Advanced Random Posts Widget Shortcode

Below, you’ll find a detailed guide on how to add the Advanced Random Posts Widget Shortcode to your WordPress website, including its parameters, examples, and PHP function code. Additionally, we’ll assist you with common issues that might cause the Advanced Random Posts Widget Plugin shortcode not to show or not to work correctly.

Before starting, here is an overview of the Advanced Random Posts Widget Plugin and the shortcodes it provides:

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Advanced Random Posts Widget

"Advanced Random Posts Widget is a powerful WordPress plugin that dynamically displays random posts on your website. Ideal for boosting user engagement and showcasing diverse content."

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Included Shortcodes:
  • [arpw]

Advanced Random Posts Widget [arpw] Shortcode

The Advanced Random Posts Widget (arpw) shortcode is a tool that fetches and displays random posts on your WordPress site. The shortcode is defined by add_shortcode( ‘arpw’, ‘arpw_shortcode’ ). It calls the function ‘arpw_shortcode’, which retrieves the shortcode attributes, loads the default style, and then returns random posts.

Shortcode: [arpw]

Examples and Usage

Basic example – The shortcode is used to display random posts on the webpage.


PHP Function Code

In case you have difficulties debugging what causing issues with [arpw] shortcode, check below the related PHP functions code.

Shortcode line:

add_shortcode( 'arpw', 'arpw_shortcode' );

Shortcode PHP function:

function arpw_shortcode( $atts ) {

	// Get shortcode attr
	$args = shortcode_atts( arpw_get_default_args(), $atts );

	// Load default style
	wp_enqueue_style( 'arpw-style' );

	// Display the shortcode content
	return arpw_get_random_posts( $args, get_the_ID() );


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Now that you’ve learned how to embed the Advanced Random Posts Widget Plugin shortcode, understood the parameters, and seen code examples, it’s easy to use and debug any issue that might cause it to ‘not work’. If you still have difficulties with it, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.


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