Rules and policies.
About Ghost Plugins
Ghost Plugins is a free digital library for designers and developers who use the Squarespace platform. Digital plugins and code can be downloaded without purchase and used on any Squarespace built project. These plugins range in complexity and were submitted by third party designers or agencies to share with the creative community. These plugins can be used for both personal and commercial projects.
Our goal is to simply provide a helpful resource and open platform for designers and agencies of all types to where they can to download free plugins and also share their own plugins with other creatives.
Moov Labs and Ghost Plugins is in no way affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Squarespace. Squarespace is simply the website design platform of choice by Ghost Plugins, Moov Labs, and other creatives.
Your Privacy and Information
Any information you provide through Ghost Plugins will only be used to provide you with a great experience. All visitors are free to download any plugin without providing any personal or payment information.
However, we will ask for the following information if you select the Pay What You Want purchase option or join Ghost as a submitting designer:
First and last name
Full credit card information
We will never sell or share your information with anyone. However, we will use it to send you general and marketing emails regarding the Ghost Plugins service. If at anytime you no longer want to receive these marketing emails, please refer to the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email.
Cookie and Site Data Policy
To give our visitors the best experience, our website uses both cookies and traffic reporting to provide our team with accurate site traffic data. By visiting our website and downloading any plugins, you acknowledge and agree to our use of both cookies and traffic reporting.
Plugin Library | Marketplace
All plugins within the Ghost Plugins library are submitted by third parties. These third parties can consist of designers to agencies. All plugins are available for free download and can be used on both personal and commercial projects - there is no purchase necessary.
Purchases | Pay What You Want
If you would like to pay for a plugin, you can use the Pay What You Want option. All payments are done safely and securely online through Stripe. Funds from Pay What You Want from purchases (less credit card processing fees and any taxes owed) are donated to a 501(c)(3) organization that was shown and selected during checkout. The listed 501(c)(3) organizations can change or rotate at any time. When a plugin is purchased through the Pay What You Want option, it will be considered a general sale. Moov Labs, the parent company of Ghost Plugins, will donate these funds (less credit card processing fees and any taxes owed) to the 501(c)(3) organization that was selected by the customer. Since plugin purchases act as a general sale, you cannot report it as a tax deduction.
Code At Your Own Risk
While we make it easy to install and add plugins to your Squarespace website, general CSS knowledge is highly recommended when using Ghost Plugins. All submitted plugins are reviewed, tested, and verified before being added to the Ghost Plugins marketplace. However, adding plugins and code to a Squarespace website could potentially harm the website itself. By using Ghost Plugins, you agree that you are coding at your own risk and that Ghost Plugins is not responsible for any damage done to any website.
Plugin Submissions and Agreement
Designers and agencies are welcome to submit their own plugins to Ghost Plugins for free. Plugin submissions are reviewed weekly and uploaded to the Ghost marketplace after testing and verification. Each designer that submits a plugin will be credited, linked, and featured in the designers page. Submitting a plugin does not guarantee approval.
By submitting one or more plugins, you must agree to the following:
The plugin was not purchased from a plugin store.
The plugin was not purchased from a designer or design agency.
The plugin is not of someone else’s copyrighted work.
If the plugin is of someone else’s work, I have permission to distribute it.
The plugin will be available for free download to all Ghost Plugins visitors.
The plugin will be available through a Pay What You Want option.
I will not receive compensation for my submission or plugin downloads.
I will not receive compensation from any Pay What You Want purchases.
Funds from the Pay What You Want option will be donated to the charity selected - less any credit card processing fees and taxes owed.
I grant permission for the plugin to be used for both personal and commercial projects.
The plugin does not violate any of Squarespace's terms of service.
The plugin can be modified, changed, or removed at any time.
Submission does not guarantee the plugin will be approved and added to the Ghost Plugins library.
The plugin functions properly on the Squarespace platform and will not cause damage to any website it is installed on.
If the plugin becomes broken or is no longer working, I may be contacted to help fix the issue but I am not required to provide a fix.
If the plugin remains broken, it and my credit will be removed from Ghost Plugins.
I will not submit a plugin that is of someone else’s copyrighted work.
I may be held liable if I knowingly submit someone else’s copyrighted work and represent it as my own - as that is copyright infringement and punishable under law.
Ghost Plugins does not take responsibility for any copyright infringement caused by my submission as they hope in good faith I am submitting my own original work.
Plugin Copyright Violations
Ghost Plugins respects the work of all creatives and expects those who submit to do the same. Our goal is to simply provide a helpful resource and open platform for designers and agencies of all types to share their own work with other creatives – because of this we cannot take responsibility for the actions of those who submit work that is not theirs. However, we will take the necessary steps to try to prevent submissions that violate our policy. We do our absolute best to review all plugins submissions and ensure that all submitted work is submitted by the original owner. If a plugin is found to be in violation, it will be removed from Ghost Plugins and we will take the necessary steps to inform the designer who originally submitted the violating plugin. Depending on the severity of the violation, the designer may be removed from the designers page and restricted from submitting any future plugins to the Ghost Plugins library.
If you feel a plugin is copyrighted and in violation by being in the Ghost Plugins library, please contact our team directly at email@example.com. Having a plugin in the Ghost Plugins library that is not that of the one who submitted it is against our policy and we do not represent or tolerate that type of behavior. We want to make sure we do the right thing.
