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You can easily add a video to your content by using the "Video Section" shortcode.

First, got to the Editor in​ your Dashboard. Click on the ThriveShortcodes drop-down menu and select "Video Section":

As you click on it, a new window will pop up with the following shortcode options:

1. YouTube / Vimeo / Custom

​Here you need to set where has your video been uploaded to. Tick the box before "Custom" if the video is uploaded to a website different from YouTube or Vimeo.


If the video you want to add to your page/post is uploaded to YouTube, here are the options you need to set:

The Video URL looks like this:

You can set other options, for example hiding the YouTube logo, title, related videos.

You don't need to add the video's embed code.​


As you tick the box before "Vimeo", the following options will appear:

Here you only need to add the Video URL. It’s important that you add the full URL of the video (including the “http://” part), like in this example:


This is the option you need if the video you want to add to your post or page​ was not uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. Here are the options you need to set:

Unlike in the previous cases, first you need to add the embed code of the video. The embed code starts with <iframe . Here is an example for an embed code:


Then you need to add the Video Custom URL. It’s important that you add the full URL of the video (including the “http://” part), like in this example:

2. Maximum Video Width

Set how many pixels you want your video to be maximum.

3. Heading Text​

There is going to be a background with maximum of three different texts before your video is played​. The Heading appears on the top and it is the biggest one. Adding a text is not obligatory.

4. Subheading Text

This is the text that​ is going to appear under the Heading text. This text is much smaller than the Heading text.

5. Call to Action Text​

This is the third type of text you can add​. This will appear right under the play button with an arrow pointing to it, just like in this example:

6. Text and Play Button Color

You can set whether you want the above-mentioned texts and play button to appear in dark or light.

7. Background Type

​Before you start the video, there is going to be a background with a play button and optional texts above and below it. You can have an image, pattern, or solid background.


As you tick the box before 'Image', these are the options you will see:​

By clicking on "Upload", you can choose an image as background from your Media Library. Delete the chosen image with the "Remove" button.


​Here are the options you will see if you decide to choose a pattern as a background:

Click on the drop-down below "Select Pattern" and choose a pattern you would like to add as a background to your video.


Here are the options for adding a solid background:

Click on "Select Colour" and choose a color you like.

9. Default / Top of the Page / Bottom of the Page

Set where you want the video to appear in your post/page.

10. Insert

Once you are done with all the settings, click on "Insert" and the video will be added to your content.

Here is an example of the "Video Section":​


Please note that in order to use the Shortcodes as they are described in this article, you have to install the "Classic Editor" plugin. Check out this article to find out more about how to install and use the plugin.

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