Add a Video from YouTube or Vimeo

Overview

The Video widget allows you to display YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion 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

Drag & drop the Video widget anywhere on your page. 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, Vimeo or Dailymotion video URL into the Editor.

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Note that by default, YouTube automatically displays similar or related videos after the original video has ended. To stop this from happening, switch the “Show related videos after video ends” toggle to off.

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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

My video isn't working

The Responsive Website Builder simply pulls in the 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 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/Dailymotion 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/Dailymotion. 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.