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How to Display a List of Random Pages in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to display a list of random pages? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display a list of random pages in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s index.php file:

<?php
$args=array(
  'orderby' => 'rand',
  'post_type' => 'page',
  'post_status' => 'publish',
  'posts_per_page' => 3,
  'caller_get_posts'=> 1
);
$my_query = null;
$my_query = new WP_Query($args);
if( $my_query->have_posts() ) {
  echo 'List of 3 random pages';
  while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>
    <p><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></p>
    <?php
  endwhile;
}
wp_reset_query();  // Restore global post data stomped by the_post().
?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress real estate plugins and how to secure your WordPress forms.

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