I’ve been using Squarespace 6 for awhile now, and it’s been working well. The iOS apps are still not that helpful, and it’s taken a lot of time to figure out how to get a related content widget installed.
Unlike WordPress, there’s not an easy plug and play solution for it. You have to go to a third party to get something set up. I’ve worked with two: Outbrain and nRelate.
It’s tricky either way. Both will provide custom code to paste into Blog Settings > Advanced > Post Blog Item Code Injection.
Getting it just right is the tricky part. I had a problem with the widget appearing on the first post on my homepage in addition to the permalink pages where I wanted them.
Squarespace determined that the problem was with the code being used.
Outbrain couldn’t fix it. Or didn’t feel like taking the time to get it figured out.
nRelate, however, was fantastic about it. They tweak the code on their back end until you get it just right. It took a little longer than I thought it would, but it seems like everything is working great now. The widget appears on permalink pages, not on the home page list of posts. We are all big winners.
If you’re looking for something like this, reach out to them and they’ll hook it up.