I’m very much a WordPress newbie at the moment, and am setting up my blog with The Columnist free theme (http://thecolumnist.info/).
One thing I just can’t figure out for the life of me, though, is how to set a video to the “featured image” area of a page. The developer calls this the “hero” area. He explains how to do it here: http://thecolumnist.info/videos/a-video-post/
But I just can’t figure it out. Pasting the embed code from Vimeo places the video in the body of the post, and using the “old” embed code from Vimeo doesn’t embed anything at all (though it includes the “object” tag he mentions).