How and Why to Display Random Posts in WordPress

Normally, WordPress displays your blog posts in reverse chronological order (from newest to oldest), so readers see your latest posts first. Which makes sense for readers tuning in for your most current information.

Yet, depending on how many posts you show on the main blog page, readers will miss your older posts. If you’ve been writing for a while, your older posts aren’t displayed prominently anywhere and it can be hard to get eyes on them.

The first solution is to always remember to link internally to other posts in each new post you write. It helps readers discover them, plus it gives you a good SEO boost.

In addition, you should consider displaying your posts randomly, so all your relevant content is featured.

How and Why to Display Random Posts in WordPress

How to display random posts in WordPress

There are two key ways you can do this: use a plugin or change some code in WordPress. For most of us, changing code is a risky proposition, so let’s look at the plugin method.


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