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Site Preferences for Square Online

Square Online offers a number of options that affect the look, function and visibility of your website, including your site title, favicon, password protection and a few more.

Note: These preferences are different from Square Online settings and item preferences.

Navigate to Square Online Site Preferences

To access these options, go to your Square Online Overview page in Dashboard and select Website > Site Preferences.

Site Title

This refers to the name of your website, which is displayed on browser tabs and your app site icon. It can also display on your website instead of your logo. Typically, your business or brand name will make a good title.

To edit the site title, select Change site title. You can also open the site switcher menu from the Overview page and select ••• > Change site title under the site you want to update. Learn more about managing multiple sites from the site switcher menu.

Note: To use your logo on your website header and footer instead of the site title, open your site editor. Learn more about adding a logo to your Square Online site.

Site Icon

Note: Customise your site icon by upgrading your Square Online subscription.

In order to facilitate access to your Square Online site, you can enable customers to add a branded site icon directly to their phones that looks like an app icon. An app site icon encourages quick access to your site without your customer needing to input a URL into their web browser each time. Learn about setting up an app site icon for more information.

Cookie Consent

To be compliant with consumer privacy data laws, you can add a cookie banner to your website in one of two different ways. For more information, check out how to add a cookie banner to Square Online with Cookiebot and how to add a cookie banner to Square Online with third-party code.

Site QR Code

You can use a QR code for your Square Online site that’ll take customers directly to your homepage. This can be useful to print out and include in collection orders, on your checkout counter or anywhere else you think it might be useful. For the QR code to work, just be sure your website is published. Select Manage QR code to get started.

Note: If you need multiple QR codes mapped to multiple ordering stations (think tables, seats, parking spots, etc), you can use QR code ordering with Square Online. Customers use their mobile devices to scan a QR code wherever they are to place an order from their phones without touching a menu. Learn more about setting up QR code ordering.


Note: Customise your favicon by upgrading your Square Online subscription.

You can upload a custom icon (known as a favicon) to be displayed on the browser tab. This could be your business logo or some other image that represents you, your business or organisation. Learn more about uploading a custom favicon to your Square Online site.

Password Protection

Note: Password protect your site by upgrading your Square Online subscription.

Enable password protection for your website to limit what can be seen to only a select number of people. Learn more about using password protection for your Square Online site.


Use this option if you want to temporarily take your website offline. You can republish again at any time from the site editor by selecting Publish. Learn more about how to publish your website.

Reset to Default

There may be times when you’re editing your Square Online site but prefer to start completely over with a clean canvas. Selecting the Reset to default button will unpublish your website, and reset it to its initial state before editing or uploading content. Any items in your catalogue won’t be affected.

Note: Be cautious with using this option as it can’t be reversed. We don’t have the means to revert a website to a previous version or published state.

When you’re ready to add content again, do so from the site editor. Learn more about designing and customising your Square Online site.

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