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[resolved] Refresh on Page Load? (21 posts)

  1. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    Is it possible to have the widget show a different post on each page refresh?
    Thanks,
    Josh

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-featured-widget-amplified/

  2. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You could select the random orderly option.

  3. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks!
    I have it set to random, but it is not working. Here are my settings:
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/4f45f8a5-9baf-4908-bce2-6d62b60c8593/06bd02ba5744aee5454884bebf697c2b

  4. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    could you share a link to where this in being used?

  5. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  6. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have a caching plugin installed? How were the applications added? Is it using the same date or are each using a different date?

  7. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nick,
    There are no caching plugins installed.
    The applications are Posts with different dates.
    I can make a login for you if you give me an email address.
    Thanks,
    Josh

  8. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please use my contact form. Thanks
    http://designsbynickthegeek.com/contact

  9. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Josh,

    Thanks for the login. You only have one post as a product so it can't change it randomly.

  10. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Nick,
    Thanks for looking into this.
    I'm not sure what you mean by product.
    Here is a screenshot showing that there are at least two posts in each of the categories which feed into the home page widgets.
    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/7b2fd690-0eff-4572-9f4b-3167ebf68b3e/77dbf76ec49d54973f821976cd176141

  11. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, sorry I was looking at the wrong category. I noticed, though, that you aren't using the Genesis Featured Widget Amplified plugin right now. It is the standard Genesis Featured Posts Widget built into the Genesis Theme.

  12. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Nick,
    The plugin was deactivated somehow. It is active now, but the posts do not change on page refresh.
    Thanks again for all of your help!
    -Josh

  13. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Josh,

    I enabled a debug output that shows the arguments being passed to the query_posts() argument. The orderby is being correctly set to rand, if it isn't changing randomly my first guess would be a plugin breaking the query. If possible please disable all of the other plugins temporarily and test.

  14. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Nick,
    I disabled all other plugins and it is not working.
    Could it be anything else?
    Thanks,
    Josh

  15. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please try adding this to your home.php file
    remove_all_filters('posts_orderby');

  16. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks again for your help!

    We added this to the home page, but it does not appear to be working.

    What else do you advise?

    Thanks,
    Josh

  17. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is a thread that addresses orderby rand not working with several possible solutions. The one I find interesting is where a couple of users found that the host had disabled the rand options from working.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp_query-orderby-random-not-working?replies=13

  18. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nick,
    Thank you so much for all of your help.
    I truly appreciate that you went so far above and beyond what a plugin developer "needs" to do.
    -Josh

  19. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    So did that resolve the issue?

  20. Josh Fialkoff
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes. I am having a problem with the custom link on the featured image, but that is separate.
    Thanks again!

  21. Nick the Geek
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Cheers

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