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How to Simply Embed Form on a Squarespace Website

Learn how to create and add custom forms to your Squarespace website with this easy-to-follow guide. Additionally, find out about an online plugin that can help you easily embed them and reduce the amount of time and energy required.

How to Add Form to Squarespace for Free

If you’re looking for a convenient and cost-free way to include forms to your Squarespace website, rejoice! Programmers have designed a one-click solution to make laborious work with HTML code on Squarespace easier. You can generate custom and embeddable forms for any purpose without the need to code. It is possible to try the multi-step form generation, integration with Zapier or Google Sheets and a conditional logic feature online free of charge. This article will explain how to do this.

Embedding form on Squarespace in no time

  1. Sign up for a free Elfsight account.
  2. Head to the Elfsight Form Builder. 
  3. Select the form template that you need.
  4. Tweak the form and click to save.
  5. Copy the builder code from the popup.
  6. Add the code to Squarespace website.

Done! Now you can enjoy beautifully designed forms on your website.

Objective Inlook on Form Builder Pros and Cons 

First, let’s consider the advantages that a user obtains with the help of the plugin:

  • Full customization: Forms created with Form Builder have a wide range of customizable templates and fields, which can be easily altered to fit any purpose. This flexibility makes it easy for users to create custom forms that match their website’s look and feel.
  • Analytics ability: Form Builder provides data analytics tools that allow users to track form submissions over time and gain valuable insights into how their customers are interacting with their forms. This data can then be used to improve the user experience, optimize marketing efforts, and more.
  • Secure data storage: Elfsight Form Builder stores users’ data securely, so they can be sure their information is secure and private.
  • Integrations with other tools: Elfsight Form Builder can be easily integrated with other tools, such as email marketing and lead generation services. This allows Squarespace users to easily capture leads, track customer feedback, and even get insights into customer behavior.
  • Automated notifications: Elfsight Form Builder also has the ability to send automated notifications to users when their forms are submitted. This helps ensure that forms are not forgotten and users are notified promptly when customers have submitted the forms.

Despite the various pros, one should also be aware of some disadvantages:

  • the options of an annual subscription or a lifetime subscription are not available;
  • in the beginning stages of using the builder code, the Squarespace website’s performance rating can decrease by around 3%;
  • it is a basic solution that cannot compete with the capabilities of integrated Squarespace plugins.

Taking all these elements into consideration, one can make an informed decision as to whether they choose to add the builder or not.

List of Elfsight Form Plugin Features

Elfsight Form Builder makes it easy to embed any type of form onto a Squarespace website even for those who have never dealt with code. This plugin comes with a variety of features that anyone can use, even those with limited technical know-how.

Various form typesThere are multiple custom forms that are embeddable on your website using Form Builder, including contact forms, feedback forms, reviews forms and subscription forms. All these types of forms are available in an interactive drag-and-drop creator and offer numerous customization options to make them fit perfectly into your website layout.
Styles & ColorsForm Builder provides a wide range of customization options that let you easily adjust the style and color palette of your forms. In Elfsight plugin creator, you can pick from pre-built theme blocks or set custom colors to ensure they match the visual identity of your Squarespace website.
Different field typesThere are multiple field types to choose from in Form Builder: text boxes, checkboxes, drop-down menus, radio buttons, file uploads and more. You can also limit the number of characters entered and create custom error messages if needed.
Security & ProtectionForm Builder provides all necessary protection measures to block spam submissions, so you don’t have to worry about spammers flooding your inbox with fake entries. The custom plugin also supports reCAPTCHA for added security and protection against malicious attacks.
IntegrationsElfsight forms are capable of being linked up with web-based applications like Mailchimp and Google Sheets to collect user analytics accurately. All the details from the forms can be sent to any of these services if you choose the integration option in the form creator. Additionally, you can also employ Zapier to connect the website forms to over 5000 services and manage any type of integration tasks.
Email notificationsIn the online form creator, you can establish a variety of email notifications. For instance, you can send yourself an email with all the details from the form. Alternatively, you can dispatch an email to the customer after they have finished the form on your website (auto-responder element). For each notification, you can adjust all the sending parameters and personalize the email design.
Multiple languages accessibility Your custom form can be converted into any language, including but not limited to Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, and countless others.

Comprehensive Guide on Adding Form to Squarespace

This guide will show you how to add the interactive form you designed and tailored in online creator to your website on Squarespace. All you need to do is paste the code of the form plugin into a HTML block on the webpage. Let’s embed!

It’s free and simple to embed a custom plugin to your Squarespace website:
  • you don’t need to do any extra work after installation on Squarespace to experience its performance – it’s all automated! 
  • you won’t be charged a thing either – both the configuration and review of the plugin functionality are without cost. 
  • additionally, any changes you make to the existing form can be made directly in the Elfsight plugin creator, so no need to go and edit your platform code!

