Let’s first clarify where self-hosted video can be uploaded. There are two locations within a theme:
⋅ A － Single post
⋅ B － Single portfolio
Just choose by clicking on it one of your posts or one of your portfolios
If you want to insert a self-hosted video, you will first have to upload a video to your media library.
After this, you should place the video link inside the Video field.
Here’s how you can upload a video in just a few steps: Go to Media Library > Add New:
Now select the desired files from your computer and upload them:
Go to your Media Library and select Video from the dropdown to display a list of your videos:
Click on your video and the video editor will open:
If you happen to be using the list view, you can also click on the Edit link or the video title itself:
Now you should copy the video URL:
Go back to your post and paste the video URL into the appropriate video field:
Please note that some browsers won’t play certain video files.
To make sure your video is compatible with all major browsers it is necessary to use all three supported video formats.
Those formats are:
You can use https://www.online-convert.com/ to convert your video files online and avoid any kind of potential error.
You can use the Video Image field to upload a background image that will be displayed while the video is loading. Here’s how you can go about that:
Click Upload file:
Select an image file from your computer or the media library:
Now configure the settings to your liking, click Insert into Post and save all changes.
When you’re done with this, your video fields should look like this: