Covert Video Press
- Easy to add videos
- Decent number of customization options
- Social sharing integration
- Essential features included
- Theme isn’t always responsive
- No bulk adding videos
- No option to add videos based on YouTube channel
- No automatic next play videos
- The theme lacks many features modern video themes have
- Theme design and layout could look more appealing
Online videos are everywhere and tapping into that lucrative business is a smart choice. This is why Covert Video Press theme was developed. YouTube is, of course, the biggest video site out there and in fact, the 3rd most visited website in the world. Millions are already used to watch videos on various sites.
How many times did you find yourself watching various videos on YouTube one after another? You start with one video to end watching something entirely not related to the first video after few.
Even on Facebook and Instagram, there are more and more videos on news feed. People will spend a lot more time watching videos than they ever will reading content.
Visitors to the site will devote more time to it if they look at a video in comparison to reading content. It is just how it is. The more time they spend on the site it is more likely they will buy something, click on next page, decreasing bounce rate and making Google love you.
But don’t fool yourself in creating another YouTube. You will hardly be competition to big players. But if you can’t beat them, join them. There are many video WordPress themes available now. But Covert Video Press was one of the first when it came out back in 2012.
How well did Covert Video Press age? Can it even compare to some other popular themes for WordPress?
UPDATE: This theme is not updated anymore and it is not recommended to use.
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Covert Video Press Review
People watch online videos more than movies or series on TV. If you are not using videos as a part of marketing and traffic generation efforts, it is time you start. But creating videos takes time. It also requires an idea, skill, and software.
When you finally get it done and upload a video on YouTube or any other video site, you are just a drop in the sea. More than 800,000 videos are uploaded daily. With the Covert Video Press video WordPress theme, you can easily create WordPress video website. Just like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion.
Once purchased Covert Video Press comes with unlimited multi-site and developer’s license included at no extra cost. When you first install Covert Video Press, you will go through a step by step wizard to configure exactly what you want your site to look like and how it should work.
Each step also has its own short tutorial video. The tutorial videos are available right there in your WordPress admin area as lightbox pop ups.
Covert Video Press is video WordPress theme that allows you to build unlimited highly optimized video tube site. And it integrates with Vimeo, YouTube, Metacafe. Use those video sharing sites to create your own website by populating it with various videos in minutes. It is simple to use and install. It will work on any computer. All you need to use it is a self-hosted WordPress blog.
All you have to do is find the videos you want on Youtube, Metacafe, Dailymotion or Vimeo (you can add any video you want, from anywhere, as long as you have a link for it), enter the video link, and the theme will pull all video information.
Covert Video uses a grid style post layout that is all about watching videos and using affiliates to generate revenue.
Thumbnails are automatically created for each video which is a big time saver. The theme includes video descriptions, counts, likes and all of the other features that you find on YouTube.
The sidebar and footer can be built with widgets in WordPress and custom widgets are also included to allow even deeper customization.
The theme will track impressions and clicks for every single video on your site, and it will automatically show the most popular videos at the top. This is not only for the home page. You can choose to show only your best converting videos in the featured videos rotator at the top of your page.
When people enter your store (or when they are leaving), you can show them a lightbox popup asking them to join your email list. This way you can email them whenever you want to keep them coming back to your site and/or sell to them directly.
The lightbox pop ups will also rotate between ads getting you followers for Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook. When people are watching videos on your site, two buttons will appear beneath each video. Like and share.
Theme currently supports Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, LinkedIn, Google plus and Tumblr. The Covert Video Press comes with two widget ready sidebars for all posts and pages, plus a footer with three widget ready areas.
