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What is The Purl Beehive?
The Purl Beehive is group of interconnected online craft journals brought to you by The Purl Bee and Squarespace. By joining The Purl Beehive, you’ll be able to create your own online craft journal, using the Squarespace platform. You are a crafter, not a coder - so we made it easy for you to have a beautiful crafting journal with no HTML or CSS know-how. You’ll be provided with a template for a pre-designed blog that’s very easy to set up and you’ll have the ability to customize it as much as you would like. Not only will you be able to blog about your experiences, but you may also inspire someone else to share their world, too!
I've never kept a blog. Is it difficult to set up?
Not at all! Squarespace provides all the tools you need to get your new blog started, including an instructional video. You'll be able to choose from a variety of pre-designed templates for your blog; or if you have your own design or banner in mind, it's very simple to upload graphics and text as well. Once the initial setup is complete, you'll be prompted to login and get started uploading your favorite projects or anything else you'd like to share with our community!
What will my new site look like?
When you first arrive at your new online craft journal, your new site will look like this. You will be prompted to login, add your name and get started learning how to navigate your new site! Its easy to change your banner image, play with colors and fonts and even better, get busy uploading content!
What if I already have a blog through another service?
No problem! It's completely free and quite simple to move all of the content from your current blog to Squarespace where it will appear as part of the Purl Beehive! As part of the Purl Beehive, your online craft journal is sure to be seen by many other crafters just like you. Your creative world will be vastly expanded and it will be much easier for others to find your craft journal. To find out how to move your blog over to Squarespace and The Purl Beehive, click here and go to the Blog Import Section for instructions on moving from your platform.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the three question sign up and you’re on your way! You’ll start out with two weeks FREE (a great amount of time to get your site the way you like it). After that, simply go into the Billing Details of your site manager and upgrade. There is no contract! Also, if you want to move your content, we make it easy.
When will my blog show up on The Purl Beehive?
We give you some time to get used to your new journal. Once you’ve played around with your template and you’re happy with the way things look, you’ll need to register your journal with us so we can add you to the beehive. Click here for more information.