How To Add Featured Video In Place of Featured Image In WordPress?
January 14th, 2017 | by Ravi Chahar || 3 Comments |
Every WordPress theme consists an option to choose the featured image for every single post.
Have you ever thought to add featured video in place of featured image in WordPress? It can only be possible if your WordPress theme has the featured image theme support.
You have seen a few websites which are developed only of the videos. Just like YouTube, people like to show the visual content.
WordPres is an awesome CMS which allows you to change everything about your website.
In this tutorial, you will learn the method to replace all the featured images with the videos using a simple plugin.
If your theme doesn’t have the featured image option then you can add thumbnail in WordPress theme easily.
There are a few steps to take.
Step 1:- Install and activate the Featured Video Plus plugin from the WordPress repository.
Step 2:- After installation, you will notice an extra option in the settings. Go to settings>>media and you will see the plugin settings.
From this page, you can choose the display option for the video.
Choose the size of the thumbnail and then use the video responsive option. You can also align the video. But it would depend on your WordPress theme.
You can easily adjust te settings according to you.
NOTE:- If you have changed the media setting to stop WordPress from creating multiple images from its media settings then it’s important to choose the size for the featured video from the plugin.
If you don’t then you won’t see anything. The size of the video would be nothing.
Step 3:- It supports the videos of many platforms including YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo.
You can adjust the settings for each of the platforms.
How Would You Add The Featured Video?
While adding a new post, just like your featured image box, you will see another box for the featured video.
You just have to copy and paste the URL of the video you want to display.
The plugin will automatically pick up the video. You can easily notice that.
After adding the video, you should set the auto featured image which will be showing as the thumbnail of the video.
If you want to add your own thumbnail image then you can. The choice is yours. But the auto option is more effective.
You can see the results on your website. It will replace the featured image of your post.
If you use it for all of you old posts then no worry, the plugin will do its job.
Can You Now Add Featured Video In WordPress?
It may seem to be frightened but there is nothing like that.
You’re not editing any theme code. Just a simple use of a plugin. And if you don’t feel it good then you can remove the plugin anytime you want.
The most important thing is that your readers would easily have an idea about the content you’re going to provide.
Are you ready to add featured video in place of featured image in WordPress?
If you still face the problem, feel free to contact.