Hopefully someone can help here.
Recently whilst building a theme for a client I added a plug-in to WordPress that automatically created a featured image (or thumbnail) for a video that was added to a ‘project’ custom post type. Unfortunately the client wanted to add their own thumbnails so I scrapped this feature.
However now I need to recreate it and can’t find the plug-in I used before. I have obviously found the video thumbnails plug-in here http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/video-thumbnails/
but I don’t think this is the same plug-in for 2 reasons:
a) When I install video thumbnails now, it adds a meta box above the featured image box which I am certain was not there before.
b) In both the original theme and my recreation I used/am using custom fields to enter the Vimeo ID. This custom field data is the retrieved and added to the rest of the embed code within the page template. For example:
<?php if( $project_item = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'vimeo_id', true) ): ?> <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/<?php echo $project_item; ?>?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="508" height="286" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
It seems that the video thumbnails plug-in only reads the body content and not the custom fields and as a result the plug-in isn’t generating or recognising any thumbnails within the post. I’m pretty certain that the original plug-in scanned the whole post. I’ve tried changing the Video Thumbnail plug-in code using the instructions in this link – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-video-thumbnails-cant-find-youtube-thumbnails – to check the ‘Vimeo ID’ custom field but I still get error messages both in Settings>Video Thumbnails and on the actual custom post type edit screen stating that no thumbnails can be found. I guess this is because only the ID is actually placed in the custom field.
For the life of me I cannot recreate what I did before and it’s sending me crazy. Does anyone out there have any idea of the plug-in I’m describing? Or any other plug-in that will work in the same way?
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