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Advanced Random Posts Widget

Provides flexible and advanced random posts. Display it via shortcode or widget with thumbnails, post excerpt, and much more!

22 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.2.1 not supported - doesn't work
By , for WP 4.2.1

Really wish it did, but it doesn't.

Nice one but needs some improvement
By , for WP 4.1.1

Thanks for this nice plugin.
Does a great job but lacks some features such easier CSS customization and maybe more options to display different random images from posts (not only the featured one).

MASSIVE performance hit on site
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin causes a HUGE slowdown in page loading. I've tested on two sites using multiple external tools and the fact is clear. There was a 500% degradation in page loading time with this plugin active as opposed to it being deactivated. Deleted, gone, bye bye.

Perfect Plugin for me
By , for WP 4.1

Awesome plugin, i like it

great plugin
By , for WP 4.0

great plugin, solved my problem with no problems :)

Nice but limited
By , for WP 4.0

This could be a perfect plugin. Unfortunately, it lacks some basic functionality like excluding particular posts by their IDs. That is a big one for me. There is also no option to position the titles.

The plugin is somewhat buggy. When "Limit to category" is selected, it ignores the number of posts to show. Also it is not clear to me what offset does ("the number of posts to skip"). It would make sense to skip the most recent posts but it does not work this way.

minor issues
By , for WP 4.1

No option to no additional images are created and used the default entry used without any loss of quality.

Working great for me
By , for WP 4.0

Using it for a long time.
Highly customizable and lightweight.
But you should consider that enabling excerpts will dramatically increase number of sql queries, almost 10 times more than normal.

How it works you can see here, look at the right sidebar.

Cheers, Sergey.

Simple and Effective
By , for WP 3.8.1

ZERO issues on a custom mobile responsive website - WP 3.8.1 + BP + bb. That's impressive. The plugin is not generating thumbnails for me, but I am working on a fix. I am regenerating the thumbnails, and if that doesn't work, I'll get violent. The CSS is super easy to use. Overall, this was a great find!

Does what it says on the tin!
By ,

Saves you time, good user interface, very easy. Definitely recommend, no problems so far.

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