Adding videos to your page

Videos are great for showcasing media and adding movement to your Qwilr Pages. This guide covers the Video Block and inline video. If you want to use a video as a background element, you can use a  video Splash Block.

Qwilr supports videos hosted on Wistia, Brightcove, YouTube, Vimeo, and Loom. If your video is hosted on another service, you'll need to use an Embed block instead. You'll also need the iFrame embed code for your video. 

Note: You'll want to set your videos as Public or Unlisted, so anyone can see them in your page.

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

In addition to dedicated Video Blocks, you can also add videos inline to other block types. In the Qwilr editor, 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 from one of our supported providers, and click the ✔️ to save your video. You'll see it instantly appear in the block.

You can also resize the video by dragging any corner.

Locating your video URL

Wistia | Brightcove | YouTube | Vimeo | Loom

Wistia

To find the Wistia share URL, head to your video and click the  Embed & Share button in the top right corner.

Click the Share Link tab. Then copy the Public Link for Sharing and paste that into your Qwilr block.

Brightcove

To fetch your URL from Brightcove, 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 your Qwilr block.

YouTube

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 like so:

Note: Ensure that you get the YouTube link in the above format and not the youtu.be link shortener. Be sure to remove any extra URL parameters.!

Vimeo

Within Vimeo you'll find your shareable link in your browser URL bar. Visit your video and copy the URL of the page you're on:

Make sure that the URL starts with https, and that the video is publicly shareable. 

Loom

In Loom, you'll find a Share button below your video.

Click on that, and select the Link option. Then paste the link into Qwilr.

What's Next:

If you like your new block, save it so you can reuse it again.