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MAKE USERS SIGN UP WITH EMAIL TO DOWNLOAD PDF


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Hello, 
Hoping I found the right crowd.
I am offering a PDF download as a free gift for signing up to our newsletter. 

I have all the emails automated but I can't 
-link the download to the automated email 

-get the the link to auto download vs. open in a new page 

Is there a way around these? 

 

Thanks! 

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Hey @larrykay, 

You could use a Newsletter Block for what you're trying to achieve and then just customize the post-submit message so it has a link to a page where you have uploaded your ebook as a link. You might want to keep that page in the Not Linked section of the Pages panel so it doesn't display on your site's navigation and protected with a password so it could be private. You'd need to include the page password in the Newsletter Block post-submit message as well. 

A more sophisticated way to go about that, would be using Email Campaigns (requires a separate subscription) and then setup an automation, so an email containing a link to your eBook is automatically send to the subscriber once he added their email address to the list. You would still use a Newsletter Block to collect your subscriber's email addresses and then just connect that block to Email Campaigns.  

 

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21 hours ago, larrykay said:

How do I add a block to my 1-page website that offers a free eBook download in exchange for the visitor's email?

In addition to using Squarespace Campaigns (as suggested above) you could also use Mailchimp or Zapier to automate this. Squarespace Campaigns is far easier to manage but the other services have free plans. 

53 minutes ago, Susana_SQSP said:

You could use a Newsletter Block for what you're trying to achieve and then just customize the post-submit message so it has a link to a page where you have uploaded your ebook as a link.

I don't recommend using the post submit suggestion if you want to avoid fake and¬†spam email addresses. This method will provide the user will a link to the PDF without validating their email address, whereas the other options will require a valid email address because if the user provides a fake one¬†they'll never be emailed with the PDF.¬†ūüôā

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On 4/2/2021 at 4:04 PM, Susana_SQSP said:



A more sophisticated way to go about that, would be using Email Campaigns (requires a separate subscription) and then setup an automation, so an email containing a link to your eBook is automatically send to the subscriber once he added their email address to the list. You would still use a Newsletter Block to collect your subscriber's email addresses and then just connect that block to Email Campaigns.  

 

Hello!

Where will I find the option to add a link to my Ebook after subscription? It's important that it should be after the subscription i s confirmed. Thank you!

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35 minutes ago, fufu15 said:

Where will I find the option to add a link to my Ebook after subscription?

If you are using Campaigns, the article linked above about automation explains how to send an email triggered by subscribers signing up for the mailing list.

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4 hours ago, gerick said:

Any luck on this?

Did you try the suggestions offered earlier in this thread?

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On 1/21/2022 at 4:54 PM, paul2009 said:

Did you try the suggestions offered earlier in this thread?

I was able to set this up using MailChimp + Zapier. Thanks for the suggestions!

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@NatashaLYBF - I wouldn't recommend using the setup with Mailchimp & Zapier.  I started that way and it worked for ONE Blast and then I had a few random people trying to signup for the pdf and I got an email from Squarespace asking if those were legit emails and they never got sent the pdf because the "email campaign" had "already been completed."  I tried re-setting/re-linking everything and kept getting that message.  It's like I need to setup a new campaign after every email blast from mailchimp because when it's connected through zapier to my website it's the zapier that makes it an automation that gets sent out with the pdf.  So, I ended up doing an email campaign/marketing through Squarespace so it's directly linked and there's no third party involved.  

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