Embed Videos, Images, and Documents in Your Faithlife Site

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Faithlife Sites allows you to embed different types of files in your church website using widgets: the Photo widget, the Video widget, and the Document List widget. Each of these widgets displays content from your group’s file vault.

  • Photo widget - supports all standard image formats, including PNG, JPEG, GIF, and SVG

  • Video widget - supports all standard video formats, including MOV, MP4, WMV, and AVI

  • Document List widget- supports DOCX, PDF, HTML


If you have a website powered by Faithlife Sites, you can easily use these widgets to add content to your website.

  1. Navigate to your website and click Edit Site.

  2. Open the page where you want to embed the video, or create a new page.

  3. Click the blue plus icon  in the section where you’d like to add the widget.



  1. Select the Video, Image, or Document List widget.


Note: If you want to embed a YouTube Livestream on your site, you'll need to use an HTML widget.

  1. By default, these widgets will show the most recent photos/videos/documents that have been uploaded to your church group. To specify or upload the files you want to display, click Add Filter.



The Smart Filter dialog allows you to set your widget to only display items that match the criteria you specify. For example, if you want your page to show videos from your Sunday Night Service, ensure all of the videos of that service are tagged “Sunday night” then enter “Sunday night” in the smart filters search box. (Learn more about tagging your content)



Note: It is important to ensure that all of the content you upload is properly titled and tagged, and that the correct permissions are set. Widgets display any content that meets the criteria you set. If you upload content at a later date that meets the filter you’ve set, it will be displayed in the widget. Learn more about uploading, tagging, and setting permissions for files in this article.


If you want to upload one or more content items to display in the widget, click and drag them into the file upload field, or select Upload Files or Upload from URL. After your files have finished processing, you’ll see that the file manager auto-filters to only show the files you’ve uploaded.



  1. When your Smart Filter results match what you’d like to display in your widget, click Done.

  2. Select other options for the widget by checking the appropriate boxes. Click Save.

  3. Make sure your page’s status is set to Published, then click Publish Changes.


If your content isn’t displaying in the widget, ensure that the file manager settings are correct for your content:

  • Status is set to Published.
  • View permissions are set to Public (unless you specifically want to restrict content to members of your group).
  • Rights and Copyright fields are empty.
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