How to Add Featured Videos

Chosen Pro allows you to add Featured Videos to your Posts and Pages that display in place of Featured Images.

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How to Add a Featured Video

To add a Featured Video to a Post or Page:

  1. Visit the Posts menu
  2. Locate and click on the Post you want to add a Featured Video to
  3. Scroll to the Featured Video box below the post editor
  4. Paste the URL of the video you want to embed into the Add video URL input
  5. Scroll up the page, and click the Update Post button to save your video

You will see the video auto-embed right away in your admin, and once your Post is updated it will display on your site.

How to Set Your Display Settings

If you've added a Featured Video to a Post (rather than a Page), you can then choose to display the video on the:

  • Post
  • Blog
  • Post & Blog

To change the display setting:

  1. Visit the Posts menu
  2. Locate and click on the Post you want to add a Featured Video to
  3. Scroll to the Featured Video box below the post editor
  4. Use the Choose where to display the video setting to select a display option
  5. Scroll up the page, and click the Update Post button to save your video

How to Use the Youtube Settings

When you embed a Youtube video in the Featured Videos box, the following additional options will appear:

Firstly, you can hide the title. This hides the entire title bar that typically shows at the top of the video when paused or hovered over.

Secondly, you can turn off the related videos which normally show when your video is finished playing. Your video will then simply show the final frame of the video when complete.

Thirdly, you can hide the Youtube Logo. The Youtube logo will show in the bottom-right corner of the video only if the title is hidden, so only check this setting if you have also hidden the title.

Lastly, you can choose to display a video's captions by default. This setting will only work with videos that have uploaded captions, not Youtube's automatic machine-made captions.

Common Questions

What video sites are supported?

Chosen Pro will auto-embed videos from the following sites:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube
  • Animoto
  • Blip
  • Dailymotion
  • TED
  • Vine
  • WordPress.tv

While not videos, Soundcloud and Slideshare embeds can also be displayed responsively as Featured Videos.

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