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Simple Random Posts Shortcode WordPress Plugin

A simple but effective WordPress plugin to render random blog posts in pages and/or posts. This is the first public release and features the following shortcode options to customize the rendering process:

  1. header: whether to output header text (default=)
  2. show_featured_image: whether to output featured post image (default=TRUE)
  3. featured_image_height: height of featured image in px (default=100)
  4. preview_text_chars: amount of chars to be displayed for preview text (default=200)
  5. container_css_class: CSS class of outer container (default=articles-preview-container)
  6. container_article_css_class: CSS class of article containe (default=article-preview)
  7. append_css_clear: whether to append a CSS clear container (default=TRUE)
  8. container_left_width: px or % (default=65%)
  9. container_right_width: px or % (default=30%)

Usage

In order to use the plugin just insert the shortcode

[simple_random_post]

and use the options provided above to customize the plugin. Feel free to download it from the official WordPress plugin repository.

Demo

Below you find a demo using the following shortcode:

simple_random_posts header="<b>Custom header</b>

[simple_random_posts header=”Custom header“]

6 thoughts on “Simple Random Posts Shortcode WordPress Plugin

    1. matthias.kerstner Post author

      Hi Jonathan,
      I’ve updated the posting to give a better overview for the options available to customize the plugin. Let me know if you need further details. Cheers

      Reply
  1. Jonathan

    Hi

    Thanks and what if i want to display only one post from one category ?

    The random option can still do what it does but i just want to display one post at the time from a specific category

    Reply
    1. matthias.kerstner Post author

      Hi Jonathan,
      sorry for the late reply. Out of the box you could check the elements returned by wp_query in the plugin and filter out elements from the same category. But an additional short code option max_entries_per_category would be easier, right? 🙂

      Reply
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