These keyboard shortcuts will speed up your use of Squarespace. You will feel like a boss using them and your clients will think you are guru.
In the video I have used the term "Command" and "Apple" Key. They refer to same key.
Key equivilents Mac and Windows
|Apple / Command||N/A|
|Up Arrow||Up Arrow|
|Down Arrow||Down Arrow|
I'm using a Mac, but Windows keys will be shown below, as well.
1.) Text Alignment
In edit mode instead of using your mouse for everything you can use keyboard shortcuts.
2. Show the grid
Hitting the g key shows and hides the grid. This is a handy feature allowing you to see the alignment of your blocks.
3. Duplicate, copy and paste blocks
You can duplcate blocks, which is useful and also copy and paste which does similar things to duplicate. To use select the block so there is a blue border.
4. Send Blocks forwards and backwards
When you have overlapping block's it's quite common to want to send them back and forward in the Z-Index stacking. Using these shortcuts, just make it easier, especially when you have many to do.
|Front / Back||Mac||Windows|
|Send to the front|
|Send to the back|
5. Pressing Escape key on live site redirects
A handy addition is the ability to redirect and login to the Squarespace admin area whilst on your live site. You need to expecity set this up to work though. Navigate to "Settings", then "Escape Key"
6. Quick access admin settings option
I've saved the feature that will save you a lot of time, for last. Just hit , this will make a search box to appear in which you just type to search. Our most used section is defintely "Custom CSS" and this shortcut saves 4 clicks. It will save a lot of time if you are in the Squarespace admin all day.