Really Simple Featured Video – Featured video support for Posts, Pages & WooCommerce Products


Really Simple Featured Video plugin provides a really straightforward way of adding featured video support to your custom post types. Adding your own videos to the site is a breeze and you get an easy to use settings panel with the options you really need.

With Really Simple Featured Video you get a metabox at posts, pages & products edit screen at the very bottom and a very similar interface as you’re used to with featured image.

You get a really simple settings page which has all the controls you need for managing featured videos throughout your site. Explore it yourself for a better look or take a look at screenshots below.

NEW Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo Embed Support

You can now embed videos from Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo directly at each post/page/product or any custom type that supports featured images.

WooCommerce Support

This plugin came out of a real need with many plugins available out there yet none provides a good integration with WooCommerce.
Really Simple Featured Video plugin provides a straightforward implementation for WooCommerce Product Featured Video, with which your set featured video loads directly into product thumbnails along with any other product images.

Enable/Disable Post Types Support

You can enable/disable support for post types via the settings page though by default featured videos are enabled for blog posts.

Enable/Disable Video Controls, Autoplay, Loop & Picture-In-Picture

You can manage everything for the featured videos, by setting them accordingly, options for these are available at settings page.

Mute Video Sound

You also have an option to control video sound, set this at the settings page.


There are also shortcodes to embed featured video at any post, page or product you want.

[rsfv] shortcode is for displaying set featured video of the individual post anywhere in the post.

[rsfv_by_postid] shortcode is for displaying featured video of any post anywhere you want, you just need to pass a vaild post id to it e.g. [rsfv_by_postid post_id=”281″]

You can send a feedback or a feature request at
Or create a thread at forums here, in any case I’ll make sure to resolve if any issues asap.


  • Single post/page featured video on Twenty Twenty-Three theme.
  • Featured video posts on Twenty Twenty-Three theme.
  • Settings page view.
  • Video playback controls view at Really Simple Featured Video settings.
  • WooCommerce settings page view.
  • Single Page view with Featured video on Twenty nineteen theme.
  • Showing Featured video by post id shortcode via Block editor.


Will this plugin work with any theme?

Yes, as long as the theme you use follows standard WordPress/WooCommerce way of handling post thumbnails, this plugin should work without any problems.

Where can I get help?

You can get help by reaching out to me at or support forums here.


August 23, 2023
Thank you for the plugin. It works fine with a custom Avada post card design. This means the Avada post card image element can get the featured image or the featured video. Just the image cropping function doesn't work. But that is a problem in Avada not with this plugin.
June 2, 2023 1 reply
Hello, I would like to ask if there is possibility to display video (instead of image) on woocommerce shop page? For now video is visible in product page, but on shop page is visible image. I tried many configurations, but in every case on shop page is visible image. The problem is I sell videos and I would like to show on the main shop page videos. I will grateful for fast answer. Thank you
January 18, 2023
Works absolutely perfectly with self-hosted videos. With YouTube videos there is unfortunately a display error, which can possibly be solved via CSS. But I haven't had time for that yet.
January 14, 2023
The plugin works great! The only thing I wish is that it didn't show the static product image for WooCommerce products. It hides the static image for posts but not for WooCommerce products. (The trick to getting the videos to show up is that you have to pick a static product image in the product image section AND a video in the video section.)Really hope this isn't abandoned as it's been a while since there has been an update.
January 5, 2023
Works ok with self hosted videos but thumbnails get cropped when i use a youtube video. This is not a huge issue but what i find problematic is the lack of activity in this support. The past 8 months there have been no replies to issue on this page
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0.7.2 – August 01, 2023

  • Improvement: Update Freemius SDK to v2.5.10

0.7.1 – June 20, 2023

  • Fix: Default self hosted video controls
  • Fix: WooCommerce placeholder images appearing below featured video
  • Improvements: Other minor code improvements

0.7.0 – May 22, 2023

  • New: Custom post types support (Available via settings)
  • Fix: Default video playback controls
  • Fix: Default Theme Compatibility engine throwing error at frontend
  • Improvement: Update Freemius SDK to v2.5.8
  • Improvements: Code improvements

0.6.0 – April 23, 2023

  • New: Theme Compatibility Engine and controls at settings
  • New: Integrations and controls at settings
  • New: WooCommerce shop archives now supported
  • New: Directly copy and paste Youtube, Vimeo and Dailymotion video urls at embeds
  • Fix: Video autoplay in iOS devices
  • Fix: Settings page throwing error in some cases
  • Fix: Other minor fixes
  • Fix: Missing textdomain in strings
  • Improvement: Update Freemius SDK to v2.5.6
  • Improvement: Remove settings sidebar
  • Improvement: Core FSE themes support and fallback for classic themes
  • Improvement: Compatibility with WordPress v6.2.x

0.5.5 – July 15, 2022

  • Compatibility up to WordPress 6.0.1
  • Minor code improvements
  • Update settings sidebar

0.5.4 – June 18, 2022

  • Fix styling issue at edit screen
  • Update translation .pot file

0.5.3 – June 18, 2022

  • Fix shortcode issues
  • Improve security issues as per WPCS standards
  • other code improvements

0.5.2 – June 16, 2022

  • Update Freemius version to v2.5.0rc-2 for security issue
  • Improve code as per WordPress Coding Standards
  • Fix metabox not showing as per Enabled CPT types at settings
  • Other code improvements

0.5.1 – June 13, 2021

  • Fix missing updater file

0.5.0 – June 12, 2021

  • Adds Youtube, Dailymotion & Vimeo support
  • Update settings page
  • Other code improvements

0.0.3 – January 11, 2021

  • Add option for Video controls, loop, mute & picture-in-picture at Settings
  • Added Freemius for better customer feedback & support
  • Other minor improvements

0.0.2 – September 15, 2020

  • Fix array_keys throwing error when post_types option empty
  • Add Settings action link at plugins page

0.0.1 – September 13, 2020

  • Initial release