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Simple Random Posts Shortcode


A simple plugin for rendering random post previews in a list view using shortcode.
Supports various options to customize output to your needs.

Supported shortcode options

  1. header: , whether to output header text (default=)
  2. show_featured_image: , whether to output featured post image (default=TRUE)
  3. featured_image_height: , height of featured image in px (default=100)
  4. preview_text_chars: , amount of chars to be displayed for preview text (default=200)
  5. container_css_class: , CSS class of outer container (default=articles-preview-container)
  6. container_article_css_class: , CSS class of article containe (default=article-preview)
  7. append_css_clear: , whether to append a CSS clear container (default=TRUE)
  8. container_left_width: , px or % (default=65%)
  9. container_right_width: , px or % (default=30%)


  1. Upload and extract to your plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress


8 лютага, 2017
works as described. please add additional options to specify how list is rendered. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Random Posts Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial public release.


  • added option to show featured image for posts, [‘show_featured_image’]
  • added option to specify featured image height, [‘featured_image_height’]
  • added option to specify char count for preview text, [‘preview_text_chars’]
  • changed HTML to floating divs for better alignment
  • added option to specify CSS class for outer div container, [‘container_css_class’]


  • added option to append CSS clear container, [‘append_css_clear’]
  • added option to specify width of left container, [‘container_left_width’]
  • added option to specify width of right container, [‘container_right_width’]
  • added option to specify CSS class for article container, [‘container_article_css_class’]