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YouTubeThumb2CustomField (YTT2CF) is a WordPress plugin that checks your post content for any embeded YouTube video and inserts thumbnail-url into a custom field named “ytthumb_url”. Now you can use that custom field data to beautify the look of your blog.

The plugin checks the content of your post for the YouTube embed code and for videos which you have inserts via Vladimir Prelovac’s Smart YouTube.


My thanks goes to Vladimir Prelovac for his great plugin Smart YouTube from which I got some inspiration and I used his readme.txt as template.


  1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress and you’re done!

Contributors & Developers

“YouTubeThumb2CustomField” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First release of YouTubeThumb2CustomField