Retrieve the name, path, or link to a randomly chosen file or files in a specified directory.
This plugin provides template tags that allow you to retrieve the name, path (relative or absolute), url, or fully marked-up link to a randomly chosen file or files in a specified directory.
Arguments to the functions permit you to specify limit what file(s) can be randomly selected based on a given set of file extensions. You can also explicitly specify files that should not be randomly selected.
This functionality can be useful for displaying random images/logos or including text from random files onto your site (writing excerpts, multi-line quotes, etc). Other ideas: random ads, random CSS files, random theme template selection.
<?php echo c2c_random_file( '/random' ); ?>
Unless you limit the file search to only include a particular extension (via
$extensions argument), all files in the specified
$dir will be under consideration for random selection
Can be run inside or outside of "the loop"
Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.3
Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Active Installs: 600+
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