One of our favorite things about Squarespace 6 is the improved pace with which we can push updates to the system. Behind the scenes, we’ve adopted a modern deployment strategy, which means we can push updates to the system on a daily basis. Hundreds of bugs are fixed transparently every week, and features go live very frequently.
Here’s an overview of the features we’ve quietly launched in the 3 weeks since our public release:
- Markdown Block/Markdown by Default Mode – For those of you who love Markdown (like us!) we’ve released not only a Markdown block that can be used in our page builder, but a Markdown by Default mode. To enable Markdown by Default, go into your Settings area in your website manager and check off Markdown by Default. Now, when creating pages or posts, a markdown block will be inserted in place of the WYSIWYG block.
One incredible characteristic of our Markdown implementation is that it is a LayoutEngine component, which means you can use Markdown in conjunction with any dynamic block in our system, right within the same post or page.
- Amazon Block – We’ve added an Amazon.com product block to the system. Drop it in your page and type in any product from Amazon – we’ll retrieve the product image and data for you. Further, if you enter an Amazon Associate ID in your Settings panel, you’ll receive a payment from Amazon whenever anyone buys a product you linked to.
- Per-Collection Header/Post-Entry Code Injection – You can now inject code to page headers on a per-collection basis (helpful when integrating A/B testing tools). You can also add custom post-entry blocks to your blog, which is useful for integrating custom social buttons.
- Wordpress Importing Fixes – We’ve fixed a slew of problems related to Wordpress imports. If you’ve tried an import before and it failed, give it another shot and let us know. We aim to have 100% compatibility for Wordpress imports (everything from re-hosting your images to keeping your URLs perfect).
We’re making additions and improvements to Squarespace 6 every day, so stay tuned for more updates. As always, thank you for being a Squarespace customer.