Post Format – Video

The video post format can be used if you wish to use a video in place of the featured image both on the blog page and within the single post. The Video Post type makes use of the built-in WordPress oembeds to automatically embed a video using a link from a supported video service.

  1. From the Post Editing screen select Video from the format metabox.
  2. A new metabox will show below the Post Title for a Video URL.
  3. Paste in a url from a supported service in the Enter URL field.
    1. EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maAFcEU6atk
  4. Your video embed will automatically pull in and give you a preview.

The rest of the Video Post Format functions as a standard post.

If you do not set a Video URL the Post Format will use the Featured Image for the post.