Display a random post in your wordpress blog sidebar

January 4, 2009 · Print This Article

If you want to display a random post in your wordpress blog sidebar, simply paste the following code on the sidebar.php file of your theme:

<?php
query_posts(array('orderby' => 'rand', 'showposts' => 1));
if (have_posts()) :
while (have_posts()) : the_post();
the_title();
the_excerpt();
endwhile;
endif; ?>

Then your sidebar will display a random post on each of your wordpress blog pages.


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