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Replace Featured Image with Video


Replace Featured Image with Video is a simple plugin to replace the featured image in your WordPress post or page with a video. Supports Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and many other sites that provide embed code.. just don’t forget to edit the embed code to the size of your featured image

This plugin will attempt to override any existing featured image so removal or deletion should not be necessary. Note: You must assign a featured image to your post in order for it to be replaced (Otherwise neither image nor video will be displayed).

Tested up to 3.4.1


  • Replace the featured image in your WordPress website with a video.
  • Supports: Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and any site t hat provides embed code…


  • Featured Video box found in page or post.
  • Embed the code from your video site.


Follow the steps below to install the plugin.

  1. Upload the .zip file to your WordPress website
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. There will now be a box above the featured image option in both posts and pages – edit the embed code height and width to the size of your featured image.


Didn't work 🙁

No videos were displayed, there was a featured image specified and the video did not replace the featured image. Would be cool if they updated it to work in latest WordPress.

Works well

Does the job cheers. If anyone is having trouble getting it to show, be sure your template’s functions.php has the directive for featured image. hint:
‘<?php add_theme_support( \’post-thumbnails\’ );?>’

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Contributors & Developers

“Replace Featured Image with Video” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 2.0 2014-09-04

  • New Video embed code created automatically
  • New Video automatically placed in post (replaces featured image). No more need to edit your template manually
  • Fix Option to select featured video now appears in Edit Post screen

1.5 Added checkbox show option to the screen options.