How to embed a custom video on your page

 

Aside from embedding Youtube and Vimeo videos, you can also use custom code to embed a video hosted on another source onto your page in GemPages.

 

Upload your video to a hosting server


Prepare your video and upload it to your hosting server. In this case, we’ll use Shopify CDN (Content Delivery Network) as the host.

 

Step 1: Go to Shopify Admin > Settings > Files.



Step 2: Click on the “Upload files” button at the top right corner. If you have no uploaded files here, the button will also appear in the middle of the screen.



Step 3: Select the video to upload from your device.

 

Step 4: After the upload has finished,, copy the URL of the video by clicking on the chain icon.


 

Embed the video on your page


Step 1: In the GemPages Dashboard, click on your chosen page and enter the Editor.


Step 2: Search for the Liquid element to drag & drop it onto your page.

 

 

Step 3: Right-click on the Liquid element and select "Edit Code".

 


Step 4: Select an option to copy and paste the code into the Code Editor window.

 

Autoplay with navigation controls:

 

<video poster="" loop="" muted="" playsinline="" controls="" autoplay="" src="XXXXX"></video>


Autoplay without navigation controls:

 

<video poster="" loop="" muted="" playsinline="" autoplay="" src="XXXXX"></video>


No autoplay, no loop and with navigation controls:

 

<video poster="YYYYY" controls="" playsinline="" src="XXXXX"></video>


Replace XXXXX with the URL of your video copied from the hosting server.


For the third option, since the video will not autoplay, you can set up a thumbnail image for it. To do that, replace YYYYY with the URL of your image. 


Step 5: Hit “Save” and exit out of the Code Editor



Step 6: Hit “Save” and “Publish” to bring the video to your front page.



For more guidance and tutorials, feel free to explore our Help Center.

If you need any further assistance, our GemPages Support Team can be reached anytime via email or live chat.

 


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