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Add Videos to Your Media Library (URL, Privacy settings)

Embed a video

You can embed videos in your gallery. A video must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo prior to embedding it on your website. Also, make sure that the sharing settings on YouTube or Vimeo are set to public (more information below).

To embed a video in a gallery:

  1. Click on Libraries & Tools
  2. Click on Images under Media Libraries.
  3. Click on Import From:  YouTube | Vimeo a the bottom left corner
  4. Select YouTube or Vimeo.
  5. Paste the video URL you obtained from YouTube or Vimeo, and click Import.
  6. Once videos are added to your library, you will be able to add them to your page.

Obtain a correct URL

It's important to get the correct URL that leads to your video. Otherwise, the system won't recognise your video, and you won't be able to embed it on your site. The system can only recognise a single video. 

Note: Please don't try to embed playlists; it won't work! 


  1. Open your video on YouTube.
  2. Click on the Share button that can be found near likes & dislikes.
  3. Click on the Copy near the URL to copy it.

A correct URL looks like this: https://youtu.be/7pPyIdDSkJ8


  1. Open your video on Vimeo.
  2. Click on the Share button that can be found after you hover your mouse over the video.
  3. Select the URL and copy it.

A correct URL looks like this: https://vimeo.com/480738643

Make my video public

Sometimes, despite having a correct video URL, the system keeps showing an error message. In such cases, it's important to double-check whether your video is open to the public because the system cannot embed a private video. You can find guidelines for YouTube and Vimeo below:


 YouTube has a total of three privacy settings:
  • Public videos
  • Unlisted videos
  • Private videos
When sharing a video, you must ensure it's a Public video. You can check the visibility by opening your video in your YouTube Studio:

Youtube Studio
Video privacy

Please make sure that the privacy settings on YouTube are set to Public, and then try to embed your video again.


If you want to read about Vimeo privacy settings in-depth, please feel free to check the links below:
Otherwise, you can follow the steps below to ensure your video privacy settings are set to Public. To change the privacy settings on your video:
  1. Log into your Vimeo account
  2. Open your video
  3. Click on the Privacy at the left

You will see 2 options: Link and Embed.

  • Under the Link, set the video to Public.
  • Under the Embed set the option to Anywhere.

Now open your website and embed your video again—it will be working fine! Please note that sometimes it can take a few hours for changes to take place on Vimeo.

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