Add a video to your home page

Adding videos to your store's home page

You can add a video to your store's home page by adding a video section to your theme. Videos are a great way to engage your customers, show how to use your products, or share clips of news coverage and events for your store.

Many themes let you add a video to your home page by providing a link to a video on YouTube or Vimeo. You must create an account on YouTube or Vimeo to host your video. Each video that you host has a unique URL. Then, you can embed the video in your store's home page by providing the URL link in the video section.

Adding a video section

The steps for adding a video to your store will vary slightly by theme. For example, if you are using the Boundless theme, you can add a title that will display above the video.

Some themes, like Jumpstart, include a video section by default. This means that you do not have to click Add section to add a video. Instead, you will see a Video section on the Sections tab:

Jumpstart

Finally, some themes, like Venture, do not support videos. If you can't find a Featured video section for your theme, try using a different theme that supports videos.

To add a video section:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Online Store, and then click Themes (or press G W T).

  2. Find the theme you want to edit and click the Customize theme button for the theme.

  3. Click the Sections tab.

  4. Click the Add section link.

  5. In the Video area, click Featured video and then click Add.

  6. Click Featured video to expand it.

  7. In the YouTube or Vimeo link field, enter your video's URL.

  8. In the Container width field, enter a width for your video. The width is calculated as a percentage of the page width.

  9. Click Save.

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