Add Featured Videos to your posts and pages. Works like magic with most themes which use Featured Images. Local Media, YouTube, Vimeo and many more.
If the plugin just displays the URL back as text it probably does not recognize that it comes from a video provider. Try inserting the raw embed code instead and check the docs to see which providers are supported.
Click the small media icon in the Featured Video input box on the post edit screen and upload your video or choose it from the media library. WordPress does not support all formats tho, check this table for details.
For the videos to be automatically displayed you need to define a Featured Image. This image will never be shown if a video is available. If your theme does not support featured images the plugin also has no chance of working out of the box.
Sadly not all themes work out of the box. Themes need to make use of WordPress' native Post Thumbnail functionality (specifically
the_post_thumbnail()) - these functions are where the plugin can hook into the theme and modify what is displayed. Consider contacting the theme's creator or modifying the theme's sourcecode in order to add the plugin's PHP-functions.
Take a look at your media settings and try using a fixed width instead of responsive sizing.
Yes, please! Check out the public Featured Video Plus Translation Project.
Requires: 3.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.2
Last Updated: 2015-6-16
Active Installs: 10,000+
27 of 56 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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