Video Home Pages
As of tonight, we have a great new feature that is requested often… Full screen video home pages!
You can now choose whether to use the slideshow of images, like all sites have had up until now, or replace that whole area with a video.
Simply login and visit “BlogSite Options->Home Page Options”. Select which option you want and paste and embed code from Vimeo, YouTube or any other site. You will want to customize the code as you grab it and make it 1000px wide.
We recommend using the “New” embed codes offered by Vimeo or YouTube. Why? Because they will automatically provide replacement versions for mobile, iPhone and iPad. If you use the “old” versions you only get a flash player that will be unwatchable on some devices.
How do you know what the “old” or “new” emded codes are? They will ask as you grab the code from the site, but generally the “old” codes start with the word “embed” or “object”. The “New” codes start with “iframe”.
Full screen video on any page
Did you know there are lots of ways to add video to anywhere on your site, including a full page video?
Here is an example from our Latte Demo (view on live site):
Other Ways to add Video
You can add a smaller video to the side of any page (where the thumbnail image would normally go).
You can add video or any other embedded media anywhere in the middle of your normal page content with the embed shortcode.
There are lots of options, all of them spelled out on our “Adding Video” page on the support site.