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Harvest Moon installation Guide


 

OH HEy

Welcome to your installation guide!

Thank you for purchasing the Harvest Moon template! You’ve made an exciting investment in your business and we’re so happy to be a part of it. This page will serve as your creative hub, everything you need to build your new site can be found here in a step by step guide. Whether you’re a Squarespace newbie or modest pro, our process is designed to guide you from okay to oh-wow in just 12 simple steps.

Here’s an overview of the process:


01 | Download Design Files

02 | Set Up Squarespace

03 | Squarespace Tour

04 | Block Overview

05 | Business Settings

06 | Style Settings 1/2

07 | Page Setup

08 | Template Build

09 | Style Settings 2/2

10 | Create Your Content

11 | Final Checks

12 | Launch!

 

STEP 01

Download Your Design Files

Below you will find a button to download all of the necessary template design files. Once you’re ready, click download and keep these files at the ready for use throughout the build. Here’s a quick overview of the files:

  • Style Settings

  • Demo Content

  • create your content

  • Final Checks

 

STEP 02

Set Up Squarespace

Before we can begin the build, we need to get your Squarespace account ready to go. Select the most relevant statement below and follow the steps within.

+ I have a squarespace account without a live website

No problem! Setting up a new website with Squarespace is super easy.

  1. Click here to head over to the Squarespace template browser.
  2. Search for the West template.
  3. Click Start With West.
  4. Sign in with your existing Squarespace account details.

+ I have a squarespace account with a live website

No problem! Changing your current theme is super easy.

  1. Move all pages into the 'not linked' section.
  2. Go to Design > Templates > Install New Template.
  3. Choose and install West.

+ I don't have a squarespace account

No problem! Setting up with Squarespace is super easy.

  1. Click here to head over to the Squarespace template browser.
  2. Search for the West template.
  3. Click Start With West.
  4. Follow the setup prompts and sign up with Squarespace

Once you have completed the above, you will have a 2 week free trial to build your website. Once we have completed the build, you will be able to upgrade your site and showcase it to your dream clients.

 

STEP 03

Squarespace Tour

In this step, we are going to go over the backend of Squarespace. This is super important as it will give you an overview of how the backend works so that when it comes to implementing your template, you know exactly how to do so. We won’t be covering everything to do with Squarespace, but we will be touching on everything you need to be able to implement our templates.

Note: If you have knowledge of Squarespace and how it works, feel free to skip this step!

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STEP 04

Block Overview

In this step, we will quickly go over Squarespace blocks and how to add content to your site. Squarespace is a drag and drop builder whereby content is added in the form of blocks, once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll be a pro.

Note: If you have knowledge of Squarespace and how it works, feel free to skip this step!

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STEP 05

Business Settings

In this step, we are going to set up the backend settings of your website. This will allow us to up your site name, business info and more before the build commences.

Note: if you are editing an existing live site, feel free to skip this step!

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STEP 06

Style Settings 1/2

In this step, we are going to make a start on the first round of style settings. The style settings allow us to edit the look and feel of the site, including colours, fonts, spacing and more. In the video, we will show you how to update the style settings before leaving you to carry on with the document.

Open up your design files and open up Step 06 > Style Settings 1. We suggest splitting your screen to show the style settings document whilst editing the site, it saves you going backwards and forwards!

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STEP 07

Page Setup

In this step, we are going to set up the pages for the template, ready to add our content to. If you have an existing Squarespace website, we suggest moving all of your pages to the not liked section to avoid confusion during the build. It also keeps them safe in case you need them again in the future.

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STEP 08

Template Build

In this step, we will build the Harvest Moon template with our demo content. We suggest completing the build with our video playing on your mobile/on another screen - it will help guide you during the process.

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STEP 09

Style Settings 2/2

In this step, we are going to make a start on the second round of style settings. The style settings allow us to edit the look and feel of the site, including colours, fonts, spacing and more. In the video, we will show you how to update the style settings before leaving you to carry on with the document.

Open up your design files and open up Step 09 > Style Settings 2. We suggest splitting your screen to show the style settings document whilst editing the site, it saves you going backwards and forwards!

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STEP 10

Create Your Content

 

STEP 11

Final Checks

 

STEP 12

Launch