Have you ever seen another Squarespace site and thought to yourself, “How the heck did they do that?” Sometimes it’s custom CSS but other times, it’s actually a built-in feature! But sometimes those features are slightly hidden so you don’t quite know where to find them. Not to worry though, we’re sharing 3 of our favorite built-in features and how to implement them!
Form pop-up from a button
Want to hide a form by simply having it pop-up from a button? Something like this:
This is a great option if you want to keep the page short or you have a really long form. To implement this, go to insert a form like you normally would. Once you have all the fields you want added to the form and your storage option chosen, go to the Advanced tab. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on Enable Lightbox Mode. This will turn the form into a pop-up from a button. Under the enable checkbox, you can also update the text that displays on the button.
The button will default to be left aligned but if you want it centered or right aligned, you can scroll back to the top of the Advance tab and adjust the alignment there!
A fun and creative way to help improve your user’s experience is by having small animations. This can help draw your visitor’s eye to specific sections of your site and help guide them to the information that is most important to them. Luckily, Squarespace now has this feature built-in for images! Check it out:
How fun is this?!
To implement this on your own, upload an image like you normally would on Squarespace. The go the the Animations tab on the top of the image edit box. In there you can choose which animation you’d like.
If you choose one of the design options with text on top, you can also animate that! You just have to choose the Custom option from the Animate Image Block dropdown. Then you can choose how you want the image to be animated and then how you’d like the text to be animated too!
Alternate social sharing image for blogs
You know when you make those eye-catchy graphics for your blog posts? The ones that are perfect for when people pin your blogs to Pinterest? You know how they also get cut off funky when you post to Facebook and LinkedIn? Well you can now give each individual blog post an alternative image that will be shared in those instances!
To add this image, you’ll want to go to that individual blog posts settings. In the settings, go to the Social tab and there you’ll see you can upload a new image!
And there you have it, three easy to implement features on Squarespace that will help your site look and function just a little bit better! Leave us a comment if there are other features you’d love or you’d like to know how to implement!