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  • Resolved tiborbogun


    Dear Brianna

    It seems that your Plugin does exaktly what I am looking for. Eventually. May I ask you if there is any way to use it for random background-images?

    This is my Hero HTML

    <div class="header_random-image">
    	<div id="hero"></div>

    I would like to insert a random background-image using this CSS

    #hero {
      background-image: url( RANDOM IMAGE INSIDE HERE );
      background-size: cover;
      background-position: 50% 30%;
      width: 100%;
      margin-top: -65px;

    To use it as a background-image I need to output just the image-URL and I need to place it on to the right place in this CSS-rule.

    Further I’d like to extrakt at least one image meta-field (the caption for example) to display a unique URL beside my hero image. have a look here:

    As you probably see I am not a developer but after two days of investigation I am quite desperate. Is a user-friendly and responsive random-hero-image rocket science?

    Best from Berlin

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  • Plugin Author Brianna Deleasa


    Hi Tibor! I’m very happy to hear you’ve found the plugin useful! šŸ™‚

    I’m not sure exactly which set of random images you need to retrieve, but there are some template tags in the includes/template-tags.php file that allow you to retrieve a random thumbnail anywhere in a plugin/theme:

    1. wprpt_get_random_image() – Retrieves 1 random image out of ALL images uploaded through ALL tabs of the admin area.
    2. wprpt_get_global_images() – Retrieves 1 random image out of the images uploaded through the Global Options tab.
    3. wprpt_get_post_type_images( $post_type ) – Retrieves 1 random image out of the images uploaded through the Post Type Options tab, based on the specific post type passed in.
    4. wprpt_get_taxonomy_term_images( $taxonomy, $term_obj ) – Retrieves 1 random image out of the images uploaded through the Taxonomy Options tab, based on the taxonomy slug and term ID passed in.

    These functions return a PHP array of information about the random image, including the attachment ID. You’ll be able to grab whatever WordPress generated image size and metadata you need using the WordPress wp_get_attachment_* template functions.

    I hope this helps! šŸ™‚

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