Here is a step-by-step instruction for you, making it simple for even code non-professionals to embed forms on a Squarespace website. Feel free to watch the video for more information and you’ll see how easy it is for yourself!

Also, please see transcript of the video in text format:

  1. First, you need to open the Elfsight Apps website and find the Form Builder plugin.
  2. Click the ‘Get widget’ button and you will be redirected to the Elfsight online creator where you can customize the form according to your taste.
  3. Once you fill in all the necessary information in the creator, copy the plugin code provided at the end of the process.
  4. Next, log in to your Squarespace account and open any page or post where you want to insert your form.
  5. Click on an ‘Insert block’ icon (the plus sign) located in the upper right side of your page creator, then select ‘Code’ from among available options.
  6. To this block, paste the code of your plugin, which you copied from Elfsight online creator earlier, and save changes by pressing the ‘apply’ button.
  7. Now you have successfully added a form on a Squarespace website using Elfsight Form Builder!

Once it’s live, all feedback from Squarespace will be sent directly to your Elfsight inbox where you can track and analyze all data accurately and timely. 

Examples of Embedded Forms on Squarespace

Elfsight offers a variety of customizable form types designed to help businesses and website owners engage with their visitors and collect valuable information. All form types can be found in online plugin creator, here are some of them:

Squarespace Contact form

A contact form can be an effective way to collect customer inquiries or questions. The form should include fields such as name, email address, phone number, and a message field.

Squarespace Contact form

Squarespace Survey form

If you want to collect feedback from customers or the general public about your business or product offering, you can use a survey form. This should include fields such as multiple choice questions, rating scales, text blocks for open-ended answers, etc.

Squarespace Survey form

Squarespace Feedback form

Feedback forms are the best way to collect valuable insights from customers and website visitors, which can be used to improve the user experience and overall business operations. They can also help to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty by showing that the company values and listens to customer feedback.

Squarespace Feedback form

Squarespace Request form

 A request form can help to streamline the request process, reduce errors, improve customer satisfaction, and save time. If you have a business that receives requests from customers or website visitors, adding a request form to your website can be a great way to improve efficiency and customer experience.

Squarespace Request form

Squarespace Registration form

If you are running an event or seminar and need to collect information from attendees, a registration form is the way to go. This should include fields such as name, email address, phone number and any other information that is pertinent to your event.

Squarespace Registration form

Have a look at more templates of Squarespace forms in the catalog below:

Create a dynamic form to stay in touch with users using the template for website.
Multiple Emails Contact Form
Create a form to stay in touch with users and send multiple email notifications using the template for website.
Wholesale Order Form
Create a form for wholesale distribution using the template for website.
Create a form with several steps and send a post-submit message to multiple emails using the template for website.
Rsvp Form
Create a website form with the template to invite guests with RSVPs.
Captcha Contact Form
Create a form for collecting contact details with Captcha protection using the template for website.
Email Contact Form
Create a form for collecting contact details and emails using the template for website.
File Attachment Contact Form
Create a form with a file attachment feature to collect contact data using the template for website.
No Suitable Form Template?
Create your form with Elfsight AI by describing your requirements in plain language, or build your own form using our form builder.

Tips for More Efficiency of Form Usage on Squarespace

Here are some tips to keep in mind when adding forms to a Squarespace website:

  1. Keep it simple: Try to keep the form as simple and straightforward as possible. Only include the fields that are necessary to collect the information you need.
  2. Make it easy to use: Ensure that the form is easy to use and navigate. Use clear and concise language, and group related fields together to make the form more intuitive.
  3. Use validation: Use form validation to ensure that the user enters the correct type of data in each field. For example, if you’re collecting an email address, use validation to ensure that the user enters a valid email address.
  4. Test the form: Test the form thoroughly to ensure that it works correctly and that you’re receiving the data you need. Test the form on different devices and browsers to ensure that it’s accessible to all users.
  5. Use a thank-you page: After a user submits the form, redirect them to a thank-you page. This can be a great opportunity to thank the user for their submission and provide additional information about your products or services.
  6. Mobile optimization: Make sure the form is mobile-optimized, as many users access websites on their mobile devices. Use responsive design to ensure that the form displays correctly on all screen sizes.

By following these tips, you can create forms that are user-friendly, effective, and help you collect the information you need.

Elfsight Form Builder plugin is a perfect solution for quickly and easily creating any type of form within one place. With just one click, you can make a form type that best meets your needs:

If Question not Answered

Now you know how easy it is to add forms to a Squarespace website builder and why they’re so useful. Elfsight’s responsive plugin lets you create any form you may need. If you have further questions, there are a few options available: 

  • you can propose the features absent in the plugin creator but those you need in Wishlist,
  • look up more Form Builder-related articles and tutorials in the Help Center
  • check out different custom templates offered by Elfsight, 
  • or join the Elfsight Community and chat with other people who are interested in this topic!

Thank you for taking the time to read the blog post. Hoping you found it informative and valuable. See you next time!