Add a Video from YouTube or Vimeo

Overview

The Video widget allows you to display YouTube or Vimeo videos on your website easily and quickly. A short video can be the perfect way to communicate to your customers and show what your business has to offer, and is a great way to boost customer engagement and increase conversions.

Guide

Add a Video

Add the Video widget onto your responsive website. To learn more about adding widgets to your website, see Adding Widgets. Once the widget has been placed, the Content Editor will appear.

Enter the YouTube or Vimeo video URL into the Editor.

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Change Design

Click the Design tab to open the Design Editor.

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Here you can edit the:

  • Style - changes the size of the video player. Use the slider bar to change the size.
  • Spacing - changes the spacing of the video player. Click on the area you want to add space to and change the number or use the slider bar.  

Troubleshooting, tips, and tricks

How do I get my YouTube video to stop showing suggestions for other videos?

By default, YouTube automatically displays similar or related videos to click to after the original video has ended. To fix this, you can add ?rel=0 to the end of the YouTube URL, like so;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56ucT_Hw4bg?rel=0

My YouTube/Vimeo video isn't working

The Responsive Website Builder simply pulls in the YouTube/Vimeo video and embeds it on the Site. If the video isn't working, 1) the video itself may be down or 2) the sharing settings on the YouTube/Vimeo video is preventing it from being played.

To fix this, make sure that the video has the appropriate sharing settings.

The wrong thumbnail is showing

The thumbnail image is pulled from the YouTube/Vimeo settings. Try using the embed code that the video host provides and place that in using the HTML element to see if the issue persists. 

How do I choose the streaming quality?

The streaming quality will depend on the limits that is available on YouTube/Vimeo. The user will be able to adjust the quality as they see fit using the settings icon.

It loads too slow

The video load speed depends on the connection speed of the viewer.