How to add videos to your Squarespace website - video tutorial

how to add videos to your squarespace website

If you're on the fence about including videos in your website, I'm here to tell you to stop hesitating and add 'em today!

Adding videos to your website increase engagement and does a better job at keeping visitors on your page. Sound great, right?

Videos can be used in lots of different ways on your website but the experts agree, videos are a great feature for many reasons:

  • they enhance website content
  • they engage your audience with your brand
  • they can be used to support products or services
  • they differentiate your website from others in your niche
  • etc.

Now that I've convinced you to start adding videos to your website, you might not be sure where to start and how to do that. Don't worry, my friend, I've got you covered!

I've created a short video tutorial to go along with this post to show you how easy it is to add a video to your Squarespace website.

Related: How to add video backgrounds to your Squarespace website

Let's get started!

Note: want to watch more of my Squarespace video tutorials? I've linked to them at the bottom of this post or you can head over to my Youtube channel to binge them now. #aintnoshame


How to add videos to your Squarespace website

In this video you will learn:

  • How to add a video to your Squarespace website
  • The different ways you can add video to your Squarespace sites (video blocks, gallery blocks, gallery pages, cover pages, and as banners for certain templates)
  • How to get the YouTube URL to embed in a Squarespace video block

Using Squarespace video blocks

If you watched the video above, you saw how easy it is to use Video blocks to add a (YouTube) video to your Squarespace website. While you can add videos to your site in several ways, this video tutorial shows you how to use the video block in a Squarespace blog post (or page), .

Here's how it's done:

  1. Open the Blog Post or Page you want to add a video to
  2. Click the insert button and select Video
  3. Go to your video (e.g., YouTube) and copy the URL, usually through the Share area
  4. Paste that URL into the Squarespace video editor block and click Save 

Remember you can upload a custom thumbnail or edit the video's description from within the Video Block Editor!


Final Thoughts

Videos are great ways to improve or support the content of your website! Whether you're looking to add video into a blog post or a webpage, Squarespace makes the process simple and painless.

Be sure to watch the video above to see how easy it is to add videos to your Squarespace website!

Now it's your turn to tell me if you've ever added videos to your Squarespace website? Do you usually include them in blog posts? Have you ever added them to particular webpages? What about any other ways not covered by this tutorial? I'd love to know so leave me a note in the comments!



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Charlotte O'Hara

Vancouver