Random Posts Plugin

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  • #1599997

    pruncuu
    Member

    When a blog has a great deal of posts, readers don’t want and don’t have the time to go through all to possible 100+ posts written there in order to make an idea of the blog’s content.

    Thus, a plugin that allows the reader to select a random post is necessary. He just clicks on a button and a random post is displayed.

    Interesting, right ? It is useful for sure.

    I’ve searched for a possibility to add such a plugin, but unfortunately uploading plugins is only available to wordpress.ORG (or so I understood).

    I came about this widget at wordpress.org. Perhaps you could make us a little surprise gift by adding such a widget.

    The widget is here for download:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-random-posts-widget/

    Who’s in favor ?

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

    #1600071

    auxclass
    Member

    it can be done here now – no plugin needed – I think it is short code in a Widget.

    #1600072

    pruncuu
    Member

    Can you tell me how, please ? I really need it.

    Thanks in advance

    #1600073

    raincoaster
    Member

    Uh, that function has existed here for years. I use it on my own blog (click the 20-sided die in the sidebar).

    The link you want to use is http://.http://pruncu.wordpress.com/?random

    #1600075

    auxclass
    Member

    Put the text in a Text Widget (Dashboard >> Appearance >> Widgets)

    I had to log out of this account an log back into another account where I use this on a a blog that is not linked to this account – so takes a few minutes to do all of that

    Good luck

    Random Article from Your Site

    #1600076

    raincoaster
    Member

    Huh. Dunno where the extra prefix came from.

    http//pruncu.wordpress.com/?random

    #1600077

    auxclass
    Member

    Posted the code wrong – pay no attention to the code that was converted to a link that does not work

    Put the text in a Text Widget (Dashboard >> Appearance >> Widgets)

    <a href="http://your-site.wordpress.com/?random">Random Article from Your Site</a>

    #1600078

    pruncuu
    Member

    God bless !

    Thanks Raincoaster and especially Auxclass. You guys rock !

    #1600079

    pruncuu
    Member

    Since you are already helping me, I have one question for the both of you.

    How can I make the posts appear only in a summary before they are clicked ?

    I have the option checked at settings/reading/ “For each article in a feed, show”… I clicked on Summary, but it doesn’t work.

    #1600080

    raincoaster
    Member

    Please do a search of the forum for that. It’s asked and answered multiple times a day.

    #1600081

    pruncuu
    Member

    Alright. Thanks :)

    #1600082

    auxclass
    Member

    Search for “More Tag”

    #1600083

    auxclass
    Member

    also lots of info here: http://support.wordpress.com/

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