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Adding videos to your pages

You can add videos by embedding them in text blocks within your page-builder pages, or by using a code block.

The video needs to be first uploaded to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo. Make sure the video is not set as private.

Those sites will be able to generate “embed code” which you can copy. Then within the text block, click the Source button to view the HTML. Paste in the embed code here and it will display the video inside the text block.

Embedding a YouTube video

To embed a YouTube video, follow these steps:

  1. Find the video and click on the Share button
  2. Click on Embed
  3. Copy the code that it gives you:
  4. In page-builder add a new text block and then click the Source button. Paste in the code there:
  5. Save the block and the video will appear.

Embedding a Vimeo video

  1. Find the video and click on the Share button
  2. Copy the Embed code it displays
  3. To change the options for the video, click + Show options. Choose an appropriate size for your video, or select Responsive to make the video adapt to your users screen size (e.g mobile vs desktop).

Vimeo - Embed Options

For more information on embedding videos, check out the article from Vimeo about the tool: https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/224969968-Embedding-videos-overview

  1. In page-builder add a new text block and then click the Source button. Paste in the code there:
  2. Save the block and the video will appear.

Making videos responsive

While Vimeo allows you to choose a responsive embed code, there are instances when you may want to use other services that do not have such functionality. When you choose to embed a video, the video may appear inside an “iframe” with a set width and height. However you may wish for the video to resize itself depending on the size of its container on the screen. For example, if the video is 640 pixels wide and your column in 500, it might appear outside of the column since it is too wide.

To correct this you need to add some styles to the text block or your template (or code block). You also need to add a “video-responsive” class to your text block with the video inside (to do this click on the text-block’s palette icon):

The styles you need to have are below. To add this code to your text block, click its Source button and paste it at the very top. Otherwise you can add this to your HTML template’s Header so it is available across every page using this template:

<style>
/* make video embeds responsive (use this class on text block with embed) */
.video-responsive{
    overflow:hidden;
    padding-bottom:56.25%;
    position:relative;
    height:0;
}
.video-responsive iframe {
    left:0;
    top:0;
    height:100%;
    width:100%;
    position:absolute;
}
</style>
Updated on October 24, 2019

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