Quick reminder - Content Links allow you to protect specific content (e.g. PDFs, videos, etc.) via a link you place on Member Pages (or anywhere else).

You choose how your members interact with each Content Link. The options are a popup, a download, or an embed (depending on the type of content).

Below are the different types of Content Links you can have along with the member interactions options:

PDF Content Links

  • Show in browser when the link is clicked
  • Download the PDF when the link is clicked

Video Content Links (more info)

  • Popup the video when the link is clicked
  • Turn the link automatically into an embed of the video (without a click)

Audio Content Links (mp3 only)

  • Download the mp3 when the link is clicked
  • Turn the link automatically into an embed audio player (without a click)

Image Content Links

  • Download the image when the link is clicked
  • Popup the image when the link is clicked
  • Turn the link automatically into an embed of the image (without a click)

HTML Content Links

  • Turn the link automatically into an embed output of the HTML (without a click)

File Content Links

Anything that is not a PDF, image, mp3, HTML, or video counts as a file

  • Download the file when the link is clicked

Before adding your Content Links to your Member Pages, you should edit them to make sure the following fields are how you want them:

You can always edit these fields in the future, but if you change "What can members do with this content" you'll need to manually replace that Content Link you placed on any Member Pages.


How to add Content Links that download or popup

This is for PDFs, images, videos, mp3s, or files

  1. Start by clicking "Copy" for the Content Link:

NOTE: If for some reason you can't click copy, instead right click the "Link" text to the right of the "Copy" link and then click "Copy link address".

2. Make sure you are logged into your Squarespace backend

3. Click "Pages" on the left:

4. Find the page you want to add the Content Link to and click it.

5. Edit the page content and then click the black bubble to add a new content block wherever you want:

6. You can add Content Links to a page just like you would add any other link. So you can use a Text block, Image block, Button block, or HTML block. In this example we'll use an Image block:

7. Upload whatever image you want to represent the link, then click "Design", for the Clickthrough URL paste in the Content Link you copied previously, then click "APPLY":

8. Click "SAVE" in the top left.

If you refresh the page and click your Content Link it should either popup or download the content depending on which option you chose for the Content Link.


How to add Content Links that embed

This is for videos, mp3s, images, or HTML

1. Start by clicking "Copy" for the Content Link:

2. Make sure you are logged into your Squarespace backend

3. Click "Pages" on the left:

4. Find the page you want to add the Content Link to and click it.

5. Edit the page content and then click the black bubble to add a new content block wherever you want:

6. For Content Links that embed, you must use a Text block:

7. Type whatever text you want for the link. This text will immediately transform into the embed when the page loads for your member. Then select the text and click the link icon and for the URL paste in the Content Link you copied previously, then click "ADD LINK":

8. Click "SAVE" in the top left.

If you refresh the page the Content Link should embed right on the page.

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