How to add a video in a post (and in the recent posts widget)


I want to publish posts in my blog that are video.

I embedded the video in the post. But, how do i get to show the video in the recent posts widget, instead of the featured image?


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Thanks. I had followed all the guide, but i still don´t see the video in the recent posts widget.

Could you check? Is the first post.

Hi Ignacio,

The video wont work as you expect in Recent Shortcode. You need to add a featured image instead to your post.

You could try to achieve what you are looking for using The Grid or Essential Grid instead of the recent post shortcode.

Hope it helps

You mean with the “the Grid” options in the bottom of the post?

Hi There,

Recent Posts widget can not output a video, so Joao advice that you use the The Grid extension instead, whether you place that on top or bottom of your posts.



I solve it with “the grid”.

You’re welcome!