Automatic Featured Images from Videos

When placing a YouTube or Vimeo video within the first 1000 characters of a post, the thumbnail of that video will automatically be sideloaded and set as the featured image for the post as long as the post does not already have a featured image set.

In addition, after setting the video thumbnail as the featured image, an “is_video” post meta field is updated to allow for the use of conditional statements within your loop.

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Latest version: Download Automatic Featured Images from Videos v1.0.3 [zip] Rating: [imp_rating]%

Installation

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  2. Search for ‘Automatic Featured Images from Videos’.
  3. Activate Automatic Featured Images from Videos from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download Automatic Featured Images from Videos.
  2. Upload the ‘Automatic Featured Images from Videos’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  3. Activate Automatic Featured Images from Videos from your Plugins page.

Changelog

1.0.3

  • Switch to using WP HTTP API functions over get_headers(). Hopefully removes potential server config conflicts.
  • Reverse originally incorrect logic in YouTube thumbnail selection based on header results.
  • Return early if saving a revision.

1.0.2

  • Add support for youtube short links, fixes #3

1.0.1

  • Fix bug with special characters in YouTube video titles
  • Fix bug where duplicate images would be uploaded and set as featured image when editing a post

1.0

  • Initial release

Downloads: 24775

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