First of all i like the theme very much. But i have a question. I downloaded and activated the plugin Featured Video Plus. But it doesn’t work fine. The video will be shown but you can’t click on it. Looks like a Thumbnail and nothing works. Is there a solution to embed videos from youtube or sound from SoundCloud?
You actually don’t need any third-party plugins to insert YouTube and Vimeo videos into WordPress running the Essentialist theme. Please deactivate the plugin, then just paste YouTube (or Vimeo) video URLs into the post editor window. They will be recognized and displayed like this: http://essentialist.mauer.co/responsive-video-embeds.
As for SoundCloud, the guys there actually provide an iFrame for embedding their content, here is the link: http://bit.ly/2GbLaAM.
It’s great to know you like the theme. I’d be really grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot.
I see what you mean. You want to have a video playable from the posts archive. This is not possible with this theme. According to ThemeForest policy, customizations are not included in the support plan. I suggest you could contract an expert on Envato Studio or Codeable.io to have this customization made.
Or you could use a screenshot from the video as a featured image, and embed the video into the actual post.