Adding videos to your page
Videos are great for showcasing media and adding movement to your Qwilr Pages. This guide covers two ways to add them.
To use a video in Qwilr, you'll need to host it on Wistia, Brightcove, YouTube, Vimeo, or Loom.
Note: You'll want to set your videos as either Public or so that anyone with the link can access. Private videos won't work in Qwilr Pages.
Adding a Video Block to your page
If you want to display your video in a separate block, use a Video Block. It displays your video in a choice of three sizes. You can also include some text above it.
The Video Block offers you greater flexibility if you need to download your page as a PDF, because you can choose to include or exclude the Video Block.
To add a Video Block, choose the Video option from the block menu.
From there, you can add a header and text above your video. You can also add styling to your Video Block.
To add the video itself, look for the field where you'll paste the video's URL. (See the sections below to find out how to get the URL from your video hosting service.)
Adding an inline video
Alternatively, you can add videos inline to other block types. This option also lets you place videos in 2-column sections and accordion sections.
While you're editing your page, anywhere there's a blank line you'll see a + icon to add more content. Click on that and then choose Video from the menu.
A toolbar will appear. Paste in the URL to your video, and click the ✔️ to save your video. (See the sections below to learn how to locate the URL.)
You can resize the video by dragging any corner.
Note: If you want to use a video as a background element instead of inline, you can also use a video Splash Block.
Locating your video URL
Wistia | Brightcove | YouTube | Vimeo | Loom
In your Wistia account, open your video and head to the top right corner. Click the Embed & Share button.
Next, click the Share tab. Then copy the Public Link for Sharing and paste that into Qwilr.
In your Brightcove account, head to an uploaded video. Go to Publish and Embed, and select Web Player.
Then scroll down and copy the Preview in Browser URL. Paste it into Qwilr.
You can find your sharable YouTube link in your browser's URL bar. Visit your video and copy the URL of the page you're on.
Note: Make sure that you get the YouTube link in the above format. The youtu.be link shortener won't work in Qwilr.
In your Vimeo account, head to your video. Then copy the URL of the page you're on.
Make sure that the URL starts with https.
In Loom, you'll find a Link button above your video.
Click on that, and choose the Link option. Then paste the link into Qwilr.
If you like your new block, save it so you can reuse it again.