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  • Resolved MouseUK

    (@mouseuk)


    Hi,

    I’ll I’m trying to do is to get 6 random posts pulled out of the “feature” category at random and display their featured picture (little 100x100px) image in a box on the right side of my site.

    I have it mostly working if I remove “orderby=rand” it shows all 6 images in the right hand box of the latest 6 featured posts but I also want it to display older posts from the category hence trying to get it to randomise it.

    When I add the orderby=rand I get it randomly picking out older posts which is good but it also randomly displays between 1 and 6 posts instead of 6 random ones and I have no idea why.

    <?php query_posts('category_name=feature&showposts=6&orderby=rand'); ?>
    	<?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

    Any ideas/help would be grateful.
    Thanks
    MouseUK

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  • Michael

    (@alchymyth)

    Forum Moderator

    it also randomly displays between 1 and 6 posts instead of 6 random ones

    do all of those ‘feature’ category posts have a featured image aka post thumbnail?

    Yes, they all have a featured image.

    Michael

    (@alchymyth)

    Forum Moderator

    ideally, can you post a link to your site with the problem showing?

    does the ‘feature’ category have sub categories?

    what is the full code of your extra loop?

    I’ve found it, you were right with your original post, I thought I had all the ones in the feature category set-up with an image.
    But thought I’d go through them all again to double check and 2 were missing 😀

    Sorted now, Thanks for your help.

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