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:
Step by step instructions
1. Site Header
1.1 Site Title / Logo: Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity, set Logo or Site Title/Tagline for your site.
1.2 Primary Menu: Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus, add menu for location: Primary Menu.
1.3 Header Search
2. Featured Content: Go to WP Dashboard -> Posts -> All Posts, edit any post that you want to show on the Featured Slider. Scroll to the page bottom and you will see the “Featured Post” checkbox, just check this option and the post will be displayed on the Featured Content on homepage.
3. Recent Content
To display recent posts, just go to WP Dashboard -> Posts, add new posts.
4. Footer Widgets
Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, add widgets to Footer Columns. In the demo site, we added these widgets:
4.1 Most Commented Posts
4.2 Recent Posts
4.3 Random Posts
5. Site Bottom
5.1 Copyright Info
5.2 Footer Menu: Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus, add menu for location: Footer Menu.
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 and Footer Columns widget area.
All Widgets that we added on the VideoShare theme:
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.