I'm setting up a query of posts in a Wordpress theme. I'd like to make it as simple as possible and grab the thumbnail of the YouTube video embedded in the posts.
I am embedding the Youtube videos by copying the URL to the content editor.
What I'd like to do, is be able to pull that video URL and use the thumbnail generator to display that videos thumbnail in the query list as a link image.
<?php echo the_content; ?>/#.jpg
I'm not sure if that's possible or the best practice, but doesn't seem too far out of the realm of what may be already native in Wordpress and I'm just not looking in the right place. Any suggestions?