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Random Posts Widget

This simple plugin is a widget that displays a list of random posts on your widgetized sidebar. It supports multiple instances with WordPress 2.8 and

  • 07-May-2007: Fixed a bug of displaying widget before and after tag
  • 14-Jun-2007: Fixed a bug where pages are also selected. Now it only displays posts.
  • 26-Jun-2007: Removed before and after configuration options, now taken from theme settings
  • 03-Aug-2007: Overhauled entire engine to optimize queries. This has been tested on a test blog with 50,000 posts on an old machine (Pentium III 600MHz) in maximum 3 seconds. Also removed duplicated results and added category to choose.
  • 04-Aug-2007: Fixed a bug where wrong permalink was displayed
  • 10-Aug-2007: Fixed a bug where if 1 post count is selected an error occured
  • 27-Sep-2007: Added ability to detect database version (WordPress 2.3 has database changed) while maintaining backward-compatibility with 2.2.x
  • 30-May-2013: Use WP_Widget to allow multiple instances since WordPress 2.8, while maintaining backwards-compatibility

Requires: 2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-5-30
Active Installs: 10,000+

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