Embedding a Video in Compatible Themes

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.

  1. Select a Video-Capable Template
  2. Copy the Video Embed URL
  3. Paste the Video Embed URL
  4. FAQs

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.

Lightbox Video Template

NOTE: You can also change to a video-capable template at any time within the Optin panel of the builder.

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.

Get the embed URL

Step 3 – Paste Video Embed URL

Select the Optin tab in the optin builder.

Select the optin tab in the optin builder to configure your optin's template settings.

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.

Paste your video's embed URL in the provided field.

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.