Some of OptinMonster’s templates are specially designed to display an embedded video from services such as YouTube and Vimeo. Follow our guide on embedding a video in compatible templates.
Step 1 – Select a Video-Capable Template
In this walk-through, we’ll create a new Lightbox optin and choose the Theater template which supports video.
Step 2 – Copy Your Video Embed URL
Copy the embed url for your video. This is typically different than what you see in your address bar.
Step 3 – Paste Video Embed URL
Select the Optin tab in the optin builder.
Scroll down in the Optin panel to the Video Embed URL field and paste the video embed url. Your video will appear in the live preview.
Be sure to save your optin and you’ve successfully added a video to your optin!
Q: My video isn’t loading in the optin preview, why?
A: The most common reason for this issue is using an incorrect video embed URL. Most video-hosting services will use a specific URL for video embedding which is different from the URL displayed in your browser.
The following formats for video embed URLs should be used (replacing VIDEO_ID with the ID of your video) when embedding video from these common video-hosting services:
YouTube — //www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID
Vimeo — //player.vimeo.com/video/VIDEO_ID
Wistia — //fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/VIDEO_ID
Q: How do I hide the controls, autoplay or loop my video?
A: If your video hosting service supports it, this can be done by adding the appropriate query string to the end of your video embed URL.