In order to get started on your brand new website ( or existing website if you are switching over from wordpress) you will need to connect your website name into squarespace.
This how your site will become live and visible at the domain address.
The first step is to purchase your name that you want the site to be. For instance if you want the name catinthehat.com, you will have to make sure it is available for purchase. I recommend godaddy.com. I purchase all my names through there. Another alternative is through namecheap.com.
Once you have purchased the name you will need to sign into your squarespace account.
You can scroll to the bottom to watch the video tutorial or follow the pictures below:
Then you will go under settings. (pictured below)
Then you will click Domain under the settings
Then you will choose connect a third-party domain
Then you will type in your website address, ex. catinthehat.com
Then you will press the drop down box and select which provider you used to purchase catinthehat.com
Then you will receive the prompt to use the login information you used to purchase the name and technology will take care of the rest. The information will connect your name and squarespace together, then woolah you have just added your name to your website. If it doesn't appear immediately when you go the web address, give it time. It should be up within an hour. If not go through the process again, or let me know if you need help!
HOW TO ADD YOUR WEBSITE NAME INTO SQUARESPACE (VIDEO)