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Hey all! 

Can playable videos be used as thumbnails in your summary block? 

We have several testimonial videos that we would like the user to be able to sort through. I've created a blog, used tags, and then the summary block to make this happen. I hoped to replace the summary block's thumbnail with a playable video.

Here's my page:


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Here's what we're trying to replicate (screenshot) & link.


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The Link is to a WordPress site. I don't think that the client testimonials are in a typical blog summary block. I  think it is either  a custom-designed page with a link to a separate page for each video or the summary blocks are pulling from a gallery-like page that allows videos in the excerpt. With code you might be able to substitute an image with a video but I wouldn't bet on it here. 

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Thanks, Derrick! Yes, I realize the example is a WP site. I was just hoping to replicate the idea in SS.

The main goal for us is to be able to have the sort filter. I accomplished this by using tags in the blog feature. 

I'm trying to avoid custom-coding a page, but as you stated, that may be what we have to do in order to have a playable video in the summary block.

I appreciate your feedback!

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After looking at the site, I think the testimony page is a standard page with text blocks and image blocks. Each image block shares the same link as the more button under the text which is a link to the full-sized video on its own page. I based that on the URL of each full-sized video. I believe I can duplicate the summary block-like item and link a read-more button to a video on a Squarespace site.  

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