Adding a video to your online store

You can engage your customers and generate interest in your business by adding a video to your online store. You can create your own videos, or link to videos that you want to share.

You can add a video to your store in the following ways:

  • Add a video section to the home page of your theme.
  • Add a video to other pages of your store with the rich text editor.

If you want to add a video to your home page, then add a video section to your theme. If you want to add a video to blog posts, pages, product descriptions, or collection descriptions, then add a video with the rich text editor.

Add a video section to your theme

The steps for adding a video to your home page vary slightly for different themes. Some themes include additional video settings. For example, if you are using Boundless, then you can add a title that will display above the video.

To add a video to your theme in this way, the video must be hosted on either YouTube or Vimeo. If your video is not on YouTube or Vimeo, then you need to either upload the video to one of these sites, or add your video with the rich text editor instead.

To add a video section to your home page:

  1. Find the theme that you want to edit and click Customize.

  2. On the Sections tab of the theme editor toolbar, click Add section.

  3. In the Video area, click Featured video > Add.

  4. Click Featured video.

  5. In the Video link field, enter the video URL. The video must be hosted on either YouTube or Vimeo.

  6. Click Save.

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