Introducing Customizable Lock Screens

Getting the details right is key to any good design. Following that focus, we’re pleased to announce the availability of customizable lock screens — one more way to make the Squarespace experience completely your own. This feature allows you to select your own design, layout and imagery for your password protected site or pages based on the same concepts we’ve developed for Cover Pages.

A customized lock screen can serve as a client area for photographers, who can inform clients that their photos are now ready for viewing under a password-protected page. It can also tell viewers that your website is under construction, or that changes are coming soon. Otherwise, it simply makes visitors aware that they are entering a secure area.

The new lock screen feature includes six different layout options, each of which can be further customized in the Squarespace Style Editor. If you’d like to upload your own image to serve as the background for your lock screen, we suggest a photo or image with a width of 1500px.

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