We are happy to announce that Vimeotheque 2.1 and Vimeotheque PRO 2.0.19 were released! The update, comes with new features for Vimeotheque which allow you to embed videos in video posts in place of the featured image, given that your WordPress uses the default WordPress functions to display the featured image.

How to replace featured image with a video embed

Starting with Vimeotheque 2.1, you will find 2 new options for embedding a video, for both the Block Editor and the Classic Editor as well. When editing a video post imported with Vimeotheque 2.1, under option “Display video” there’s now the option, along with above and below post content embedding, to replace the post featured image.

Vimeotheque 2.1 replace featured image with embed

Please note that the featured image is replaced only if your WordPress theme uses the default WordPress functionality to display the featured image.

How to lazy load videos with Vimeotheque

Vimeotheque 2.1 also brings video lazy loading functionality, also available for both the Block Editor and the Classic Editor. When editing a Vimeotheque imported video post, look for option “Lazy load” into the embedding options.

Vimeotheque 2.1 lazy load video in Block Editor

New Vimeotheque plugin options

We also implemented a couple of global options in Vimeotheque to allow setup for the featured image embed and lazy loading. Just navigate to Vimeotheque Settings page and open tab Embed options.

Vimeotheque 2.1 embedding and lazy load plugin options

See all changes in Vimeotheque 2.1:

Vimeotheque 2.1

  • Added new option in plugin settings “Embed options” for option “Display video” to embed video in video posts in place of the featured image;
  • Added new option in plugin settings “Embed options” to lazy load videos;
  • Added new option in plugin settings “Embed options” to set the play icon color for lazy loaded videos;
  • Added new individual video post option in Classic editor under “Display video” to embed video in place of the featured image;
  • Added new individual video post option in Classic editor to lazy load video;
  • Added new individual video post option in Block editor under “Embedding options” to replace the featured image with the video embed;
  • Added new individual video post option in Block editor under “Embedding options” to lazy load video;
  • Solved a rare bug that caused a “TypeError” in some cases (Vimeotheque\Front_End::skipped_autoembed() must be an instance of WP_Post, instance of stdClass given);
  • Solved a bug in playlist theme “Default” that wasn’t switching the class “active-video” between items when loop option was on.