YITH WooCommerce Featured Video


YITH WooCommerce Featured Video plugin is an extension for the WooCommerce plugin that allows your users to see a YouTube or Vimeo video instead of the featured image of the product detail page.
Add the URL of YouTube or Vimeo video in the specific field of the product configuration page and your customers will have the pleasure to watch something dynamic and cutomized.

For a more detailed list of options and features of the plugin, please read the official documentation.


Also available in:

  • English
  • Italian


Once you have installed the plugin, you just need to activate the plugin in order to enable it.


YITH WooCommerce Featured Video will add a new submenu called “Featured Video” in “YIT Plugins” menu. From here you can configure all plugin settings.
You will be able to add your video in your products following these steps:

  1. Open the configuration page of the product where you want to set the featured video;
  2. Set the URL of video in the “Featured Video URL” field, in the “Product Data” box.


  • The product detail page with featured video.
  • The admin field in product configuration.


  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH WooCommerce Featured Video from Plugins page


What should I add in the product configuration?

You have to simply set the URL of the video, for example “http://vimeo.com/67175696” or “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDTWsuyFYRM”

Translation issue with the version 1.1.2

Recently YITH WooCommerce Featured Video has been selected to be included in the “translate.wordpress.org” translate programme. In order to import correctly the plugin strings in the new system, we had to change the text domain form ‘yit’ to ‘yith-woocommerce-featured-video’. Once the plugin will be imported in the translate.wordpress.org system, the translations of other languages will be downloaded directly from WordPress, without using any .po and .mo files. Moreover, users will be able to participate in a more direct way to plugin translations, suggesting texts in their languages in the dedicated tab on translate.wordpress.org. During this transition step, .po and .mo files will be used as always, but in order to be recognized by WordPress, they will need to have a new nomenclature, renaming them in: yith-woocommerce-featured-video-.po yith-woocommerce-featured-video-.mo. For example, if your language files were named yit-en_GB.po and yit-en_GB.mo, you will just have to rename them respectively as yith-woocommerce-featured-video-en_GB.po and yith-woocommerce-featured-video-en_GB.mo.

Is the plugin compatible with all WordPress themes?

Compatibility with all themes is impossible, because they are too many, but generally if themes are developed according to WordPress and WooCommerce guidelines, YITH plugins are compatible with them.
Yet, we can grant compatibility with themes developed by YIThemes, because they are constantly updated and tested with our plugins. Sometimes, especially when new versions are released, it might only require some time for them to be all updated, but you can be sure that they will be tested and will be working in a few days.

How can I get support if my WooCommerce plugin is not working?

If you have problems with our plugins or something is not working as it should, first follow this preliminary steps:

  • Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.
  • Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
  • Ensure that you plugin version, your theme version and your WordPress and WooCommerce version (if required) are updated and that the problem you are experiencing has not already been solved in a later plugin update.

If none of the previous listed actions helps you solve the problem, then, submit a ticket in the forum and describe your problem accurately, specify WordPress and WooCommerce versions you are using and any other information that might help us solve your problem as quickly as possible. Thanks!


March 24, 2019
The last update works wonders on responsiveness, scaling on the fly, etc. But it still displays a single white/grey play button for the thumbnail. Which is the only thing it claimed to fix! So, back to version 1.1.19 again. Had high hopes when they said they fixed it.
March 28, 2017
Not working. The video not showing, or showing blanck area... There are 3 slides blanck, and we don't why, the video showing on the second slide ?
November 13, 2016
I'd happily give this plugin 5 stars. It does exactly what it's supposed to and does it simply. You paste in the URL of a video and it displays that in place of the featured image on that WooCommerce product. It's great. However, there's one annoyance that makes me take off a star: it adds a "YITH Plugins" item (section when expanded) to the WP admin left-side menu! I hate having that menu be really long. So when plugins add an item/section for only minimal settings, it's just frustrating. This one has only 2 sub-item, and there's only 1 setting for the plugin. So it's really more of an advertisement for the premium version. I get they need to promote that, but all this could easily be made a tab in the WooCommerce settings. Promote the premium version there all you want, but adding a menu item is just way too much, especially for a plugin that has 1 setting, literally. Remove that and I'll change my rating to 5 stars. Great plugin otherwise.
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Contributors & Developers

“YITH WooCommerce Featured Video” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“YITH WooCommerce Featured Video” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “YITH WooCommerce Featured Video” into your language.

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Version 1.2.5 – Released: July 30, 2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.7 RC1
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.2.4 – Released: June 12, 2019

  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.2.3 – Released : May 27, 2019

  • New: Support to WordPress 5.2
  • Update: Plugin framework

Version 1.2.2 – Released: Apr 23, 2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.6
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.2.1 – Released: Mar 21,2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.7
  • New: Support to WordPress 5.1.1
  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Fix: Video icon erroneously displayed on the latest thumbnail in the list

Version 1.2.0 – Released: Jan 25, 2019

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.4
  • New: System to show the video on single product pages
  • New: Video responsive with 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio
  • New: Video thumbnail is now saved on the media gallery
  • Update: Plugin framework
  • Update: Vimeo API
  • Fix: Integration with YITH Zoom Magnifier

Version 1.1.21 – Released: Dec 05, 2018

  • New: Support to WordPress 5.0
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.20 – Released: Oct 23, 2018

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.0 RC2
  • Update: Language file
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.19 – Released: Oct 02, 2018

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5.0 RC1
  • New: Support to WordPress 4.9.8
  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Remove: Support to WooCommerce 2.6.x

Version 1.1.17 – Released: Feb 02, 2018

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.3.1-RC1
  • New: Support to WordPress 4.9.2
  • Update: Plugin Framework 3.0.12

Version 1.1.13 – Released: Oct 11, 2017

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.2.0-RC2
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.12 – Released: Aug 23, 2017

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.1.2
  • Update: Premium Tab
  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Fix: Video disappears when changing product tab or clicking on image gallery

Version 1.1.11 – Released: May 22, 2017

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.0.7
  • Update: Plugin Framework
  • Fix – new video URL not saved after changing it

Version 1.1.10 – Released: Apr 06, 2017

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 3.0.0
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.9 – Released: Dec 30, 2016

  • New: Support to WordPress 4.7
  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.6.11
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.8 – Released: Oct 07, 2016

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.6
  • Updated: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.7 – Released: Apr 28, 2016

  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.6 – Released: Gen 13, 2016

  • New: filter “yith_featured_video_enabled”
  • Update: Plugin Framework

Version 1.1.5 – Released: Dec 29, 2015

  • New: aspect ratio option for videos
  • New: compatibility fixes with YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier (free and premium versions)
  • Update: Language File
  • Remove: videojs for YouTube and vimeo

Version 1.1.4 – Released: Oct 30, 2015

  • Update: Plugin Framework 2.0

Version 1.1.3 – Released: Oct 01, 2015

  • New : Italian language file
  • Fix : Minor Bugs

Version 1.1.2 – Released: Sept 16, 2015

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.4.x
  • Update: Language File
  • Update: Plugin Core Framework
  • Fix: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Fix: Minor Bugs

Version 1.1.1 – Released: Sept 14, 2015

  • Update: Plugin Core Framework

Version 1.1.0 – Released: Feb 13, 2014

  • New: Support to WooCommerce 2.1.x
  • Fix: error when string to remove the video URL from the admin fields

Version 1.0.0 – Released: Sept 03, 2013

  • Initial release