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Step 2: Create Your First On-site Video Widget
Step 2: Create Your First On-site Video Widget

This article covers the necessary steps to create your first interactive video experience and start selling with shoppable videos.

Written by Videowise Support
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Add interactive video widgets on product pages

To start creating your first video widget, navigate to the Publish section → Product Pages → Select the product to add your first video widget.

Publish -> Product pages

When adding video widgets to the product page, choose between two options:

  • Create a new widget.

  • Re-use a widget (not applicable for creating the first video widget).

If you want to learn more about re-using already created video components, check out this article here.

Add video widgets to your product page

2. Add interactive video widgets on Other Pages

You can add shoppable video to any other page on your Shopify store (that's not a product page), homepage, about us, blog, contact, etc.

  • Navigate to Publish section and switch to the Other Pages tab;

  • Click on the Add New Page button;

  • Name the page, copy-paste the URL, and hit Add Page;

  • Repeat the steps for all the other pages on your Shopify store.

3. Create a new video widget

This step applies to both Product Pages and Other Pages.

3.1 Select the video playlist type:

If you want to learn more about each video playlist type, check out the manual playlist article & the automated playlist article.

3.2 Choose your widget theme from the Widget Theme Gallery:

3.3 Edit your video widget

💡 Before continuing with the installation process, add videos to your widget.

4. Add videos to your widget and make them interactive

💡 How to make your videos interactive?

Add interactions to your videos by clicking directly on the video or navigating to the library.

Check this article on adding interactions directly to your videos from the library.

4.1 By navigating to the Thumbnail tab you can:

  • Upload custom thumbnails to your videos for a higher engagement and click-through rate.

  • For landscape videos the recommended thumbnail format si 800x450 px.

  • For portrait videos the recommended format is 450x800 px.

  • The supported formats are JPG, GIF, and PNG.

We recommend you optimize your images using the Quality Settings:

Use Original Image:

  • When you select this option, the app will use the original, uncompressed version of the video thumbnail as the display image.This ensures that the thumbnail retains its highest quality, without compression, preserving details and clarity.

Optimize Image:

  • Choosing this option applies an optimization process to the video thumbnail, reducing its file size by compressing the image. Optimization helps in saving storage space and speeding up loading times.

upload thumbnail

💡Check out this thumbnails guideline article to help you get the most out of your video content.

4.2 In the Page used tab you can see exactly all the pages where a specific video has been added.

pages used

4.3 Add one or multiple tags in the video for better management.

add one or multiple tags

4.4 Learn how to generate closed captions directly from the video, or upload a VTT transcript file from the computer.

generate closed captions

4.5. By navigating to the Settings tab you can:

  • name your video;

  • select the start and end time:

  • select the format for desktop and mobile.

Add video title

5. Set up and Customize The Video Player

6. Install the video widget on your Shopify store

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