Big Video – Image Background Before Video Play

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  1. Go to YouTube and select the video to use as your background
  2. Select the Fullscreen option
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  3. Pause your video
  4. Create a screenshot of the opening scene of the video without any controls or text showing
  5. Go to Pages => All Pages
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  6. Select the Home Page you created and set to your Front Page
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  7. Set the screenshot image as your Featured Image for the page (Important: you should also resize the image to 1800px in width as a max)
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  8. Press Update
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  9. If the first scene shows up as a static image before the video plays, then you have set the image as your background to the home page