Show Video from Metafield to EComposer

Author: Anna Nguyen 138 views

Have you ever wondered how to display a video metafield in EComposer? This guide was created to help you show your video metafield inside the app page.

1. Add the Metafield definitions

From Shopify backend -> Settings -> Custom data, you can generate a metafield definition here.

Note: We need to use Products metafield for the Video metafield.

Now click on Add Definition:

  • Name: Add the name for the Metafield here. Any names are possible.
  • Namespace and key: A unique identifier for your metafield. They’re separated by a ., and can only contain letters, numbers, underscores (_), and hyphens (-). You can leave as it is automatically generated.
  • Description (optional): The description is displayed on the Shopify admin page where you add values for your metafield.

Select the content type button: Select File type and choose Accept all file types.

Don’t forget to tick to Storefronts box to make your new metafield active.

After creating a correct metafield type you will see this code snippet, let’s copy it product.metafields.custom.video

2. Adding video file to the product metafield

Open a certain product name that you want to show the Video file metafield. For example, I choose the “Leather Watch” product.

Scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see Metafield section appearing there.

We will choose our uploaded video file -> Save

Go back to the EComposer Editor -> On a Product template, you can drag and drop Metafield element.

Paste your metafield code to replace the red bold text with your metafield at the code below:

<video width="100%" height="100%" autoplay muted>
 <source src="{{ product.metafields.custom.video.value.sources[1].url }}">
</video>

If you want to change the video with or height you can replace the “100%” inside the code:

<video width="100%" height="100%" autoplay muted>
 <source src="{{ product.metafields.custom.video.value.sources[1].url }}">
</video>

In the last step, you copy the whole code to paste into the Metafield box of Metafield element.

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