Top 5 Squarespace templates for blogs

If you’re creating a blog on Squarespace there are a handful of templates that are recommended by Squarespace. All templates allow you to create a blog but these have specific features that blog and magazine style layouts.

When choosing a template, Squarespace advises that “all of our templates are starting points” and to “pick your template based on design, not functionality.” In other words, choose the template that has the closest look and feel to what you want for your own website. The visual elements likes content, fonts, colors, and styles can be customized after you sign up.

Skye Template

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“Make your blog soar on Skye, a template that gives your readers a streamlined yet immersive browsing experience on a clean and balanced grid layout.”

Skye is a magazine style grid layout that’s perfect for lifestyle, travel and food blogs. The template family includes Tudor, Foundry, Indigo and Ready.

Blog features include thumbnail tiles, infinite scroll, and author profiles.

Style: grid
Sidebar: blog
Share button: advanced
Page banner: no
Post banner: yes
Related posts: yes

Farro Template

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Farro is similar to Brine but is tailored “for bloggers, news sites, and anyone who publishes a large volume of content.”

Blog features include thumbnail tiles, infinite scroll, and author profiles.

Style: grid
Sidebar: no (checkout the sidebar plugin)
Share button: advanced
Page banner: yes
Post banner: yes
Related posts: yes
Infinite scroll: yes

Brine template family

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Brine is a popular commerce template that can makes for a dynamic blog. There are a few blog specific features that are not native to this template like a sidebar, infinite scroll, or banner images on your blog posts.

Style: grid/list
Sidebar: no (checkout the sidebar plugin)
Share button: advanced
Page banner: yes
Post banner: no (add a post banner here)
Related posts: no
Infinite scroll
: no

Native template

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Brine is a popular commerce template that can makes for a dynamic blog. There are a few blog specific features that are not native to this template like a sidebar, infinite scroll, or banner images on your blog posts.

Style: grid/list
Sidebar: no (checkout the sidebar plugin)
Share button: advanced
Page banner: yes
Post banner: no (add a post banner here)
Related posts: no
Infinite scroll
: no

Five template

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Brine is a popular commerce template that can makes for a dynamic blog. There are a few blog specific features that are not native to this template like a sidebar, infinite scroll, or banner images on your blog posts.

Style: grid/list
Sidebar: no (checkout the sidebar plugin)
Share button: advanced
Page banner: yes
Post banner: no (add a post banner here)
Related posts: no
Infinite scroll
: no

3rd Party Templates

The templates above are included with your Squarespace plan. If you’re looking for a more original or custom design there are 3rd party design kits which allow you to create your own “theme” on top of the existing templates then checkout this collection of templates for sale.