Ever wish you could work on your Squarespace site in peace, and do things behind-the-scenes without people visiting your site and seeing your progress before you're ready?

I am going to show you how to throw up a quick "under construction" splash page, so you can get down to business without anyone peeking at your goods. ( You will need an advanced account or higher for this )

  1. Click into Style Editing Mode ( the paint brush )
  2. Click "Template" and then click the little "Copy" link on one of the styles in that template.
  3. Then name that new style "Under Construction" via the "Advanced" tab.
  4. Click "Banner & Navigation," and choose the One Column option. Choose  the no top navigation option below that (they are both the furthest left options), and hit "Save." You can also change the width of the column at this point too, if you have a graphic that you want to match it up with.
  5. Click "Website Management" in the upper left of the window to pull up the admin menu, and choose "Architecture."
  6. Then, in one of your existing navigation sections, add a "Basic HTML" page and name it "Under Construction." At the bottom of the menu, you will see a drop down called "Style Override" -- drop it down, and choose your newly created "Under Construction" style. Hit "Save."
  7. Now, hover over your "Under Construction" page and click "Configure."You will see the same menu, but at the very bottom again, click "Set as Front Page." This makes the newly created "Under Construction" page your homepage.
  8. Now you can go to that page and type your message or add an under construction image. By choosing a one column layout with no top nav options, there will be no nav bar showing.
  9. (Optional) If you want, you can even hide the header and footer, so that only your message is visible and nothing else. To do this, make sure you have the current "Under Construction" style enabled and jump back to "Style Editing" mode. Go to "Custom CSS" and type the following:
  10. #pageHeaderWrapper, #pageFooterWrapper { display: none; }

Welcome to super stealth mode.

Now for the rest of your pages, you will want to apply a different style so that you can change things without it affecting your under construction page.

Hope that helps! Feel free to chime in if you have a different and or better work-flow for this.