Setting Up Your Subscription Box Using Squarespace
I'm sure you've heard me say it before, but I love Squarespace. Being someone who's so new to coding, Squarespace really gives you so many awesome features that really lifts the stress off your shoulders. The platform is definitely incredibly user friendly - Something that lured me in from the beginning.
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One of the many user-friendly features the platform has is the Newsletter Subscription Block. You are completely capable of customizing the blog yourself without adding any coding!
Since my main focus on my blog is creating step by step tutorials on how to use the different features on the plateform, I figured I was due for a tutorial on how to get your Subscription box set up using Squarespace. The tutorial is pretty easy once you've got it all figured out. So let's get into it!
Alright, so first things first, on the page or area you want your subscription box to appear, click on the bubble on the left to add a block. Scroll down to the "more" section and click on the "newsletter" block.
A box should pop up once you've clicked on it. This box gives you the option to edit your title, add a description, a disclaimer, etc. I've included an image below to help you figure our where all of these different text sections are placed.
You can edit all the field you'd like to (pr don't depending on how you want your box to look), then click on 'Storage' on the top of the box to continue to the next step.
In this section, you'll want to connect your MailChimp account to your box. When you click on MailChimp, your going to need to enter your login information to give Squarespace access to link your lists.
Once you've successfully logged in, you should be able to see the name of your account in the MailChimp box. Click on the list you want to choose, then click on "Advanced" on the top of the popup.
In the "Advanced" section of the popup, you have the option to changing your submit button label. You also have the option to write a post submit message, which is basically the thank you message. You could also link your opt-ins in your thank you message by using the link button.