Tutorial on Adding a Sleek and Stylish Form in Squarespace

Forms are an easy and efficient way to gather visitor data, gather feedback or obtain newsletter subscriptions on Squarespace sites. Each form can be added using its own dedicated content block.

To create contact forms or other types of forms on your site, follow these steps. Identify which version your site uses and open up the page where you wish to edit.

Add a Form Block

The Squarespace Form Block is an invaluable tool that makes embedding forms on websites easy. Use it to prequalify clients, collect feedback or conduct market surveys to collect essential market intelligence.

Form blocks are easy to set up and integrate into your website, once they are ready. Simply log into Squarespace account, choose which page to add it on, click Add Section button at top, choose Code content type then copy/paste Seamless Embed or Iframe Form embed code into text box in Content section and paste.

Customize your Form by including a submit button, changing text that displays when someone fills out your form, and choosing whether or not the form should open in a lightbox. In addition, you can personalize the name and email that will be sent when someone submits one of your forms.

If you need the information submitted by people filling out your form saved somewhere securely, Squarespace provides four different storage solutions: Email, Google Drive, Mailchimp and Zapier. Google Drive takes information submitted by people filling out your form and saves it to a Google Sheet – either using an option set into your form to choose where respondents go or by default saving responses in one sheet.

Alternative solutions such as Mailchimp will add those who fill out your form to its subscriber list; while Zapier allows you to connect Squarespace form blocks with third-party applications for greater flexibility.

Making Squarespace forms more user-friendly by enabling visitors to upload files via them is another effective way of improving them. This feature is especially helpful if you run a podcast and need to manage all of the requests that come in from potential interviewees; with Form Block you can easily create forms enabling visitors to upload files which will then appear as download links on your website.

Add a Code Block

If you want to embed forms from external tools or widgets, a Code Block may be required. Most external tools and widgets will give you their code so it can connect to your website; once you have this, insert it into a Code Block on Squarespace website.

Addition of a form using code blocks can be done easily. First, login to Squarespace website and navigate directly to the page on which you would like to place the form, click “Edit Page,” hover over desired section to add form and select “Add Form Block.”

After selecting the form block, enter the code for the form that you would like to embed before saving and publishing your page. Once live, begin collecting submissions!

To add forms to your website, two options exist for doing so – using either a code block or template. Code blocks provide the opportunity to add custom HTML or JavaScript scripts; therefore they offer more flexibility than other content blocks do.

When creating a contact form on your website, naming it correctly is key to keeping track of which pages are producing the most signups and to creating an archive for all submitted information.

There are various ways you can customize your form, such as changing its default title and description, setting required fields, and adding a submit button. We will demonstrate how to utilize CSS to add these customizations – ultimately making the forms more visually pleasing while aligning them with other aspects of your site.

Add a Code Snippet

Forms can be an efficient way of prequalifying clients, gathering feedback or conducting market research. Squarespace’s built-in web forms tool allows you to quickly embed simple or sophisticated forms on your website; for more advanced features like e-commerce integration or custom design features you may require an external form builder.

To make using third-party form builders easier, add a code snippet. These text lines instruct browsers on what actions should take place when browsing your form – including formatting styles and any additional data needed for your brand’s form. Doing this allows for a more tailored form experience and allows your brand to shine through more closely.

For instance, if you want your form to have a sidebar and newsletter opt-in box, adding a code snippet that tells the browser will help create those elements. Or you could change fonts used on your site using one as well; just be careful that overwriting them won’t break anything!

Squarespace provides tools that make creating professional-looking forms easier than ever without needing to do too much coding. Form Blocks give you access to an assortment of forms as well as customization features and app integration options, offering greater customization potential than ever.

To use a Form Block on Squarespace, login and navigate to the page you would like your form on. Next, click on ‘Add a Block’ and choose Form Block; this will bring up a window allowing you to choose what kind of form to add as well as customize its settings.

Once your form is customized to your specifications, it can be saved and published onto your website. To monitor its success, submissions may also appear in either your Inbox or Site Reports.

Zapier provides the power to automate workflows from Squarespace form blocks to any desired outcome, be it new deals being created in Pipedrive, sending Slack notifications to team members or downloading spreadsheets of data submitted through your form.

Add a Template

Squarespace forms can be an effective tool for collecting information from website visitors. From newsletter signups and job applications to product order forms, these forms can be put to good use collecting visitor data. But to get the best out of these forms it’s crucial that they’re functioning optimally – one way of doing this is enabling file uploads via third-party services like Typeform or Wufoo that integrate with Squarespace sites to allow visitors to submit files directly through them.

To add a file upload field to a Squarespace form, first create one on the Forms page in your Squarespace back-end. Next, navigate to Form Fields on the left sidebar; this displays a list of field types including text boxes, radio buttons, dropdown menus and checkboxes that can be added. Select one you would like and complete all required information before clicking Save and Publish so your form becomes live.

If you want an easier way to create Squarespace forms, consider using a template. These pre-loaded forms make creating professional forms much simpler while collecting necessary information without distracting visitors from what your website contains.

Squarespace provides more than just form templates – in fact it has even more customization features you can take advantage of to personalize your website! Use the Style Editor to change colors, fonts and styles for a completely custom look on your site while code snippets further personalize it for you!

Squarespace templates may be ideal for newcomers to the platform, but they may not provide all the customization features necessary for more complex websites. Therefore, in some cases it may be beneficial to hire an expert Squarespace developer in order to add advanced custom features to your site.

Though Squarespace has made switching templates easier since version 7.1, the process remains cumbersome and time consuming. Not only must you switch the template; you’ll need to copy over all pages, posts and products from your old site onto the new one; which can be daunting task for businesses that have been using their sites for an extended period. In some instances, this could mean lost content due to migration issues.