How To Embed a Google Calendar in Squarespace

Adding a calendar to your website is a quick and easy way to inform visitors about upcoming events. Squarespace has a calendar option, but unfortunately, it doesn’t sync with Google Calendar. This means that you’ll have to manage two diaries which can be pretty cumbersome. A good solution would be to embed Google Calendar on your website. This article addresses how to do that, simplifying the process for you and your staff. Let’s get started.

How To Embed a Google Calendar in Squarespace

Embedding a Google Calendar in Squarespace

Google has made it possible to add an interactive version of their calendar to your website. To do so, you’ll need to get the embed code from your PC and not from the app. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Open Google Calendar and navigate to the top-right corner.
  2. Press “Settings” and locate your calendar on the left side of the screen.
  3. Scroll to the “Integrate calendar” section and locate “Embed Code.”
  4. Copy the iframe code shown there.
  5. Head to Squarespace and click “Edit” at the top of the page.
  6. Press the Code button and paste your embed code in the space provided.
  7. Refresh the site for Google Calendar to become visible.

As an additional benefit, you can also allow site visitors to save your events to their Google Calendars. The calendar will have to be public, which is something you can only do on a PC and not the app. Check out how to add a Google Calendar share button.

Let’s start by making the Google calendar public:

  1. Open Google Calendar and click on “Settings” in the top-right corner.
  2. Scroll to “Settings for my calendar” and tap on the calendar you want to share.
  3. Go to “Access permissions for events” and check the “Make available to public” box.
  4. Press “OK” to complete the process.

After that, you can create a share button:

  1. Open Google Calendar on your PC.
  2. Create an event and then tap “More actions.”
  3. Publish the event and navigate to the Publish Event window.
  4. Copy the HTML code displayed there.
  5. Go to Squarespace and tap “Edit” at the top of the screen.
  6. Click “Code” and paste the embed code in the slot where you want the button to appear.

Your site visitors will now be able to add your events to their Google Calendars.

Embedding Google Calendar in Squarespace Using Third-Party Options

There are those who don’t like the Google Calendar layout. It might not match the look of their site or might not fit the way they would like it to. If you are interested in adding a customizable Google Calendar, platforms like Sociable Kit allow you to do that. Let’s look at how to use them.

Embed Google Calendar on Squarespace Using Sociable Kit

  1. Sign in to Sociable Kit and select the Menu.
  2. Select “Google Calendar” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Input your Google Calendar ID and hit “Next.”
  4. Customize the layout to your liking and press “Save Changes.”
  5. Click on “Embed on Website” in the top-right corner.
  6. Copy the code displayed in the pop-up window.
  7. Go to Squarespace and tap “Edit” at the top of the page.
  8. Press “Code” and paste the code in the space provided.
  9. Hit “Apply” then “Save” to complete the process.

Once you refresh your site, your customized Google Calendar will be displayed on the page.

Embedding a Google Calendar in Squarespace Using Tockify

Tockify is a platform that provides modern-looking, attractive website calendars. You can use it to customize and embed your Google Calendar to Squarespace.

Google Sync is a part of Tockify’s premium service. Therefore, you’ll need to pay for the feature, but it’s well worth it. If you aren’t sure that this is something you would like to commit to, you can sign up for the 14-day trial period to test the service. Check out how to embed Google Calendar on Squarespace using Tockify.

  1. Log into Tockify and select Google Calendar.
  2. Design your calendar by selecting your preferred color, font, and style.
  3. Press “Add to site” to display the embed code.
  4. Copy the code and head to Squarespace.
  5. Click on “Edit” at the top of the page and then select “Code.”
  6. Paste the embed code in the slot provided, then tap “Apply” and “Save.”

You’ve now embedded a customized version of Google Calendar on your Squarespace website.

Embed Google Calendar in Squarespace Using Zapier

Zapier is a platform that allows you to automate your workflow. For example, you can create detailed calendar events using forms submitted on your website. The way Zapier works is by creating a trigger and an action event. When X happens, then Y takes place. Here’s how to link Google Calendar to Squarespace using Zapier.

  1. Log into Zapier and press “Make a Zap” from the sidebar menu.
  2. Select Squarespace from the drop-down menu and then input a trigger. For example, “Receive form submission.”
  3. Pick Google Calendar from the action app list.
  4. Input the action you would like to take place, for instance, “Create Calendar Event.”
  5. Test the Zap by clicking on “Test & Continue.”
  6. Navigate to the top-right corner of the dashboard and press “Name Your Zap.”
  7. Enter a name for your Zap along with its description, then hit “Publish.”

You have now connected your Google Calendar to Squarespace using Zapier.

Get Connected

Adding a calendar to your Squarespace website is an excellent way of letting your visitors know about upcoming events. The process of embedding your Google Calendar is pretty straightforward, as you’ve seen in this tutorial. Having a timetable of events on your site will make those who frequent it feel more included and part of a community.

Have you embedded Google Calendar on Squarespace? What was the experience like for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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