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Click Here For A Random Post

written by John Chow on April 21, 2007

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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 yourdomain.com/?random.

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

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{ 29 comments }

Vik April 21, 2007 at 9:21 am

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 :)

MuZumbu April 21, 2007 at 9:24 am

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.

Bob April 21, 2007 at 10:14 am

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

TJantunen April 22, 2007 at 12:42 am

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, http://tjantunen.com/2007/04/20/archivist-very-handy-plugin-for-wordpress/

Kenric April 21, 2007 at 10:33 am

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.

Jeff Kee April 21, 2007 at 10:34 am

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.

Kenric April 21, 2007 at 10:35 am

How about putting it here?

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

Matthew April 21, 2007 at 10:46 am

I went to this page…

http://www.johnchow.com/an-advance-look-at-the-new-ttz-price-index/

Its quite a cool plugin :)

Great Dog Site. April 21, 2007 at 10:48 am

Nice plugin. Very cool.

Best CD Rates April 21, 2007 at 10:54 am

http://www.johnchow.com/pens-are-in-the-mail/

thats what i got O_O

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

Johnny Cash April 21, 2007 at 11:03 am

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

mohdismail April 21, 2007 at 11:28 am

I got

http://www.johnchow.com/the-fear-factor-lunch/

nice plugin :)

like..click here to pick your lucky number

blogdinero April 21, 2007 at 12:03 pm

great, thanks

Russ April 21, 2007 at 12:05 pm

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

Z-LiM April 21, 2007 at 12:06 pm

Very nice plugin
I got this one
http://www.johnchow.com/top-10-scams-of-2006/

Rory April 21, 2007 at 1:02 pm

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. :shock:

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

Joshua April 21, 2007 at 1:06 pm

The Best Mouse I’ve Ever Used

Article Checker April 21, 2007 at 2:26 pm

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. :cool:

Don Wilson April 21, 2007 at 4:13 pm

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

1 cent a word April 21, 2007 at 8:29 pm

Very evil! Very ingenious too. Nice!

Ronaldo April 21, 2007 at 8:48 pm

Nice plugin, I’m gonna use it.

I got http://www.johnchow.com/the-importance-of-deep-linking/

KennyP April 21, 2007 at 10:05 pm

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

Darin April 21, 2007 at 10:20 pm

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

Thanks

Darin

Matt Jones April 22, 2007 at 5:30 am

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

Derrich April 22, 2007 at 1:18 pm

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.

Amanda April 23, 2007 at 10:41 am

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.

Simonne April 24, 2007 at 1:34 pm
green May 1, 2007 at 6:32 am

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

Market Matador May 1, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Just saw this on TechCrunch.com 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 MarketMatador.com