Have you been uploading videos to other platforms(e.g., YouTube) lately? Or, are you juggling between tabs to generate a thumbnail while attaching a video on Website or blog in WordPress?

Well, now cut the middleman out(uploading videos to other platforms). Because Hippo Video's got you covered.

Now, a thumbnail is generated on WordPress for any video you choose to embed or paste a URL.

Here are some simple steps you need to follow to enjoy this feature:

1. Firstly, login or sign in to WordPress as administrator.

2. Go to ‘Appearance’ and select ‘Editor’.

3. Now choose ‘theme functions’ and paste the code below

wp_oembed_add_provider('https://www.hippovideo.io/video/play/*', 'https://www.hippovideo.io/services/oembed');

4. Finally, click ‘Update file’.


Now, once you’re done with these settings, select the video you'd want to embed. Go to 'PUBLISH VIDEO' → 'Embed' →'INLINE EMBED' and check 'Use oEmbed URL' box. Copy and paste the oEmbed code to generate your video preview in WordPress.