Video Thumbnails 2.0 Released

Posted May 13, 2013

I'm proud to announce that Video Thumbnails 2.0 is available now. You can grab it for free on the WordPress plugin directory or upgrade from your dashboard if you're already using it.

This version has been in the works for longer than I expected, but I learned a great deal in the process. Everything has been rewritten and reorganized from the ground up to make future development easier even as the number of features grows. Support has been added for six new providers, bringing the total to twelve: YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Blip,, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Funny or Die, MPORA, Wistia, Youku, and CollegeHumor.

Besides supporting more providers, there are several other new features and improvements:

  • HD YouTube thumbnails (when available)
  • Higher resolution Vimeo thumbnails
  • Private Vimeo videos (must enter an API key in settings)
  • Bulk thumbnail removal
  • Better file names
  • Debugging page for better troubleshooting

If everything already works smoothly for you, hopefully you'll probably never notice the changes. However, there's a good chance you'll benefit from an improved ability to quickly track down bugs and release fixes.