WordPress, by default, allows you to add featured image for posts and pages. But, since new technologies and ideas are taking over the WordPress field, why not replace featured images with featured videos. Featured videos are popular, especially among video websites. However, it is not mandatory that you own a video website. Your website could be of any kind, if you want featured videos, you cab flaunt them without any hesitancy. So, for website owners who want to replace featured images with featured videos to make their website more attractive and expressive, we’re very happy to introduce our new featured video WordPress plugin, Catch Featured Video Pro.
Catch Featured Video Pro – A Featured Video WordPress Plugin
Catch Featured Video Pro is a simple yet feature pack WordPress plugin that helps you make your website attractive and engaging by replacing featured images with videos. You can embed your local videos or you can also embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion. The plugin provides four methods to get featured videos onto your posts/pages – Automatically, on click, lightbox, and shortcodes. Along with all the video embedding options, you’re provided with an array of powerful features with which you can make your featured videos more expressive. The plugin offers the possibility to import more than just the video embed and set it as WordPress featured videos.
The Catch Featured Video Pro plugin is extremely lightweight and fully responsive. Most importantly, the plugin is Gutenberg-ready. So, with the plugin installed and activated, you don’t have to worry about the plugin taking up more space on your website, the Gutenberg compatibility or it breaking your website.
Let’s have a detailed look at the features you’ll get in our new featured video WordPress plugin – Catch Featured Video Pro.
Major Features in Catch Featured Video Pro
You can either choose to replace featured images automatically or manually. On the Display mode option, there are three ways you can replace automatically – replace featured image automatically, on click or lightbox overlays. Whereas, on the manual process, you need to ass php-functions or shortcodes. Just insert the [catch-featured-video] shortcode in to your posts or pages. You can choose whether or not you want to always use replace mode when viewing single posts and pages.
After choosing the display mode, you can choose from a bunch of display conditions as to when the chosen display mode would be applied. If you don’t select any of the conditions provided, the display mode will be applied whenever possible.
While replacing featured images with videos, you might be concerned about its sizing. We’ve added the video sizing feature in Catch Featured Video Pro plugin. You are provided with a checkbox “Responsive”. Ticking the box would make your featured video fit dynamically fit their parent containers width and adjust their size responsively. However, there is a possibility that the Responsive setting might not completely be compatible with some themes. In such a case, you can use a fixed width and make your featured video fit perfectly to your website.
The Video Alignment option lets you choose where you want your featured videos to be displayed – left, right or center.
The option legal HTML allows you to enable the unsecure HTML. The video input accepts oEmbed URLs by default. However, if you want to insert raw embed codes, you need to choose from Iframe, Embed, or Object.
There are four options inside the default arguments – General, YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. The General tab includes controls for your featured videos like video looping, always autoplay, autoplay when there are lazy loading videos, or when viewing single posts and pages.
On the YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion tab, you are provided with options to customize them separately. So, no matter which platform you choose your featured videos from, you can tweak its option individually from these tabs. Furthermore, you can hide the controls on featured videos embedded from YouTube or Dailymotion.
One of the major concern these days is the Gutenberg compatibility. Our featured video WordPress plugin is completely compatible with the new default editor, Gutenberg. Therefore, you will not have to worry about the plugin breaking your site.
With the new featured video WordPress plugin, Catch Themes Demo Import installed, you will not have to worry about your website getting slower. The plugin is extremely lightweight and doesn’t take much space on your website.
Super Simple to Set Up
It is super easy to set up. Even the beginners can set it up easily and also, you do not need to have any coding knowledge. Just install, activate, and perform the video embedding task straightforwardly in just a single click.
Supports all Themes on WordPress
Catch Featured Video Pro has been crafted in a way that is compatible with any WordPress theme as long as they are installed on your website. The plugin functions smoothly on every WordPress theme.
For embedding featured videos on your website, our plugin documentation answers the questions about using the plugin. If you still have difficulties, feel free to post your issues on our “Support” forum.
To conclude, Catch Featured Video Pro is a simple yet dynamic featured video WordPress plugin that replaces your post/page featured image with the featured video embed. With so many customization options provided at your fingertips, you can make your featured videos more impressive and attract more visitors to your website.
So, why wait? Buy Catch Featured Video Pro today and make your website engaging and expressive with your striking featured videos.
We also have a free version of this plugin. However, the free plugin comes with only a few customization options. If you want to give it a try without affecting your wallet, download the free Catch Featured Video plugin right away.
2 thoughts on “Catch Featured Video Pro – Replace Featured Images with Expressive Videos”
Hi, I wonder if the Catch Featured Video Pro is not posing problems when used within a DIVI Theme website. Is there any objection to use it with the DIVI theme ?
It should work just fine and will not give any problem when using with a DIVI theme. This plugin should work on any themes which use WordPress code featured image functionality.