Randomize

Description

Randomize simply displays randomized text. You’re able to deposit text passages and quotes in the administration backend by categories. You can use the widget, a shortcode or template tag to show up randomized text on your site.

Ready for translation

Since version 1.4 was released Randomize is ready for translation. Feel free to add or support your language on translate.wordpress.org!

Languages included:

  • English
  • German/Deutsch (by myself)

Development Notice

I am not the author of this plugin. The original author has discontinued the development, so that I decided to continue the free distribution under the new name “Randomize”. It’s based on “Random Text” by pantsonhead.

To continue the development of this plugin I may need your help! So if you have skills send me a message.

Screenshots

  • Sample output on frontend
  • Single import with HTML
  • Bulk import with multiple lines of content
  • Randomize overview
  • Widget configuration

Installation

  1. Upload the zip to your WordPress installation and activate it.
  2. Switch to “Appearance” -> “Widgets” for using the widget OR embed a shortcode/template tag.
  3. Manage your entries in “Settings” -> “Randomize”.

Note: During installation, Randomize creates a new table to your WP database to store the entries by category. After setup you should see two sample entries.
By uninstalling the plugin the DB tables will be removed also.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the zip to your WordPress installation and activate it.
  2. Switch to “Appearance” -> “Widgets” for using the widget OR embed a shortcode/template tag.
  3. Manage your entries in “Settings” -> “Randomize”.

Note: During installation, Randomize creates a new table to your WP database to store the entries by category. After setup you should see two sample entries.
By uninstalling the plugin the DB tables will be removed also.

Can I use shortcodes?

Yes, you can use…
[randomize]
for all strings, or
[randomize category=’EXAMPLE_CATEGORY’]
for a specific category, or even
[randomize category=’EXAMPLE_CATEGORY’ random=’1′]
for a specific category also, but with randomization instead of rotating.

What about template tags?

You can use something like this, where ‘EXAMPLE_CATEGORY’ is the group you wish to select items from:

<?php randomize('EXAMPLE_CATEGORY'); ?>
Can I embed images?

You are able to embed images by using the general HTML tag. Maybe you would like to create an own category for images in Randomize.

Reviews

Like it! But

I have problem, i just started with WP and migrate my web from another CMS, so I have enabled debug mode and it says:

Notice: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in randomize is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct() instead.

Can comebody fix this plugin?
Yes, I know if I disable debug mode, message goes away.

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Contributors & Developers

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

“Randomize” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Randomize” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

v1.4.2 2018-08-01

  • Deleted local language files (no longer necessary)
  • added a small donation link in admin area

v1.4 2018-04-27

  • Internationalized
  • added german language file
  • requires WordPress 4.6+ now
  • requires PHP 5.6+ now

v1.3.1 2018-04-26

  • tested with WP 4.9.5
  • Updated licence to GPLv3
  • Updated assets
  • Updated FAQ for PHP template tags
  • Updated required PHP version

v1.3 2017-03-05

  • Hotfix

v1.1 2016-10-20

  • Replaced function “WP_Widget()” with “parent::__construct()”, which is deprecated since version 4.3.0 of WordPress

v1.0 2014-06-03

  • Initial release