Attention: Kafkaesqui (the original plugin author), or anyone else who wants to help update this charming little plugin.
Please update Random Line From Posts to 0.3 with the changes listed in this post.
Random Line From Posts version 0.2 is here,
First, I enjoy this plugin and have used it for 2 years, and my readers say it’s a favorite feature of my site. The point of this plugin is to take 1 random line from all your posts, and display that random line on your homepage. Quote your posts! It works great on my lyrics site.
This plugin was occasionally choosing a random line from a Page. I want it to choose Only from Posts. I made a change in 1 line of the plugin. I think this is right? Here is my patch.
In the plugin where it says
FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status='publish'
change it to
FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status='publish' AND post_type = 'post'
That would make it, perhaps, version 0.2.1
Kafkaesqui, if you see this, (1) I believe you haven’t actually linked this cool plugin on your Plugins page, even though you have it hosted on your server. Go public, man! It is a cool plugin.
(2) Please confirm or reject my above described patch.
(3) In the original thread when you made this plugin, I was asking for a version 0.3 because of 2 reasons which are described in the other thread (which is a closed thread, so I couldn’t respond there today):
Those reasons are, basically, first to include title=”Post Title” when the Random Line is displayed as a hyperlink, and secondly to — in Kafkaesqui’s words — alter ‘apply_filters’ to provide more of an enumerative argument where you can select any or all filters *not* to apply (such as wpautop, which is the filter sticking the paragraph tags in).
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