For this tutorial, we'll be adding a summary block where we'll show the latest blog posts on the home page.
Select the newly created summary block and click Edit.
Next, under Content, click Select a Page ➝ Blog.
You should now see a list of the latest blog posts on your home page.
Design the blog layout on the home page
Now that we've successfully added our blog posts on the home page, let's take it a step further and make the blog section more visually appealing:
Add a headline for the blog section (Add a new text block)
Drag the edge of the summary block so it spans the full width of the page section.
Set the number of blog posts per row to 4.
Set the blog layout to Carousel.
Set the title size to L(arge) to make it distinct.
Once done, your blog section should now look something like this.
Advanced blog layout setting
You have the option to completely customize the look and feel of your blog section on the home page.
Select the Summary Block section once again, and under Content or Design, you'll find a slew of options for you to tweak how you want the blog posts to be displayed:
Add a filter to only show blog posts from a specific category or tag (For example, a blog section that only shows articles tagged with western recipes and another showing Asian recipes).
Change the blog layout to a Wall design, Carousel, List, or Grid layout.
Set the number of blog posts to show on the home page (up to 30).
Set the number of blog posts to show per row (up to 5).
Change the aspect ratio of the featured image.
Add a background color or image.
Enlarge or reduce the size of the individual blog article title.
That's it! You've now successfully added a blog section on the home page to display your latest articles.
Frequently Asked Questions about adding blog posts on the home page
What's the best way to organize the blog section on the home page?
If all your articles feature an image, such as a recipe or a travel blog, then the best layout to use, in my opinion, are the Carousel and the Wall layout.
They look better, and Squarespace has done a great job imposing design restrictions (aspect ratio) to make them look good across various devices.
If, on the other hand, your articles do NOT have a featured image, then it's best to use the list view layout to improve readability and to maximize the number of posts displayed, especially on a smaller screen.
Can I add ALL of the blog posts on the home page?
There's a limit to the number of blog posts you can display on your home page. As of this writing, the maximum number of blog posts you can add to your home page is 30.
How do I set a blog as my homepage on Squarespace?
Squarespace doesn't allow you to set your blog as the home page by default.
But here's how you can get around that:
Remove all the other sections on the home page except for the blog section.
Set the maximum number of blog posts to show to 30.
Add a button or a link at the bottom of the home page that says "Read all articles" and this link should navigate the user to the blog page.
That way, you can essentially replace the home page with your blog articles.
Other articles you should read if you're running a blog on Squarespace
David is the founder of MakingThatWebsite.com and started making websites for businesses back in 2014. He's a keen learner and wants to share his journey and knowledge with other business owners and freelancers. He launched MakingThatWebsite.com in 2021 to make website building more approachable and scalable for businesses.