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.
This article applies to TubePress when used in standalone PHP. WordPress users should refer to this article instead.
This add-on is pre-installed at no cost for TubePress Express users (including Jimdo and 1&1) and Wix users; you only need to purchase and install the add-on if you are using TubePress as a WordPress plugin or in standalone PHP.
Purchase and download this add-on from the TubePress Marketplace.
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
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 by setting the value of
<?php print TubePressPro::getHTML('youtubeHideBlackBars="true"');