How to Create a Promotional Popup in Squarespace (Step By Step)

Do you want to create a promotional popup in Squarespace to grow your email list?

Whether you’re running an online store or blog, you’ll find promotional popups helpful alike for growing your email list, promoting a coupon code, age verification, and more.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn exactly how to create a Squarespace popup that quickly boosts your email list.

Why Create a Promotional Popup in Squarespace

A promotional popup is a message that appears over your Squarespace site’s content to catch your visitor’s attention.

You can use Squarespace popups to:

  • Invite visitors to subscribe to your mailing list
  • Promote a limited time sale
  • Direct visitors to your most popular content

Squarespace does come with a built-in capability that lets you build just a basic promotional popup with limited targeting features.

That means unless you’re a designer, you’ll end up creating a mediocre popup with their default features. Not only will it fail to grab your visitors’ attention, but it won’t be targeted enough to drive conversions.

squarespace display rules_

Here’s where OptinMonster comes in.

OptinMonster is the best lead generation tool to build effective Squarespace popups that grows your email list. It lets you easily create eye-catching popups thanks to its drag and drop builder and 50+ built-in templates.

OptinMonster homepage

Businesses and publishers use OptinMonster to:

  • Grow their email list
  • Drive site traffic
  • Increase sales

Libratone used OptinMonster’s different targeting rules to grow its email list by 400%.

You can use OptinMonster’s targeting and triggers to control exactly when and where to show your promotional popup.

Are you ready to build your popup?

Let’s begin.

How to Create a Promotional Popup in Squarespace

Today, we’ll design this promotional popup in just a few minutes using OptinMonster.

Squarespace popup in OptinMonster

Before we start, you’ll need to log into your OptinMonster account.

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Step 1: Create OptinMonster Campaign

Once you’ve logged into your account, click Create New Campaign.

Create new OptinMonster campaign button

Next, you’ll need to choose your campaign type.

OptinMonster offers multiple campaign types, like floating bar, fullscreen mat, and slide-in scroll.

An inline campaign, for example, is good for attracting readers who are already engaged with your content. That’s because you’re presenting your optin after they’ve started reading your content.

And Floating bar, on the other hand, stay at the bottom or top of your web page, capturing your visitor’s attention without interrupting them.

Since you’re looking to create a promotional popup, let’s choose Popup.

Choose OptinMonster Campaign Type

Now, you’ll be able to select your template.

All templates are responsive and look great across all devices. You can filter out template options based on the device your visitors’ use and other parameters, such as

  • Campaign goals: grow list, target abandoning visitors, redirect traffic, or time sensitive offer
  • Categories: professional services, marketer, or store owner

OptinMonster Campaign Templates overview

Today, we’ll pick the Fashion template.

Choose fashion template

The Fashion template is perfect for our promotional popup because we’ll have space for an image, headline, and additional copy.

Today, we’ll be offering people a discount in exchange for their email addresses.

Incentives and special offers like these are really great at helping you add more subscribers.

Typically, there are two types of incentives:

Now you’ll be prompted to name your campaign.

Click Start Building to enter the OptinMonster editor.

Name campaign

It’s time to customize your promotional popup.

Step 2: Design Squarespace Popup

You can easily customize your popup to fit your brand’s style and campaign goal.

With OptinMonster’s drag and drop builder, you can change the message, colors, fonts, and anything else.

Just click on any part of the template to customize it.

This means you can create a stunning promotional popup within minutes, not hours.

If you’ve just started creating popups, you want to add a strong headline, compelling offer, and clear call to action. These are some of the email popup best practices that are proven to get you more conversions.

Let’s have a closer look at how the editor works.

To change the text, simply click on it. Now, you’ll be able to edit the text directly on the popup.

From the editing panel, you can adjust the font, color, alignment, and message.

Fashion inline text editor

You’ll want to add a visually appealing image to catch your site visitor’s attention.

Again, just click on the image.

Edit fashion template image

To add anything new to the popup, click Add Blocks.

Add blocks

Then, you can drag and drop the block onto your popup campaign.

Add new block in Fashion template

You’ll also be able to customize the Success screen. This is the screen your visitor will see once they’ve completed your optin. It’s great for letting your subscriber know they’ve successfully joined your list.

Click Success at the top of your editor. You’ll be able to edit it in exactly the same way.

Fashion template success tab

Once you’re happy with the design of your popup, hit Save at the top of your editor.

OptinMonster Save button

Now, you’ll decide when and where to show your promotional popup.

Step 3: Display Squarespace Popup

Are you worried about losing subscribers by showing your popup at the wrong time?

It’s true:

Bad timing is the root cause of most of the annoying popups we see online.

OptinMonster fixes all of that with its Display Rules.

Here’s a snapshot of some of OptinMonster’s Display Rules:

OptinMonster Display Rules overview

With OptinMonster, you can use triggers and targeting to control who sees your popup.

Triggers use your site visitor’s behavior to display your campaigns.

You can show your popup when:

  • Visitors are about to leave your site
  • A visitor clicks on a link or image
  • After the visitor has scrolled a certain percentage

And more.

Targeting lets you control who sees your popup based on:

  • Their physical location
  • The device they’re using
  • The page they’re viewing

OptinMonster customers frequently combine these rules to increase conversions. For example, an online store owner might display a discount exit popup only after the visitor has scrolled 60% of the page.

Today, we’ll look at two display rules, Exit Intent® and Page level targeting that can be used for 2 different cases.

Exit-intent technology triggers a popup when your visitor is about to leave your site.

It’s the perfect time to show them one last offer before they’re gone for good.

OptinMonster customers increase their conversions between 2 – 4 % using exit popups.

Head over to Display Rules.

OptinMonster display rules

Click Exit Intent®

OptinMonster Exit Intent Display Rule

Decide on which devices your popup will be shown.

Exit Intent Choose All Devices

Next, you’ll need to choose the sensitivity level.

On mobile, choosing the exit intent sensitivity is extremely important. Low and Medium sensitivity will trigger your popup when the visitor scrolls up. High sensitivity will create a back button trigger.

To learn more about exactly how exit intent works on mobile, check out this article: How to Create Mobile Exit-Intent Popups That Convert

Exit Intent Sensitivity OptinMonster

Finally, decide on which page you want to display your popup.

Here you can display on any page or specific URLs. You can get very specific about where to show and hide your exit popup.

Exit Intent Exact Match URL

Check out this article for 40 exit popup hacks that will grow your subscribers and revenue.

Step 4: Integrate Squarespace and OptinMonster

Syncing OptinMonster with your Squarespace site is simple.

All you need to do is copy and paste one embed code.

Head over to Publish at the top of your editor.

OptinMonster publish ribbon

Go ahead and copy the code at the bottom of the page.

Copy OptinMonster Embed code

Now, you’ll need to add it to your Squarespace site.

Head over to your Squarespace site.

Select Settings.

Squarespace home select Settings

On the next screen, select Advanced.

Squarespace Settings Advanced

Choose Code Injection on the next page.

Squarespace Code Injection select

Paste the OptinMonster embed code in the footer section.

Paste OptnMonster embed code in Squarespace footer

That’s it.

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We hope you enjoyed reading this article on creating a popup for Squarespace.

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Bronwynne Powell is a writer for the web. Her background is in journalism, PR, and tech startups.  When she's not writing, she's running after her two young children or listening to supernatural podcasts.

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