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How to Add Featured Videos

Challenger 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:

The Hide title option will hide the entire title bar that typically shows at the top of the video when paused or hovered over.

The Hide related videos setting will remove the related videos that normally show when your video is finished playing. Your video will then simply show the final frame of the video when complete.

Use the Hide Youtube Logo to remove the Youtube logo shown in the bottom-right corner of the video. This logo only displays if the title is hidden, so only check this setting if you have also hidden the title.

The Show Captions by Default option will automatically enable captions on the video without the user needed to turn them on.

If you want the video to automatically start playing, check off the Autoplay video setting.

Lastly, you can use the Loop video setting to make the video automatically repeat after finishing.

Common Questions

What video sites are supported?

Challenger 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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