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Adding video from Vimeo or YouTube to Gallery Pages
Adding video from Vimeo or YouTube to Gallery Pages

Video that has already been published on Vimeo or YouTube can be added to Gallery Pages.

Updated over a week ago

Video instructions

It is not possible to upload or add video directly from your own computer/device to Gallery Pages but you can add to Custom Pages. See our Hosted Video guide.

Copy URL from Vimeo or YouTube

  1. Locate and copy the full Vimeo our YouTube URL from the browser address bar

Vimeo Unlisted Videos

Vimeo has changed the way their videos are shared and 'Private' videos will not be successfully added.

Use an 'Unlisted' video instead following these steps to ensure settings are correct.

In your Vimeo dashboard, go to the 'Privacy' panel for your video

  1. Select Privacy > Sharing > Link: 'Unlisted'

  2. Embed, use dropdown to set 'Specific domains'

  3. In this field add your Format site address (the one that ends

  4. Click the '+' icon on the right to add, return to the field (3) and if you have a custom domain name (the address used for visitors to see your site) add this to.

  5. The domains you add will appear here, if you do not have any domains added, you will not be able to show your Unlisted Vimeo video on your Format Portfolio site

Copy Unlisted URL

  1. Click the link icon next to the word 'Unlisted' at the top of the screen

  2. Click the 'Copy' button

Add video to a Gallery Page

  1. Click 'Pages'

  2. Open an existing Gallery Page or create a new Gallery Page.

  3. Click 'Add Item +'

  4. Select 'Video'

Add copied URL

  1. Paste in full URL for video (from YouTube or Vimeo)

  2. The URL (for Unlisted Vimeo URL's these are in two parts, separated by '/')

  3. Click 'Add Video URL'

The video thumbnail will appear.

  1. Video thumbnail successfully added

  2. Caption added

  3. 'Save Changes'

Videos set as 'Private' or 'Restricted' may not allow you to add. Ensure you have access (and permission).

'Save Changes' before leaving the page.

Video thumbnail options or Delete

As the mouse pointer hovers over the video thumbnail you will see options appear over

  1. View Video

  2. Change Video

  3. Delete Video

  4. Select checkbox

  5. Add Caption…

Add Caption and style

Click into Caption field and add caption.

Selecting and highlighting a word within the Caption will introduce the mini-styling toolbar with the options:

  1. Bold style

  2. Italic style

  3. Headline style

  4. Link URL

  5. Unordered list (bullet points)

'Save Changes' before leaving page.

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