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Five is a clean, professional template that’s easy to set up. It’s also preferred by small and mid-sized businesses for its dynamic layout and numerous customization options.

 


Site Wide

Site Background – choose a color that will fill the site background.

Site Background Image – upload your own background image to be used as the site background.

Site Width – control the width of the content area for the site, including any sidebar width.

Canvas Setting – controls whether the site canvas stretches out to the edges of the browser window (full) or snaps to the site width instead. 

Canvas Offset – determines the margin above and below the canvas, exposing the site background. 

Canvas Padding – adjust the padding main content area and the sidebars – if present. Also controls the space between the logo and navigation when together.

Canvas Border Size – sets the size of the border wrapping around the outside of the canvas.

Lines & Decorations – control the color of miscellaneous lines and decorations throughout the template.

Hide Delimiter – turns off the ‘/’ delimiter between navigation links and meta data bits.


Header

Header Background – choose a color for the background of the header area.

Header Background Image – set a default image to the background of the header area.

Site Title Color – choose a color to be assigned to the site title within the header.

Site Title Hover Color – choose a color that will be used upon hovering the site title.

Page Title – set the typeface, style, size, line height, transform and letter spacing properties of the page title.

Page Title Color – choose a color to be assigned to the page title within the header.

Page Title Hover Color – choose a color that will be used upon hovering the page title.

 

Site Tagline – set the typeface, style, size, line height, transform and letter spacing properties of the site tagline.

Site Tagline Color – choose a color to be assigned to the tagline within the header.

Banner Area Height – set the height of the banner area at the top of the canvas.

Banner Content – determines the content that is shown within the banner area.

Logo Height (Banner) – limits the height of the site logo when present within the banner area.

Page Thumbnail as Banner – enables a page thumbnail to be used in the header area.

Stretch Page Thumbnail – stretches the page thumbnail out to the edge of the window when enabled.

 


Navigation

Navigation Background – choose a color for the background of the main navigation area.

Site Name – set the typeface, size, transform and letter spacing properties of the site name in the navigation area.

Navigation – set the typeface, style, size, transform and letter spacing properties of the navigation text.

Navigation Link Color – choose a color to be assigned to the navigation links.

Navigation Link Hover Color – choose a color that will be used upon hovering the navigation links.

Navigation Active Link Color – choose a color that will be used on active links in the navigation. 

Navigation Spacing – controls the amount of padding used on the top and bottom of the navigation area.

Logo Height (Navigation) – limits the height of the site logo when present within the navigation area.

Top Navigation Position – positions the main navigation above or below the site banner area. If set to ‘None,’ the navigation will be shown in sidebar 1 as a simple vertical list.

Top Navigation Alignment – controls the text alignment of the navigation links.

Disable Navigation Border – removes the border from the bottom of the navigation area. 


Main Content

Canvas Background – choose a color for the background of the canvas (page body) area.

Canvas Background Image – upload your own background image to be used as the canvas background.

Heading 1 – set the typeface, style, size, line height, transform and letter spacing properties of H1.

Heading 1 Color – choose a color to be assigned to H1.

Heading 2 – set the typeface, style, size, line height, transform and letter spacing properties of H2.

Heading 2 Color – choose a color to be assigned to H2.

Heading 3 – set the typeface, style, size, line height, transform and letter spacing properties of H3.

Heading 3 Color – choose a color to be assigned to H3.

 

Body Text – set the typeface, style, size, line height and letter spacing properties of all body text.

Body Text Color – choose a color to be assigned to all body text.

Body Link Color – choose a color to be assigned to text links.

Body Link Hover Color – choose a color to be shown when text links are hovered with a mouse.

Blockquote – set the typeface, style, size, line height and letter spacing properties of blockquotes.

Page Spacing – controls the amount of spacing used at the top and bottom of pages.


Sidebar

Sidebar 1 Width – set the width of sidebar one (when present).

Sidebar 2 Width – set the width of sidebar two (when present).

Sidebar Text Size – a size relative to the body text, of the text used inside either of the two sidebars.

Sidebar Position – sets the display location of the sidebar(s) across all pages.