Any copyright infringement notices filed are also subject to the Squarespace Copyright Policy as Ghost Plugins was built on the Squarespace platform.
Plugin Support | Broken Plugin
Plugin support is very limited as all plugins are submitted by third parties. Even though all plugins are reviewed, tested, and verified, there may be some instances when a plugin no longer works the way it should or stops working all together. If you are having issues with a plugin, please let us know by filling out the Broken Plugin Form. Once submitted, our team will getting in touch with the designer who submitted the plugin and we will do our best to fix the issue. If a broken plugin cannot be fixed, it will be removed from the Ghost Plugins library and you will be notified of the removal.
Squarespace and Plan Requirements For Plugins
All plugins are designed to work within the Squarespace platform and may required a certain plan to add them to a Squarespace website. Squarespace has a tier of plans that give their customers access to certain premium features. Some of these features are needed for certain plugins to function properly. Please review Squarespace’s plans and pricing to see if which plan provides the necessary features.
Squarespace Template Families
Not all plugins are created equal. Some plugins work exclusively with certain Squarespace template families. To know which template works with a specific plugin, visit the “Plugin Notes” tab in the install steps pop up of any plugin. If you don’t know which template family you are using, please review the What’s My Template Family documentation on Squarespace.
Ghost Templates | General Information
Acting as a type of design service, Ghost templates offers premium “template” designs to designers and agencies that use the Squarespace platform for their projects. Each template is installed and transfered into your Squarespace account.
Designing within a template is easy. After the template has been install, simply add in your content, move blocks around, and style in site styles as your normally would within Squarespace.
All templates come installed with the full demo design, additional index and/or page elements, and a template guide. Each template uses a small amount of css and a simple css guide will also be included. All templates can be enjoyed without any modification or editing to the CSS, but if you feel comfortable you are more than welcome to modify it to your liking. Templates do not require developer move and do not use any third party software (such as Photoshop or Canva).
All template prices are marked in USD currency.
Ghost Templates | Squarespace Plan Requirements & Trial Accounts
All templates are designed the Personal Plan in mind (Squarespace’s lowest priced plan as of June 13, 2019). Squarespace has a tier of plans that give their customers access to certain premium features. Some of these features may be showcased in a template’s live look demo but are not required and do not alter the design or functionality of the template design – these features are completely optional. Please review Squarespace’s plans and pricing to see if which plan provides the necessary features.
All templates are built within trial accounts which will require activation. To provide the quickest and easiest install and transfer experience, some templates are built prior to purchase and have been in trial mode for a certain amount of time – because of this some trial accounts might have lesser trial days than others.
You are responsible for all costs related to your Squarespace account (domains, hosting, monthly plans, annual plans, email accounts, etc).
Ghost Templates | Install and Transferring
An active Squarespace account is required to use any one of our templates. During purchase you must provide a valid email address linked to your Squarespace account where the template can be successfully transfered.
An administrator permission will be sent to the email address you provided within 24 hours after purchase. This process is how we installing and transferring the template into your Squarespace account. We do not ask for any login credentials to your Squarespace account.
After the administrator permission has been approved, ownership of the template will the be initiated – this will make you the primary site owner. Once ownership has changed, our team will no longer have access to your template. If at anytime you request template help, you will be required to send our team a administrator permission so access can be given.
At this time, templates are created within a new Squarespace trial account and cannot be installed on or transferred to existing websites.
Ghost Templates | Personal and Commercial Use
You can use Ghost templates for both personal and commercial design projects and services for your clients. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Templates cannot be resold as a template outside of Ghost Plugins.
You cannot claim ownership, distribute, or share any template styles.
You cannot claim ownership, distribute, or share any template assets.
You may credit yourself as the website designer on any template (example: Website Designed by “Your Name”)
The “Template Design by Ghost Plugins” credit must remain linked at the bottom of the website.
Each template may only be used once per project.
If the template is needed for multiple projects, it must be purchased multiple separate times.
All images and icons used within a template are strictly used for illustrative purposes only.
You must replace these images and icons with your own content.
Although all images and icons within a template are provided from free services (Unsplash and Noun Project), Ghost Plugins is not liable or responsible for any future licensing issues or copyright infringement.
Ghost Plugins does not take responsibility for any licensing issues or copyright infringement caused by not replacing the template’s content.
Ghost Templates | Refund Policy
Templates are considered a digital product and cannot be refunded or exchanged with other templates. If a template is purchased and no longer needed, please feel free to use it for a different project or client.
Ghost Templates | Template Help
We proudly offer friendly template help to anyone who has purchased a template within the first 6 months. While we do our best to provide the best service, there are still some things we can and cannot help with.
We CAN help with:
Issues with the original template design
Issues with the original index elements, page elements, assets, and css code
Issues related directly to the template itself
Any files that were included with the template
Resolving general bugs or fixes caused by a Squarespace platform update
We CANNOT help with:
Connecting a domain or social media
Adding your content to the template
Creating new pages or elements
Modifying the CSS code to your specifications
General Squarespace platform inquires
Third party plugins
Squarespace platform issues
Issues caused by user customization or modifications
Customizations or modifications made beyond the original template
Changes To These Rules and Policies
By visiting Ghost Plugins or making any purchases, you agree to review these rules and policies often and frequently, as we may not notify you of changes. In the event of any changes to our policies, you acknowledge that your previous visits or purchases will fall under any new and updated changes to the policies and that any previous policies will no longer be valid.
If you have any questions or comment to share, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.