With the Video section, you can feature a video on your home page. You can preface your video with a hi-def thumbnail and custom marketing text. This section is made for interviews, product promotions, demo reels and informational videos about your store.

This section accepts video links from YouTube and Vimeo.

Set up a video section on your home page

To set up a video section:

  1. From your Customize theme editor, choose Home page from the pages drop-down menu at the top of the screen.

  2. Scroll down the list of home page sections and click the Add section button.

  3. Choose Video from the list of sections.

    This opens the video section settings.

  4. Add Heading and Subheading text to be displayed at the top of the section.

  5. Add Meta text to be the video's caption.

  6. Add a Video URL. This should be a full URL to a video on YouTube or Vimeo.

    The URL should look something like this:

  7. Add a Featured image to used as a preview for the video.

    We recommend using a still image from the video.

  8. Tweak the Overlay opacity.

    The overlay is a colored filter that is layered on top of your video and image. The opacity can be between 0% and 100%, where 0% is invisible and 100% is completely opaque.

  9. Choose the color of the Overlay.

  10. Change the color of the Text so that it's readable against the overlay and the image.

  11. Return to the list of Home page sections to find your new Video section.

Use the drag handles to rearrange the order of your Home page sections:

  1. Click Save.

Settings reference

The video section has the following settings:


Add heading text to be used above the list of featured products.

We recommend keeping this to just a few words long.


Add subheading text to be displayed below the heading text.

We recommend keeping this to a short sentence or two.

Meta text

This text is to be used as a small caption or to provide additional information about the video.

Video URL

Add the full URL to the video.

This setting takes YouTube and Vimeo video URLs.


Select or upload an image to be used as the video preview.

We recommend using a still image from the video.

You can change the style in the following ways:

Overlay opacity

Use the slider to choose how opaque the overlay color should be. Where 0% is invisible and 100% is completely opaque.


Pick the color of the overlay.


Pick the color of the text.

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