Video: Add videos to your store

You can add video to your store in several different places:

Home page sections

Slideshow

This section accepts links to YouTube videos only. Choose this option if you want to use video as a 'moving wallpaper' with no sound. The video will auto-play and your visitor will have no way to pause the video.You have the option to upload a static 'fallback' image in case the video doesn't play on your visitor's device.

Image with text

This section accepts links to YouTube or Vimeo videos. You might choose this option to give a deeper understanding of your brand's story or some behind-the-scenes video of your products being manufactured. The video will play in a pop-out window and requires you to upload a thumbnail image that will displayed in the home page with a play button overlaid on top.

Image with text overlay

This section accepts links to YouTube or Vimeo videos. You might choose this option to give a deeper understanding of your brand's story or to explain a particular feature of your product. This section is designed to give a lot of focus to one main video with some short text above the play button. The video will play in a pop-out window and requires you to upload a thumbnail image that will displayed in the section with a play button overlaid on top.

Video gallery

This section accepts links to YouTube or Vimeo videos. Use this section if you have a series of videos you'd like your visitors to view or simply have a lot of videos on offer. Think of this section as a mini YouTube channel. The video will play directly in the page and does not require you to upload a thumbnail image although you can use a thumbnail override image if the thumbnail served from YouTube/Vimeo is poor quality or unsuitable.

Have a look at the example home page linked below - it has examples of all the sections listed above.

https://venue-theme-evening.myshopify.com

Product pages

You can add product videos in the product page in various ways. 

Please note: the Venue theme does not currently allow you to upload videos into the product image slideshow. This is partly to do with restrictions in the Shopify admin.

Product description

The quickest and easiest way to insert video to your product pages is to add them to your product descriptions in the Shopify admin. To do this you must use the embed snippet as supplied by YouTube/Vimeo and usually starts with "<iframe …". If you click on the button with the camera icon in the text edit toolbar you will be presented with the popup below. Paste your embed code in to that field click the 'Insert video' button and save.

Product tabs

Another way to add video to your product page would be to put a single or multiple videos in some tabs. Tabs sit below the main description. Please see the article linked below on setting up global or unique tabs. Once your tabs are ready to go you can add video to them the same way as described above for the main product description.

Other pages and blog posts

You can add video to these ares of your store the same way as described above for the main product description.

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