I'm building my site through the Hatch 0.1.7 theme by Galin Simeonov, and I'm trying to have my home page open into a static page with one embedded 'full width' templated video, but the video (hosted w/ Vimeo) comes out as a tiny, strangely-formatted thumbnail, resembling a tiny post thumbnail.
I don't know if this is a bug in the theme, but I think I've followed the instructions precisely, creating new home page, a new blog page, and then pointing the new home page and pointing posts to the blog page, through Settings->Reading.. (Btw, I don't have any pages named "home" and I'm not having any problems with navigation for this new static home page- which seem to be the only category of problems that turn up when researching this issue)
I've tried all sorts of troubleshooting, leaving my new "home" page off the menu scheme, leaving the template on default, etc. but no matter what the content or configuration, I always end up with the these tiny bizarre thumbnail versions of an embedded video. (which, despite not showing any vimeo playbar overlays, will play if clicked on)
I haven't messed with the php templates (obviously not a developer), but in earlier stages of building my site, I REMOVED the content in the COMMENTS php template.. (I couldn't figure out how to disable comments through the various dashboard options). This gave me results in terms of getting rid of the embedded comment areas on each page, but now I wonder if this template was integral somehow to some of the functionality. Everything works fine on the site, but I can't seem to get this static page ironed out.
Any input greatly appreciated.