Changing your site layout

Every custom style that you create gives you the ability to adjust the number of columns displayed on your site. Your columns consist of the Main Content plus Sidebar 1 and Sidebar 2. In this area you can choose to enable horizontal navigation above or below your Banner/Site Title area, or choose not to use horizontal navigation at all.

Step 1 - Switch to Style Editing

In the upper right corner of the screen click the to switch to Style Mode.

Step 2 - Set Column Layout and Navigation

Select the Banner & Navigation tab, click on the column layout you want to use and set the horizontal navigation.

Step 3 - Save Your Changes

You must save your changes prior to navigating away from this section for these changes to apply to your custom style. Click the Save Changes button to save your changes.


  • The layout you choose will appear site-wide, if you want to use different layouts on different pages you'll need to use the Style Override feature.
  • Sidebar columns must have at least one section of content enabled in order for them to appear visible to the public. See also this guide: Adding A Section.
  • You will need to select a Squarespace 5 layout to use this feature.

Can I decide where sections appear on my site?

Your navigation structure - what it looks like and where it appears - is controlled by the layout you have chosen. You can move pages and sections around within your structure via drag and drop. If you choose to customize your layout, you'll be able to edit the HTML templates behind your page directly. This allows advanced users to have even more control over positioning, while still being able to take advantage of the management system behind Squarespace.

Do you have layout templates that have three columns?

Yes! Any layout can be configured to display with one, two, or three columns.

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