When I released the first version of Video Thumbnails over 3 years ago, I wasn't expecting the journey it has taken me on. It was my first plugin, and just a tiny solution for displaying YouTube images on my skateboarding website. Today it grown into an awesome tool that supports 16 providers and saves a lot time for a lot of people every day. The feedback after over 200,000 downloads and hundreds of support threads has taught me an incredible amount and helped it become the robust plugin it is today.
Two weeks ago we released Video Thumbnails Pro, a great tool for professional bloggers and power users. It extends the free version with features like a customizable upload directory and maximum image sizes. You can see a demo in the video below, or check out the full list of features on the plugin's page.
If you love the free version of Video Thumbnails there's no need to worry, because it's not going anywhere. The pro version is installed alongside the free version and hooks into its core, so both free and pro users will benefit from continued updates to the basic version of Video Thumbnails. The main difference is that the free version will maintain a focus on simple automation while the pro version adds additional features and customization options for power users.
We hope you'll continue to enjoy using Video Thumbnails and consider upgrading to Video Thumbnails Pro.