Links widget – how often does the "random" selection update

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  • #1425022

    tandava108
    Member

    How often does the random selection in the links widget change? It is certainly not each time I view the page.

    The blog I need help with is western-hindu.org.

    #1425146

    timethief
    Member

    Good question? I haven’t a clue what the answer is so I’ll tag this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they reply and I’ll do the same. :)

    #1425153

    tandava108
    Member

    Thanks. My blogroll was getting so long that I set it to “random” with a limit of 10 links. I have a text widget underneath saying “this is a random selection and it will change every so often” but it would be nice to be more specific

    #1425223

    jackiedana
    Member

    The links widget is one of our older features and not heavily used. As such, I’m not finding any documentation on how often it’s supposed to rotate the display of random links.

    I’d keep an eye on it for a few days and if it isn’t rotating at all, please let me know, and I’ll look into it for you.

    #1425228

    tandava108
    Member

    Thanks,
    I’ll keep an eye on it. I’m not sure if it is updating or not yet!

    #1425231

    tandava108
    Member

    OK, six hours on and the random selection has not changed yet!

    #1425239

    tandava108
    Member

    now it has changed. Perhaps it changes once a day?

    #1425240

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    This must be new because at one time, the links updated on each refresh. Thank you for bringing this to Staff attention.

    Those of us who use the random option in the Links widget may be few in number, but the previously suggested alternate of using a Custom Menu in a widget is not a viable alternative as there is no “random” option there.

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