Plenty of people are posting videos to YouTube and other platforms on a daily basis. Without an attractive thumbnail, the right title, and other video optimizations, you are going to have a hard time reaching more people. PixelPlay is one of many plugins that can help with that. It comes with a bunch of pre-built templates but you can always start from scratch.
This plugin lets you customize your video covers via drag & drop. You can add text, images, overlays and emojis. It also has various button styles to choose from. Once you are done, you get a shortcode to display your video on your website. This plugin supports Vimeo, YouTube, and self hosted videos. It keeps track of views and clicks, so you will know how well it is working.
This plugin has fully customizable templates. kamleshyadav is the developer behind this plugin.