Videos are a great way to tell a story, showcase a product, or share something with your audience. This widget allows you to embed video from hosting sites like Wistia or YouTube directly on your pages and pop-ups.
Using the video widget
Once you have created and uploaded a video to a hosting site such as YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia, you can embed it within Leadpages. First, you’ll want to find the embed code for your video and copy it. For example, you can get your embed code from YouTube under the Share › Embed tab.
Once your video widget is on your page or pop-up, click anywhere on the widget or the pencil edit icon to add your code.
Paste your embed code into the available space, then click Save, as seen below:
Resizing your video
Once your video is placed on your page or pop-up, it will expand or shrink to fit the container its embedded in. So resizing your video’s containing column is the best way to control the video size. More details about page layouts can be found here.
Some video hosting services (like Wistia) provide options to customize the look of your video to match your brand. Others may include features like social share links and related videos. Note that you must set these options up in your video hosting provider—the Leadpages builder does not include tools for video customization.
Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn’t my video playing?
Videos do not play within the builder itself—though you should see a preview image of your video. If your page is published to a secure server (i.e. at a URL beginning with https://) but your video is hosted on an non-secure server (i.e. http://) it may not play. You’ll need to either adjust your embed code to use https:// or publish your page to a non-secure server.
Can I autoplay my video?
It's certainly possible you'll be able to set your video to autoplay. You'll find this setting within whichever hosting provider you're using for your video, such as Wistia or YouTube. Often times, this requires editing your embed code, such as "?autoplay=1" in YouTube. A quick Google search for autoplay and your video service will guide you to the right steps for implementation.
Keep in mind, we are not able to support this type of code or troubleshoot if it does not work.
Additionally, not all browsers (Chrome for example) allow the ability to autoplay videos so that may create an inconsistent experience for your viewers.
Need more help?
You can always get in touch with our support team—just click help_circle in the top-right corner of your Leadpages dashboard, or submit a ticket ↗