How to Add Random Post Button in WordPress.com

 On a wordpress.com site, a user had this image in sidebar for Random Post.

The idea is when you click on this image/link it takes you to any random post of the blog.

This is quite a good idea for sites with many posts already written.

The link for random post is http://wordpressdotcomsite.com/?random

So in this case for my blog, it shall be https://tweetpluslike.wordpress.com/?random Clicking on this shall take you to any random post at my site.It only works with WordPress.com sites.

I thought to add Random Post button under each post through sharing buttons and managed to do so. You can see it here in my blog under posts.

Here is how I created this.

  • Go to Dashboard » Setting » Sharing
  • In the Available Services section, click on Add a new service

Now a window will appear, fill in the information like below.

1- Service Name: Random

2- Sharing URL:
Add your wordpress.com site address, followed by /?random
Example: http://yourwebsite.com/?random or like https://tweetpluslike.wordpress.com/?random

3- Icon URL: https://tweetpluslike.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/1321284138_arrow_switch.png

Now move this newly created Random button, in Enables Service Area of in the box next to it, if you want to appear it under the more button.

You are all done. Enjoy!

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About Waqas Ali

Waqas is a blogger and entrepreneur from Pakistan. He is the founder of Markhor, a startup which sells handmade leather goods around the world. He can be reached via  email, , and Facebook

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