Better Post Formats is a free WordPress plugin that extends audio, video, gallery, link and quote post formats and allows you to use proper multimedia as featured content on your website.
Video post format with Vimeo embed
Quote post format with featured image and light skin applied to quote, cite and quote icon Photo by Gilles Rolland-Monnet on Unsplash
Gallery with light skin applied to slider navigation arrows and pagination bullets Photos by NordWood Themes, Lucas Gallone and Daniel von Appen on Unsplash
Audio post format with SoundCloud embed
Link post format with featured image and light skin applied to post title and link icon. Link is pointing to Google