Click Here For A Random Post

I installed a new Plugin by WordPress Founder, Matt Mullenweg, call Random Redirect. What it does is allow you to link to a random post. Click here to see it in action. The URL to call up the random post is

The Plugin is extremely easy to install and use. Just upload the single php file to your WordPress Plugins folder and activate in your WordPress control panel. Then link to the random URL using text or image. I use the text, “Click Here For A Random Post” and placed it under my ReviewMe logo.

The Plugin has no options – it just gives a random post. Maybe in the future, Matt can upgrade the Plugin to give random posts based on categories or some form of weighting. As it stands now, it’s a cool little Plugin to get readers to check out a few more posts. The Plugin has a very StubleUpon feel to it in that you don’t know what posts you’ll get once you click the link.

Give me a try and tell me what post you get. I just tried it now and I got Pre-Computex Bash.

Source: TechCrunch

31 thoughts on “Click Here For A Random Post”

  1. Vik says:

    I must say John..sweet plugin..I”m using blogger right now but sooner or later, I’m going to switch to WordPress. Keep the tips coming :)

  2. MuZumbu says:

    Cool plugin … just tried it … I got AllAdvantage 2.0 – Get Paid To Surf The Net. I think i will install it on my little blog … just for the kick of it.

  3. Bob says:

    I was just going to install this plugin which allows you to have random posts appearing on the fronpage of your blog.

    1. TJantunen says:

      I have just installed that archivist plugin into my blog. In my mind that is very cool plugin. I wrote post to my blog about it,

  4. Kenric says:

    It’s an interesting plug-in. Just need to figure out the best way to use it. I don’t think that having that link under the Review Me ad flows correctly.

    Maybe it should go at the end of a post right above the ad with a different text line.

  5. Jeff Kee says:

    There’s a plugin that keeps a specific post at the top/first of the blog for a while… like a bulletin post or soemthing.

  6. Kenric says:

    How about putting it here?

    Save to • Stumble It! • Submit To Netscape • Digg This! • :mrgreen: Read another post! :mrgreen:

  7. Nice plugin. Very cool.


    thats what i got O_O

    interesting plugin, i don’t know if it’ll work on my site though.

  9. Johnny Cash says:

    Great idea! I will create a blogger’s widget that does the same thing.

  10. mohdismail says:

    I got

    nice plugin :) here to pick your lucky number

  11. Russ says:

    Heyy, nice plugin! I think I’m going to try it!

  12. Rory says:

    Absolutely no word of a lie, Mr Chow – I installed the plug-in based on your endorsement of it here. Then I tried it out, and the first post it “stumbled” upon was a review I did of your weblog. 😯

    Thanks for the point towards the plug-in. It looks like it could be good fun.

  13. Joshua says:

    The Best Mouse I’ve Ever Used

  14. Awesome plug-in, John; It gives a lot of the readers a little more thrill on top of the content itself. That last link lead me straight to “Some Reviews For You To Read While I’m Partying,” by the way LOL how incredibly applicable. 😎

  15. Don Wilson says:

    I suggest putting “Random” as a new tab at the very top of the layout.

  16. Very evil! Very ingenious too. Nice!

  17. KennyP says:

    I got “FiringSquad Editors Challenge”, I will consider on my blog too :smile:

  18. Darin says:

    Great plugin John … it’s installed on my blog !



  19. Matt Jones says:

    I noticed that ‘random post’ link… I didn’t want to click it though because Ive already read the entire blog!

  20. Derrich says:

    Cool plugin. I wish there was a way for it to display a random post title to appear at the top of my blog. THAT would be cool.

  21. Amanda says:

    That is a cool plugin i wish you could take it a step up and do a random post in the RSS feed and get some old posts some new love.

  22. green says:

    This is a good plugin but not the best :mrgreen:

  23. Just saw this on too. Unfortunately, I don’t how to really incorporate this into my website. No real reason to have a random post generator thing.

    -Sam from

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