How Do I Add Escape To Aweber Lightbox

Implementing an escape function in the AWeber Lightbox can improve user satisfaction and increase control over the interaction with your email opt-in forms for visitors. This guide will walk you through the procedure of incorporating an escape option in the AWeber Lightbox, granting your users the ability to effortlessly close the form.

First, let’s understand the AWeber Lightbox. It is a powerful tool that allows you to create attractive popup forms to capture email addresses. By default, the AWeber Lightbox lacks an escape option, which means users cannot close it without submitting their email address or clicking outside the form. However, with a few modifications, we can add this functionality.

To begin, you’ll need to access the HTML code of your AWeber Lightbox. Find the relevant code either in your website’s template or within your AWeber account. Look for the code that initializes the Lightbox. Typically, this will be a script tag that contains the AWeber Lightbox code snippet.

Once you locate the code, you’ll need to add a new line of code to enable the escape functionality. Insert the following line of code just below the existing AWeber Lightbox script tag:

window.addEventListener('keyup', function(event) {
if (event.key === 'Escape') {

This code snippet listens for the ‘Escape’ key press event and triggers the close function of the AWeber Lightbox when detected. With this addition, users will be able to close the Lightbox by pressing the ‘Escape’ key on their keyboard. Make sure to save the changes and test the Lightbox on your website to confirm that the escape functionality is working as expected.

Adding this escape feature to your AWeber Lightbox not only improves usability but also gives your users more control over their interactions. It allows them to easily close the form if they change their minds or if they prefer not to provide their email address at that moment.


By following the steps outlined in this article, you can add an escape option to your AWeber Lightbox, enhancing the overall user experience. The ability to close the form with the ‘Escape’ key provides users with more control and flexibility. Remember to always test the functionality after making any changes to ensure everything is working as intended. Happy optimizing!