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Random Posts

Description

Random Posts displays a list of randomly chosen posts. The output can be customised in many ways.

This plugin requires the latest version of the Post-Plugin Library: download it now.

Version History

  • 2.6.2.0
    • new {imagealt} output tag — rather like {imagesrc}
    • {excerpt} can now trim to whole sentences
    • content filter can now take parameter string
    • widget can now take parameter string
    • output can be appended to posts & feeds
  • 2.6.1.0
    • the current post can be marked manually
    • widgets now honour the option to show no output if list is empty
  • 2.6.0.1
    • bug fix: installation code was failing on some systems
  • 2.6.0.0
    • version bump to indicate compatibility with WP 2.6
    • fix to really include attachments
    • new parameter for {imagesrc} to append a suffix to the image name, e.g. to get the thumbnail for attachments
  • 2.5.0.11
    • new option to include attachments
    • {php} tag now accepts nested tags
    • new output tag {authorurl} — permalink to archive of author’s posts
  • 2.5.0.10
    • fix for page selection in old versions of WP
    • made omit current post try harder to find current post ID
  • 2.5.0.9
    • new option to match the current post’s author
    • extended options for snippet and excerpt output tags
  • 2.5.0.7
    • new option to show by status, i.e., published/private/draft/future
    • {categorynames} and {categorylinks} apply ‘single_cat_name’ filter
    • fixes bug in WP pre-2.2 causing installation to fail
  • 2.5.0
    • {image} has new post, link, and default parameters
    • new {imagesrc} tag
    • fix to empty category bug
    • excluded posts bug fix
    • fix for intermittent bug with ‘omit current post’ option
  • 2.5b26
    • reverted thumbnail serving (speed)
    • fix current post after extra query
  • 2.5b25
    • option to sort output, group templates
    • removed ‘trim_before’ option added more logical ‘divider’
    • {date:raw}, {commentdate:raw}, etc.
    • fix for {image} resizing when and not
    • {image} now serves real thumbnails
  • 2.5b24
    • fix for recursive replacement by content filter
    • fix to {gravatar} to allow for ‘identicon’ etc.
    • fix to {commenter} to allow trimming
    • fix a warning in safe mode
  • 2.5b23
    • new option to filter on custom fields
    • nested braces in {if}; condition now taggable
    • improved bug report feature
    • better way to omit user comments
  • 2.5b22
    • fixes for tag bugs
    • show_pages option can now show only pages
  • 2.5b19
    • fix for content replacement filter
  • 2.5b18
    • fix output filter bug
    • new conditional tag {if:condition:yes:no}
  • 2.5b16
    • fix for {php}
  • 2.5b15
    • fix bugs, add ‘included posts’ setting
  • 2.5b14
    • fix file-encoding, installation error, etc.
  • 2.5b11
    • some widget fixes
  • 2.5b9

    • clarifying installation instructions
  • previous versions

Installation

  1. IMPORTANT! If you are upgrading from a previous version first deactivate the plugin, then delete the plugin folder from your server.

  2. Upload the plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder. If you haven’t already you should also install the Post-Plugin Library>.

  3. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.

  4. Put <?php random_posts(); ?> at the place in your template where you want the list to appear or use the plugin as a widget.

  5. Use the Options/Settings page to adjust the behaviour of the plugin.

My web site has full instructions and information on customisation.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. IMPORTANT! If you are upgrading from a previous version first deactivate the plugin, then delete the plugin folder from your server.

  2. Upload the plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder. If you haven’t already you should also install the Post-Plugin Library>.

  3. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.

  4. Put <?php random_posts(); ?> at the place in your template where you want the list to appear or use the plugin as a widget.

  5. Use the Options/Settings page to adjust the behaviour of the plugin.

My web site has full instructions and information on customisation.

Contributors & Developers

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

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