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Youtube Thumbnailer


Enhanced video detection.

This plugin runs through the posts in your blog and if it finds a YouTube video embedded in a post it sets the thumbnail to be the videos thumbnail.


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  1. Upload the youtube-thumbnailer directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit the plugins page by clicking the Use link in the plugins description or from the Tools admin panel.

That’s it, now you can start adding your own buttons.

Contributors & Developers

“Youtube Thumbnailer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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*Enhanced video detection.


*Auto thumbnailing bug fixed.
*Better video detection.


*Now this plugin actually works for regular youtube embedding.


*First release.