What happens at the end of your Squarespace trial? Everything you need to know.
So you're looking to test out Squarespace, but have a few questions about the free Squarespace trial first?
In this quick guide I'll cover everything you need to know about using the Squarespace trial, when it ends, how to extend it, when you have to pay (plus I have a discount code for you) and more!
Okie, let's start at the beginning.
The Squarespace free trial is for 14 days.
With the Squarespace trial you can begin building your site, before paying for it. It's completely possible to build a site in 2 weeks, assuming you prioritize some time for it.
(So you know, probably don't pick your most insane week at work or when your in-laws are visiting to start your trial.)
- To start your Squarespace trial head to squarespace.com, click either 'Get Started' or 'Start A Free Trial'.
You'll then be brought to the templates page to pick a template. This is generally where most people get thoroughly stuck in analysis paralysis, don't know which to pick and don't know what to do next.
Pro tip: You can pick any template, and switch to any other template at any time. There's no cost for changing, and you're not stuck with the one your first pick.
If you'd like a complete guide to picking your template, you'll want to grab a copy of the Start Your Squarespace Website Workbook below which has a section on picking the right template for your site needs.
So over being embarrassed by your website?Download the Start Your Squarespace Website Workbook + kiss website shame goodbye!
- Once you've picked a template, you'll be prompted to create a Squarespace account with your email and a password, and when you do that, your 14 day trial starts.
What can you do on the Squarespace trial?
You have access to all of the functionalities of Squarespace, there's no limit on building your site, number of pages, access to different templates, etc. Basically, the Squarespace trial is full Squarespace, you get it all.
What if I'm not finished building my site in the 14 day trial?
On the last day of your trial you'll receive an email asking you if you'd like to extend your trial by another 7 days. If you need the extra time, just click the link to extend the trial.
What happens after the 14 day trial plus the 7 day extension ends?
Don't have a panic attack, all of your hard work is not lost! Your Squarespace account and site still exists, you just can't edit or do anything more to it, until you pick a Squarespace plan.
When do I have to pick a squarespace plan & start paying?
Either, when you've built your site and you want to launch it to the world, you'll need to pick a plan and pay.
Or, if you still haven't finished building your site but have used up the trial & the extension period, then you'll need to pay to keep building.
When you start paying for Squarespace, that doesn't automatically connect up your preferred domain and launch it to the world however, so don't worry if you don't want to launch yet. Your site will live on it's 'your-account-name.squarespace.com', meaning no one is likely to find it unless you share that URL with someone. When you want to launch/publish your site, connect your preferred domain (www.yoursitename.com) and then get sharing it around to the world!
Is there a discount code I can use?
Yep, use the code 'PAIGE' for 10% off your first year of Squarespace.
Pro tip: All Squarespace partners get the same 10% discount code to give out, so I'll just say right now, there's no need to spend a half hour Googling to find a better discount, 10% is the best you can get, unless ...
If you're a college/university student and have a valid .edu email, you can get 50% off your first year of Squarespace. Details on the student discount are right here.
There you go! If you have more Squarespace trial questions leave 'em in the comments for me and I'll get back to you.
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