Do you want to show random posts on your WordPress site? Displaying the random posts gives your users a chance to view more of your content on your site that they normally may not have. In this video, we’ll show you how you can easily redirect your users to a random post in WordPress.
For this tutorial we will be using the plugin ‘Redirect URL to Post’ found here:
With that plugin installed and activated you will see information about the shortcode and other URL parameters, you can use to set up links to random posts on your site. You can use any of the parameters you like or there is also a shortcode that we use in the video. The shortcode is below and will create a button that redirects for you.[redirect_to_post_button]
The shortcode can be added to the end of your posts or pages so users have the option to use it when they reach the end of your article. Another method would be to use your widgets and add the shortcode into a text widget. That way it will appear on every page your widget displays on and you don’t need to manually add it to every post and page on your site.
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