We love how easy it is to embed youtube videos (and auto preview image) in Wordpress.
We are assuming that you are familiar with this native feature of Wordpress: [url removed, login to view]
The problem we are having is the preview image is not appearing in our RSS-to-email campaigns in Campaign Monitor as the other normal images are appearing.
Again, we do not want to do any additional manual work when adding youtube videos (we currently simply paste the youtube link into the top of our story content) - so we do not want to have to take a screen grab image and manually add it as a featured image.
We also love how the native Wordpress solution includes the red play button.
A nice feature would be to not have related videos appear once the video has played.
Same scalability is needed to be able to apply solution to 30+ almost identical wordpress blogs (and the list is growing) and I am not a coder.
So a plugin?
Similar budget to last time?
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We have tried this plugin but it didn't work: http://wordpress.org/plugins/smart-youtube/
We also need to be mindful that we need to use this plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-rss-images/ because Campaign Monitor requires it: https://feedsy.createsend.com/help/topic.aspx?t=277