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Random Post Box

Description

Random Post Box is a plugin that lets you place a box anywhere on your blog, with template tag or shortcode, and
load random posts with an interval and fade effect. It uses jQuery (Ajax) which means that the content is loaded without
loading the rest of the page. The timings can be set in the admin options-panel.

The template tag is <?php random_post_box(); ?>. You can also use the shortcode [random-post-box] in a page or post.

Features

  • Insert placeholder with template tag
  • Insert placeholder with shortcode
  • Set time for displaying the post
  • Set times for fade in and fade out affect
  • Exclude or include posts by category
  • Exclude posts by age (in days)
  • Use title only
  • Use post excerpt or bodycontent
  • Strip tags from body
  • Show/hide post metadata

Screenshots

  • The options page
  • In use at Retrocamera blog

FAQ

Is there an option to display several posts?

Not at the moment, but it might be included in future versions. It’s not recommended to use the
template tag several times on the same page.

How can I style the box?

The box is a div with id “random-post-box-frame”, and the markup inside is quite similar to the
default theme.

The box changes size when loading a new post

You need to set the size to something static with CSS, or use some means to control the size. Use the id “random-post-box-frame” as described
in the previous answer.

Changelog

1.0.3

  • Updated to work with WP 3.0

1.0.2

  • Framing div-tag

1.0.1

  • Fix bug: Query args stopped random post to work on pages.

1.0

  • This is the first release

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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