This is a quick blog post based on the quick solution for making static image of Youtube Video by Youtube site.
The link will be as simple as the following:
Replace the “[video_id_from_youtube]” with the actual video id from Youtube site.
In WordPress, in the post edit page, we can have video id saved in custom field, and load the video id and place it in the above http link to load the image url to be used in src attribute in image tag in HTML.
With this implementation, we do not need to do screenshot on youtube video.
Hope this helps you a bit.