So you've got a squarespace site and you want to use Subscribers? Good news! We can help you make it happen if you follow these simple steps:
STEP 0: PREREQUISITES
To install Subscribers.com you're going to need to use the Squarespace "Code Injection" feature and this is currently only available to Squarespace "Business" plan subscriptions. If you're on this plan, read on. If not, it looks like you're going to need to upgrade your Squarespace subscription.
STEP1: CHANGE YOUR SITE TO HTTP INSIDE OF SUBSCRIBERS.COM
This may sound weird but you will need to change your site to "HTTP" inside of Subscribers.com even though your site is an https site. We know... that's weird.... but trust us... It's a Squarespace thing :)
This is an easy change though. Just make sure your logged into Subscribers and then go to this link. and change your "SITE URL" to HTTP
This little dropdown is what you need to toggle to HTTP: (NOT HTTPS)
It should look like this when you're done:
STEP 2: CHANGE YOUR PASTE THE SUBSCRIBERS CODE INTO YOUR SQUARESPACE SITE
Login into your Squarespace site and navigate to the "Code Injection" section. Currently that's located by following this path:
Settings > Advanced > Code Injection
And identify the box that says "FOOTER" and then paste the following code into that box: (DON'T PRESS SAVE YET THOUGH!)
At this point you should be looking just like this - almost ready for party time...
STEP 3: BEFORE YOU PRESS "SAVE", UPDATE THE SITE ID IN THIS SCRIPT
The last thing we need to do is to update that part of the script that says "ENTER YOUR SITE ID HERE". Let's find your site ID.
If you're signed into Subscribers.com, you should be able to visit this url and find your "Site ID" near the top of the screen. Copy that Site ID and then add it into the code that you just pasted into your Squarespace site where it says "ENTER SITE ID HERE". So you want to completely remove that "ENTER YOUR SITE ID HERE" code (BUT KEEP THE QUOTATION MARKS THERE - SUPER IMPORTANT) and replace those words (not the quotation marks) with your site ID that you coped from Subscribers.com
STEP 4: PRESS SAVE
Don't forget to press the handy "Save" button on the top of your Squarespace page before you close your Squarespace site editor:
STEP 5: VERIFY YOUR SITE IN SUBSCRIBERS
Once your script is saved in Squarespace, navigate this URL in your Subscribers dashboard: and then press "Verify"
Uh oh! It says "Error retrieving the site: 404"
This is one of those "Squarespace" things that we're just going to work around! Press the "override" button to move forward. It looks like this and is located right under the "Verify Installation" header text:
Click that and you're finally ready to roll. Your users will see the "Subscribe" prompt (But don't forget to style it up here!) and you can start sending pushes right away.