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How to Add Shopify Theme Video Banner or Background Section

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 Compatibility:  All Shopify themes

Shopify is a powerful e-commerce platform that allows you to customize your online store to your heart's content. One way to make your store stand out is by adding a captivating video banner section to your homepage. In this tutorial, we will focus on adding a video banner section to the Dawn theme in Shopify. We'll also discuss the importance of using your own video for authenticity and provide tips on handling video ratios.

Add a Video Banner in Your Home Page: Adding a video banner to your Shopify store's homepage can make a significant difference in the way you showcase your products or brand. While there are various themes available on Shopify, we'll be specifically addressing the Dawn theme for this tutorial.

Be Mindful of Video Ratios: As you upload your video, it's essential to be mindful of the video's ratio, as both height and width matter when it comes to how it appears on your homepage. The video ratio determines how it fits within the designated banner section.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Aspect Ratio: An aspect ratio of 16:9 is a common choice for videos, as it fits well within most screen dimensions without distortion. However, the optimal ratio may vary depending on your specific theme's design.

  • Resolution: Ensure that your video has a high resolution to maintain quality. Shopify's recommended resolution for video banners is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

  • File Format: Shopify supports various video file formats, including MP4 and MOV. Ensure your video is in a compatible format.

  • Video Duration: Keep your video short and engaging. Shoppers tend to lose interest in long videos. Aim for a duration of around 15-30 seconds.

You can check the demo store here. Password: made4uo

What you are buying:

  • Full width video banner
  • Works on owned video ONLY
  • Options for autoplay and loop
  • No button to click to play

What makes our code better:

  • We do not use external libraries, with that being said, our code will have no to minimal effect to your website's speed performance
  • We do not leave or add codes use to advertise for our website
  • Our code is mobile friendly

Any issues related to the code will be fix with no additional cost, excluding code customization requests. Simply contact us with "Chat with us." We are just a button away. 

To Start:

1. You need to go to the code editor. From your admin store, click Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit code. 

2. Open the Sections Folder and create a new section. Name it whatever you want, then  replace the default code with the code below. Click SAVE.

3. All you have to do is add the file link from your file. To get the file link watch this video below, and jump to 0:48. 

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1 comment

It does not work for me in the Focal theme.
Followed the instructions but can’t see the section in the “customize” area.


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