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  • I’m looking for a code that I can use for displaying a random post on my front page. I have found som plugins but they only make a list of random posts. I want the full post or the excerpt and an image. Just like a normal post on the front page.

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  • Bump — I have this same question, using WordPress 2.5.1 . My site sandbox is at . Rather than the most recent post, I want the front page to have a random post.

    I tried editing .htaccess to ?random, but either that doesn’t work or I did it wrong, need a better solution from a far brighter programmer than I am.

    Thanks for advice!

    I surfed through the forums and after much testing found that the solution here worked for me:

    I tweaked the display section, and now my page is working properly.

    Here’s the code, for reference; when I say I “tweaked the display section,” I mean that I

    $rand_posts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type='post' ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1");
    foreach($rand_posts as $post){
    Put whatever you want to display here, for example: <?php the_content('Read more...'); ?>
    <? }
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