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Random Post Shortcode


Insert shortcode [random-post] to a page or post to display a random post from all of your posts.
Also provides a widget to display the excerpt from a random post (published only).
To display only posts from a single category use: [random-post category_name=”News”]


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Contributors & Developers

“Random Post Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.0.3 (26.05.2016)

  • display by a single category possible

1.0.2 (28.12.2015)

  • WordPress 4.4 compatibility

1.0.1 (19.01.2013)

  • New: Random Post Widget

1.0.0 (15.01.2013)

  • first version with all required stuff by me