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 video section plays YouTube and Vimeo videos with controls and audio, unlike the autoplaying background video feature in the Slideshow, Slideshow split, Collage, and Image with text sections.

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 the Style for the section, either Default or Contrast.

    If you select Contrast, this section uses Lorenza's contrast colors.

  4. Add a Small heading, Heading, Subheading, Link text and Link.

    All of these elements are displayed above the video section, if enabled.

  5. Choose a Heading alignment. Either Left or Center.

    This changes the appearance of all of the heading text and button content.

  6. Tweak the Max width of text, between 16 and 50.

    The text max width lets you control the shape of the text, and make it look good no matter how long your collection descriptions are.

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

    The URL should look something like this:

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

    We recommend using a still image from the video.

  9. 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.

  10. Choose the Overlay color.

  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:


Choose a section style, either Default or Contrast. This affects the colors of the current section. Learn more about contrast colors.

Small heading

Change the small heading text displayed above the main heading.


Add heading text to be used.

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.

Change the text for a link in the header.

Change the link for the link text for the section. If you're adding an external link, you need to type (or copy and paste) the full URL, starting with https://. For example:

Max width of text

Using the slider, choose how wide the heading text should appear, at a maximum.

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.

Overlay opacity

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

Overlay color

Pick the color of the overlay.

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