How to add “related posts” at the bottom of your blog on Squarespace
I’m an avid blogger (blogging twice a week to be exact) and when people land on my website through my blog I want to make sure that they are staying there for as long as possible. One of those ways to make sure that your audience is reading your blog posts is to entice them with “related posts” at the end of the blog.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stayed reading around people’s websites because as soon as I finished reading a blog post I found myself clicking on other interesting posts at the bottom of the blog.
It’s very common to add related posts at the bottom of each blog post for several reasons.
For one your audience duration will be at a good standing. Audience duration is the amount of time a user is spending on your website. I mean you’ve written those blog posts for a reason, so you want to make sure your audience is seeing and staying to read other relevant content.
Not only will your audience duration increase but the related posts will entice users to keep on reading and clicking on other parts of your website, they might even turn out to be avid readers of your blog!
Squarespace makes it extremely easy for you to be able to add “related posts” at the bottom of your website by using the summary block.
Let’s get started:
First you want to create a new blog post and at the bottom of your blog add a new block and look for summary block.
You have four options you have Wall, Carousel, List & Grid. Pick whichever, you’re able to change the layout if you change your mind later.
Under the Content tab you’re going to start by clicking on your Blog page.
Under Layout you want to choose out of the four options Wall, Carousel, List or Grid. Depending on which style you choose some layout options will be different but no matter what layout you choose you will still be able to change the Text Size, Text Alignment & the Metadata Position.
I chose Carousel which allows me to have a Header Text. I am also able to choose how many items I want to have per row.
Last but not least is the Display, which allows you to change the number of items you want to show, whether you want to show the title, thumbnail, excerpt, and read more link. You’re also able to add Primary Metadata, Secondary Metadata, Category Filter, Tag Filter & Featured Filter. I chose to keep everything blank except for the Category Filter. Depending on which category my new blog post is about I will add the corresponding category. That way the “related posts” will be relevant to the reader.