Most YouTube video thumbnails have horizontal black bars on the top and bottom. This TubePress add-on completely removes these bars, leaving behind a clean and more professional image.
Purchase and download this add-on from the TubePress Dashboard.
Unzip the file you downloaded (
youtube-black-bars-remover_x_y_z.zip) into the add-ons subdirectory of your TubePress Content Directory (
You should now have a directory at
z are the major, minor, and micro version numbers of the add-on.
Clear the TubePress system cache once so TubePress discovers the add-on.
You can activate this add-on from
WP Admin > Settings > TubePress. Navigate to the "Thumbnails" tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. There you will see a checkbox which enables/disables the black bar removal.