How do I add background videos?
1. Upload your video
After uploading your video to YouTube, you will be given a link to your video that can then be used on your Shopify store. It will look like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZNzMaQ4PYA or https://youtu.be/kZNzMaQ4PYA. Copy this link to your clipboard.
After uploading your video to Vimeo, you will be given a link to your video that can then be used on your Shopify store. It will look like https://vimeo.com/220859711. Copy this link to your clipboard.
Note: Vimeo does not support autoplaying on mobile.
On your Shopify store, navigate to Settings > Files, click the Upload file button, and begin uploading your video file. Once complete, it will appear in the file list with a URL (link) similar to https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1729/0003/files/v2_w_video.mp4?7151069111780353242. Copy this link to your clipboard.
2. Add your background video to a section
On your Shopify store, navigate to Customize Theme, click the section of your choice and paste your link into the Background video link field. Your video is now in place and will autoplay without sound
What if I want sound with my video?
Background videos are designed to grab attention with video content. Now that you've got your customer's attention, you may want to play a full video with sound for them as well. To do this, just paste the same video link into your section's Button link field and add some text like "Watch the video" to the Button text field. Expanse will then open the video in a full video player when that button is clicked.