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No "random post" option?

  1. I use Inuit Types theme (by Bizz Arctic) and wanted to add a button to get a "random post" which I see on many other blogs.
    When I go to Appearances-->Widgets, however, I do not see a widget for "Random post," Is it possible it's simply not an option with my theme?

    Thnks

    The blog I need help with is danielbroberts.com.

  2. If you can post examples it'd help, but most times it's a simple text widget with a link in it... so http://example.wordpress.com/?random

    There also used to be a simple link with an arrow image on the WP admin bar that let us find random blogs, that'd be an awesome feature to have back.

    http://wordpress.com/next/

  3. The "next" link works fine but has the nasty habit of sometimes directing you to a blog that was suspended for TOS violations... (looks like those aren't removed from that ring!)

    Moderators, could you please remove johnnytesting's first link or make it non-clickable? wodpress.com redirects to a not suitable for work (NSFW) website.

  4. Hmm. I see how that link (http://example.wordpress.com/?random) works, but I don't see how to make that a link on my sidebar. I see how to add a text widget, but then I put the link in the text and it just shows up on my sidebar as is, messy, exposed. I want it to be a button that's clickable... anyone?

    Thanks!!

  5. Put this in the text widget and edit as desired.

    <a href="http://example.wordpress.com/?random">Click for Random Post</a>

  6. Put something like this in a text widget:
    <a href="http://danielbroberts.com/?random" title="Click here for random post">Feeling lucky??? Click here for a random post</a>

  7. THANK YOU! worked great

  8. If you want to use a button, upload the button to your media library, get the URL and put it into the following code.

    <a href="http://example.wordpress.com/?random"><img src="URL_of_button" alt="click for random post" title="random button" /></a>

  9. You're welcome.

  10. I've replaced some WordPress.com links above with "example.wordpress.com". Thanks.

  11. @naokomc: FYI, it still says wodpress.com instead of wordpress.com, which directs users to the NSFW site.

  12. @airodyssey @thesacredpath

    So sorry! It is fixed now.

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