commenter: Bypass comment moderation

You can select multiple permissions for each contributor you add to your site. For example, if you need someone to manage comments and have access to update billing information, you would grant them Billing and Comment Moderator permissions.

How to add a contributor on Squarespace

To add a contributor to your site, start from the Contributors screen in your site’s Settings area:

  1. Click the Add Contributor button.

    The Invite Contributor dialog box appears.

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  2. Provide the name and e-mail address.

    Type the name and e-mail address of the person you are inviting in the provided fields at the top of the dialog box.

  3. Select the permission(s) you want to assign to the contributor.

    Click each permission type you want to assign.

  4. Click the Send Invite button.

    An e-mail invitation is sent to the person using the e-mail address you entered in Step 2.

When the person you're inviting receives your invitation, he or she will need to click a link in the e-mail to accept your invite. A window will open in the person's browser and with one of two options:

  • Log in with an existing Squarespace account: If the person already has a Squarespace account on another site, he or she can use that account’s e-mail address and password to log in to your site.

  • Create a new Squarespace account: The person will need to create a Squarespace account.

If the person you invited didn't receive or can't find the invitation, you can copy the Invitation Link at the top of the Modify Invitation dialog box and e-mail it to the person in an e-mail you send from your e-mail account.

How to remove a contributor from Squarespace

To remove a contributor and revoke all permissions, do the following in the Contributors screen of your site’s Settings area:

  1. In the Contributors area, click a contributor.

    The Modify Permissions dialog box opens.

  2. Click the Remove Access button.

    The person is removed from your site, and all permissions assigned to that person are revoked.

How to modify a contributor’s invitation on Squarespace

If you need to update the invitation permissions sent to someone, you have the opportunity to do so before the person accepts the invitation. Here’s how you modify the invitation:

  1. In the Contributors area, click a contributor.

    The Modify Invitation dialog box appears.

  2. Click the permission types in the person's invitation to add or remove assigned permissions.

  3. Click the Save button.

    Save your changes and close the window to return to the Contributor screen.

If you want to uninvite a person rather than change his or her permissions, click the Remove Invite button. The invitation link in the e-mail the person received will be disabled, and the person will not be able to create a contributor account on your site.

How to modify a contributor’s permissions on Squarespace

If you want to add or revoke particular permissions for a contributor, do the following:

  1. In the Contributors area, click a contributor.

    The Modify Permissions dialog box appears.

  2. Click a permission type to add or revoke it.

    If the permission type is not assigned to the contributor, selecting it will highlight the permission and assign it. If the permission type was assigned, selecting it will remove the permission.

  3. Click the Save button.

    Your changes are saved and you return to the Contributor screen.

If you modify a contributor such that he or she ends up with no permissions, you might as well remove the person as a contributor.

Adding contributors to your site is a great way to help pass the burden of managing multiple aspects of your site. If you're running a business, for example, you can assign specific permissions to key employees that match their job duties.

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