Fix Error When Uploading Videos

If you're getting a "URL is invalid" message when you try to upload your Vimeo or Youtube video, do not worry. There's a simple explanation.  The URL uploader accepts video links in a specific format- you need to modify your videos. URL to the proper format see how below:


Determine your video to Vimeo's ID, go to the video's page, and look for the numbers after the slash (/). 

Underlined in red is the video ID. The Strikingly video background upload accepts Vimeo URLs in the following formats:

In the following examples, (*) represents the name of the channel, and (XXXXXXX), is the video ID. 

  • XXXXXXX  (This is the most preferred and common video URL)
  •*/videos/ XXXXXXX


The ID for your YouTube video is the sequence of letters and numbers found after "v =" in the video URL. For instance, in the following video URL:, the code after "v =" is the video ID, which in this example is Q-G59dzN-ZO.

In the case of YouTube shorts, the ID is located after "" in the URL. For example, in the short video URL:, the ID is iU7m4OWfUoM.

When adding your video's URL to the site editor, please ensure it follows this format:, where XXXXXXX represents the unique video ID.

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