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Random Entries v1.0.1

By Dan Wolfgang
Posted August 6, 2013, in MT Tags, Templates, Widgets.


This plugin provides a single argument to be used with the Entries block tag to return a random entry each time a template is published. A simple example that returns all entries in a random order:

<mt:Entries random="1">
    <p>Random entry: <a href="<mt:EntryPermalink>"><mt:EntryTitle></a></p>

Any of the Entries block tag attributes can be specified as valid arguments, which makes it easy to retreive less random and more targeted entries. An example to show one entry in the Movies category:

<mt:Entries category="Movies" random="1" limit="1">
    <p>Random movie review: <a href="<mt:EntryPermalink>"><mt:EntryTitle></a></p>


Movable Type 4.x or 5.x


To install this plugin follow the instructions found here:


Movable Type versions:


Dan Wolfgang

Dan is an engineering creative and uses his vast knowledge of the web to solve unique client problems with specialized solutions. Complex or straightforward, his focus is to find the most efficient, functional, elegant, and stable solutions for each project. 10 years in web engineering and 14 more in the print publishing industry give him a special insight to the needs, restrictions, and workflows of content publishers, both traditional and new media. Dan is an active Movable Type community member who has written and contributed to countless plugins including some of the most popular: More Custom Fields, Poll Position, and Asset Image Quality.

Twitter: @danwolfgang