A few days ago we’ve released a major update for VideoBox theme and we’d like to tell you more details about most the important changes from this version.
- Self-hosted videos support
- oEmbed links support
- Automatic video detection in posts
- Minor changes for WordPress 4.9 compatibility
Self-hosted Video Support
After a dozen of requests, we’ve finally decided to add support for self-hosted videos in the featured area with video at the top in single post pages.
View an example of self-hosted video.
Improved Embedding Options
Embedding a video at the top in posts is much easier in the new version. Now you have 3 different options:
1. Embed Code (iframe)
2. Self-hosted Video
3. Video URL (oEmbed Support)
It’s much easier now to quickly embed a video from popular websites like YouTube or Vimeo, as you can only insert the URL of the video, and the theme will do the rest. This thing is possible thanks to the oEmbed integration, which at the moment supports 34 video websites.
Automatic Video Detection in Posts
If you have a lot of posts with videos and want to show them at the top, then a new option added in the new version will do the hard work for you. No need to edit each post individually anymore and enter the video URL or embed code manually.
Just go to the Theme Options page and under the Video Settings section you’ll find there the following option: Automatically detect first video in posts and display it at the top.
Once you enable it, it will automatically detect first video from all your posts and show it in the featured area from the top.
Pretty easy, right?
The new update is available for all existing customers, and you can download it from our Members’ Area.
Let us know if this update meets your expectations and what are your plans with VideoBox in the comments section!