Site Description in Sidebar – reveals the site description text and site title in sidebar 1.

Underline Sidebar H3 – adds an underline to any H3 element present in either sidebar. 


Footer

Footer Text – set the typeface, style, size, line height and letter spacing properties of text inside the footer area.

Footer Alignment – controls the text alignment of the footer text. 

Disable Footer Border – removes the border from the top of the footer area.


Social Icons

Social Icon Size – set the size of the template specific social icons.

Social Icon Color – choose a color for the template specific social icon links. 

Social Icon Style – sets the template specific social icons style.

Social Icon Placement – sets the template specific social icon position. 


Blog

Meta Text – set the typeface, style, size, line height and letter spacing properties of blog meta text.

Meta Text Color – choose a color that should be used on blog meta text.

Article Spacing – adjust the space between posts on the blog list view.

Blog List Display – choose the type of information shown on the blog list view. 

Blog Byline – determine the position of the articles author name when showing a blog post. 

Blog Dateline – determine the position of the articles date on a blog post.

Disable Pagination Border – enables a border on the top and bottom of blog pagination.

Hide Excerpt Thumbnail – will hide the excerpt thumbnail on blog list page.

Hide Icons – will hide all the small icons used in blog meta information.

Hide Tags Categories – will hide the tags and categories from view in a blog. 


Gallery Styles

Gallery Navigation – determines the type of gallery image navigation is provided on the page.

Gallery Info Overlay – select the type of display used for image title and caption.

Gallery Aspect Ratio – controls the aspect ratio (width:height) for the gallery active slide.

Gallery Arrow Style – determines the style of the arrows used to cycle through the slides.

Gallery Transitions – select the transition styles used to animate between slides being viewed.

Gallery Show Arrows – choose to use arrows for cycling through slides.

Gallery Auto Crop – choose to auto crop slide images to the selected ratio.

Gallery Autoplay – choose to cycle gallery images automatically without user interaction.

Gallery Loop – enable a gallery to cycle through to the first slide after the last slide.

Gallery Autoplay Speed – specify the speed at which the gallery pauses on the active slide.

Gallery Thumbnail Size – control the height of thumbnail images when used for gallery navigation.

Gallery Arrow Background – specify the color that is used for the shape of gallery arrows.

Gallery Arrow Color – specify the color that is used for the arrow itself.

Gallery Circle Color – specify the color that is used for the circle shape gallery arrows.

Gallery Info Background – specify the color used in the background of the image title and caption. 


Product Styles

Product Background Color – sets the color behind the product image.

Product Overlay Color – sets the color of the overlay when product list titles are set to ‘overlay.’

Products Per Row – determines the number of products shown per line on the product list.

Product List Titles – controls the position of the product title on the product list.

Product List Alignment – sets the text alignment of the product title on the product list.

Product Item Size – select an image ratio for the product photo on the product list.

Product Image Auto Crop – determines whether product images fill the image area or fit within.

Product Gallery Size – select an image ratio for the product gallery on the product item page.

Product Gallery Auto Crop – determines whether product images fill the gallery area or fit within.

Show Product Price – shows the price on the product list page when enabled.

Show Product Item Nav – shows the ‘back to shop’ link on the product item page.


Event Styles

Event Time Format – toggle between 24 hour or AM/PM for event times.

Event Icons – enable icons on the address and event time display.

Event Thumbnails – show an image thumbnail in list view.

Event Thumbnail Size – controls the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.

Event Date Label – enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.

Event Date Label Time – include the time of the event with the date overlay.

Event Excerpts – show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.

Event List Date – show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view. 

Event List Time – show the time range (start time-end time) of the event on the list view.

Event List Address – show the event location address when present.

Event iCal/gCal Links – show links to add events to Apple or Google calendars.

Event Like and Share Buttons – show Squarespace simple like and share buttons on events.

Event List Compact View – enable a simple stacked view of events in the list view.

Event Calendar Compact View – enable a simpler calendar view optimized for smaller areas.

 


In Depth Guide

Our Customer Care team has created a very useful guide on Using the Five Template if you’d like a more in-depth look.  

 

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