15 Amazing Squarespace Plugins You Need to Know About

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You can do a lot with Squarespace if you have just a little working knowledge of HTML and CSS. But for web designers and advanced Squarespace users, plugins can add a whole new level of functionality to any Squarespace site.

Here are 15 of my favorite Squarespace plugins.

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1. Squarespace Sidebar Plugin*

I use this plugin on my own website and am completely in love with it. It allows you to add a sidebar to any Squarespace template–but not just a blog sidebar. You can add a sidebar to any page on your website. And you can completely customize it without writing a single line of code. See it in action here.

2. Testimonial Slider Plugin*

Squarespace Testimonial Widget by SQSP Themes

You can create a testimonial slider using a standard summary carousel, but even with a little customization, it looks pretty basic. With this plugin, you can show off your testimonials in style.

3. Squarespace Lightbox Anything Plugin

This plugin allows you to add any kind of content to a lightbox popup.

4. Product Color/Image Swatch Variant Plugin

Squarespace Color Variant Plugin

This plugin lets you set a different product image for each color available. When a customer selects the t-shirt you sell red, for example, a picture of the red version of the shirt will show up. Unfortunately, this functionality is not yet built-in to Squarespace but this plugin makes it possible.

June 2019 update: You don’t need this plugin anymore to create product variants. It’s now a built-in feature in Squarespace. Hurray!

5. Squarespace Accordion Tabs Plugin

Accordion Tabs Squarespace Plugin

This 2-for-1 plugin allows you to create tabs or an accordion-style dropdown. The dropdown is great for adding an interactive element to an FAQ section and the tabs are a perfect way to break up content into sections or categories.

6. Sales Proof Pop-Up Plugin

Providing proof that people are buying your product can dramatically increase conversions but did you know that pricing for one of the most popular social proof plugins for Wordpress starts at $9 a month? No joke. This plugin does the exact same thing for Squarespace users and costs $5 flat. Just another way Squarespace saves you money.

7. Subscription Paywall Plugin

I’ve always said that if you want to build a membership site, Wordpress is a better fit than Squarespace. This plugin is changing that. It allows you to create a password-protected section of your website just for paying members.

8. Exit Intent Pop-Up Plugin

Popups undoubtedly convert more visitors into subscribers but they can also be annoying. An exit-intent popup solves this problem by only appearing when a visitor is about to leave your site.

9. Logo Loading Screen

There’s nothing worse than a slow site but if your site is slow or even if it takes just a few milliseconds to load, it’s nice to have something there besides a blank screen. This plugin displays your logo while your page is loading.

10. Squarespace Pricing Tables

Pricing Tables Squarespace Plugin

What it says on the tin. This suite of plugins allows you to create simple, elegant pricing tables.

11. Back to Top Button Plugin

I searched far and wide for a back-to-top button that’s actually pretty. Squaremuse makes four variations that are equally elegant.

12. Squarespace “Tweet This” Quotes

Turn any quote block into a click-to-tweet quote with this handy plugin!

13. Advanced Map Block

This plugin allows you to add a map with multiple locations and custom styles to your Squarespace website.

14. Universal Filter Plugin

This plugin allows you to add custom filtering options to a Squarespace shop or blog. For example, if you had a company that sells healthy frozen meals, you could set filtering options for gluten-free, vegan, paleo, etc.

15. Custom Table Block

Squarespace still doesn’t have a table block but this plugin allows you to piggyback off the markdown block to create one.

The plugins on this list cost a modest fee but if you’re on a tight budget, I’ve got great news. Not too long ago, Moov Labs launched Ghost Plugins, a collection of mostly free Squarespace plugins. As a Squarespace designer, I’m always looking for ways to take my work to the next level and these powerful plugins definitely do the trick.