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    Hi all,

    forgive the probably basic question, but I am new to WordPress and am slowly getting used to the code. Plus, I’m not a coder but a designer so everything takes a bit longer for me. I’d like to display a list of four random posts in a sidebar. The code I am using is working fine, but it is displaying all of the posts and I’d like to limit it to four. The tricky part is that because I am displaying each in a rounded-corner box, I need different queries.

    The following works fine but is showing all of the posts and it is all in one box.

    <div class="victories">
      <div class="roundedcornr_top"><div></div></div>
      <div class="roundedcornr_content">
         <?php query_posts('cat=4'. '&orderby=rand'); ?>
            <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
               <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
            <?php the_content(); ?>
           <?php endwhile;?>
    </div>
    <div class="roundedcornr_bottom"><div></div></div>
    </div>

    This works fine, but if I put this in each box, I get a random post, but the same random post in each box.

    <div class="victories">
      <div class="roundedcornr_top"><div></div></div>
      <div class="roundedcornr_content">
         <?php query_posts('cat=4'. '&orderby=rand'); ?>
           <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
         <?php the_content(); ?>
    </div>
     <div class="roundedcornr_bottom"><div></div></div>
    </div>
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