link to random post on my blog

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  • #616705

    lulu13
    Member

    Hi, it would be nice to have a widget that propose to our readers a daily random link within our blog. It could be something like “have you read this old post?” or “another post on this blog that you might like”…

    The reason why I am interested in this ONE link (besides the fact that it may increase the time my readers spend on my blog) is for QR codes. My blog is a food blog, and I would like my readers to get “a recipe a day.” If I had this ONE link, I could QR code it and give this ONE code to my readers. They could print it or save it in their smartphones, and then, from anywhere, they could have access to a random recipe every day.

    I wouldn’t need WordPress to worry about the QR code, that’s on my end. But I’d love it if you could create this ONE link to a daily random post on my blog.

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is cestpasmoijeljure.wordpress.com.

    #616826

    devblog
    Member

    There’s a way to create a “random” link that will take the reader to a different post every time he/she clicks on it…

    <a href="/?random">Random Post</a>

    Not exactly what you want, but maybe this will work for you?

    #616827

    lulu13
    Member

    That’s close, thanks, but I have to put this code on my own blog for it to work, right? People who are not on my blog could not access a random post on my blog with just this link, am I understanding this correctly?

    #616828

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    It’s quite possible to generate a link to a random post on your blog, (http:// yourblognamehere .wordpress.com/?random and obviously without the extra spaces) but hadn’t thought about smartphones and QR codes. Nice idea!

    #616829

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Too slow! ~~devblog

    Interesting thought,probably if they bookmark it?

    #616830

    lulu13
    Member

    Excellent, thank you, it works!!! I created a QR code with the random link and it takes me every time to a new post on my blog! Fantastic!!!

    #616831

    timethief
    Member
    #616833

    lulu13
    Member

    Thanks, timethief, this is great. I won’t use the icon, though, or I should say my icon will be a QR code. Excellent stuff, you should tell people about it!

    #616834

    lulu13
    Member

    For those who are interested: I went there: http://www.qrstuff.com/ and entered this information (without the spaces): http: // cestpasmoijeljure . wordpress . com /? random and it created an image (QR code) that I downloaded and can use as an icon.

    #616838

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    You are welcome. Great idea!

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