Video hero

Video hero

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General

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Video hero

Add the Video hero section to show a full-width autoplaying video (without sound), uploaded as a .mp4 file to your Shopify files.

Set up section

Add this section to any template (except Checkout) and use the drag-and-drop handles to re-order its position. You can add this section multiple times with different content and settings.

Note | Editing a template changes all pages that use that template. To edit specific pages, you can create new templates or use metafields and dynamic sources.
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STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.
  2. Learn how to use templates in our Templates guide.
  3. Under Template, click (+) Add section and select Video hero.
  4. Click and hold the drag-and-drop handles ⋮⋮ to re-order your sections.

Add background video

The Video hero section requires an .mp4 that's been uploaded to Content > Files in your Shopify admin. For the best experience, we strongly recommend using a 5 to 10 second video under 10MB.

File Format
.mp4 video (required)
File size
Maximum 10MB (recommended)
Duration
5 - 10 seconds (recommended)

Add content blocks

The Video hero has four default content blocks: Accent, Heading, Text, and Buttons. You can edit or remove these blocks and add 7 other types of blocks to customize the section’s content and layout.

Available blocks

Click (+) Add block to find and select the following blocks. Use the drag-and-drop handles ⋮⋮ to change the order of the blocks.

Accent
Add text to display a small heading above the main heading.
Heading
Add text to display as a heading.
Text
Add multiple lines of rich text.
Text list with icons
Add a column of promotional text with icons.
Image
Add a small image with an adjustable size.
Button
Add a button link with call-to-action text.
Video player
Add a video that can be played in a popup viewer.
Divider
Add a border to visually separate other blocks.
Spacer
Add a margin of space between blocks.

Settings reference

Click the Video hero section to find the following settings.

Enable full width
Choose to span the video across the whole window or screen, removing the margins on either side.
Banner height
Set the banner height to either Adapt to video (use your video’s height) or select a Custom height.
Custom desktop height
Choose a Fixed height (in pixels) or Relative height (as a percentage of the window height). This setting applies when the Banner height is set to Custom.
Custom mobile height
Choose a Fixed height (in pixels) or Relative height (as a percentage of the window height). This setting applies when the Banner height is set to Custom.

Background video

Video
Select or upload a video from your Shopify files. Video files must be saved as an  .mp4. For the best experience, we strongly recommend using a 5 to 10 second video under 10MB.
Video focal point
Select an area of your video to keep centered within the frame: either Center, Top, Bottom, Left, or Right. Use this setting to avoid unwanted cropping across different screen sizes.
Background link
Paste a URL or select a page to make the entire video a clickable link.

Content

Content width
Set the maximum width of the headings and text. Use the available blocks to add and edit the text content.
Text position
Choose one of nine positions to place the description text within the banner.
Mobile text position
Choose one of nine positions to place the description text within the banner.

Video overlay

Tint opacity
Use the slider to adjust the transparency of the overlay color. Set the opacity to 0% to turn off the overlay color. If set to 100%, the overlay will be opaque.
Tint style
Choose to use a Solid overlay color or Gradient overlay for the tint. The gradient style fades across a range of hues. You can select the angle and direction of the gradient from one of four options.
Override with custom colors
Check this option to use custom overlay colors for the tint. These colors will override the overlay colors selected in your theme settings.
Text color
Select a custom color for the heading and text. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.
Tint color
Select a custom overlay color for the tint. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.

Text box

Show text box
Choose to show a border around the section content.
Text box style
Select the style of the text box, if enabled. Choose from multiple options to display a Soft drop shadow, Solid drop shadow, or Borders with different thicknesses.
Color scheme
Change the color scheme applied to the text block. Select the Default color scheme from your theme settings or select a variant scheme based on the default colors: either Inverse, Soft, Accent, or Sale. You may also select one of the two custom color schemas. Learn more about Color schemes.
Override with custom colors
Check this option to apply custom colors to the text box. These colors will override the color scheme.
Text color
Select a custom color for all text in the text box. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.
Background color
Select a custom color for background of text box. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.

Section style

Top spacing
Increase or decrease the amount of space above the section.
Bottom spacing
Increase or decrease the amount of space below the section.
Enable animation
Choose whether to display visual effects when scrolling, hovering, or interacting with the section. See our Animation guide to learn more.