Random Post Plugin – Redirect URL to Post

Por Christoph Amthor
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Hospedagem WordPress com plugin Random Post Plugin – Redirect URL to Post

Onde posso hospedar o plugin Random Post Plugin – Redirect URL to Post?

Este plugin pode ser hospedado em qualquer hospedagem que tenha WordPress instalado. Recomendamos fortemente utilizar um provedor de hospedagem confiável, com servidores otimizados para WordPress, como o serviço de hospedagem de sites da MCO2.

Hospedando o plugin Random Post Plugin – Redirect URL to Post em uma empresa de hospedagem confiável

A MCO2, além de configurar e instalar o WordPress na versão mais nova para seus clientes, oferece o WP SafePress, um sistema singular que assegura e melhora seu site simultaneamente.

Por que a Hospedagem WordPress funciona melhor na MCO2?

A Hospedagem WordPress funciona melhor pois a MCO2 possui servidores otimizados para WordPress. A instalação de WordPress é diferente de uma instalação trivial, pois habilita imediatamente recursos como otimização automática de imagens e fotos, proteção da página de login, bloqueio de atividades suspeitas diretamente no firewall, cache avançado e HTTPS ativado por padrão. São recursos que potencializam seu WordPress para a máxima segurança e o máximo desempenho.

Redirect your visitors to

  • a random post
  • your last (latest) post
  • your first (oldest) post
  • the previous or next post
  • or a combination of conditions, for example a random post among your last 10 posts, or the latest post from at least 3 months ago, or the latest post of a specific author.

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A magic URL takes you to the right post

This plugin provides a URL (link) that takes you directly to a post in single-post view. This post is determined by the query parameter ?redirect_to= and optional others.

While the URL remains the same, its target changes depending on the available posts at the time when somebody enters it. That means you can use the same static URL in a menu, with a button or in a newsletter and the plugin finds out the correct target.

Simply enter the URL of your WordPress site into your browser and add ?redirect_to=… to the end.

Possible values for redirect_to are:

  • last or latest – The URL will redirect to the last (latest) post.
  • first or oldest – The URL will redirect to the first (oldest) post.
  • random – The URL will redirect to a random post.
  • prev or previous – The URL will redirect to the previous post (by date).
  • next – The URL will redirect to the next post (by date).
  • custom – The post will be determined according to the mandatory parameter orderby and the optional parameter order.

You can also limit the scope of considered posts by additional filter parameters, such as &s=searchaword or &cat=2, or use an offset to go to the second latest or to the post before the previous. The parameter random combined with count and bias lets you pick the latest (or oldest) posts with a different probability than the rest.


The plugin offers caching of database results.

Settings and Parameters

There is no settings page in the backend. You configure the plugin entirely through the query parameters in the URL.

Please find more information about parameters and troubleshooting on the plugin website.

Examples for URLs

Note: Replace “http://www.example.com/” with your own website location. Spaces are written as “%20”.

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=latest – redirects to the latest post

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=random&pk_campaign=random – redirects to a random post and tracks the visit

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=prev – redirects to the previous post

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=random&each_once=rewind – redirects to a random post, avoiding duplicates, and then starts over again

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=prev&offset=1 – redirects to the post before the previous post

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=random&count=10 – redirects to a random post among the 10 latest posts

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=random&count=10&bias=80 – redirects to a random post. The plugin picks one from the latest 10 with a probability of 80% and from the rest with a probability of 20%

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=random&count=10&offset=1 – redirects to a random post among the 10 posts that come after the latest

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=random&after=1%20month%20ago – redirects to a random post among the posts that are not older than 1 month

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=latest&exclude=4,7 – redirects to the latest post, excluding the posts with the IDs 4 and 7

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=latest&offset=1 – redirects to the second latest post

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=custom&orderby=comment_count&order=DESC – redirects to the post with the most comments

http://www.example.com/?redirect_to=latest&s=iaido&default_redirect_to=12&cache=200 – redirects to the latest post that contains the word ‘iaido’ or, if nothing can be found, to the page or post with the ID 12; use a cache with a 200 second lifetime


The plugin also provides a shortcode [redirect_to_post_button] to create a simple button. Some parameters are available.

A button that links to a random post is a great way to increase your visitors’ on-site engagement and therefore your SEO ranking!

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