Lots of modern WordPress themes support video backgrounds, and this feature is very familiar for many website owners today. Many business websites and social media sites use video backgrounds for their site designs.
The first reason for this is that video backgrounds improve user engagement and conversion. When a user attends your website, they’ve got just a few seconds to decide whether your web-page is exciting and relevant for their needs. Make them stuck watching a video on your homepage and get them to learn some details of your product in a playful and entertaining manner.
Studies say that adding a video to your homepages or landing pages increases the conversion by 80%. So there is no need to refuse from such a chance to get more visitors and potential customers.
There are different ways to set a video background on your any page or post:
There are lots of free and premium WP themes with video background support. If a theme supposes adding a video, you can either easily insert an URL from YouTube or Vimeo or upload a video to the media library and insert it into any post or page.
We will show you how to use the background video in Photography & Video GoodWin WordPress Theme. This is just one of the numerous examples of this particular functionality available for different readymade designs, and this is extremely easy to deal with.
So after the theme is installed and activated, go to Pages -> Add New (or Pages -> All Pages to choose one from the list of available pages). Choose the necessary template from the drop down list on the right. Update the page (or save draft).
Then choose Video Background in the background options list, and insert the link to your video into the corresponding field.
After that you can publish or update the page to preview the changes live.
Your video will be visible as a background for your page. That is all.
By the way, there are some fresh video background premium plugins that can help you attract your website visitors and increase your conversion. Check them out:
Image Video Audio Background for WordPress
This is a simple video background plugin suited for any website. It supports custom videos, Youtube and Vimeo, background audio, simple images, 360 virtual reality videos, image panorama, Apple HLS, and MPEG DASH Live streaming.View Demo
CountDown With Image or Video Background – Responsive WordPress Plugin
This is an awesome plugin which you can use to create an image slider background with fade and slide transition, a YouTube video background or a Vimeo video background. You can also use it as a countdown plugin which will show users the page announcing a website is under construction.View Demo
Allground – WordPress Fullscreen Background | Media
Another WordPress plugin allowing to create responsive fullscreen backgrounds with images, YouTube videos, hosted or linked videos, or Google maps. You can upload an MP4 video to create a fullscreen background and add a WebM video for Opera compatibility.View Demo
If you wish to create video background on your WP website, it won’t take much effort, just choose an appropriate theme with the necessary functionality or install a good plugin into the theme supporting this functionality, and you can create engaging web-pages in seconds.
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