In WordPress blog we always add an  image as a representative for our post, this image is called “Featured Image”.  But what if you want to add a featured video in your post.  In this article, we will show you how to add a featured video thumbnail in WordPress instead of featured image.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Featured Video Plus plugin. This work like Featured Images, just smoother: Paste a video URL into the designated new box on the post edit screen and the video will be displayed in place of a post image.


After installation and successful  activation of this plugin yo need to go to Settings >> Media,  here you can make changes in video sizes and several other settings for your featured videos.

After saving the changes all you need to do is to visit the post edit screen, by creating a new post or editing an existing one, and to add your video in ‘Featured Video’ metabox. Besides Local Videos you can use videos from a whole lot of external providers like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. SoundCloud and Spotify (including playlists) are supported as well.

The plugin will automatically fetch and display a preview in the metabox.  When you preview your post on your website, the featured image will be replaced by the video.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you add featured video as featured image in WordPress.