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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


February 8, 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’]