How can I add a video to my website?
Updated

You can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo to your WebDirect website to make it more attractive and functional.

Note: You can only add a video to your homepage and new article pages that you create. You can’t add them on these pages:

  • Rooms
  • Contact
  • Photos
  • Attractions
  • Amenities
  • Dining
  • Reviews
  • Promotions

Here’s how to insert a video:

  1. Log in to your WebDirect BackOffice
  2. Click on ‘Content’ and then on ‘Pages’
  3. Click on the ‘Edit’ button next to the page you want to add a video to.
  4. On the page that loads, click on the ‘+ Insert’ button under the main text box
  5. Click on ‘Video’
  6. In the ‘Select Provider’ drop-down menu, choose ‘YouTube’ or ‘Vimeo’
  7. In the ‘Video URL’ box, enter the URL for your video*
  8. Click on the blue ‘Save’ button in the bottom right-hand corner
  9. Click on the ‘Publish’ button to make the changes live on your website

*To get the URL for a video on YouTube, click on the ‘Share’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the video and then click on ‘Copy’ in the small window that pops up.


youtube.png

*To get the URL for a video on Vimeo, click on the paper plane button on the right-hand side of the video and copy the URL shown in the ‘Link’ field.
vimeo1.png

vimeo2.png

Tip: If you add a YouTube video to your website, after the video finishes your visitors will automatically see other YouTube videos that could be unrelated to your business. To make sure that only videos from your channel are shown, add rel=0 to the end of the YouTube video URL before you enter it in the ‘Video URL’ box in step 7.





Read our blog post about five easy ways to use video on your website and increase engagement with guests.