Covert VideoPress Features
Here are some of the Covert Video Press theme features:
- Covert Video Press comes with Systematic wizard for setting up and customizing any part of WordPress theme video site
- Mini tutorial videos for every setting in the admin area
- The theme is self-optimizing. It shows best converting videos first
- Integration with social networks like Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Tumbler, and Facebook to get more social traffic
- Inbuilt theme ads and custom widgets for Adsense or any other kind of ads you wish to use for site monetization
- Use your own or other people’s videos
- Covert Video Press 3.0 will optimize title, description, and tags for all your videos
- Integrate your Facebook page with Covert Video Press, and every time you post new video, it will automatically be published on Facebook to bringing more traffic to site
- Visitors can subscribe to newsletter and automatically be added to your autoresponder
- Visitors can follow your site on social media and share videos with their friends
- When visitors enter your site (or when they are leaving), you can show them a light box pop-up asking them to join your email list
- Related videos option
- The Covert Video Press theme lets your visitors comment on your post using Facebook comments
- Once purchased you get multi-site and site flipping license
Covert Video Press Pros & Cons
Like any product, Covert Video Press theme also has its advantages and disadvantages.
Covert Video Press Price
Covert Video Press costs $47. Once purchased you get an unlimited sites license. This means you can use the theme on as many sites as you need. You can even use it on your client sites or on websites you intend to sell.
There is a 45-day money back guarantee which means if you are not happy with a theme, you can ask for a refund in that period. There is one OTO as I am aware (upsell product). It is Covert Video Content which costs $37.
Covert Content Plugin
This is an optional plugin for Covert Video Press theme. Using Covert Video Content plugin, you can set that your videos are automatically added on scheduled time.
Without any manual action needed from you. You just need to enter they keywords you want to use for the auto-blogging campaign. You can add up to 100 words or phrases and even put them in “quotes” for an exact match.
Select if your new auto blogged posts should be published immediately or saved as drafts for you to edit before posting.
The plugin will automatically create tags for your post based on the title of the source content and pull in comments from the source code and have them auto posted as comments on your site.
You can select which of your current WordPress users should be set as an author for your auto blog posts. If you select multiple, the plugin will choose a random author for each post.
The Covert Video Content plugin can currently autoblog from 4 different video sites. Youtube, Metacafe, Daily Motion and Vimeo.
Covert Video Press Alternatives
The Covert VideoPress theme is mostly for marketing niches that deal with video. It is true that you can get the site ready and running in a couple of hours. But if you want to do it as intended and to maximize Covert Video Press potential, it will take more than few hours of work.
If you aren’t familiar with WordPress or don’t know how to use some of the features, you may find it little difficult. But nothing that can’t be overcome.
It’s completely optimized and somewhat responsive though it will break on certain devices. For instance, the videos are sometimes hard to view on iPhones. The theme isn’t very expensive compared to other WordPress video themes and all features it provides.
WORTHY VIDEO WORDPRESS THEMES ALTERNATIVES
- VideoMag – Powerful Video WordPress Theme
- VideoTube Responsive WordPress Video Theme
- Elegant Tube Press
I have also reviewed other Covert products so be sure to check that:
- Covert Pin Press – WordPress Pinterest theme
- Covert Shirt Store – WordPress T-shirt plugin
- Covert Store Builder – WordPress affiliate site theme
Video WordPress Theme Using Covert Video Press Summary
If you plan to make video site and need only basic features, Covert WordPress theme video is a good choice. You can really create WordPress video website with minimal effort.
There are a few tutorial videos that show you how to use the site, but there isn’t an actual demo site, which makes it difficult for people to see what they are getting.
YouTube, Vimeo and the other video hosting sites are happy when you use their content. In fact, they encourage it (otherwise they wouldn’t let you embed videos in the first place). You can focus your video site on a single niche and put ads related to that niche.
YouTube has various videos and categories, but most people are only interested in the very small percentage of the content. So it is not bad to focus on one category only.
Even though you are using other people’s videos, you can still have 100% unique content that will rank well in Google. More than 80% videos found on YouTube have little or no video description.
So with a few minutes of writing meaningful content and rewrite video title, you have not only produced unique content but also added value to a video. And Google will love you because of that.
Price for Covert Video Press theme is $47, and you get an unlimited license. That means you can use the theme on a unlimited number of sites and even on sites you intend to sell.
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