How to Get a Wistia Video Thumbnail Without the API

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Wistia video provides some handy embed codes for your videos but what if you want to create a custom player or use the thumbnail image by itself. You can use their API but the setup could me more complicated than you need. Thankfully Wistia provides Oauth url’s used in WordPress to grab the data for each video as JSON. You can use jQuery to tap into this data and output however you need. Below is a code example of it working.

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Written by: Jacob Lett - Jacob is an experienced website designer and developer who specializes in building HubSpot CMS themes. He helps Industrial companies optimize and leverage their website for awareness, lead generation, and branding.
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