Transfer Squarespace site ownership to another account

By David Nge • Last Updated: January 13, 2023

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Whether you are:

Creating a Squarespace site for clients, and you need to transfer the account to a new owner.

OR

You want to consolidate all your Squarespace accounts into one primary account.

You can do so by transferring site ownership following this tutorial.

Transferring site ownership on Squarespace is a two-step process:

  1. The new owner must be an existing contributor or admin on the site. So you need to invite them prior to transferring the site.
  2. Then, you can transfer site to the new owner via the Squarespace permission settings dashboard.

Let's dive right in.

Note: If the new owner is already a contributor to the site, you can jump to the site transfer section of the tutorial.

Invite the new owner as a contributor to the site

Sign in to your Squarespace account and head to your website.

Head to your Squarespace site on the dashboard
Head to your Squarespace site on the dashboard

Head to Settings Permission. This is where you invite others and give them access to your site.

Head to the Settings page
Head to the Settings page
Head to the Permissions page
Head to the Permissions page

Select Invite Contributor, and a pop-up will show.

Invite the new owner as a contributor to the site
Invite the new owner as a contributor to the site

Fill in the new owner's name, email address, and toggle the admin button, and select Invite.

Fill in the new owner details
Fill in the new owner details

The new owner should receive a contributor invitation email. Make sure they Accept the invitation to begin the transfer process.

The contributor invitation email that the new owner will receive
The contributor invitation email that the new owner will receive

Transfer Squarespace site ownership to the new owner

Back on your website's permission settings page, select Transfer Ownership.

Change site ownership from the Permissions dashboard
Change site ownership from the Permissions dashboard

A pop-up will show, requiring you to log in to your Squarespace site. Make sure you have enabled a pop-up in your browser. Otherwise, you won't be able to see the drop-down menu or make the transfer.

Once logged in, select the new owner account from the drop-down menu and click Continue.

Select the new owner to transfer the site to
Select the new owner to transfer the site to

Select Confirm to complete the site transfer.

Confirm site transfer
Confirm site transfer

That's it! You've now successfully transferred the Squarespace site to a new owner.

One quick way to check if the transfer was successful is to refresh the Permission Settings page and check the New Owner of the site.

Double check the new owner for the site
Double check the new owner for the site

You should see the new owner labeled on the Permission Settings page.

What's next after transferring site ownership?

Here's a checklist for the new site owner after completing the site transfer:

  1. Make sure to update the billing credit card information. Otherwise, Squarespace will continue billing the previous owner's credit card.
  2. Update the contact information on the site.
  3. Review existing subscriptions, such as Member Areas, Appointment Scheduling, Email Campaigns, etc, and whether the new owner wishes to continue these subscriptions.
  4. Update the Google Analytics account that's connected to the site.
  5. Update the email sign-up form that's connected to the site.
  6. Update all social media account info.
  7. (Optional) Remove the previous owner's access to the site.

Frequently Asked Questions about transferring site ownership on Squarespace

Where and how can I transfer Squarespace site ownership to another owner?

Squarespace site ownership transfer is done via the Permission Settings page.

You need to invite the future new owner as a contributor to the site before you can transfer the ownership to them

How long does it take to transfer a Squarespace site from one account to another

It takes a couple of minutes to invite the new owner as a contributor. After that, once you clicked confirm for the Site Transfer, the ownership transfer is instantaneous.

Can I merge two Squarespace accounts?

You won't be able to merge multiple Squarespace accounts (from various emails) as of this writing.

The best way to consolidate your Squarespace accounts is to choose a primary account (or email) and transfer the ownership of the other accounts to the primary email.