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Post Formats especially Video posts vs Standard posts

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  • #9384
    magicss
    Participant

    Hi Jason,
    The post format types are:
    Standard
    Aside
    Gallery
    Link
    Image
    Quote
    Status
    Video
    Audio
    Chat

    When I use Standard format, and I select to Replace the Featured Image with a Youtube Video, the icon of the standard Post is not what I want for the appearance when the post shows in a list in the sidebar. When I change the Format Type to Video however, the actual Youtube Video neve shows up within the post! So, I am using Standard and selecting a Featured Image that looks good to me.
    This workaround is fine with me, but I thought I should let you knw because it would be best if the Format allowed for the Video to show.

    What a great theme this is.
    -SS

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  • #9385
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    For the video format, you don’t need to use featured images or the featured videos plugin. You just need to select the video format for the post and put a video in your content.

    To be more specific, you’d just put the URL to the video at the start of the post’s content. So, for example, the content of your post (which has the video format selected) would look something like this in your WordPress editor:

    http://vimeo.com/33670490
    
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam.
    
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam.

    This will give you the same result as what you see here in the Video Post format example:

    http://www.themeblvd.com/demo/arcadian/blog/

    #9390
    magicss
    Participant

    http://i40.tinypic.com/eguw5h.png

    Hmmm, oddly I do not know which screen shot link to place here above.

    Anyway, I was using the Video Replace Featured Image plugin that you offer….
    So I do not need that?

    Please advise.
    -ss

    #9393
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Anyway, I was using the Video Replace Featured Image plugin that you offer….

    Yup, I understand.

    So I do not need that?

    And Nope, you don’t need to do that; just put the video in your post. This is why the Video format always shows the full content, and never the excerpt, when in a post list.

    And if you want to do it the other way the “Standard” format and the Featured Video plugin, that’s fine, too. Whatever floats your boat, as they say! 😉

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