The video file does not need to be hosted by YouTube or Vimeo, you can directly upload from your device or from Dropbox.
The audio component of any background video will not be included as many browsers will not play video automatically with audio included.
The limit of 5MB has been set to ensure that the video loads quickly across all devices and network times (WIFI, Cellular data etc.)
See our guide here for ideas on trimming video that is too large or not optimized.
Create video Title Page
- Create a Custom Page > Title Page (see our guide here if you haven't made a Custom Page before)
- Select the second template from top-left with the video thumbnail playing
- Another video template with Title, Description and an Entry Button!
Video Title Page editor overview
- Notification of video background
- Tap the background to bring up options 3 & 4.
- Add Background Video
- Customize Design settings
- Text link that needs to be set to link into a page
- Unconnected Links warning displayed
- Save Changes
Upload video file
- Drag & Drop a video file 5MB or under or tap 'Upload Video'
- Import from Dropbox
- Reminder video file must be 5MB or under
Video upload progress
- Video filename
- Uploading size and status
- Progress and time remaining indicator
Save Changes Warning
- Save Changes without linking shows Warning
- 'Go Back and Connect Links', recommended
- 'Save without Links' not recommended!
Select and edit text
- Replace text with your own and select all text
- Tap 'Link'
Create Link to Page
- Select 'Page'
- Use 'Choose a page' dropdown
- Select Page
The orange warning panel at the bottom will no longer appear
- Link has been set
- Save Changes
- Tap 'Customize Design'
Customize Title Page Panel
Changes made to are specific to this Title Page (you can have multiple Title Pages within a Format site used for different purposes.
- Changes that you make in the left panel are reflected in the in-app preview
Preview in Live Site
View your live site across a range of devices and screen sizes to ensure you are happy with the way video is displaying.
Make any changes you feel necessary.
Auto-Play not Auto-Playing?
If a web browser's preferences have been set to disable the auto-playing of videos (Never Auto-Play) then the video will not auto-play and will appear as a fixed image.
The default 'Stop Media with Sound' would still allow the video to play.
Each browsers settings may be different but the screenshot below is for macOS Safari.
- macOS Safari > Preferences > Websites tab
- Tap 'Auto-Play
- When visiting other websites, select 'Allow All Auto-Play'
Also, try testing in another browser or device if you are not seeing the video auto-play.