We’re excited to announce that next week we’ll be releasing enhanced video and audio options for both blog posts and feature rotators for our SoCast Theme 3.0.
Based on your feedback, we are excited to share that SoCast has made new updates to blog posts that include the ability to add a Youtube or Vimeo video as the ‘Featured Media’ as well as MP3 links.
“But Kat, how do I use it? Where do I find it?“
Easy! Once in your blog, scroll down on the right hand side until you find ‘Format’. From there you can choose between audio, video or standard.
- Standard: Means you plan on just creating a standard blog post with a featured image.
- Video: Means you plan on creating a video post, and want to add a Youtube or Vimeo link as the featured media. The video will display at the top of your blog post.
- Audio: Means you plan on creating an audio post and adding a MP3 link as the featured media. The media player will display at the top of your blog post.
We’ve also upgraded the Feature Rotator! Once your blog is published, you can add it to the feature rotator, by going to Promotions > Feature Rotators > Create New (or edit an existing one) selecting ‘add feature’ and choosing to ‘import’ a blog post, then select the blog post you added the video or MP3 to.
Once the feature rotator is added to the page a ‘play’ button will appear over the posts with video.
For MP3 blog posts, you’ll still need to add a static featured image, (since you’re adding a MP3 link, so there’s no featured image to pull). Those posts will display as regular features within the rotator.
As a bonus, we’ve also added new sharing buttons to polls! These sharing buttons pull directly from your Social Account Settings, and will display at the bottom of the poll.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to support, via the live chat or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kat & The SoCast Team