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Install SmartVideo on Squarespace

Recommended installation instructions for sites using Squarespace
Written by Philip Arambula
Updated 2 months ago

If you are using Squarespace and editing template code isn't your cup of tea, we recommend following the instructions in this article.

Account setup:

If you already have a SmartVideo account, scroll down to What happens after I install?

If you do NOT, create your SmartVideo account here. Once registered, you'll be given a unique key to access the Swarmify API. This swarmcdnkey is required to configure your site for video delivery by Swarmify.

Before installing, click here to watch a quick walk-through video!

What happens after I install?

After installing our script into your site's header, SmartVideo will begin scanning your site for videos. If you have YouTube videos on your site, they will be automatically converted to SmartVideo.

A video can take up to 30 minutes to convert to SmartVideo depending on the length and resolution of the video file. You will know that a video has been fully converted by SmartVideo when, while hovering over the Video Acceleration icon on the player, the popup box says Video Acceleration: On

If you do not have YouTube videos on your site, our script will do nothing for your current videos; they will have to be manually placed in a SmartVideo tag.

No worries, it's not as difficult as it sounds 😉


1.  Visit the Configuration tab in the Dashboard, follow the on-screen instructions, and copy the snippet to your clipboard.
2.  Navigate to your Squarespace dashboard and click Settings.

3. Under the Website section, click Advanced.

4. Click Code Injection.

5. Paste the snippet into the Header textbox.

6.  Click Save.

And that’s it! 🎉

If you do not have YouTube videos embedded on your site or want to add videos without using YouTube, click here to learn more about how to add a video to your site.

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