I often write blog posts that only have a little bit of text and a cool video that I’ve found somewhere online. This is all good and well, except for the fact that my blog theme automatically generates a thumbnail (for the featured image) using the first pic I have in the post. In the past, if I didn’t have an image in the post, I wouldn’t have a featured image, or I would need to go and manually find one to display on the home page. Like so:
Enter the Video Thumnails Plugin. It does pretty much what it says on the box, creates thumbnails using the videos in your blog posts. And it works like a charm I’ve tested it with YouTube and Vimeo and it’s worked without a hitch using both of these services.
You can find it here