How to Publish a Video
To publish a video on your site is easy, you just need to add the video embed code/URL in the post content, just like:
Setup Content Blocks on homepage
Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, add the Home Content widget to the Home Content area:
Select the category (Content Block) that you want to display on homepage:
The Home Content widget area only supports the Home Content, Image and Custom HTML widgets.
Setup Custom Widgets for Sidebar
Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, you will see multiple custom widgets:
- Most Commented Posts
- Recent Posts
- Random Posts
You can add these custom widgets to the Sidebar widget area.
Auto Video Thumbnails
To display video thumbnails automatically, you can install one of these plugins:
Video Thumbnails: https://wordpress.org/plugins/video-thumbnails/
Video Thumbnails Reloaded: https://wordpress.org/plugins/video-thumbnails-reloaded/
Note: Self-hosted videos do not support auto thumbnails, you will need to add thumbnails for self-hosted videos manually.