How to Add Related Posts to Your Squarespace Blog Posts
Of course you want your readers to stay on your blog as long as possible, right? You want them to read through as many posts as possible, to subscribe to your email list, and maybe even buy something from you.
One of the easiest ways to get your readers to stick around your website more is by adding related blog posts to each of your articles.
There are two ways I like to do this. And in this post I will show you exactly how to do so in Squarespace.
1. Add Related Posts Throughout Your Article
The first way is to simply link to related blog posts throughout your article. And you can actually do this in a couple different ways as well!
One way is to link to your related posts using words within the sentences of your article. You can see an example in this screenshot of one of my other posts:
Another way is to link to your related posts at the end of a paragraph that relates to the old post you want to link to. You can see an example in this screenshot of one of my other posts:
2. Add Related Articles to the End of Your Blog Post
The second way is using the summary content block available in Squarespace. There are a couple of different ways you can do this as well but I am going to show you the easiest way.
While you are in editing mode of your chosen blog post, scroll down to them bottom and click on the little sideways teardrop and select the summary carousel block.
Next, select your Blog collection in the content tab of the content block editor.
Then click on the Layout tab so you can customize the look of the summary block. As you make changes you will be able to see them appear live.
You can change the name of the summary block by changing the text in the Header Text text box. This is where you can enter “Featured”, “Recent Blog Posts”, or “Related Posts”.
Next you can change the aspect ratio, I recommend selecting the ratio of your blog post thumbnail images.
Then use the slider to choose how many items you want to show up at a time.
Lastly, in this tab, you can change the text size, alignment, and placement of metadata.
Finally, you will want to click on the Display tab in the block editor to customize the content this summary block will show.
In this tab you will be able to select the total number of posts the reader can scroll through, what information from the post is shown, and which metadata is shown.
You can also add a category or tag filter if you only want it to show post from a specific category or tag. Or you can just select it to show Featured posts only.
Play around and see what you like best for your own business.
Once you have finished customizing your summary block, click apply then save. That’s it! You now have a professional looking related blog post section at the end of your article.
You will have to do this for every single post that you have, which if you already have a lot it will be a tedious task. But what I recommend for you to do from now on is create and use a blog post template so it’s all set and ready for you to go every time you want to add a new blog post.
Be sure to watch the video tutorial to see these steps in action. Click here to watch:
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I am Amanda and I am the wearer of all hats at Blondepreneur. This blog is here to help creative online entrepreneurs, like you, design and grow the successful business of your dreams. You can find blogging and business tips on the blog. And if you’re looking to save thousands of dollars and design your own professional website you can get the step by step system in Design Your Domain.