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Featured Video Plus

Add Featured Videos to your posts and pages. Works like magic with most themes which use Featured Images. Local Media, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion.

A picture is worth a thousand words. How many words is a video worth?

This plugin enables you to define Featured Videos, which can automatically be displayed instead of Featured Images. There are three ways to get the videos onto your page:

  1. If your theme already makes use of Featured Images, these will in most themes automatically be replaced by your Featured Videos if available. Alternatively you can
  2. insert the [featured-video-plus]-Shortcode in your posts or
  3. manually make use of the PHP functions in your theme's source files.

Instead of option 1 the plugin can also request the videos using an AJAX request when the Featured Image is clicked. This reduces load times and gives you the flexibility to display videos in a lightbox to ensure your theme does not break.

See the theme in action on yrnxt.com. Also take a look at the Garvan video blogging theme which makes optimal use of this plugin.

Beside your Local Videos (WordPress 3.6+ required) you can use videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. If you miss a certain video platform: Leave me a note. For YouTube and Dailymotion the plugin also features time-links.

The plugin adds customization options to your Media Settings. Beside aesthetic individualizations for each video platform's player you can turn off automatic featured image replacement, turn on autoplay, define your Dailymotion Syndication Key and tweak video sizing. By default videos try to dynamically fit their parent containers width. Take a look at Settings -> Media.

Shortcode

[featured-video-plus]
[featured-video-plus width=300]

PHP functions

the_post_video( $size )
has_post_video( $post_id )
get_the_post_video( $post_id, $size )
get_the_post_video_url( $post_id )
get_the_post_video_image_url( $post_id, $fallback )
get_the_post_video_image( $post_id )

All parameters are optional. If no $post_id is given the current post's ID will be used. $size is either a string keyword (thumbnail, medium, large or full) or a 2-item array representing width and height in pixels, e.g. array(560,320). $fallback by default is false, when set to true this will return the fallback URL for local videos.

This plugin was created with the original Featured Video plugin in mind. Featured Video Plus was freshly coded from ground up to bring you more features and to integrate more seamlessly into WordPress.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-1-2
Downloads: 36,036

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