Adding videos to your page
Videos are great for showcasing media and adding visual interactive elements to your Qwilr Pages. You can add videos to your pages in 2 ways: as a Video Block or an inline video.
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: If you want to use a video as a background element, you can use a video Splash Block.
Adding a Video Block to your page
Qwilr offers a specialized Video Block. It displays a video hosted on any of the services listed above. 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. 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 URL section.
Note: If your videos are set to Private, only people who have been given access will be able to view them in your Qwilr Page.
Adding an inline video
In addition to dedicated Video Blocks, you can also add videos inline to any other block type. 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.
Retrieving your video URL
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.
Save and you're done!
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.
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.
Then you'll paste that URL into your Qwilr block, and you're done!
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. Paste that URL into your Qwilr block and you're all set!
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.
If you like your new block, save it so you can reuse it again.