Customizing your Squarespace Cover Page

NEWSFLASH!! This Wednesday, September 23 at 1pm, I am hosting a FREE Squarespace Cover page training. Here is a sneak peak of the type of pages we will be building! This is a Lunch and Learn is a tech tutorial, I will be using the Avenue Template by Squarespace, but any of the coverpages can be used with the squarespace templates.

The replay of this Lunch & Learn is available here>>

Let's Get Started...

First off you need to be a Squarespace subscriber. As a subscriber you automatically get to take advantage of this feature.

What is a Squarespace cover page?

  • A Squarespace cover page is basically a landing page with minimal information and up to 3 call-to-action buttons.

How is a Coverpage Different from a regular page?

  • Coverpages have their own set of styles for fonts, colors, and sizes.
  • When you set up a coverpage, the backend setup in your Squarespace account is different than a regular page set-up.
  • Instead of using "blocks" like regular Squarespace pages, it has 4 limited options boxes used for adding different types of content to the page.

There are three types of Squarespace coverpage we will be designing together. The first is the more popular - a cover page for a website OR a launch/coming soon page. The second is a coverpage that integrates with Leadpages. The third is a coverpage that is monetized & uses a paypal button. When I show you how to make each page, we will be going over different strategies, i.e. when to use a coverpage, what images work best etc.

Cover Page with a Website Title Page OR Launch Page

Example 1 - Mariah from Femtrepreneur.co

Example 1 - Mariah from Femtrepreneur.co

Example 1A - This is my post launched page. Photo by Nicole at http://www.rekitanicole.com/blog

Example 1A - This is my post launched page. Photo by Nicole at http://www.rekitanicole.com/blog

In example 1 - Mariah from Femtrepreneur.co

  • BUILD A PROFITABLE BLOG - Takes you to a sign up page
  • READ THE BLOG takes you to her blog.

In example 1A Autumn from Aroadruck.com

  • GET THE LAUNCH EXCLUSIVES take you to a Squarespace sign up box.
  • THE BLOG takes you to my blog.

Cover Pages w/ Lead Page Integration

Example 2 - This is Jenna from www.youcanbrand.com -

Example 2 - This is Jenna from www.youcanbrand.com -

Example 2A - Lunch & Learn with Aroadruck (that's me) I used a photo by Ashleyelladesign.com

Example 2A - Lunch & Learn with Aroadruck (that's me) I used a photo by Ashleyelladesign.com

Example 2 Jenna from Youcanbrand.com

  • GET STARTED takes you to a leadbox
  • VISIT BLOG takes you to the blog.

Example 2A Autumn from Aroadruck.com

  • "ILL BE THERE" takes you to a leadbox to RSVP.

Cover Page 3 - Presell/Sell Page with Paypal OR DPD Integration

Example 3 - Created by Aroadruck as a example - Once you click the "BUY TICKETS HERE" you are directed to a separate paypal cart. NOTE: This same strategy can be used to DPD.

Example 3 - Created by Aroadruck as a example - Once you click the "BUY TICKETS HERE" you are directed to a separate paypal cart. NOTE: This same strategy can be used to DPD.

Example 1 Link - Here is the the view of the Paypal cart.

Example 1 Link - Here is the the view of the Paypal cart.

Example 3A - Created by Aroadruck as a example

Example 3A - Created by Aroadruck as a example

Example 3A Here is the the view of the DPD cart.

Example 3A Here is the the view of the DPD cart.

Example 3 Autumn from Aroadruck.com

  • BUY TICKETS HERE - Takes you to a checkout page * NOTE the same strategy can be used for DPD/Gumroad.

Example 3A Autumn from Aroadruck.com

  • BUY HERE - Takes you to a DPD checkout page

Want more examples??

Check out these other Squarespace coverpages

  • http://www.catherinecerulli.com/
  • http://www.paperandoats.com/batchday
  • http://www.hotpinkbooks.com/

In conclusion...

 I am a converted Wordpress to Squarespace loyalist. If you a NOT a Squarespace user, but interested in taking the just Squarespace offers a FREE 14 day trial. If you’re already on Squarespace AND ready to set up a cover page for your site, check out this simple how-to guide. If you need MORE help customizing your Squarespace Coverpage or need some additional tech help check out the Lunch and Learn REPLAY!

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