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Random One Cat Widget 2.3 Released

This release adds an enhancement request to allow the shortening of posts to the More… marker if it is used (if it isn’t used for a post the entire post content is displayed as before).  This gives much more flexibility about the type of post that you are able to display in the widget.  To use this simply check the new option box on the widget.  If you aren’t displaying post content, but only title, there will be no change to the display.

 

Random One Cat Widget 2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the Random One Cat widget for WordPress was released today.  This is a complete rewrite of the module to use the new WP widget class.  That not only future proofs the widget but also greatly simplifies the code and reduces it by about half.

In addition this version allows you to display up to five random posts at a time, rather than just a single post.

Unfortunately the move to the new WP widget class means that any widgets you have already added to you theme with a previous version will be removed when you upgrade to version 2.0.  I know that will be annoying but the benefits of moving to the new class far outweigh the effort to re-add the widget (i.e. this widget will continue to work in WordPress 3.1 and beyond).

Random Post Widget

You can use Random One Cat Widget to display a random post from a given category.