Here are 7 free Squarespace templates that would help writers, authors, and bloggers like you build a branded site, showcase your work sell info products (e.g., ebooks), build a community, and more.
I handpicked these templates from the Squarespace gallery, and I tried my best to explain the pros and cons of each template so you can decide if it's best for you.
3 things to know: The templates mentioned below are using Squarespace 7.1. They are free, but you will still need a Squarespace plan (paid). Even though these are pre-made templates, you can absolutely customize any section, color, and layout for the site — thanks to Squarespace's . fluid engine If you're interested in learning how writers and bloggers make money on Squarespace, here's a breakdown of how they do it (with examples).
Let's dive right in.
Suhama home page
Suhama is a resume
template designed for copywriters, and just like the other writer-focused templates, it emphasizes a clean layout and typography over visual elements.
The site's content is divided into 4 main sections: Personal intro, past accomplishments, projects/portfolio, and contact.
✅ The Good Vibrant color tone, clean typography Has a dedicated section to showcase the writer's work. Includes a CV section for the author to share their professional experiences and accomplishments. Social media integration — Linkedin, Facebook, and twitter. ❌ The Bad The site design heavily relies on a single color tone. Single-page website template ⭐ Bottom Line
Great for writers or copywriters who want to build a strong portfolio for acquiring clients.
Preview Suhama on Squarespace Cadere home page Cadere article page
Cadere is a template
for finance writers, authors, or bloggers with the goal of building a personal brand.
The layout is quite straightforward and uses a simple, modern aesthetic with plenty of white space, allowing the content to take center stage.
Cadere also has Journal, which is a blog where you can share articles on finance, and business; this could be particularly useful for authors who wish to share regular updates, ideas, or thoughts with their readers.
✅ The Good Clean and professional design with an emphasis on clean typography. Pre-built blog — A journal section for you to share updates, insights, and to engage with your audience. Email newsletter to help you build a mailing list. A booking page for potential customers to schedule a consultation. A versatile layout that allows authors to showcase books, upcoming events, or speaking engagement. ❌ The Bad Lack eCommerce — Can't sell books directly from this template without customizing. ⭐ Bottom Line
finance writers, authors, or bloggers looking to build a branded site. Preview Cadere on Squarespace Stanton home page Stanton recipe layout
Stanton is a Squarespace template with a layout that focuses on recipes and food content, which makes it a
good fit for food bloggers and authors who frequently writes about recipes.
A few standout features from the template are the masonry layout for recipes; it also has a dedicated section for book promotion if you happen to author a recipe book.
✅ The Good Warm color tone, clean typography Dedicated recipe page and layout. In-built eCommerce — For you to sell recipe books and other info products. Email newsletter to help you build a mailing list. Social media integration — Instagram, Youtube, and twitter. ❌ The Bad Heavily relies on images (and the quality of it ) to make the site visually appealing. The footer section is pretty basic. ⭐ Bottom Line
food writers and bloggers looking to build a branded site with an eCommerce component. Preview Stanton on Squarespace Meriden home page
Meriden is a template made for coaches, but it can easily be adapted to
writers who run a creative business as the template already has these key pages built: A course page to sell writing courses A consultation booking page A page for workshops (1:1 private, mentorship, group coaching, etc) A page for podcast episodes Privacy and Terms & Conditions page
All of these are on top of the usual About, Home, and Contact page.
The overall color scheme is vibrant (though customizable), and features a slew of slick animations throughout the site.
✅ The Good A template built for coaches with key pages already built Vibrant color scheme Clean typography Email subscription form included Slick animation ❌ The Bad The site design heavily relies on a single color tone. Key pages are hidden with a submenu ⭐ Bottom Line
A versatile creative business template for writers.
Preview Meriden on Squarespace Arcade home page Arcade blog page
I see Arcade as a very
versatile template for tech writers, bloggers, or media company in the technology space. Mainly because of the components that came with it: A heading section that promotes live stream A schedule page and calendar for events A page to sell merchandise and more...
The template is well organized and comes with a ton of futuristic stock images and slick animations too.
✅ The Good Well-organized layout and slick animations throughout the site. A calendar and schedule page for live stream events. Pre-built eCommerce to sell merchandise. Pre-built blog pages. Email subscription form to build a mailing list. Integration with Instagram, Twitch, and Twitter ❌ The Bad Potential Overkill: This template has several features that a writer may not need. ⭐ Bottom Line
A versatile template for tech bloggers or writers.
Preview Arcade on Squarespace Vester home page Vester blog page
Vester is designed as a travel blog, so naturally, it'll be a
good fit for travel writers who want to share their adventures.
The blog posts themselves are organized in a grid layout, and each post is tagged or categorized (e.g., hotels, food, etc.) so viewers can easily navigate to different parts of the blog.
Clicking into the article, the content width is below 80 characters, which is optimal for reading with generous spacing between each paragraph and headline, making it easy for readers to scan.
✅ The Good Well-organized blog structure Optimal layout and spacing for readability. Author profile and management Email subscription form to build a mailing list. Integrates with Twitter and instagram ❌ The Bad Simplistic layout with few features — This template is essentially a blog template, which may not satisfy writers who want a more brand-focused website or want to sell products of their own. ⭐ Bottom Line
A clean, well-organized blog template for travel writers.
Preview Vester on Squarespace Roseti home page Roseti about page
Roseti is a template
for writers, authors, or bloggers in the gardening and home improvement space.
It has a few standout features to help you build a branded site and engage your community, such as a membership page, an events page, a newsletter, and a blog.
✅ The Good Warm and organic color theme (customizable). Community-focused features — Membership, events page, newsletter, blog, etc. Custom landing page to join the membership. Plenty of different layouts across the site. Newsletter sign up form to build a mailing list Integrates with Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest ❌ The Bad Lack eCommerce features Simplistic blog layout. ⭐ Bottom Line
Great for writers and brand builders in the gardening and improvement niche.
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